The Toyota Highlander is another crossover midsize SUV. It has a car-like body and you can compare it to a more beefed up Toyota Camry. The Highlander was able to steer away from the traditional Toyota SUV’s, it has less cabin noise, improved handling and more safety features. It comes on a standard 3rd row seat and it’s a seven seater SUV.
The Highlander comes in three trim levels; the base model, Sport and the limited edition. The base model comes on a six speed automatic transmission and has a 2.7 liter 4 cylinder engine that can give 187 bhp and 186 lb ft of torque. The Sport and Limited edition has a meaner engine, a 3.5 liter V6 that produces 270 bhp with 248 lb ft of torque. The V6 also comes on a standard five speed automatic. The Sport comes with bigger wheels and a stiffer suspension to be more agile in corners. The Limited edition is more focused on comfort and the interior gives you a more executive-like feeling. The Highlander also has a more expensive eco-friendly version, which focuses on fuel economy, the Highlander Hybrid. Knowing that this is a Toyota the highlander comes with quality and you get more out of your money.