Toyota Highlander 2022
Car shopping with hubby. Friendly service, but not willing to negotiate on pricing for new car nor for trade in. Nowadays, no cars on lot to test drive or see on sight. Cars are "ordered", so hopefully will come in on time as expected. We've always had Toyotas in the past, so we are happy with reliability, dependability, quality, looks, etc. Of these vehicles. Update: car came in on time, cleaned and full tank of gas. Car sign-off was well organized, professional and courteous. So very happy with new vehicle!!
Love the size and features! The seats are massive, so super comfortable. I like how much space there is in the trunk, could fit a ton!
Good with a few things lacking
I bought this vehicle a couple months ago in May 2022. I have the Platinum AWD trim, so it is pretty fully loaded. On the positive side I like the styling and handling. I think the design is a good balance of functionality and comfort. The heads up display is nice. I was glad to have the adjustable height on the rear door as the factory setting had the door touching my garage door when all the way up inside the garage. The auto-bright light setting works pretty well. There are a few things that could be better. I find the automatic setting of the wipers to be lacking. It just doesn’t adjust to a fast enough speed for my taste. I really think Toyota should either make the arm rest in the door bigger or put an actual armrest on the side of the driver’s seat. There is just not a comfortable position for your left elbow with your left hand on the steering wheel. I have put a pillow in the car to make up for this on longer trips. As noted by some other reviewers, the gas mileage is just okay. Lastly, while the safety features are nice, some of it just ends up being annoying. My experience with the lane departure warning is about a 99% false positive, meaning that about 1% of the time this goes off it is providing useful information that I am wandering out of my lane. The rest of the time I am on on a curvy road or swerving to avoid a pothole or a bicyclist. And it doesn’t just beep. The car actually tries to fight your movement. The idea of a self driving car strikes me as laughable when they can’t get this feature to work very well. In spite of these shortcomings, I do like the vehicle and would recommend it.