2014 Toyota Highlander Review
The 2014 Toyota Highlander has been admired by critics for its smooth ride and a sophisticated optional V6 engine which make the redesigned model a great family hauler.
The base 2014 Toyota Highlander is powered by an engine with four cylinders that gives adequate performance. A V6 engine is provided and it is agreed by experts that it is a preferable choice because it is more sophisticated and powerful. A six-speed automatic transmission is common with all models. The base 2014 Highlander gets an EPA-evaluated 20/25 mpg city/highway and the V6-powered 2014 Highlander gets up to around 19/25 mpg city/highway, which are excellent ratings for the class. Test drivers have agreed that the SUV has a smooth ride, safe handling and a finely weighted communication steering system.
Automobile journalists are of opinion that the 2014 Toyota Highlander’s interior is attractively designed and has high-quality material. Test drivers confirm that the first and second row of seats are roomy and comfortable, however they say that the 3rd row seats are right only for kids on long tours. The SUV has a user-friendly touch-screen infotainment system and a wide range of cabin storage spaces. Critics have especially admired the big shelf below the dashboard, which according to them provides a convenient space to keep mobile phones, goggles and other such things.
The standard features of 2014 Toyota Highlander include a Bluetooth phone, music streaming, a backup camera and a six-speaker audio system. Available features are navigation, a panoramic moonroof, a 12-speaker JBL audio system, lane departure warning, a rear-seat Blu-Ray-entertainment system, blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.
The 2014 Toyota Highlander SUV seats up to eight and features standard front-wheel drive. It is available in four trims – LE, LE Plus, XLE and Limited. A 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission are standard, whereas a 3.5-liter V6 engine and all-wheel drive are optional. The SUV is fully refurbished for the 2014 model year.