2012 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

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    What I did not like was that the space inside is very small, and that management is for me a bit difficult.
    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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    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 AWD Review
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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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    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

    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

    2009 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Problemless By Peter

    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 ... Read More

    Best Car I Have Ever Owned, I've Had Many. 61 Year Old Alaskan By greasemonkey61

    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 t... 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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