Toyota Highlander 2016 Review

On the outside, the Toyota Highlander isn’t particularly special. With a modestly-detailed and sensible looking exterior, its appearance is nothing to write home about. If you’re interested in this vehicle, however, it’s probably not because you were blown away by its looks. The real strengths of this SUV all come down to practicality.

On the inside, the Highlander is extremely roomy. It seats eight comfortably, and with a spacious trunk, its capable of toting a ton of gear around, too. Also standard in the Highlander are Toyota's Entune infotainment system, a 6.1-inch touch screen, and plenty of options for smartphone connectivity, all of which will help keep you and your passengers well entertained on long rides. Needless to say, the Highlander is a great choice for family vacations and camping trips


In terms of drivability, the Highlander is a winner too. It steers well, brakes quickly, and runs quietly—all valuable qualities in a vehicle of its type. And though nobody expects much from the engines of three-row crossovers and SUVs, the Highlander holds its own in this department. It comes standard with a 185 horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder with the option of 270 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 available.

In terms of aesthetics, the Toyota Highlander is certainly not a showstopper. As far as sensibility goes, however, it’s top-notch—and if you’re considering this vehicle, that’s probably what you’re after