I had a 2017 model that was totaled, however my wife who was driving it did not have a scratch except the pains from the accident.All air bags opened instantly and the seat belt tightened immediately preventing her head hitting the steering or windshield. The other car was also totaled , however the other driver had several broken bones.Therefore we decided to buy the same car and same model but the 2019.
Purchased my 2001 Highlander in 2004 from a dealer. Was really impressed how it drove and i become the family car for years to come. Mostly just maintenance like brakes and oil. Had only one issue and it was AC controls which would in winter blew cold air. So I did a research and repair a wire that comes loose from control unit. Fixed almost for nothing (solder wire back ) Dealer want like $600 to replace unit.
Otherwise it was solid vehicle with great ride plenty room in 2 nd row seats and decent trunk. Even pulled a utility trailer without any issues. Unfortunately I have sold the vehicle in 2011 with still low mileage for something '' better". What a bummer I have realized over time.
This is the 5th Toyota I have either purchased or leased from Labadie Toyota. They are extremely friendly and I know most of the sales people on a first name basis. Today I picked up my new RAV4 on a cold blustery December day. They brought the new car and my older vehicle in to the service write up area, out of the cold so that I could transfer my belongings from one car to the new. It was a much warmer process. I will continue to go to them for any further purchases. One sales person in particular has even called to wish me a happy birthday. Not many other car dealerships would have that kind of sales staff.
2017 Toyota Highlander XLE Review
Ok but not like the older ones
by antelope from windsor ca
April 11, 2019
This suv would not be half bad except for the horrible wind noise front passenger. Toyota looked at it twice and won't admit there is excess wind much more fix it. I am working with them but I suspect I will be let down. If this is the case I will dump it and drive my 2002 until it dies and then buy a ford f 150 rather than a tundra.. Yes its that bad!!! I loved the 2002, this one not so much and not just the wind. The gps is useless and hard to use, the voice commands are 100% useless. ask it for pizza and it comes back with steak, not even close. I choose to use my $159 garmin which is 10X better and I never ever had to open the manual. Also the shut off at stop sign is useless and annoying. Overall its a solid 3 with nothing special and no redeeming options. It is my 6th Toyota/ lexus and probably the only one that isn't 5* It is probably 1 month from going on the lot unless they can fix the horrible wind., then I might look past all the average stuff.
We chose this car over the Santa Fe and VW Atlas. Definitely better quality than the Santa Fe and better engine performance than the VW Atlas. The tech features are nice, but not better than the Hyundai tech package. The biggest surprise is how much we underestimated the impact of the HORRIBLE navigation system in Toyotas. Trying to use it is an exercise in insanity. Truly a masochistic dream. The best part of the navigation system is when it is not on.
Toyota should be ashamed of it and people should be fired. I have been a Toyota supporter for years, and the Highlander is a great all around car, but the frustration of using the navigation system is killing my desire to buy another Toyota. Either build one that works or use Android Auto.
Poor audio quality. I could not believe that I purchased this vehicle. Audio is something that can make you feel relaxed on your drive home from work. This part I lost. I have the 2019 Platinum Hybrid.
This is my 2nd Highlander. It is so easy and comfortable to drive. Third row is handy and plenty of room for 3 children. I'm thankful for the larger cargo space when 3rd row is up compared to 2009 model.
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