2009 Toyota Highlander Top Comparisons

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2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WDReview
greasemonkey61 writes:
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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
Vanessa writes:
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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
Nancy writes:
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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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2009 Toyota Highlander BaseReview
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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2009 Toyota Highlander LimitedReview
Mujo writes:
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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 Review
dbrown48 says:
vs2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2009 Toyota Highlander winning categories:
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  • Front Seats
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  • Family Car
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Power Ranked 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee worse.
"the v6 has more acceleration than the jeep"
Looks/Style Ranked 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee better.
"like the looks of the grill and front end of jeep "
2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
Eric says:
highlander is dependable decent SUV with lots of options but with a harder ride than lexus.
vs2009 Lexus GX 470 470 4WD
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Handling Ranked 2009 Lexus GX 470 470 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 470 470 4WD better.
"you can have full confidence with the Lexus because you dont feel like your missing anything."
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2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
GuruWY91R says:
vs2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD
2009 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD better.
"Cause I love my red Jeep Cherokee"
Would Buy Ranked 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD better.
"Jeep Dealers at Liberty Jeep are very people friendly, listen to what the customer wants and needs. Maintenance Dept are very professional and insures my vehicle runs perfectly. Thanks Guys"
2009 Toyota Highlander Review
rmakvasquez says:
vs2009 Honda Pilot EX
2009 Toyota Highlander winning categories:
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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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Great car. A bit expensive however for a long-term vehicle the highlander according to car buying guide and motor trend is a great vehicle. Read More

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