Some vehicles are shown with available equipment. Available Only in Gulf States. Base, Sport and Limited trim levels come with front- or four-wheel drive, and all can seat five or seven, depending on the configuration. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Still, both models win our award for 2009 for their all-around livability and value. The Sport has a dark silver grille and smoked-out headlights.
General Motors sent Pontiac Vibe owners an Interim letter on June 20, 2014 notifying them that parts are currently unavailable. The optional four-wheel drive is transparent to the driver. The Limited has plainer headlights and chrome exterior moldings. Let's face it: we're spoiled by displacement. Maybe you'll save some green; then again, maybe not.
We drove one of our test Highlander Limited 4x4s in intermittent rain on alternating wet and dry asphalt and found it confidence-inspiring all the while. Rate your car on Performance, Safety, Features and more. Available Only in Gulf States. The answer depends on how much driving you do annually, how long you plan to keep the vehicle, and ultimately, what the per-gallon cost of gas will be over that time period. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-762-2737. Provided it can maintain its outstanding resale value and reliability, it should prove a smart — if not particularly captivating — choice for years to come.
What's more impressive is how many of those features are included as standard fare, especially on the higher trim levels. The center controls are the natural focal point, with oversized knobs for major functions within easy reach. For those interested in towing, a Highlander with the towing package can pull up to 5000 pounds. Available Only in Southeast Region. Four-wheel-drive models have a downhill assist function. Send Kelsey an Hide full review.
Remedy Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. For details on vehicle specifications, standard features and available equipment in your area, contact your Toyota dealer. Plus, the electric steering offers zero feedback, and the springs and dampers feel mushy—though not queasy like the cars of yore. However, the one area where reviews read by TheCarConnection. Cargo Volume Compared Cargo volume behind third row cu. Remedy Southeast Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors, and recalibrate them as necessary.
Available Only in Southeast Region. The V6-powered is about the closest competitor in the areas of price, resale and features. The Limited has plainer headlights and chrome exterior moldings. Toyota will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. The redesign also stretched the Highlander inside and out. The 2009 Highlander gets a new 2. Toyota makes great use of the added space inside the 2009 Highlander.
Without passing the calibration test, the occupant sensing system may not operate as designed. The recall began on October 27, 2014. Maybe you'll save some green; then again, maybe not. It won't light up a drag strip or have you screaming for mercy as it pins your spine into your seat, but this engine makes for perfectly acceptable response, thanks to the six-speed transmission. Major competitors to the Toyota Highlander include the , , , , , , , and. Available Only in Gulf States. The 2009 Toyota Highlander is virtually indistinguishable from last year's model, which was the first year of the second-generation Toyota Highlander.
But sometimes the easiest solution is also the simplest: downsizing. Currently the Toyota Highlander has a score of 8. The failure of the driver's air bag to deploy in the event of a crash that typically necessitates deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver. Bigger Engine, Better Mileage All Highlanders get the 3. Verdict The latest Highlander from Toyota offers the same practicality and livability that made the first two generations a popular choice among families.
Among those features are seating for seven, useful cargo space, and a smooth, carlike ride. All models now come with electric power steering. What's more impressive is how many of those features are included as standard fare, especially on the higher trim levels. Verdict The latest Highlander from Toyota offers the same practicality and livability that made the first two generations a popular choice among families. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed. We learnt this lesson the hard way.