Toyota Highlander – 2013 Toyota Highlander :Your Sturdy new Ride

Toyota Highlander – 2013 Toyota Highlander :Your Sturdy new Ride
30 Oct 2012

Designed to stand out and engineered with Toyota’s legendary quality, 2013 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size sport utility vehicle and comes out as a smooth performer. Boasting of spacious, flexible interiors and progressive safety technologies, one gets to enjoy a lot of that family goodness with the Highlander. 2013 Toyota Highlander review shows the full-featured model to stand out among its category.

Toyota Highlander Exterior

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2013 Toyota Highlander – New Sturdy

Exterior and Interior

Although one, may find the 2013 Toyota Highlander a bit more spacious in the front cabin, there is really not much of a difference. Highlander is one of the lesser 3-row crossovers. On the exteriors, you will find an optional moon roof, variable intermittent windshield wipers and an optional power liftgate. The maximum cargo volume in the model, as per 2013 Toyota Highlander review is class competitive. Leather is optional for the standard fabric upholstery. You get standard CD stereo with MP3 jack; tilt/telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning and elective 3-zone automatic air conditioning. The touch-screen navigation system and rear entertainment system are optional. There is a removable center seat in the second-row bench.

Enjoy a new display audio system with Bluetooth audio and a USB port. Other features include display, reading lamps in second row, cargo cover, black roof rails, one-touch second-row seat folding etc. The base model as well as SE trims has seventeen inch alloy wheels and the limited trim level includes chrome roof rails and 19-inch wheels.

Engine and Performance

One will find 3 powertrains available on the 2013 Toyota Highlander. The base offers four-cylinder that makes 187 horsepower with front-wheel drive. Don’t expect stellar fuel economy here although the model can deal with heavier loads. 3.5-liter V-6 Highlander with 270-horsepower is not too different though you may like the automatic five-speed. The Hybrid, with 5-liter V-6 and 280 hp altogether is simply ideal for those looking for something big and yet green. Keep in mind that the larger engines may lap up more gas. The fuel tank will need to be refilled more often

2013 Toyota Highlander is just perfect for those looking for a great enjoyment outdoors. This powerful machine has a modern style along with a great attitude for performance and is a sports utility vehicle. Designed to maximize power and reduce emissions, the available models are Highlander 4WD V6, Highlander and Highlander 4WD V6 Limited. The Highlander can also be had as a Hybrid.

With MSRP of $39,970 – $46,170, summing up on 2013 Toyota Highlander review, the vehicle offers a versatile second-row seating. One will find easy to fold rear seats and comfortable front seats as well as highly responsive transmissions what you may not like are those sappy brakes and conflicting cabin materials as well as the cramped third row.

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Jyotsna Ramani

Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since.