Make way for the new 2014 Toyota Highlander! During a test drive in scenic Charleston, South Carolina, we put the Highlander through its paces. Here are a few pics and a couple of very important notes about the Highlander, which goes on sale mid February 2014.
Outside, the 2014 Highlander looks pretty darn good. This is partly in thanks to the fact that Toyota made this midsize SUV incrementally bigger (both in length and width), which gave them the space to make the car look sleeker and more aerodynamic. Aside from from that, the grill has also been redesigned to carry off a much more aggressive look. That, combined with the wraparound headlights gives the vehicle a whole new edge.
Inside, the Highlander is definitely pushing into the the luxe category, which is nice, but that’s not what got our attention. The real interior thrills are all the user friendly features like Driver Easy Speak and a built-in gadget shelf. Also of note: The interior of the Highlander is quieter than before thanks to increased insulation in the floor and between the engine and cabin.