Safety In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal crash tests, the 2008 Highlander scored the highest score, Good. Available Only in Southeast Region. Available Only in Southeast Region. Acceleration is adequate off the line and stronger as the engine revs. With its creased headlights, flashy grille and characterless bumper, the Highlander seems a bit too slick — like a convenience store shopper who won't take off his sunglasses. A rear glass hatch provides quick access to the back. In some specs, Hyundai erroneously lists cargo volume behind the Veracruz's third row seating as 6.
The recall began on October 27, 2014. All models now come with electric power steering. The Highlander features an all-new design for 2008, with a sloped-back roof, prominent wheel wells, a high nose, a silver-painted grille, and multi-reflector halogen headlights. . The recall began on July 14, 2016.
Three standard rows of seats accommodate up to seven, though you can drop the third row in order to save a little cash, reducing seating capacity to five. Available Only in Southeast Region. Provided it can maintain its outstanding resale value and reliability, it should prove a smart — if not particularly captivating — choice for years to come. In addition, both the second and third rows can be folded down to create a flat cargo area. There are also roll-sensing side curtain airbags for all three rows, which deploy during a rollover to prevent occupant ejection.
Parents will appreciate the storage options. The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. All Highlanders come standard with four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, and an. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed. Available Only in Gulf States. Available Only in Southeast Region. The climate controls sit below the stereo, and they're awfully cluttered.
Available Only in Southeast Region. Available Only in Gulf States. There's also a hybrid version, covered separately in the Cars. Given a smooth stretch of asphalt, the tires are relatively quiet. Most areas are trimmed in hard plastics, however, and the textures lack the appeal of the stuff in several competitors. It also shows settings for the optional automatic climate control system, which can divide the cabin into as many as three temperature zones — two front and one rear. The stability system now works with the electric power steering, which boosts the power assist when the driver is steering to correct a skid.
Bigger Engine, Better Mileage All Toyota Highlanders get the 3. Forget laptops; the glove box could fit a small desktop computer. General Motors sent notices to the Pontiac Vibe owners on September 15, 2014, that a remedy is available. Cargo volume behind first row cu. Available Only in Southeast Region.
In addition, both the second and third rows can be folded down to create a flat cargo area. Toyota's number for this recall is C0M. With its creased headlights, flashy grille and characterless bumper, the Highlander seems a bit too slick — like a convenience store shopper who won't take off his sunglasses. Available Only in Southeast Region. Many of these features are optional on the Sport. I counted 13 buttons between the two temperature knobs; that's a lot of ground to cover when you're referencing a readout some 10 inches away. Available Only in Southeast Region.
If it proves as bulletproof as its predecessor, though, dependability will become its defining attribute, which is a textbook draw a lot of buyers can get behind. In comparison, Toyota falls a bit short. Edgier Styling Toyota's California design studios sculpted the exterior, which is bigger in all major dimensions than the old Highlander. If the redesigned Toyota Highlander is to succeed, it has its work cut out for it. Remedy Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge.
Toyota didn't skimp on safety features. Available Only in Southeast Region. The window switches, turn signals and center controls could go straight into a Lexus, and the chrome accents and electroluminescent gauges look terrific. Both are substantial gains over last year's V6, which made 215 hp and 222 pounds-feet of torque. Available Only in Southeast Region.