First Drive Video Review: 2014 Toyota Highlander

Alex L. Dykes
by Alex L. Dykes

TTAC had its first bite at the 2014 Highlander recently. Be sure to bookmark for the written review in the coming days and a full-on drive review based on a week in Toyota’s new crossover in a few months.

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  • EX35 EX35 on Dec 21, 2013

    God, that interior looks cheap. Here's to hoping that the 2015 Pilot hits it out of the park because there is no way I would plunk down nearly $40K for one of these.

    • 84Cressida 84Cressida on Dec 21, 2013

      Guess you didn't bother to watch the video that said it wasn't cheap...

  • EX35 EX35 on Dec 21, 2013

    Did I state that Alex said the interior looks cheap, or was I merely stating my opinion based on my own perception? It's a tough one, take your time.

    • 30-mile fetch 30-mile fetch on Dec 22, 2013

      So do I believe the man in the video interacting with the interior in person, or the internet commenter who is squinting at a video but still inexplicably believes said opinion is worth posting? I'll take my time on that one too.

  • LeeK LeeK on Dec 22, 2013

    Hey! New upbeat end-title music! Thank you Alex and thank you Kevin Macleod. I like it very much and think it works much better for these video reviews.

  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Dec 22, 2013

    We have Kluegers at work as they are called in Australia. I have driven them on open roads and in urban areas and found them to be on par with a Camry on which they are based. They are not good high speed driving vehicles as they have the same tendency to 'float' around like the Camry does (around and above 160kph). The V6's in them are thirsty above 130kph as well. I would think you are lucky to get 18-20 litres per 100km (12mpg) out of them. I hope Toyota have made these into decent touring vehicles. In Australia these are sold to middle class families who wish they could off road, but don't know how and wives use them to take the kids to school in. There are better vehicles out there for your money like a 2.2 TDi Kia Sorento. Much better buy and it's much more economical (can tow very well) and can deliver around 6.5 litres per 100kph with 320ftlb of torque and 180hp. As I've always stated Toyota build a reliable and ordinary vehicle and charge a premium for nothing special.