2009 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2009 Toyota Highlander Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2009 Toyota Highlander against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WDReview
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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.)

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

    Cons: Handling could be better.

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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

    Pros: quite on the road, good handling

    Cons: blind spot, third seating, oil filter

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    2009 Toyota Highlander BaseReview
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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

    Pros: Fun, Fast, economical, versatile,

    Cons: Resale maybe...

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    2009 Toyota Highlander BaseReview
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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

    Pros: super smooth ride

    Cons: no reason to hate it

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    2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WDReview
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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.

    Pros: EVERYTHING

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

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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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    2009 Toyota Highlander LimitedReview
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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

    Pros: Push Start,Leather, Huge inside, Blacked Out, Sexy, SunRoof, 25MPG, Has Power when i need it with the 3.5l engine.

    Cons: $45,000

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    2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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    highlander is dependable decent SUV with lots of options but with a harder ride than lexus.
    vs2009 Lexus GX 470 4WD
    2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD winning categories:
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    Handling Ranked 2009 Lexus GX 470 4WD better.
    "My sister n law drives a limited highlander and i have driven both vehicles and can tell the difference. "
    Would Buy Ranked 2009 Lexus GX 470 4WD better.
    "you can have full confidence with the Lexus because you dont feel like your missing anything."
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    vs2009 Honda Pilot EX
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    Handling Ranked 2009 Honda Pilot EX better.
    "better handling and roomier"
    Family Car Ranked 2009 Honda Pilot EX better.
    "eight passenger seating."

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Love My Highlander By klcolgan

    Overall... excellent vehicle. Front row and 2nd row seats adjust to accommodate most drivers/riders. I did alot of shopping around before I made my purchase and what I found is that the Highlander i... Read More

    Very Impresive Value And Quality. By r66xf0

    Overall the experience of driving the vehicle is fantastic. The higher seating above a sedan car makes this a pleasant ride in any weather enabling the driver to see far ahead when driving in heavy tr... Read More

    2012 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Great For Family Vehicle By Bstrother

    We bought the Highlander to use as a roomy alternative to a sedan. There is loads of room and height inside for our little one to comfortably get in and out. the looks of the 2012 are more like an SU... Read More

    In A Nutshell, Practical. By buzzby

    We have owned for nearly one month in Anchorage Alaska and have replaced the stock tires with Bridgestone Blizzak tires. Traction and handling on ice and snow for the 4wd is amazing. I can't speak... Read More

    2011 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Overall Great Car. By drsrllc

    I bought it new and have nearly 65000 miles on it and couldn't be happier. Great ride quality, really good looks and the fit and finish are excellent. Navigation and hands free phone work well and ove... Read More

    Well Built Suv By jdeter34

    Overall This SUV is very dependable, safe, and great ride for long trips. I want to mention that the stoping is by far the best I have ever had in an SUV. The look of it is sure to turn heads. Read More

    2010 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Very Nice But Not Built Strong. By Daitheman

    My wife everyday driver. I thought it was a really great SUV until my friend and I were driving in a Audi TT and one crashed into us T-bone. The nose of the highlander fell off. The Audi was fine eve... Read More

    Dependable By shanbanan

    Love the way it drives, smooth dependable aand very roomy, comfortable seats both front and back. Very comfortable, just dont like the base model material on the seats, everything sticks to them. Toyo... Read More

    2008 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Great Truck To Own By jokerman1d

    Bought it because of the gas efficiency and very roomy. Great trunk space for storing. Back seat reclines about halfway back. Great handling and brakes. Gas mileage are mainly highway miles. Hasn't be... Read More

    Excellent Large Family Car Without The Driving A Tank Feel !!!! By Jay

    All around if you have a larger family you can't go wrong with the 2008 highlander. Easy to drive. Safe with the side curtain air bags. Plenty of power. Good MPG. Lots of interior seating space. ... Read More

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