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It’s the first major refresh for the Highlander in years. The company has significantly enhanced the Highlander’s value as part of an effort to remain competitive with it. The third-generation SUV will hit dealerships in the middle of November and offers more power, safety features and model choices. The Highlander’s V6 has been updated and …

Rating 70/100 Background With so many people haulers out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Well, let’s start with your list of needs. Do you need room for up to eight people? A cozy and quiet ride? Good performance and fuel economy? How about the option of rear seat DVD …

Rating 75/100 Background With all the family-friendly crossovers on the market these days, it’s a full-time job just keeping them straight. So allow us to make your job a little easier. The 2014 Toyota Highlander is the granddaddy of this segment, and it’s back this year with a whole new bag of tricks. A decade …

Rating 47/100 Background The successful recipe for a family-friendly crossover SUV goes something like this. To a platform with carlike handling and drive qualities add roomy passenger and cargo accommodations, bake in reliability and refinement, sprinkle liberally with convenience features and wrap in attractive though conservative styling. Follow this formula and you get the 2013 …

Rating 67/100 Background Crossover SUVs like the 2012 Toyota Highlander owe their appeal to the canny mix of traits they present. The best of the bunch handle like cars while delivering the family-friendly features and boundless utility that made their truck-based SUV forebears such hot tickets back in the day. In many respects, the Highlander …

Rating 60/100 Background When it debuted 10 years ago, the Toyota Highlander blazed the trail for midsize crossover SUVs. At the time, we wondered whether people would like this "Camry wagon" (the Highlander typically has had a lot of Camry in its DNA) or continue to stick with truck-based SUVs. Well, the last decade has …

Rating 65/100 Background What do you get when you cross a sport-utility car with a sedan? Something that looks an awful lot like the 2010 Toyota Highlander. One of the first of a new breed of crossovers when it debuted almost a decade ago, the midsize Highlander quickly carved out a niche for itself by …

Rating 78/100 Background Boasting midsize SUV versatility without the attendant poor fuel mileage and trucklike handling and ride, the 2009 Toyota Highlander exemplifies the virtues of a now-flourishing car breed — the crossover SUV. When the first-generation Highlander debuted nearly a decade ago, it was a trailblazer in this segment, demonstrating that a car could …

Rating 67/100 Background At the dawn of the 21st century, while other automotive manufacturers were reveling in the profitability of sport-utility vehicles, Toyota was looking ahead. The company foresaw a day when consumers would no longer have patience for the poor fuel economy and sloppy handling of traditional SUVs and would instead turn to more …

Rating 80/100 Background Representing the seventh year of the model cycle, the 2007 Toyota Highlander is the oldest midsize crossover SUV on the market. Like most Toyotas, though, it was well designed from the start and has aged gracefully over the years. Key strengths include a cozy ride, easy maneuverability in tight spaces, above-average gas …

A focal point for many is reducing your carbon footprint. To assist with this, some vehicle manufacturers have created green SUVs. These SUVs are less harmful to the atmosphere because they produce lower emissions. Along with less pollution, these models deliver excellent fuel efficiency to help you save money in fuel expenses. Understanding the Labels …

How an SUV drives can indicate if it’s the right model for you; this is why it’s important to learn how the experts review the performance features of certain models, then go for a test drive yourself. Consumer Reports, in an effort to help prospective SUV buyers, conducted road tests on many different models. Not …