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2017 Toyota Highlander

New Highlander Reviews & Information

Highlander Special

 

 

After taking this Toyota classic SUV for a cruise around Madison there were several characteristics of the car that stood out to me.

First of all I really enjoyed the leather interior and leather steering wheel. The leather gave the car a more luxurious look and feel, compared to other vehicles in its class. Living in Wisconsin, we all know the temperature drops quickly once winter hits. Therefore it was nice to have the seat warmers heat up quickly so I could defrost from the chilly winter weather.

 

Another aspect of the car that stood out to me was the easy use of the third row seating. I found it easy to place the third row seating up and down. When the seats were placed down there was tons of space to load long items such as my Alphorn. Just kidding, I don't own an Alphorn :)~  However it would be great for a family or if someone had to transport a large load of items.

 

Let’s go places.


Another facet of this Crossover that stood out to me was how the car felt while I was driving it. The car made me feel like I was really in control and felt really smooth while accelerating and breaking. Overall the Highlander was a great ride and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high-quality SUV.

 

MPG Highlander Engine

  • Features
  • Specs
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Features

Features

  • Mechanical
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Comfort

Mechanical

Engine

Oil cooler
Auto start/stop
Battery saver
Alternator 150 amps

Drivetrain

Drive mode selector
Axle ratio 3.00
4WD type on demand
Center differential mechanical

Stability and Traction

Hill descent control
Stability control
Traction control
Hill holder control

Brakes

Rear brake type disc
Rear brake diameter 12.2
Front brake diameter 12.9
Front brake type ventilated disc
Braking assist
Electronic brakeforce distribution
ABS 4-wheel
Power brakes

Suspension

Front suspension classification independent
Rear suspension classification independent
Front struts MacPherson
Rear suspension type multi-link
Rear spring type coil
Front spring type coil
Front suspension type lower control arms
Rear stabilizer bar diameter 21 mm
Rear shock type gas
Front shock type gas
Front stabilizer bar diameter 26 mm

Towing and Hauling

Auxiliary transmission fluid cooler

Exterior

Interior

Safety

Technology

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

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Awards

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Best Bet: Large SUV (2017 Model)
- The Car Book

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Best Buy: Midsize Crossover/SUVs (2017 Model)
- Consumer Guide Automotive

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Best Family Cars (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Best Overall Value (2017 Model)
- Intellichoice

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Best Resale Value: Brand (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Best Resale Value: Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (2017 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

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Best SUVs for Families: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

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Best SUVs for the Money: Finalist (2017 Model)
- US News

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Best Value in America: SUVs, Crossovers, and Vans Brand (2017 Model)
- Vincentric

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Best Vehicles By Class: Midsize SUVs (2017 Model)
- GreenerCars.org

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Buyers Choice: Best Midsize SUV (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

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Initial Quality Study (IQS): Top Models (2017 Model)
- J.D. Power and Associates

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SUV of the Year: Contender (2017 Model)
- Motor Trend

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Top 10 SUVs (2017 Model)
- Autobytel

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Top Recommended Crossovers/SUVs (2017 Model)
- Edmunds

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Top Safety Pick+ - Midsize SUVs (2017 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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EPA Green Score ( LEV-III ULEV70 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
5
1
5
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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Testimonials

New Car Purchase

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Clint Phillips
September 20, 2017

My experience was very good. My salesman, Clinton Phillips, was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would send my friends and family to him. John was very good at explaining the cars functions.

Toyota RAV4 Purchase

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Rodney Potter
September 20, 2017

Rodney was a wonderful salesperson. Very patient and knowledgeable about what he was selling. Found us the vehicle we wanted and met our budget requirements. John Morrison exceeded our expectations in explaining the vehicle in a way we could comprehend and understand. Whoever washed and detailed did an amazing job. One of the best car buying experiences we have had. Thanks Smart Motors

Lexus Used Vehicle Purchase

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Phyllis Feuling
September 18, 2017

I had an excellent experience purchasing a used vehicle from Phyllis at Smart Motors. They were extremely fair in my trade in value and fair price on my used car purchase. Phyllis was wonderful and extremely helpful. I would highly recommend Smart Motors!

Prius Prime ~ Love it

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Smart Toyota Sales
September 18, 2017

Really great group of folks at Smart Motors. I've interacted with various individuals over the years and they are always professional, courteous, and happy to lend a hand and answer questions. I test drove the Prius Prime and loved it - very likely my next vehicle and am looking forward to it!

Sienna LE

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Brianne Michelle
September 18, 2017

Brianne was great to work with.

Top-notch

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Smart Motors Service Team
September 17, 2017

Always top-notch customer service and excellent amenities and attention to detail. Their shuttle drivers are some of the friendliest people I've met!

Love my New Truck

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Todd Wersland
September 16, 2017

Todd Wesland was good to work withn in buying a new truck

Very Helpful

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Al Franklin
September 16, 2017

Al did a great job of helping me out! I came to Smart Motors thinking that I was going to go with a used car, but when Al presented all of the options, it actually made more sense (w/the financing options) to go new.... THANKS Al for all of the time spent explaining everything and making sure we found what worked best for me!

New Highlander LE Plus

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Todd Wersland
September 15, 2017

Todd, Dana and Sara were all very knowledgeable and professional in the transaction.

Smart Toyota

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Smart Motors Service Team
September 14, 2017

What a great place. Exceptional work and caring. Great employees.

Smart Motors is Like Family

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Al Franklin
September 14, 2017

This is the 4th car I've bought at Smart Motors, and I come back here because A) Toyotas are the best most affordable and versatile cars available, and b) because AL and Justin and Vousou and all the staff take such good care of me and understand what I need. I trust them to sell me exactly what I need, at the best possible price .Smart Motor is like family now. It's a great community.

2nd Camry Hybrid

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Bob Lickel
September 11, 2017

I just purchased my second Toyota Camry Hybrid from Smart Motors. Bob, Greg and Justin worked with us patiently and thoroughly until we felt comfortable with the deal. Bob spent a lot of time showing us how everything worked when we picked it up. Greg searched for a car for us as Smart no longer had a 2017 hybrid on their lot. I have always been extremely happy with the service department. They provide the most comfortable waiting area in town. Also, my service technicians have kept me well informed on the status of my car. I have always felt that I have been treated as a valued customer. Thanks, Smart Motors!

Highlander Research

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Gary Frederick
September 11, 2017

I had been researching Toyota Highlanders for awhile and visited/contacted several Toyota dealerships throughout Wisconsin. Gary from Smart Motors spent time answering each of my questions thoroughly and in a timely manner. With the best pricing out of the gate and willing to add in the remote start I made the move and bought the Highlander from Smart Motors. Went in this past weekend to pick it up and was even more impressed on the time they spent with me going through the features of the vehicle. Would recommend Smart Motors to anyone looking to purchase a Toyota!

15 Years Strong

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Phil Awes
September 6, 2017

Our family has been a customer of Smart Motors for almost 15 years. We continue to receive professional, yet personal, service from the sales & service staff.

Precisely What I Wanted

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Al Franklin
September 6, 2017

Al, Sara and Justin were the best! Al was attentive to my needs the second I stepped in and said what kind of car I wanted and got me precisely what I wanted. He kept me informed about the whereabouts of the car until I picked it up. Sara was knowledgeable and fun to work with, taught me how to work all the different aspects of the car and made the whole process very enjoyable. Justin walked me through the financial process and explained the warranty stuff in a step-by-step, easy-to-understand way. This car purchase couldn't have gone better! Thanks!

Smart Toyota Madison Wi

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Javier Leon
September 5, 2017

Everything was excellent. Javier really knows his product, didn't need to check with anyone to answer my questions, and no question went unanswered.

Friendly & Knowledgeable

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Todd Wersland
September 5, 2017

Todd Wersland was very friendly and knowledgeable. I enjoyed working with him very much and recommend him to others.

Very Impressed

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Scott Nelson
September 5, 2017

I just leased my second vehicle through Smart Motors and again am very impressed! Worked with Scott Nelson for sales and I left with no questions. He is very knowledgeable and honest. Dana in financing is amazing and she got everything taken care of so quickly! I am absolutely loving my new 4Runner and I highly recommend Smart Motors if you're looking for a vehicle, especially Scott and Dana!

Easy Transaction

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Todd Wersland
September 4, 2017

Easy transaction. Todd understood our needs and worked to fulfill them.

New Camry Lease

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Clint Phillips
September 1, 2017

Just leased a new Camry from Smart Motors in Madison WI. I am extremely pleased with every step of the process. EVERYONE was thoughtful, courteous and so helpful. I have been doing business with Smart Motors for 20 years and wouldn't go anywhere else! Love the car, love the dealership and everyone who works there are very good at what they do!

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Crash-Test Ratings

2017 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD

Overall
Front Crash Overall
Front Crash Driver
Front Crash Passenger
Side Crash Overall
Side Barrier Overall
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Side Barrier Driver
Side Barrier Passenger
Side Pole Driver
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Rollover