Toyota Highlander Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If we were to refer to the Toyota Highlander as the Camry of crossover SUV’s that would probably make sense to most people. The Camry has a reputation of being one of America’s best, most dependable family sedans, it’s a good value and the design is quite conservative – at…

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2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Test Drive

“2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum AWDi” Three-row Hybrid Serves as Ideal Family Transport Toyota’s Highlander was a pioneer in the midsize crossover SUV category 17 years ago becoming the class benchmark. The third-generation model entered its fourth last year, seating up to eight, with a choice of three powertrains and four model grades, all…

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2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD Test Drive

“2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD” An attractive, affordable three-row Hybrid The Toyota Highlander pioneered the midsize crossover SUV category 16 years ago, getting a head start on becoming the class benchmark. The third-generation model, now entering its fourth year, provides room for up to eight, a choice of three powertrains and four model grades,…

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2017 Toyota Highlander Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Barbara’s son-in-law, Todd, called Thursday and said he would be racing at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington on Saturday night we decided to go – we seldom get a chance to see him race and we were only four hours away — Seattle traffic proved otherwise upping our…

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2014 Toyota Highlander Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We’re always watching other cars and drivers when we are out and about, and as part of our test drive process we especially watch for other similar models during our drive time. This gives us an opportunity get a random idea of who buys them and how common they are….

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2014 Toyota Highlander Test Drive

“Toyota Highlander Boldly Restyled for 2014” Third generation adds refinement and technology The Toyota Highlander Mid-size SUV enters its third generation with the 2014 model lineup which will consist of a new grade strategy with four well equipped trim levels: LE, LE Plus, XLE and Limited. LE is FWD only, while all other grades offer…

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Test Drive: Toyota Highland Hybrid

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Hybrids have been around for more than a dozen years now, but we’ve never taken one on a road trip, so we thought it was about time.  With a possibility of snow and ice along our intended route, we decided it would be best to try a hybrid that offered…

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Test Drive: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

We planned on spending a few days on the Oregon coast, and thought it might be a good time to try out the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. We reasoned — it’s a hybrid, so it should get good fuel economy and it’s a four-wheel drive, which was good in case it snowed; plus it is roomy…

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