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2014 Toyota Highlander Debut

Toyota prepares to unveil the third-generation of its class-leading crossover.


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What's New

Toyota has listened to current Highlander customers to bring the all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander to fruition. Rear cargo space has been increased behind the third row up to 34 percent. The third row gains 4.3 inches, enabling it to now seat three passengers comfortably. The new Highlander has a more open and quieter cabin, now available with a panoramic moonroof. All 2014 Highlanders will come with a soft-touch instrument panel, wood-grain trim, premium fabrics, and available perforated leather-trim seats, steering wheel and shift knob. Available in both gas and hybrid versions, there is a 2014 Toyota Highlander to fit any lifestyle.

Who It's For

The 2014 Toyota Highlander, combined with its great safety and technology features, is a popular mid-size SUV for families and individuals with lives on the go. With its new exterior and interior designs, the new Highlander offers a balance of style, comfort, and utility. More storage space in the center console and dash, as well as phone and iPod hookups, make the Highlander more user-friendly and modern. With the updated styling inside and out, Toyota is able to make their new mid-size SUV more marketable, appealing to those looking for innovation, reliability, safety and great gas mileage.

Key Features

The new 2014 Toyota Highlander features new safety features and technology, the most notable being:
  • Available Lane Departure Alert
  • Entune multimedia system with available rear seat entertainment system
  • Roll-top center console box

What We Think

Toyota has listened to customer wants and needs and applied them into the new 2014 Highlander. Without drastically enlarging the vehicle, Toyota has added 4.3 inches to the third row seat width, as well as 34 percent more cargo room behind it. Along with new standard and optional driver assists, the Highlander is propelled into the spotlight in the mid-size SUV segment. Thanks to new innovative features, the vehicle becomes more user friendly, with a storage space in the dash for phones and iPods, as well as auxiliary and USB hookups. We think new styling inside and out makes the Highlander feel like a premium SUV, but hopefully without the hefty pricetag. This is definitely on our short list of must-drives for the year.

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