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2014 Toyota Highlander to start at $30,075*

2014 Toyota Highlander to start at $30,075*

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Filed under: Budget , Hybrid , Crossover , Toyota , Luxury We now have pricing for Toyota’s redesigned 2014 Highlander , which is seeing moderate price hikes across the board. Prices for the popular crossover have been bumped from less than 1 percent to less than 3 percent on lower-end models (anywhere from $125 to $890, depending on trim). Toyota has increased prices on higher-end XLE and Limited models more substantially – between 4.1 and 4.5 percent ($1,480 to $1,700). The Highlander Hybrid sees its price increase 2 percent ($930). The new model will be available in four different trims and with either front or all-wheel drive. The absolute cheapest member of the Highlander range, the base LE, with a four-cylinder and front-wheel drive starts at $30,075, an increase of just $195. The LE is also available with a V6 and all-wheel drive, with the bigger engine upping the price to $31,380. All-wheel drive models start at $32,840. A slightly pricier LE Plus starts at $33,600 for a V6 FWD model and $35,060 if you add all-wheel drive. Next up, we have the XLE, which starts at $36,900 for FWD models and moves up to $38,360 for AWD.

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Spongebob Squarepants Toyota Highlander gets Tanked in Vegas

Spongebob Squarepants Toyota Highlander gets Tanked in Vegas

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Filed under: Aftermarket , SEMA Show , Crossover , Toyota In 2006, I bought a Scion xB (the super upright, first-generation one), and I always had this wild dream of turning the xBox into an aquarium after it had run its course in my personal test fleet. Long story short, that never happened. But apparently the folks at Toyota got wind of my idea – only, well, this isn’t exactly what I had in mind. Let’s just start at the beginning here. This is a 2014 Toyota Highlander – you know, the redesigned one that bowed in New York earlier this year. I haven’t driven it yet, but I’m sure it’s plenty nice and will appeal to all sorts of families. Families with kids. Kids who like cartoons. Cartoons like Spongebob Squarepants . Which brings me to our next talking point: the collaboration between Toyota and Nickelodeon for the Spongebob-themed wrap that covers every inch of this Highlander.

Toyota and Nickelodeon Unveil 2014 SpongeBob Highlander: Tanked Edition

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Toyota investing $30 million in Indiana for more Highlander production

Toyota investing $30 million in Indiana for more Highlander production

July 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Toyota Indiana seems like the place to be if you’re looking for work in a car factory. In May, Subaru announced plans to invest $400 million in its Lafayette, Indiana plant, creating 900 new jobs in the process and increasing capacity to 300,000 units per year. Now, Toyota has announced plans to invest $30 million in its Princeton, Indiana plant, 170 miles south of the Subaru factory, which also builds the Camry . Toyota’s investment will create an additional 200 jobs and increase the factory’s volume by 15,000 units. Toyota announced an investment in the plant in February of 2012 that bumped volume up from 300,000 to 350,000 units. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, as the Princeton facility is officially known, produces the recently revised Toyota Highlander , the Sequoia and the Sienna . It employs 4,500 people, and this announcement represents Toyota’s tenth production increase in under two years. Scroll down below for the official announcement. Continue reading Toyota investing $30 million in Indiana for more Highlander production Toyota investing $30 million in Indiana for more Highlander production originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:08:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

Toyota Invests Again in Indiana, Creating 200 New Jobs

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ERLANGER, Ky. (July 26, 2013) –As consumer demand for Toyota’s Highlander continues to grow, the company’s Princeton, Ind., plant is planning to grow with it.

Toyota responds to video of Highlander ramming house [w/video]

Toyota responds to video of Highlander ramming house [w/video]

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Filed under: Safety , Crossover , Toyota There are, as they say, two sides to every story, so after we posted a video on Monday showing what an owner claimed to be a case of unintended acceleration causing her Toyota Highlander to crash into a house twice , Toyota reached out to us revealing some additional information about the incident. Following this crash, which took place back in November, Toyota had this Highlander inspected and pulled data from its Event Data Recorder (EDR), or Black Box as we’ve come to call it. Not only was this the first time we’ve seen a claim of unintended acceleration like this caught on video, but now, also a first, we have actual data showing what the vehicle itself recorded during this frightening ordeal. Brian Lyons, Toyota Communications Manager for Safety and Quality, first gave us some information about the Highlander in question, including the fact that it was a 2012 model. The 2012 Highlander came from the factory with a brake override system, meaning it was not part of the company’s initiative in 2010 to add the system to all 2011 models. Also, after looking at the data from the EDR, he said – as many of you pointed out in the comments for the previous post – that the “brake pedal was never touched.” In the video, you can see that the crossover’s brake lights never come on, and the EDR’s data backs this up. The data pulled from the EDR – posted in the gallery below as two images – shows the two “events,” which were recorded each time the vehicle impacted the house. In the first event , the data provided by Toyota shows that 3.6 seconds before the impact, the vehicle began to slow down before speeding up to almost 15 miles per hour as it slammed into the house. In the second event , which resulted in a more violent collision with the house, the Highlander reached speeds of almost 30 mph with the engine racing at 4,400 rpm. In both images, it shows that the brake switch was in the “OFF” position the entire time, indicating that the driver was not attempting to press the brake.

Watch a Toyota Highlander ram a house, twice

Watch a Toyota Highlander ram a house, twice

April 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Safety , Videos , Crossover , Toyota Toyota has had plenty of problems in recent years due to claims of unintended acceleration , and now here’s a video that actually catches such a claim on video. The driver of this 2010-2013 Toyota Highlander claims that the crossover’s accelerator got stuck causing the vehicle to slam into the house twice, and resulting in damage to the Highlander, the house and two vehicles inside the garage. While we don’t know when this accident took place, the video was uploaded to YouTube back in January. It is impossible to determine what actually happened in this video, but what we do know is that a security camera captures the Highlander slowly pulling into the driveway before it lunges forward slamming into the garage. With the tires squealing and metal crunching, the driver then shifts between reverse and drive a couple times causing even more property damage before spinning out in the street and finally being able to shift into Park. Scroll down to see the video for yourself. Whether unintended acceleration or driver error, this was undoubtedly a harrowing ordeal. Continue reading Watch a Toyota Highlander ram a house, twice Watch a Toyota Highlander ram a house, twice originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

World Debut of Next-Generation Toyota Highlander SUV at 2013 New York Auto Show to Include Live Webcast

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TORRANCE, Calif., March 21, 2013 – – Toyota will stage the world debut of the all-new 2014 Highlander mid-size SUV at a press conference at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

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