By Matt Schmitz on May 1, 2014
With its redesign for the 2014 model year, the Toyota Highlander has moved from middle-of-the-road to the passing lane, putting itself in position to pull ahead of competing crossovers. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says bold new exterior styling and high-quality interior materials set the right tone, while surprises like a cool multimedia shelf and a ginormous center console box add real wow factor. Rear-passenger room and cargo space have also improved, though an emphasis on sportier performance has actually hurt ride comfort. Watch the video above.