2012 Toyota Highlander Top Comparisons

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2012 Toyota HighlanderReview
Guru6Z536 writes:
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The sensor that let you know if you have a car close to you.

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Edward writes:
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Was a really good car. I will recommend it over

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2012 Toyota HighlanderReview
Pita33 writes:
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Everything about this car is awesome BUT it you are planning on using the 3rd row in the. back regularly the trunk space is almost nonexistent

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2012 Toyota HighlanderReview
GuruMG6LL writes:
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perfect for me !!! nice smooth ride ! ran like it was new ! would not buy anything else !

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GuruMKYV2 writes:
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good value and excellent customer service from the team.

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2012 Toyota Highlander Review
Karlos says:
What I did not like was that the space inside is very small, and that management is for me a bit difficult.
vs2012 Dodge Durango
2012 Toyota Highlander winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Dodge Durango better.
"because they fit more people in the car"
Value Ranked 2012 Dodge Durango better.
"for its luxury version"
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2012 Toyota Highlander SE AWDReview
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Great For Family Vehicle — 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 SUV, and that is what was so attractive about it. Flatter front end. bug out headlights.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The looks are great and the cargo room and winter driving have been great

Cons: Road Noise in the cabin is not great. Blind spots around the side mirrors. the front seat does not lift high enough IMHO.

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2012 Toyota Highlander Limited AWDReview
buzzby writes:
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In A Nutshell, Practical. —

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 to the stock tires as they were only on the vehicle for 1 day. Interior noise is very low with the engine barely audible even at high rpm. We only make short trips from the house and it is all in town driving. Our MPG is 17 with nearly 500 miles on the vehicle. I understand that improves as the you surpass 1500 miles on the odometer. Expecting 19 city and 25-26 highway. Fit and finish is OK and could be improved. We have the limited with leather. Quality of the leather is great and heated seats are very nice on the cold mornings. Previous SUV was a BMW X5 where fit and finish was very good. Acceleration and passing ability are excellent, surpassing the BMW x5 (3.0) by a wide margin. Power is there when you want it instantly! Contrary to many of the reviews, this car IS fun to drive and comfortable too. Just a notch below the BMW x5 and much more useful. Comfort of the seats is good with excellent ride on all surfaces. Speed bumps can be taken at 20 mph without exciting the suspension. Anti- lock brakes and VSC (Stability control) work very well and add considerable safety and confidence for those slick icy days. Overall we love the vehicle and it is typical Toyota quality and refinement. The Highlander is sourced and built in America by Americans with a majority of the parts being made here. Engines however, are shipped from Japan.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Toyota's free maintenance for 2 years,  Ride,  Low road noise, Power, Safety, 2nd and 3rd row seating and access

Cons: Cheaper looking dash and materials.  Navigation does not work in Alaska (no database),  Screen on navigation low resolution.  

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2012 Toyota Highlander Review
Brenda says:
vs2012 Nissan Murano
2012 Toyota Highlander winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Power Ranked 2012 Nissan Murano worse.
"Murano has cvti transmission, don’t like it."
Handling Ranked 2012 Nissan Murano worse.
"Long lasting"
2012 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD Review
Guru196DL says:
vs2012 Honda Pilot Touring 4WD
2012 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD winning categories:
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  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
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Back Seats Ranked 2012 Honda Pilot Touring 4WD better.
"More room"
Value Ranked 2012 Honda Pilot Touring 4WD better.
"Price wasn’t as high as Toyota"

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Guru99VWZ5

I like the model and design ,I am very happy, Read More

Review By GuruG3D1R

internals are plasticky and 3.6 liter engine lacks turbo power Read More

2019 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Guru9D4CC7

I loved it so much I purchased it. It’s very similar to all 3 row SUV’s but I find that the seat are the most comfortable. Read More

Review By Guru9974QR

really nice SUV. wish it had remote start. going to have to go after market. Read More

2018 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Larry

Ive been a Toyota owner for years. This is my first look at an SUV. It did not disappoint!! Excellent ride. More than enough room. Quiet drive. Limited package had all the extras we wanted. A g... Read More

Review By Guru94XXCH

Comfort, style, technology... this rig has it all. Plus, its all wheel drive, which is critical for us in snow country. Its spendy, but if you can afford it you cant go wrong. Read More

2017 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Ywight

Very high miles for commercial use; looked for hybrid , not yet available. Read More

Review By Carlos

Excellent Vehicule. A any price value. A saver miles for gallons. Read More

2016 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Review By Xaycosy

I think its a good for family car..got 3rd roll sit n more.. Read More

Review By Matt

I loved the way it drove and the comfort of the drivers seat. It feels like a luxury ride. Read More

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