2014 Toyota Highlander

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83,665 Miles
37,163
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 83665
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Crossover
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Engine Type: V6
Drive Train: AWD
Location: Mankato, MN

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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Backup Camera
Sunroof/Moonroof
Navigation System
Alloy Wheels

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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum V6 Experience the Heintz Toyota Difference * Professionally Reconditioned * Full Mechanical Inspec,​ AWD. Blizzard Pearl 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum V6 AWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 3.5L V6 DOHC Dual VVT-i 24V Welcome to Heintz Toyota of Mankato. Our goal is to provide quality products and services with honesty,​ integrity and absolute commitment to our customers' total satisfaction. Recent Arrival! Awards: * 2014 KBB.com Best Resale Value Awards Experience the Heintz Toyota Difference * Professionally Reconditioned * Full Mechanical Inspection * Honest and Straightforward Pricing * Our People make the difference *
4.154 Axle Ratio,​Heated/Ventilated Front Bucket Seats,​Perforated Leather Seat Material,​Radio: Entune Premium JBL Audio w/Nav & App Suite,​Safety Connect,​Pre-Collision System w/Dynamic Radar Cruise Ctrl,​Lane Departure Alert,​Automatic High Beams,​Panorama Sun Roof & Moon Roof,​Rear Heated Captain Seats,​Heated Steering Wheel,​12 Speakers,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​Air Conditioning,​Electronic Stability Control,​Front Bucket Seats,​Front Center Armrest,​Leather Shift Knob,​Navigation System,​Rear Parking Sensors,​Spoiler,​Tachometer,​3rd row seats: split-bench,​ABS brakes,​Alloy wheels,​Anti-whiplash front head restraints,​Automatic temperature control,​Brake assist,​Bumpers: body-color,​CD player,​Delay-off headlights,​Driver door bin,​Driver vanity mirror,​Dual front impact airbags,​Dual front side impact airbags,​Emergency communication system,​Four wheel independent suspension,​Front anti-roll bar,​Front dual zone A/C,​Front fog lights,​Front reading lights,​Fully automatic headlights,​Garage door transmitter,​Heated door mirrors,​Heated front seats,​Heated rear seats,​Heated steering wheel,​Illuminated entry,​Knee airbag,​Low tire pressure warning,​MP3 decoder,​Memory seat,​Occupant sensing airbag,​Outside temperature display,​Overhead airbag,​Overhead console,​Panic alarm,​Passenger door bin,​Passenger vanity mirror,​Power door mirrors,​Power driver seat,​Power moonroof,​Power passenger seat,​Power steering,​Power windows,​Rear air conditioning,​Rear anti-roll bar,​Rear reading lights,​Rear window defroster,​Rear window wiper,​Reclining 3rd row seat,​Remote keyless entry,​Roof rack: rails only,​Security system,​Speed control,​Speed-sensing steering,​Split folding rear seat,​Steering wheel mounted audio controls,​Sun blinds,​Telescoping steering wheel,​Tilt steering wheel,​Traction control,​Trip computer,​Turn signal indicator mirrors,​Variably intermittent wipers,​Ventilated front seats,​Front beverage holders,​Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,​Distance-Pacing Cruise Control,​Blind Spot Sensor,​AM/FM radio: SiriusXM,​Exterior Parking Camera Rear,​Auto High-beam Headlights


Recalls & Defects

VIN 5TDDKRFH2ES056748 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SEAT BELTS:REAR

Toyota is recalling certain model year 2014 Highlander vehicles manufactured November 20, 2013, through January 18, 2014. The third row middle seat belt assembly might not have been properly secured to the vehicle floor anchorage during vehicle assembly. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."


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Information about Dealer

Best dealer and dealership!

5
The Maurers on 11/10/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Quality Of Repair: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

Thank you Marsha Hawker for selling us our New Toyota Highlander. We love it! This is the second new vehicle that we have purchased from Heintz Toyota, and we are so happy with our purchase. Marsha Hawker is amazing and we recommend her to everyone. She is the best!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 33 reviews

Great Tow Vehicle for Gross weight under 3000 lbs.

5
Dan S on 09/02/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Purchased this vehicle with the optional tow package which is wiring connections for 5 wire system, integral receiver, transmission cooler, and larger alternator. This was wired for five wire, I converted it to 7 wire with brake control so I could have electric brakes on my towed travel trailer. Mileage when towing a 3000 lb travel trailer is around 12 mpg. Best I ever got for one tank of gas was 15.5 mpg & the worst was 8 mpg. This was against a 40-50 mph headwind. I have one rear shock replaced under warranty as it was leaking and rear trailer arm replaced as part of a service bulletin also under warranty. Rides nice, tows great, and comfortable ride.

Nice SUV

5
Yuri on 06/08/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

I bought in April 2014. Nice car, but has 2 problem with interior: 1) Left rear view mirror blocking a view when you perform left turn 2) When driver's seat is up, then difficult to get in car to sit (right knee cannot fit between steering wheel and seat). Bad experience with dealership: I bought in April 28, 2014. Six months later car did not start. I discover that battery on my car was replaced in dealership by bad battery during a service. How did I discover that? Date on manufacture battery was May 2, 2014 (4 days later I bought a car). Nice job dealership. After that I do not bring my car to any mechanic. I do services myself.

Everything is great except for fuel economy

4
Farkhod on 05/26/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I am enjoying this 3rd generation Toyota Highlander 2014 LE Plus AWD for 2 years now. Reliability of this vehicle is awesome. But the fuel economy is another story. When I bought it new with only 3 miles on an odometer the sticker suggested it will be 20 mpg combined. After 2 years of combined city/hwy driving (almost always with green Eco sign on) my best average is 15.6 mpg, which is somewhat disappointing. Also rear-view camera sometimes malfunctions and couple of times the car key got stacked so I could not start the engine for like 10 minutes or so.

First Toyota

4
Jorge on 03/18/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

The car handles nice and is very comfortable. Gas mileage is as advertised. My only complaint is that I have a second row bench seat that is a 60/40 split. There is a constant metal rattling sound coming from the hinge of the 60 side and the 40 side vibrates when I hit pot holes, man hole covers, construction, etc. Its not the tires. When I'm on the highway the seat does not vibrate. However, the metal rattling from the hinge never stops. It doesn't give you the feeling of buying a "solid" vehicle. Also, the Entunes freezes on me or re-boots on its own. Have to bring it to the dealer to be looked at.

Tunnel vision

4
Ken on 02/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I like the Highlander except for the poor visibilty to the rear, passenger side, and backup camera screen in daylight. The visibility out the rear window is like the light at the end of a tunnel. It is limited and poor and the rear window is designed for looks rather than safety visibility concerns. It is very difficult to see the images on the backup camera screen during the day. You would have to strain your eyes to look at the screen to try and make out what is behind. This creates a problem of spending too much time looking at the screen and ignoring the other surrounding areas. The screen's visibility is great when it is darker outside. It is difficult to see low cars on the passenger side. The blindspot is major problem when preparing to change lanes. I wish I had bought the backup sensors and other sensors. I wish there was a retrofit. Because of the visibility problems, the Highlander is not the safest or easy vehicle to drive because of the visibilty problems. It is very unsafe to accelerate to fast on the Highlander. Do not accelerate too fast as your grip on the steering wheel could be overcome and the front wheels will turn uncontrollably from side to side. You can easily lose control and crash by accelerating too quickly. I never had this problem on any car I have driven.

My greatest CUV ever

5
Hugo on 01/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I bought my Highlander in July 2014 and never look back this is by far the best SUV/vehicle I've ever had it has a smooth ride is it's comfortable and has lots of room for storage. I would definitely recommend this truck to anybody looking for space comfort and great reliability.

Poorly design, worse execution.

1
I. W. on 12/20/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 2 Value Rating: 1

This engine has a known problem with VVT-i system that has been posted in a service bulletin since 2009. They have done nothing to mitigate or change the design of the problem leading to a 17hr service at $90 an hour. The issue has not been addressed by Toyota because it is not a safety issue, thus they have seen no need to issue a recall. Beyond the vehicle being huge on the outside, claustrophobic on the interior, the vehicle's seats are not very comfortable. The fuel mileage is poor in relation to the engine performance. Toyota's service dept. is also poor. An oil change for the vehicle will take nearly 2 hours regardless of which dealership you visit. The vehicle has poor off road performance mated with below average on road performance. The doors do not open wide enough to accommodate loading a child into the vehicle. The voice recognition system is not useful. The seat warmers are wonderful. The interior is well appointed and of good build quality. Visibility in the vehicle is poor. The blind spots on the vehicle are large if you sit high in the vehicle. The B and C pillars completely obstruct the view of the next lane. The back up camera works well but is the only reliable way of backing the vehicle due to the high lip on the rear glass. The vehicle bump and torque steers. The transmission has low speed lag which prevents downshifting at low RPMs. I would in no way recommend this vehicle to anyone and I would encourage all other Highlander owners to sell theirs back to Toyota.

Best non-luxury SUV

5
Abraham Padilla on 10/24/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

After owning this vehicle for over 2 years, in my opinion, the Highlander will surpass any competitor on any point of comparison: Fuel Efficiency, Best value for the price, Overall quality (mechanical and materials), etc.

Good Overall But Could Be Better

4
Scott Congleton on 09/12/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

There are some serious blind spots caused by the outside rearview mirrors. You have to look over/under the mirrors to see curbs, etc. I had serious problems with the rear tailgate struts the first winter I had the Highlander. We had a cold winter...minus 20 on one day. The tailgate would only open a few inches and then stopped...you had to force it up or closed. The dealer was slow to admitt there was a problem. After four trips to the dealer they finally admitted that the struts were toast and replaced them under warranty...not under warranty $600+ each. The battery died for some reason and my jumper cables were under the rear shelf. The rear door/tailgate will not work manually with a dead battery so I had to climb over the middle seat and haul out all of my equipment sitting on the rear shelf lid. I am 65 years old with serious arthritis and this was not easy for me. Some engineer for Toyota was out to lunch on this detail. You should always be able to manually open the rear tail gate. I now have over 100,000 miles on my Highlander. I am 95% satisfied with this vehicle. I have mentioned in the past that the JB Radio/GPS system sucks. As in the past the dealer has refused to admit there is a problem. I don't know if Toyota has had a recall but if so I have not been notified. When you are driving down the road the radio system just shuts off and takes about 2 mintues to reboot. On ocation I have tried to turn off the radio only to have no control over the system...volume, station change, it just would not let you do anything. You have to pull off the road and shut the vehicle down completely in order for the radio system to shut down and reboot. This and the serious blind spot due to the outside mirrors are the only complaints I have. If I continue in the same job I would go out and buy another Highlander and can only hope that it has a Bose Stereo/GPS and they have re-designed the out side mirrors to remove the terrible blind spots. As I mentioned we had a hard winter with snow fall that hit the 20inch mark. I was very impressed with how well the AWD handled the snow. I did not get it stuck and I put it in some real tough places on my wife's farm as her little Corola could not handle the 20inches of snow. I have a heavy foot and I am pleased with the accleration from the six...it can be slow to respond but it will get the job done when you put your foot on the front bumper. There is a down shift lag that could be better in my view. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best I would give the Highlander an 8. The engineers missed some obvious details on blind spots and not being able to work the tailgate with a dead battery. In the first review I did not mention the stereo/GPS system...it sucks and seems to be getting worse. The system shuts down randomly but re-boots in a few minutes. Sometimes it locks up completely and you have to turn the car off and re-start the car to get the system to re-boot. So far the dealer has refused to acknowledge the problem. I have yet to talk to a Highlander owner, 2014, that did not have similar problems. I still love the AWD system having just gone through another snowy winter. I feel safe and secure on snowy roads.

What is with the hands free nav?

3.4
dfish3 on 07/03/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Broke down and purchased the platinum model as the interior Leather was very nice and loved the panoramic roof. Now the disappointments. Sunroof rattles. After two tries dealer (who gets high marks for effort) was advised by the Toyota rep of an issue with loose screws in the roof. Yep, fixed the problem but concerns now over their QA. Hands Free Nav - a complete embarrassment for Toyota. So bad stopped using it. Took it to the dealer and the service rep sat in the car to try it out. Asked for directions to their dealership and the system replied "where would you like to go in South America". True story. After web search, not alone on this issue.

Great SUV. But the JBL Radio?

5
yngturk on 03/17/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

I've had this vehicle eight months now, with 12,500 miles and not a single problem. We've had two 10+ inch snowfalls this winter that my Highlander handled them both effortlessly. Handling, power, room, and comfort are all awesome. A terrific vehicle. BUT: The JBL audio system is a complete mystery. On FM or Satellite the equalizer controls are essentially useless, and bass is ill-defined. And AM the audio is distorted and mushy, except I you happen to find a station broadcasting in AM HD. My daughter has the same vehicle with the non-JBL Premium Audio and it is much better. UPDATE AFTER OWNING TWO YEARS: All facets of the original review stand. No new issues have emerged, and not a single warranty claim. No problems with this vehicle whatsoever, and it handles heavy snow extremely well.

Toyota Got it Right

4.9
newcarguy5 on 12/06/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned the AWD Limited Platinum for over 6 months and couldn't be much happier with it. I test drove and researched many competitors, but it came down to this and the Acura MDX (AWD base). They were both around the same price, but of course you get all the bells and whistles with the Toyota, and I am so glad I did. Also, I actually preferred the ride and steering over the Acura. The steering feel is excellent...nice and tight. At the same time the ride is extremely smooth so you really get the best of both worlds. So even with the base V6 you will still enjoy the great ride. I highly recommend this vehicle.

Trouble starting after 10k miles

3.5
patjk on 11/13/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

After an exhaustive search of 3rd row SUV's we chose the LTD Platinum for it's interior features and smooth ride. But, after 10k miles, there are issues. 1st: the roof drains (not sunroof) had defective hoses which leaked into the the 2nd row seatbelts & carpeting, instead of the ground. 2-3 weeks later it was fixed but, the car wreaks of chemicals. 2nd: similar to another review, it has a problem starting. Toyota towed it, tested the battery, & said it's fine. Even with auto headlight feature, Toyota says it's b/c headlights were left on. Meanwhile, now it sputters if/when it chooses to start. 3rd: the 2nd row cup holder gets stuck open & not great if you want kids in the 3rd row.

Excellent Choice Overall - only minor issues

4.5
ellisjeff on 11/02/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had the 2014 Highlander XLE AWD for almost one year. Bought it in Feb 2014. I like the vehicle overall. Very comfortable, wide vehicle makes handling really sharp, but long reach to the glove box. Great interior and exterior finish and appointments. Large touchscreen display is outstanding but here is the big negative. The voice command system is very poor. Let's put it this way...If you have SIRI that would grade A+ and this voice system would grade F- Just does not undertand me. Sometimes the voice recognition recognizes me sometimes not....mostly not. That said excellent overall, mileage, power, safety, braking, reliable. I plan on getting Car-Play.

Not as rugged as I had hoped for

3.9
mlfiam24 on 10/30/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is quite pricey. I wouldn't have even thought about buying it if I hadn't gotten 20K trade-in for my Tacoma. For the price, the quality is not that great. The shiny, cheap looking wheels disintegrate if you brush a curb and it costs $600+ to replace each one (not including labor). There are tiny spots missing paint from a bad paint job on the assembly line. Both front windows make a terrible loud screeching sound when you put them up and they hit the frame. And lastly, if you make chrome roof rails, why would the only option for roof rail bars be in cheap looking black plastic?

Review of first 6 months.....

4.6
r30979 on 10/30/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Ordered a to-be-built 2014 Limited in late February, 2014 and took delivery 3 weeks later. Alumina Jade Metallic (green) over tan/almond leather interior. Came from a 1997 Camry LE (186k miles) and a 2003 Honda Pilot (177k miles). I had been long researching the former Highland and current Honda Pilot. The Pilot is too boxy and I grew tired of all the hard plastics (though they do keep well with kids)> The former Highlander IMO was a little to soft for me in interior design. Let me just say that I absolutely love this vehicle.

Toyota Nailed It!

4.9
newcarguy5 on 10/16/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had the car for 5 months so feel like I can give it a proper review. I checked out all of the competitors and narrowed it down to the Acura MDX (basic model with AWD) and the Highlander Limited Platinum AWD. They were close in price, but of course you get more bells and whistles with the Highlander Platinum trim vs MDX base. I actually preferred the ride of the Highlander due to it's steering feel in conjunction with a very smooth ride. This car has plenty of power when you need it (unlike Pilot). You will enjoy the ride regardless of the trim, but if you can swing it, you will not be sorry with the Limited Platinum.

Rear end noise

4.4
flyron777 on 09/06/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought a Limited Platinum 2014 highlander which now has a bit over 4,000 miles on it. It started making a "bump bump" sound when braking...sounds like something is rolling around in a truck, except there is no trunk! And, nothing at all 2nd and 3rd row seating except seats! Took it into to Toyota to get the noise fixed...and they heard it, checked it out for a couple of day. The final response we received from Toyota Corporate was keep driving it until they had enough complaints to recall or more thoroughly investigate it. That is not the espouse you want when you pay almost 50k on a new vehicle! If your vehicle has the same issue, please respond...

All great except the roof rack

4.8
edmundsperson on 08/25/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The roof rack is fixed 27 inches apart only. The racks cannot be moved beyond 27 inches for a larger separation. I have not been able to find an after market roof rack that will fit on the roof for a greater separation. Toyota claims to have researched this problem by asking people. Toyota also said no one uses the rack anyway. LOL. If you need to carry bikes, surfboards, kayaks, canoes, etc. you will have to carry them with racks that are only 27 inches apart. Would that 27" separation be safe? Toyota must think so in their design. Good luck!

Love this vehicle

5
pinner72 on 07/12/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

I have the XLE AWD and in its first 5000 miles the vehicle is all I could ask for. It is a pretty SUV, it is quiet, and it delivers good mileage. I have had four 4-Runners over the years and this truck trumps them all. We recently towed a boat into Canada and my truck was loaded with gear and friends and we got 20.7 mpg on the trip. I have the captain's chairs and that made for a very comfortable ride for the back seat boys. We took turns driving and to a man they all expressed the notion that it was a remarkable SUV.

A few steps below excellent

3.6
mugman1 on 06/23/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Bought a Limited AWD to replace our old 05 Odyssey minivan. Good looking vehicle especially in maroon with black interior. We shopped Mazda and Honda (their products were dated) and Acura MDX (overpriced in my opinion). Got out the door with the tech package for $38K. Good value but at a cost. The interior design is quite nice, but there is evidence of cost-cutting in the hard plastic materials below arm level, the fell of some of the switchgear, and in the carpet (it feels like trunk liner material). It rides well, handles securely and has plenty of power when pushed, but it does drive "big" and the engine is coarse; the Odyssey's engine was stronger and sounded better.

Not a Seven Passenger Vehicle

3.5
ztimulating on 06/07/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Well these must be selling lot hot cakes because the dealer tried to add $500 to the price when we picked it up. We ordered the Limited in order to get the safety package toyota calls the "tech package". the tech package costs $1500 but of course only available on the highest trim - worked on us. I took the car to work on volunteered to drive everyone to lunch. OMG how embarrassing, each guy only got one "cheek" on the back seat. dont try to stuff three grown ups in the back seat, it doesn't work.

Our first Toyota -- it's a mixed bag

3.5
gregrasa on 06/03/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We have a Volvo XC70, Honda Accord, Mustang. Added Highlander to get 7 seats. It's good, but suffers in comparison to the others. Nice inside, but nothing like the Volvo. Drives fine, but not *fun* like the Accord, Mustang. It's an SUV, so it's doomed to be a lummox. Front of car looks nice. Rear: odd! JBL stereo: Sound was muddy, bad. Dealership clueless. I finally discovered, in an Entune menu that was *not* Audio, a setting for "surround sound." Changed it to "stereo." Was like a veil was lifted. Still, the sound seems all up in the dashboard -- you must slide the fader nearly all the way back to get sound from all around. Overall: Competent, quiet, boring. That's Toyota!

Died Before 2000 miles

3.3
maddyg on 05/21/2014

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased the 2014 Highlander after months of researching the 3-row SUV market and test driving about 10 different vehicles. I loved the new vehicle when I first got it, comfortable, smooth, quiet, and fun to drive. It started having problems turning over to start a few days ago, now it won't start at all. I've had it for 6 weeks, less than 2000 miles. I turned off all the automatic dome lights, keep everything off when I turn it off and until I start it, music, A/C, EVERYTHING! I've never had so many problems with a vehicle starting, worst vehicle I have owned, if you want to pay over $30,000 for something to sit dead in the parking lot then buy this car!

NOISE FROM BEHIND

3.6
nouxiong on 05/20/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I bough a toyota Highlander xle awd 2014, and i have a issue 2 weeks after my purchase. When i step on the break, and release it, i hear a strange noise from behind. I send it to my Toyota dealer, and they said that all Toyota on the lot have that problem. It will be my last Toyota made in the Us. Do not buy Toyota people........

Platinum Is Golden!

5
md4runnerman on 05/20/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got the Limited Platinum about 10 days ago. All I can say is wow. I love the sharper looking exterior except the front grille, but it is growing on me. The interior is gorgeous and plush. I finally got the almond leather interior after many years not having it and I love the contrast of colors. It is a sharper driving vehicle than the 2011 Limited that I traded in. Better feel of the road and handling. The new 6 speed automatic is very encouraging so far as far as gas mileage. Seems better than the 2011 and it is brand new with very little mileage so the mileage should actually get better after I drive it a few thousand miles! Puts a smile on my face even more than the 2011 did.

The Good, The Bad, & The Beautiful

4.9
mclynch on 05/12/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this vehicle for about a month and a half now; Prox. 4000 miles. Bought the XLE over the LE Plus as the price difference was minimal as compared to some of the luxury upgrades that are standard with the XLE package; ie: Leather, heated seats, larger touch screen radio, moon roof, etc. My family also owns a 2011 Toyota Sienna with the limited trim package. The Highlander has a much more quiet ride, comfier seats, plenty of room in the 2nd & 3rd rows (I'm 6'-4") so I do not fit in most mid-size SUV's...

Great SUV for the family !

5
beachbums on 05/08/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned both a BMW x3 and a Honda Pilot SUV's and now owned a 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited. Although my previous SUV's were good, this Toyota SUV has surpassed my highest expectations.If you are looking for a smooth ride, elegant interior, and decent towing capability SUV to drive your family around in, take a look into the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander, you will find it hard to beat.

Definitely a family car

4.6
jayaswals on 03/03/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2014 Highlander XLE AWD does has what it takes to be successful. It has a decent pick up, not very sporty, but thats what you get when driving a big car. The best aspect of pick up is when you are merging in a freeway and it delivers. It has cool interiors and nice safety features (annoying to some). For e.g. you cannot set a route on the navigation unless the vehicle is at full stop. You can speak to the voice command to set the via route though. The voice needs some training. the ride is smooth and quieter than any other big car I have driven. the seats are very comfortable. The handling is nice and of course it has the Toyota reliability.

Quiet and comfortable

4.8
albanyew on 03/03/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the 2014 Highlander after owning a 2006 model for eight years and 130K miles, with minimal problems. The 2006 was a hybrid, and I miss the better MPG, but without a tax credit I couldn't justify the additional $12K (2014 hybrids only come in the highest trim levels). I'm 6'3", and the new model is just enough bigger inside to sleep in comfortably with the second and third rows down. I'm a conservative driver, and so far (1900 miles) I'm getting 20.6 mpg overall; when it's time for a tire change, Michelins with lower rolling resistance may add a mile or two. The steering is more responsive than the previous model.

Its a great buggy!

4.6
ous on 03/02/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has been a wonderful surprise in almost all areas. We were able to get all the goodies we wanted at 10k less than some of the rivals we compared.

2014 is awesome !

5
ronn on 02/27/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my new Highlander Limited with platinum package for a week and a half now, and I must say this SUV is totally different from my 2008 Highlander. From the upgraded luxury of materials inside, to the super quiet and smooth ride with the new 6 speed transmission, it is fun to drive. The steering is a favorite improvement..you can feel the road with precise handling and no sloppy feeling to the wheel. The seats are very comfortable, with plenty of room front and back. All of the tech features are great, and a big help. The multi info system is awesome, and it is right between the gauges .The JBL stereo is great, and I enjoy the big screen for Entune and navigation. So many apps!

Wow! Bigger, beautiful, fast, handles well

5
happyrc on 01/02/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Accelerates fast (3.5 L engine) and smoothly because it has 6 speeds. I would guess 0-60 time of 7.1 like 2013 model. - Voice commands for dialing a phone, playing a song - Double wishbone rear suspension for better handling and wider 3rd row. We hardly felt speed bumps. - Shelf for cellphone, Bluetooth, hands-free - BIG 8inch GPS TOUCHSCREEN and backup camera and apps like Accuweather, traffic. and computer is snappy - side mirrors have turn light blinkers - more space behind the 3rd row - Sexy styling (looks a little like Jeep Cherokee and BMW X5) with chrome accents on the roofline. Integrated rear spoiler. The door's body tapers in toward the glass window


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