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2012 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Opinions


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2012 Toyota Highlander (2.7L 4cyl) w/ Nav.7 17'alloy wheels
Source: Edmunds

...After researching and driving Kia, Hyundai, and Toyota, I decided on the 2012 Toyota Highlander.
The Kia and Hyundai models were decent vehicles and have greatly improved in recent years, but bottom line - they are NOT equal in build quality, long-term reliability and value of a Toyota!
Yes, the Highlander is more expensive (and a bit larger) than the Kia/Hyundai counterparts, but in the end its worth the extra money.
I chose the 2.7L VVT i-4 engine coupled with a 6-speed automatic tr.
It has plenty of pep and decent gas milage. I am 6ft 4 and it is the most comfortable...

Source: CarGurus

...its straight its pretty fast and the jbl speakers are straight the performance is sick for an suv itll smoke a jeep anyday they go for about 12 grand its sweet to drive and yeah, i like it alot lol...

12 Highlander Limited Tech and Tow
Source: Edmunds

...Traded my Tacoma 4x4 short bed extended cab for the 12 Highlander Limited with Tech and Tow package.
Highlander does not have the nooks and crannys that are in the Tacoma, but it is a much smoother ride.
Used the Tacoma 4x4 on several occassions, but have yet to try the Highlander 4x4. Same mpg as the truck. Backup camera is useless for the .0000001% of the time I need it...


..."My wife wanted this vehicle and upon reseraching it and talking to current owners I agreed best value for money."...

A Great Truck,
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Great Vehicle. It runs great and has performed well.
Toyota makes really good vehicles. I would buy it again but I do not really need a bigger vehicle.
Would most probably look at the Rav or the CRV for my next purchase.
Cons: The original OEM tires were dangereous in the Winter on snow and ice.
When I replaced them with new BF Goodrichs T/A's the traction control improved by 100%.
Be careful whn you buy a truck with car tires, they are like driving the vehicle with bald tires. Overall: I would purchase this vehicle again, but Toyota has now made it too large...

Great Value

..."Two months ago we bought an se model after test driving and researching a lot of other mid size SUVs.
Handling is as good as my fathers Lexus 330. My wife loves it . Lots of room . 3rd row ,if we need it and toyota reliability to boot. So far , very satisfied."...

Joy to Drive

..."Overall I love my new Highlander! I only have 4000 miles so hoping the gas mileage keeps getting better.
I'm getting 22 overall in town and around 26 highway.
Goibg from GMC Acadia to Highlander I can say the Highlander is definitely not as plush but still very nice and has all I need. Hope I will be driving my Highlander for a very long time."...

Solid Value

..."Very pleased with the overall performance and features of our new 2012 Toyota Highlander.
Perfect for a busy family with three active children who plan to take trips along with daily life.
Cost was a little more than competitors, but you get what you pay for in quality of drive and comfort."...

Best car for price

..."2008 Highlander is spacious and good with third row seat, which was our one of the requirement. Best exterior look. Good viewing for driver in all directions."...

Toyota Highlander

..."Really like my 2006 Highlander. Just wish they stayed with the smaller size with newer models.Very reliable and all wheel drive handles well in snow."...

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Four-cylinder Toyota Highlander pricing starts at $25,705

Shifting demand for smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles around the globe, but especially in North America, has hit carmakers hard. Even industry leader Toyota is feeling... read more December 5, 2008 by  4

Toyota to launch new Highlander six months early, extend Solara production

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Despite flagging sales and rising inventories for Toyota’s SUV models in the U.S., the carmaker is planning to start production of the new Highlander six months early... read more August 12, 2008 by 

Toyota launches 2008 Highlander and Hybrid

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