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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#10128 of 10987 Re: Re: 2001 Highlander optional "packages" question [jsulmeyer]
Jul 17, 2005 (3:07 pm)
(I'm assuming the "HomeLink® universal remote" is the garage door opener on the driver-side sun visor) -- you assume correctly...
I have a keyless entry remote with lock and unlock buttons on the front and a panic button on the back - does this qualify as a "multi-function" remote or is this a "basic remote," if there is such a beast? -- you indeed have the "multi-function" remote!
Also, I'm not sure what the "tonneau cover" is. I was given a sliding cover that covers the contents of the cargo area... -- that's indeed the tonneau cover!!
...as well as a net that, I think, covers whatever is strapped to the roof rack. -- if its indeed a net for the roof rack then its an aftermarket part as none was sold by Toyota for the '01; however more than likely its a black net about 1' x 4' that has a "Toyota" tag on it and is for the cargo area inside the vehicle which attaches to the fingers on either side of the rear hatch opening to prevent groceries from sliding around -- very useful accessory that was typically thrown in by the dealer...
As for the Towing Prep Package, I have NO idea if I have these upgrades... -- see post 10068 -- never tried this so let us know if it helps!
#10129 of 10987 Re: 2002 4WD Highlander Needs New Tires - Suggestions [mikenannie]
Jul 20, 2005 (1:00 pm)
How do you feel about the Michelin LTX/MS? It seems to be a bit more aggressive tire than CrossTerrain. The LTX would be my choice for tire replacement on '03 HL AWD Ltd. in a year or two.
#10130 of 10987 CR-V or Highlander, which to buy?
Jul 20, 2005 (4:37 pm)
I think I’ve narrowed down my choices to the Honda CR-V LX AWD or the Toyota Highlander 4-cylinder, 4WD Base and I’d like your opinion.
Based on Edmunds TMV, the price I can expect to pay is only $2422 more for the Highlander, which makes it a good value, considering the extra features it has. That includes an $800 incentive/rebate on the Highlander.
I drove both of them today. The CR-V seems more responsive when I accelerate but the Highlander has a more comfortable and quieter ride. I live in the mountains in Colorado and have a 20-mile commute that is mostly uphill from work to home. Both cars downshift a lot when I accelerate going up the mountains but the Honda shifts a lot smoother and is less noticeable than the Highlander.
The Highlander has more safety features, including limited-slip differential, brake assist, and traction control. It also has more amenities such variable-intermittent wipers, a cargo cover, auxiliary visors, and a clock separate from the radio.
The gas mileage is about the same – 27/22 for the CRV and 25/21 for the Highlander.
I like the size of the CR-V. The Highlander is larger than I need.
What are your opinions?
#10131 of 10987 Re: CR-V or Highlander, which to buy? [jimco]
Jul 20, 2005 (7:23 pm)
It seems that Honda CRV would suit you better - you like the size, shifts smoother for you, costs less. If you want Hignlander, go for a 6 cyl. AWD in Colorado mountains.
#10132 of 10987 Re: CR-V or Highlander, which to buy? [jimco]
Jul 20, 2005 (8:43 pm)
Though I'm a big HL fan based on what you said I agree with gklatv and would go with the CR-V. I'm not familiar with the CR-V but its the second-highest rated small SUV in this month's Consumer Reports (August 2005).
FYI the CR-V and HL are not typically compared with one another as the CR-V falls into the small SUV category and the HL into the mid-sized SUV category. The CR-V is more likely to be compared with the Toyota RAV4, and the HL with the Honda Pilot.
On the other hand you may be at that stage in life where a smaller car lacking a bunch of cute features just doesn't seem enough anymore -- that's where I was when I bought my HL -- I looked at the RAV4 and it was just too small and simple for me.
I'd characterize the HL as a conservative-styled SUV that's quiet, roomy, with easy-to-use controls, with plenty of power, that's fast on the freeway and handles like a car, except being slightly truck-like around corners (its an SUV, after all). Most owners here are very happy with this vehicle and would purchase it again. Its an SUV that people fall in love with. Something about its understated, subtile-cool styling just seems to draw one into it.
#10133 of 10987 Re: CR-V or Highlander, which to buy? [jimco]
Jul 20, 2005 (9:19 pm)
On the CRV, I didn't like the rear outside mounted spare tire, and the rear door opens very counter-intuitively......the highlander is WAY quieter on the highway....
My brother in law has a CRV,and he wishes he had bought the Highlander..... MY V6 Highlander gets virtualy the same MPG as his 4 cyl CRV.
just my humble opinon., and my B-I-L
#10134 of 10987 Re: CR-V or Highlander, which to buy? [jimco]
Jul 20, 2005 (9:48 pm)
I live in the mountains of BC and I would go with the V6 Highlander, no question in my mind. For mountain driving, IMO, the 4 cylinder HL is not powerful enough. I am not a CRV fan.
#10135 of 10987 Re: CR-V or Highlander, which to buy? [jbollt]
Jul 21, 2005 (4:26 am)
"MY V6 Highlander gets virtualy the same MPG as his 4 cyl CRV."
That's surprising. What kind of mileage are you getting?
#10136 of 10987 Re: CR-V or Highlander, which to buy? [lmacmil]
Jul 21, 2005 (7:39 am)
21.5 to 22 mpg "in town" and 25 mpg "highway." This is with A/C running full time, and 70-75mph highway.
#10137 of 10987 Re: 2002 4WD Highlander Needs New Tires - Suggestions [mikenannie]
Jul 21, 2005 (8:34 am)
I have an 02 HL, 50K miles, I had to replace the original tires at 15K, Put the Michelin Cross Terrains on and never looked back. I live on Long island in NY not much snow but lots of highway driving. But we have a place in NH, lots of snow (and mud in the spring). Never had a problem with the Cross Terrains. And for the type of tire they are, little road noise at 65+mph