2015 toyota Highlander Interior

2015 toyota highlander interior: The 2014 Toyota Highlander's cavalcade of renovations make a previously bland, middle-of-the-road SUV stand out with strong styling and enhanced household kindness.

Toyota heard customers while redesigning the seven/eight-seat 2014 Highlander and replied to needs for more cabin and cargo room, vibrant styling as well as costs amenities. Requests for a much more vibrant driving experience should have been pleasantly overlooked, nevertheless, as the 2014's harsher trip is a tradeoff I do not believe lots of midsize SUV buyers need to need to cope with in return for sportier handling.

Still, other renovations will most certainly interest customers who had actually scraped the previous Highlander off their listing or at the very least to those that do not consider a comfy flight a must-have. The 2014 Highlander's enhanced cargo space behind the typical third-row seat is a much-needed enhancement; plus, it's simpler to get into the third row, which currently seatses 3 and bumps common sitting ability to eight.

2015 toyota highlander interior

With upgrades that extend the lineup of LE, LE And Also, XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum trim degrees, the 2014 Highlander is now in far better shape to handle the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2014 Ford Explorer as well as 2014 Honda Pilot.

I drove four-cylinder, six-cylinder and Hybrid 2014 Highlanders at a Toyota media event.

Exterior & Styling

Toyota returned to the drawing board to revamp its aging and stylistically empty Highlander. Fast-forward to 2014, and also you can not call the Highlander boring looking any longer. The 2013's dull look changes right into a hulking SUV with a beefier stance, protruding fenders as well as strong front styling. Its presence was big on the 2013 New York International Vehicle Program floor where it debuted, and also it looks equally as great rolling down the street.

Exactly how It Drives

The driving experience isn't the car's most appealing attribute, even with a variety of promising new chassis as well as suspension adjustments, so it readies the brand-new SUV does so numerous other points well.

Toyota picked curved canyon as well as seaside roads in The golden state to demonstrate the Highlander's brand-new handling chops. Driving a 2013 and also 2014 back to back, the 2014 does exhibit higher degrees of roadway grip and a boosted guiding reaction. It's even more sports when digging into an edge, though I wouldn't call the Highlander fun to drive. The 270-horsepower V-6 does not have an immediate punch of velocity in the hefty Highlander. It's an unlike the lighter, 290-hp Hyundai Santa Fe, which is a "little" round of excitement among other similar three-row SUVs. A six-cylinder Highlander LE with front-wheel drive is 4,244 extra pounds, while a V-6, front-wheel-drive Santa Fe GLS is 3,933 extra pounds.

A damaging result of the Highlander's newly found characteristics is a choppier ride over harsh roadways. After driving 2013 as well as 2014 models, I might tell the 2014 transfers more roadway flaws through the framework and right into seats. Hey, Toyota: It's OKAY to have a hostile style and flight like a sofa; see the 2014 Chevrolet Impala.

On the upside, the 2014 Highlander has a much more significant sensation over harsh roads, with less rattles, squeaks and chassis flex. It's a matured experience with increased sound insulation, acoustic glass as well as a stiffer chassis aiding keep outside sound marginal.

I quickly hung out in the four-cylinder Highlander with front-wheel drive, which Toyota expects to represent 5 to 10 percent of sales, and also in the brand new Highlander Hybrid. Both the front-wheel-drive-only four-cylinder (20/25/22 mpg city/highway/combined) and all-wheel-drive-only Hybrid V-6 (27/28/28 mpg) are a little harsh around the edges as far as engine sound and resonances. The Crossbreed's gas mileage is reasonably the same for 2014, down 1 mpg in city ratings to 27 mpg however keeps its 28 mpg integrated score. The shift from electric to when the engine fires up is noticeable with raw noises coming from under the hood, audible from across a car park. Resonances from the change are very little, but the noises are audible to take notice.

An added 353 pounds added to the crossbreed from three electric motors-- two in the front and one in the back-- as well as a nickel metal hydride battery is recognizable in just how the Hybrid drives as compared to the Restricted V-6 with four-wheel drive. It's a loosened up experience less fired up regarding speeding up and also managing despite 280-hp combined, and it additionally does not ride any smoother than the non-hybrid.

The Crossbreed's uncommonly loud engine noises would not be as much of an issue if the Highlander Crossbreed just weren't $48,160 with destination, $7,130 more than 2013-- a 2014 Lexus RX 450h is $47,320, though a lot smaller sized on the in. The Highlander Crossbreed's luxury automobile price does not show deluxe improvement since the feature-loaded Crossbreed Limited is the only Crossbreed provided; the less-expensive variation obtained the axe for 2014.

The volume-seller V-6 is the most fine-tuned of the number, using smooth as well as foreseeable velocity along with the very best handling with all-wheel drive. The V-6-powered Highlander's gas mileage of 19/25/21 mpg with front-wheel drive and also 18/24/20 mpg with all-wheel drive is likewise much more competitive than the outward bound 2013 thanks to a new six-speed automatic transmission changing a five-speed system on V-6 versions. The all-wheel-drive system, which is additionally new, assists include 2 mpg freeway over the 2013 variation. All-wheel-drive Highlanders send out torque to the rear wheels when slippage is discovered, versus the previous system that constantly sent torque to four wheels.


Part of the 2014's improvement includes calling up the interior styling with numerous soft-touch as well as accent-stitched interior panels that enhance the classiness. The quality is Toyota-Avalon nice with a sewn dashboard, steering wheel as well as soft-touch, high-grade products in noticeable places. Plastic locations that typically aren't textured, stitched or covered are still on the same level for the class. Even the base LE Highlander exudes the practically luxurylike niceness of the higher-optioned Restricted trims.

Seats is comfortable in the very first and second rows with soft, large pole positions and a highly flexible 2nd row that moves and also reclines with two captain's chairs or the common three-seat bench setup-- captain's chairs are offered on the XLE and also common on the Limited. The rest of the Highlander might have been redone with dynamism in mind, yet the seats speak with its comfort-focused roots. Lots of people on our personnel will certainly miss the 2013's removable second-row facility seat. I will not, as it was uncomfortable and also large to eliminate as well as change with the center table that kept under the facility console.

In the third row, Toyota raised size and also included an added seat for an optimum capability of 8 owners in basic configuration. A new, much more portable rear suspension released the additional area. The 3rd row still does not fit grownups with as much convenience as the larger Chevrolet Traverse, but it excels in a pinch. There are additionally new one-touch folding second-row seats on both sides. Formerly, only the curbside seat folded up as well as slid forward via the one-touch bar. Third-row cyclists likewise benefit from the second row's increased seat travel, which enables simple entrance and leave.

Ergonomics & Electronic devices

Innovation is a huge focus in the 2014 Highlander as well as done quite possibly. Toyota's Entune multimedia system functions better compared to ever before compared with various other Toyota cars in which I have actually utilized the system. Working the Entune system's voice commands is impressive. The designs I checked picked up on the various voice commands I spoke.

Those with cumbersome phones or who continuously have their phone linked to the SUV will appreciate a tool storage ledge below the climate regulates that provides a pass-through for USB cords. There ought to be no more Medusa-like dangling of cords the gear selector.

The typical Entune on base LE designs includes a 6.1-inch touch-screen with backup camera, USB port with iPod connectivity, auxiliary input, voice recognition, Bluetooth phone connection as well as Bluetooth streaming audio. LE Plus trims have Entune Audio Plus with a higher-resolution 6.1-inch screen, HD Radio and 90-day satellite radio registration. The next step up is Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and also Application Collection on XLE models with an 8-inch touch-screen and application suite with Pandora, Yelp and Facebook combination with a smart device as well as coming with Entune downloadable application. A JBL stereo is standard on Restricted trim levels.

The substantial center storage space bin in between the front seats can feast on anything plus-sized, like a purse, iPad or Blu-ray collection for the readily available rear-seat Blu-ray player. When you fail to remember that Blu-ray at home, an intriguing brand-new attribute called Easy Speak transmits the thriving voice of an angry mom or daddy with the back stereo speakers by means of the Bluetooth microphone to keep rowdy kids in check. How much a lot more household focused can you get than offering an attribute that enables parents to chew out youngsters?

Freight, Towing & Storage space

Freight room behind the third row boosts over the previous Highlander's sexy walk, which had a hard time lugging grocery stores, not to mention an infant stroller or golf bag. The freight quantity is currently rated at 13.8 cubic feet, up from 10.3 cubic feet. It's not a substantial improvement, yet at least it makes the location usable. It's still tiny compared with others in the segment: The Explorer has 21 cubic feet and the Pilot has 18 cubic feet behind the 3rd row. Toyota's hoax to raise cargo room entailed relocating all 3 rows of seats ahead, including length behind the rear wheels and making use of a more portable back suspension.

The power liftgate is a remarkable feature to be conventional on LE Plus trim degrees and above, and has a trick up its sleeve: It adjusts to numerous elevations, not just one or two fixed elevation settings. With the liftgate moving, customers could quit the liftgate and program it to open up to that established height the following time. The feature will certainly make much shorter vehicle drivers as well as owners of reduced garages really satisfied. (If eviction goes too expensive, shorter folks could battle to get to the power-close button on its bottom side.) One more special function on the back is an oldie but a reward: On LE And also designs as well as above, the back window opens up for simple gain access to independent of the freight entrance.

A 5,000-pound tow ranking on XLE and Limited trim degrees has a conventional towing bundle that consists of engine/transmission colders and also upgraded radiator as well as generator. Crossbreeds can tow 3,500 extra pounds, V-6 LE/LE And also could tow 2,000 pounds and a four-cylinder LE is rated at 1,500 extra pounds.


The 2014 Highlander had not been crash-tested at the time of this writing.

The 2014 Highlander supplies lower supports as well as tethers on outboard second-row seats for child-safety seats, however only a tether anchor on the middle third-row seat.

Advanced security features are available, though only on the costly Limited trim level where a blind spot surveillance system and back car parking aid are standard, and also pre-collision, adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning are optional. Restricted trim levels are likewise the only models with a back-up camera that utilizes anticipating standards to show the automobile's path-- a backup camera with fixed lines is basic on all other trim degrees.

Value in Its Course

Toyota says pricing is up around $1,500 generally throughout the 2014 trim degrees, which include added features over the 2013. Base pricing begins at $30,075 for a base four-cylinder LE with destination, while volume-seller XLE models with all-wheel drive are $38,360 and include leather seating with heated pole positions, navigating, three-zone climate control, clever keyless access, second-row sunshades and also more. Pricing for the XLE is very competitive to three-row midsize SUVs like the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer and even the Hyundai Santa Fe.

The 2013 Highlander was really a midpack three-row SUV, hanging back in important areas like interior quality, cargo space and innovation. Rest assured, if you're a Highlander owner aiming to update-- as long as you're unconcerned regarding ride high quality-- the 2014 is not only an engaging upgrade, however additionally worthwhile of cross-shopping the sector's ideal.

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