2009 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2009 Toyota Highlander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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forgotton_80challenger writes:
2009 Toyota Highlander Base Review
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5

Pros

Fun, Fast, economical, versatile,

Cons

Resale maybe...

forgotton_80challenger
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I Love It — This SUV is quiet, rides nice and has a very powerful V6 that's a blast to drive. Around town we have been averaging 19-20 mpg. A recent vacation trip, mostly highway with a lot of mountain roads yielded 26 mpg. 4 whl disc brakes with anti lock and ESC work GREAT. It also came with a hill assist feature that will hold the brakes for ~ 2-3 secs or until you hit the gas to prevent rollback. The winter package heats the outside mirrors and wiper blade tray and worked well. The 3rd row is comfortable and useful. The middle row is very flexible, 2 or 3 passengers with a cool storage compartment for the extra cushion if you're not using it. a Cup holder tray replaces it in this event. It's only FWD but did fine in the snow last winter. Here's some picky stuff I do not like. I hate how the door handles in the front obstruct the power window switches. There are also switches on the LH dash that are obscured by the steering wheel. There's a prop rod on the hood in this 30K SUV instead of a hydraulic piston. The cloth seats are comfortable but the cloth and headliner is crappy looking. The Trade in value seems to have taken a bit hit in the past year probably due to all of the recalls. P.S. mine was built in Japan so no gas pedal recall for me. I've only paid for oil changes and had no quality issues so far. Overall I love the vehicle and would recommend it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Peter writes:
2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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5

Pros

Very pretty car. It's a Toyota, so it's cool.

Cons

Handling could be better.

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Problemless — I love everything about this car. The backseat makes you feel like a king, and I prefer this to other car brand SUVs, personally I like it more than Lexus and Honda SUVs. I know the handling wouldn't be as good, but since it's an SUV you probably knew that already.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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greasemonkey61 writes:
2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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5

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quite on the road, good handling

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blind spot, third seating, oil filter

greasemonkey61
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Best Car I Have Ever Owned, I've Had Many. 61 Year Old Alaskan — Best highway car driven, off road snow and ice here in Alaska great! gas mileage could be better but is well worth the money!!Just drove 1300 miles not a hitch! Headlights were able to show me the deer in plenty of time. passing was a breeze! cruise control was great! Looking forward to the trip home!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Vanessa writes:
2009 Toyota Highlander Base Review
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4

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super smooth ride

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no reason to hate it

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It Rocks — The car is super smooth, so you'll be going 80 down they freeway and feel like you're only going 30, which can be quite dangerous to my license! haha. All the different amenities are nice compared to my last car which was 10 year old, so the technology is obviously newer. The only downer is the speakers and radio are kind of lame. I got the base model, so i shouldnt expect much, but my 10 year old car had the JBL system in it, so there was a major difference.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David14610 writes:
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Great Automobile — Absolutely love this car. Overall, performance, build quality and apperance are the best. Nothing can be added to the above. It is the best we have owned since our new Solora.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mujo writes:
2009 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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Push Start,Leather, Huge inside, Blacked Out, Sexy, SunRoof, 25MPG, Has Power when i need it with the 3.5l engine.

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$45,000

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Great Car For Anyone — Push Start,Leather, Huge inside, Blacked Out, Sexy, SunRoof, 25MPG, Has Power when i need it with the 3.5l engine. just all out amazing car has enough space for me and my friends and a kick ass sound system. I was at a red light the other day next to some guy in an impala with 24s that checked out my car and gave me thumbs up

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Nancy writes:
2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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5

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EVERYTHING

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universal garage door opener isn't compatible - see - I told you it is almost perfect

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The Toy — Truly the most awesome vehicle I have owned. Solidly built and it glides on the road. And of course inside, all the bells & whistles make driving/riding an even nicer experience. You sit high to see everything on the road, lots of room shoulder to shoulder and front to back. There can't be anything else on the market even close in the same price range.

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2011 Toyota Highlander Reviews

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2010 Toyota Highlander Reviews

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2008 Toyota Highlander Reviews

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