All-New 2014 Toyota Highlander SUV Makes World Debut at 2013 New York Auto Show

March 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 – – The all-new third-generation 2014 Toyota Highlander mid-size

2014 Toyota Highlander greets the world with NYC debut

2014 Toyota Highlander greets the world with NYC debut

March 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: New York Auto Show , Hybrid , Crossover , Toyota , Design/Style Toyota has pulled the wraps off its all-new, 2014 Highlander in New York this morning, giving Americans a first look at what is sure to be a heavyweight in the mid-size crossover segment. The new third-generation Highlander will come with the buyer’s choice of three different powertrain options. The base model will be powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel-drive. Next up the ladder is a 3.5-liter V6, also mated to the 6AT, which can be had with either front-or all-wheel-drive. Finally, the Highlander Hybrid will be equipped with all-wheel drive, its 3.5-liter V6 mated to an electric motor, all hooked up to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The automaker has not released any specs for fuel economy or output yet, though we’re promised increases in both power and efficiency. While not a revolution in terms of styling, Toyota has cleaned up the bodywork for the new model, offering a crisp, conservative look for the slightly larger Highlander. The vehicle is some three inches longer and an inch-and-a-half wider than the outgoing model, yet it has a lower roofline. Black plastic-clad wheel arches make an attempt to butch up the crossover, though to our eyes, the Highlander still has the look of a minivan around the rear view. Inside, the most important feature of this model is that it seats eight humans.

2013 New York Auto Show – 2014 Toyota Highlander World Debut

March 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TMS Group Vice President and Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay reveals the 2014 Toyota Highlander at the New York International Auto Show, March 27, 2013.

2013 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid Add New Entune® Multimedia System Features and ‘Highlander Plus’ Grade

September 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif. (September 13, 2012) — The Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid offer additional value for 2013 with more standard equipment, new option packages and audio systems. A new Highlander Plus model grade replaces the former Tech Package and adds numerous popular features, including a rear back-up camera.

2012 Toyota Highlander Offers Choice of Four-Cylinder, V6 and Hybrid Models

September 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fresh off a significant vehicle revision for 2011, the popular Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models move into 2012 and continue to offer the exceptional value cited by numerous third-party sources. Produced at Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Princeton, Indiana, the Highlander is a three-row crossover that offers a choice between four-cylinder and V6 power, front-wheel drive (FWD) and full-time four-wheel drive (4WD). The Highlander Hybrid provides an exceptional blend of performance and fuel economy, with class-leading 28/28-MPG EPA city/highway fuel economy ratings.

2012 Honda CR-V prototype in crackup on PCH

2012 Honda CR-V prototype in crackup on PCH

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Concept Cars , Crossover , Honda , Toyota It’s an unfortunate reality of automotive transportation, but accidents are all too common. This one, however, appears to be anything but. While merging onto California’s legendary Pacific Coast Highway, one motorist/blogger was hit by another car. What makes the incident a little more out-of-the-ordinary is the vehicle that hit the blogger: the motorist in question was struck by a test mule for the new 2012 Honda CR-V , still wearing prototype camouflage and everything. Given that the impacted CUV – which subsequently collided with several more oncoming vehicles – was a Toyota Highlander , and that a Lexus RX (whose platform it incidentally shares) was also part of the pileup, a small part of us can’t help wonder if the Toyota vs. Honda rivalry hadn’t spilled over from the Japanese boardrooms and dealer lots onto the streets of California. Thankfully, everybody appears to be okay, if a bit shaken up. Follow the link to read and see more of the accident on NOTCOT. 2012 Honda CR-V prototype in crackup on PCH originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds .

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