2014 Toyota Highlander Review
The new 2014 Toyota Highlander is the first choice of family crossover (8 passengers can sit comfortably and it has been fully redesigned, V6 model comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox, enhanced interior, and height-adjustable power liftgate.
Toyota Highlander 2014 has been marketed in LE Plus, LE, Limited, and XLE versions. 8 passengers seating arrangement is standard on all trim except the Limited trim level also XLE trim comes with 7 seating which is optional on this version and the Limited trim level comes with seven seating which is standard on this model.
What kind of features are there in the 2014 Toyota Highlander? Let’s see here LE plus includes features like tri-zone automatic climate control, a flip-up rear hatch window, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, foglights, upgraded upholstery with synthetic leather (“SofTex”) accents, HD and Satellite radio, 8-way power driver seat that comes with power lumbar, and an adjustable-height power liftgate.
The base LE model has heated exterior mirrors, a 60/40-split third-row seat, cruise control, 18-inch alloy wheels, audio connectivity and Bluetooth phone, USB/iPod interface, a height-adjustable driver seat, 6-speaker CD sound system this system includes an audio jack, a rear-view camera, automatic headlights, etc. Even XLE and Limited trims have been developed with plenty of standard features similar to base LE and XLE versions.
Coming to the engine and performance part the base LE model is powered by a 2.7-ltr 4-cylinder engine which generates 185 hp & 184-pf of torque. 6-speed automatic gearbox is there in this model and its estimated fuel economy base LE delivers 20 MPG in city premises and 25 on the highway (22 MPG combined). The 3.5-liter V6 engine is standard on all trims except the LE version that generates an output power of 270 horsepower and 248 LB Feet of torque, all model comes with six-speed auto transmissions but here your choice to select either all or front-wheel drive option.
All-wheel drive estimated fuel economy (18 mpg City and 24 Highway, and 20 MPG combined). Front-wheel drive estimated fuel economy (19 mpg City and 25 Highway, and 21 MPG combined).
2014 Toyota Highlander V6 has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.
Let’s discuss the most significant part of any vehicle and that is the safety of vehicle. 2014 Highlander has been built-up with plenty of standard safety features because any car manufacturer doesn’t want to lose their brand popularity due to safety plays the most important role in building brand popularity.
On the highways definitely, you will get feelings that the 2014 Highlander is wider and longer which is bit fair in comparison to its previous model. The spoke steering wheel encourages your confidence level during the long drive and we can say the new highlander is one of the safety vehicles with its number of grips. Handling this model is better than the Mazda CX-9’s.
The base MSRP of the 2014 Toyota Highlander is around $29,215.