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2012 Toyota Highlander Review
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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.
vs2012 Dodge Durango
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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 AWDReview
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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 Limited Review
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Just got rid of a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe and replaced it with a 2012 Highlander. Theres NOTHING I liked better about the Santa Fe over the Highlander. Toyota makes such a better vehicle. The Hyundai was simply a cheaply made vehicle. Ill probably be a Toyota customer for a long time to come.
vs2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
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Power Ranked 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited worse.
"4 cyl hyundai engine is gutless yet not great on gas "
Handling Ranked 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited worse.
"Better design "
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited worse.
"Santa fe is to small "
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited worse.
"Comfortable "
Value Ranked 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited worse.
"Better vehicle. Better resale "
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited worse.
"The Hyundai Santa Fe with a 4 cyl sucks. "
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2012 Toyota Highlander SE V6 Review
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Good in handling and gas
vs2012 Dodge Durango SXT
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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 Bobby

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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