Last post on Apr 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#10 of 18 Re: Official: 2014 Highlander Debuts in 2 Weeks @ NY Auto Show [steve_]
Mar 14, 2013 (9:18 am)
Steve, I believe this is a pic of the 2011 Highlander Hybrid, not the 2014. Please click on the following link for pics of 2011 HLH for comparison: link title
Hopefully, non-camo 2014 HL pics will break cover soon, before the NY Autoshow in 2 weeks.
#11 of 18 Re: Official: 2014 Highlander Debuts in 2 Weeks @ NY Auto Show [ushy66]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 14, 2013 (9:36 am)
Sorry, it even said it was a 2013 on the photo caption.
Toyota's really playing hide the ball, waiting for the 3/27 NY show.
#12 of 18 Official: 2014 Highlander
Mar 27, 2013 (9:58 am)
For the reveal of the 2014 Highlander, click on following links:
1.) link title
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3.) link title
Some of you may find the new front-end design an improvement, and to some degree I do, with 'dynamic', 'sleek' and 'strong' (???) design elements (Toyota speak/spin), but I am very underwhelmed/disappointed in Toyota's Calty (Newport Beach and Ann Arbor) team results/design execution. Why can't these guys and gals get the grill design to something good. To me, they could have done much better. First the polarizing grill design of the 2013 Avalon, and now this 2014 Highlander front-end disappointment .
Interior Design/Safety Features/Performance:
However, I must say the interior design elements and notable improvements shine (better soundproofing and road noise insulation, increased 2nd and 3rd row space/accessibility, better dash layout and design and heated steering wheel for those cold mornings and days), and significant safety improvements/additions (Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert, Pre-collision System, and rear parking sonar for when the back-up camera image is poor and gets dirty/smudgy on rainy days) are sincerely appreciated. Additionally, fuel efficiency should improve somewhat with the new 6 speed auto transmission.
#15 of 18 Re: seats eight now [steve_]
Mar 27, 2013 (9:11 am)
What's your take of the new front-end/grill design?
#16 of 18 Re: seats eight now [ushy66]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 27, 2013 (9:28 am)
Seen lots worse.
Not thrilled about all the chrome but in the real world it probably won't look so "flashy".
Similar window trim around the CR-V hasn't hurt sales any so it's probably just me.
#17 of 18 Re: seats eight now [steve_]
Mar 28, 2013 (1:10 am)
Was considering a 2013 but hated the headlights. Looks like they corrected them and moved the UGLY to the taillights. Why they need to protrude beyond the body is a mystery to me. Guess I'll put new tires on the '09 or opt for a similar looking Honda CRV.
Apr 21, 2013 (6:45 pm)
anyone know when the 2014 HL will be released for sale?