Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#12 of 31 Official: 2014 Highlander
Mar 27, 2013 (8:58 am)
For the reveal of the 2014 Highlander, click on following links:
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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 31 Re: seats eight now [steve_]
Mar 27, 2013 (8:11 am)
What's your take of the new front-end/grill design?
#16 of 31 Re: seats eight now [ushy66]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 27, 2013 (8:28 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 31 Re: seats eight now [steve_]
Mar 28, 2013 (12:10 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 (5:45 pm)
anyone know when the 2014 HL will be released for sale?
#19 of 31 Will a top view (bird's-eye view) camera option be available on 2014 HL?
Jun 08, 2013 (5:54 pm)
Does anyone know if the 2014 Highlander will have the top view, bird's-eye camera system to enhance safety and security?
So far, I have not found any info from Toyota or other sources that this feature will be on the 2014 Highlander. However, it is currently available from Nissan (2013 Pathfinder), Infinity (2013 JX/2014 QX60), Acura (2014 MDX), BMW (2013 X3 and X5), Audi (2013 Q5 and Q7), and Mercedes (ML/GL).
Nothing official yet on 2014 Highlander release date, but most estimates are this fall (Sept--> Nov).
#20 of 31 2014 Highlander comes out first of the year (2014)
Jun 09, 2013 (11:41 am)
Just like the Rav4 this year. The new Corolla will get the launch this fall, and the Highlander 3 months later.
#21 of 31 Re: Will a top view (bird's-eye view) camera option be available on 2014 HL? [ushy66]
Jun 18, 2013 (9:47 am)
Toyota is the Apple of the Auto Industry. Short on competitive features but solid reliability.
Case in point: my 2011 Highlander. Competing models already have side mirror blinkers, blind spot monitoring, lines on the the backup camera, hands free parallel parking, and updated nav with 3d/birds eye view... The Highlander? NADA.
Their message: Live with what we provide you with.