The Toyota Highlander is a crowd favorite in Middle Georgia. Now there’s room for one more in the Toyota Highlander! Pack up the SUV and take off with up to 8 people and 34 percent more cargo room than in last year’s model. It’s not just the amount of space that has changed this year; we also see a new, bolder look for this popular SUV with a larger grille and foglights which are inset a little farther rendering the swept-back headlights more prominent. Toyota also added more technology features as standard equipment to all Highlander models so you can enjoy Bluetooth connectivity and a handy rearview display no matter which Highlander you choose. New options are available for 2014, like blind spot monitoring, lane departure alert, a pre-collision system and a newly available sonar parking assistance feature.
What has not changed is Highlander’s punch-packing 270-horsepower V6 engine or its gas-saving 2.7-liter 4-cylinder beauty which delivers 187 horsepower. The Highlander Hybrid uses a continuously variable transmission and combines the conventional Highlander’s powerful V6 engine with a trio of electric motors, producing up to 280 horsepower and delivering an EPA estimated 28 mpg combined fuel rating.
Highlander was an IIHS 2013 Top Safety Pick, so rest assured, when you’re in a Highlander, you’re equipped with state-of-the-art safety features. Toyota’s Star Safety System offers the standard electronic vehicle control enhancements which include traction control, brakeforce distribution and brake assist. Airbags abound including seat mounted side bags, driver knee bags, and roll-sensing side curtain airbags. Highlander purchasers also receive ToyotaCare which features a no-cost maintenance plan that includes roadside assistance.
We challenge you to compare the newest Highlander model side-by-side with other vehicles in its class like the 2014 GMC Acadia, Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and the Ford Explorer. That’s how confident we are that it’s perfect for you. The Highlander’s got several positive qualities, including its progressive cabin features and tasteful exterior design. You’ll undoubtedly see it’s a truly outstanding value when you compare its price to competing vehicles.