In some countries it might be known as the Toyota Kluger, the 2011 Toyota Highlander is one of the few SUVs that Toyota made for city slickers and rural crawlers. Different Toyota Highlander reviews have given it different top ratings, making this SUV a popular choice for many people. Though Toyota only began initial production in late 2000 and was released as a new SUV in 2001, this Toyota SUV is definitely something that anyone can use for daily driving as well as roughing it out in the open roads of the countryside.
With its 19.2 gallon fuel tank, the16-valve 4-cylinder with the patented VVT-i or Dual Variable Timing with intelligence and its ULEV-II or Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II rating, you can be sure that the Toyota Highlander will be able to bring you to point A to point B and back without any difficulties. The 2011 Toyota Highlander MPG is estimated at around 20/25, city and highway MPG respectively, which is quite competitive as compared to other crossover SUVs in the market. This 2011 Highlander is also praised for its electronic, direct Ignition for those quick and effortless start ups, and with the power-assisted and well ventilated front and rear disc brakes, with ABS, you can also be sure that you have brakes that you can depend on during any kind of situation.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Unfortunately, for environmentally concerned individuals out there, the Highlander is not a hybrid, but there is a good reason for that. Because of its popularity and great following, a Toyota Highlander hybrid has been released as a separate car, aptly named the Highlander Hybrid, where the first generation started production in 2005 and ended in 2007. The second generation, however, was upgraded with a 2GR-FXE V6 engine, features the Hybrid Synergy Drive on Toyota hybrid cars, wherein a full electronic-only mode can be used, but only for short distances.
After only a decade of production, the Toyota Highlander has indeed created a niche of its own on different countries, developing a wide clientele from modern families to on-the-go individuals. The certain charisma that the Highlander has can comes with an above average price tag, but this should not be the reason why you should not get this great Toyota crossover SUV. A used Toyota Highlander is just as great on the road as a new one, and a Toyota SUV is simply worth having.
Toyota Highlander Review Video
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