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5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
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2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2014 Toyota Highlander OVERVIEW
Toyota's Highlander is the quintessential crossover, blending the virtues of the Camry platform with the versatility of a midsize SUV. The recently redesigned model now offers seating for up to eight in three rows of seating.
What's New for 2014
A more angular exterior, retuned exhaust, an in-dash shelf, Drive Easy Speak and a split tailgate.
Choosing Your Toyota Highlander
Highlander is equipped with two engines: An inline 2.7-liter four-cylinder producing 185 horsepower and a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 270 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard, but buyers of V6 models can opt for all-wheel drive. The Highlander is also available with a hybrid powertrain.
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