The Toyota Highlander was the first car based midsize SUV, when it was first launched in late in 2000 in Japan. Known as the Kluger in Japanese and Australia, comes mainly in 5 seated or 7 seated configurations. It was an instant hit in no time as soon it was launched and became the sale success for its company. Created basically as a crossover by its manufacturer, it delivers car-like handling with smooth transitions, impressive and striking capability, and flexible and supple cargo options. The model fills many diverse roles, and does so affordably, making it an exceptional value.
This model was available in three types in the US which were the Base model, the Sport model, and the Limited model. AS the time passed by there were various modifications and enhancements made in this midsize SUV. The latest SUVs led a vast improvement on its predecessor. Although the previous model returned a well honored fuel economy, the hybrid power plant was far from inconspicuous. The anti-lock brakes, brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution were designed in very standard manner. Along with these altercations there were changing were made in the comfort zone of these of the riders. With the entry in to the year 2007 the side airbags became standard and the also the new curtain airbags gained a rollover sensor.
Consumer Guide Automotive ranks this vehicle into one of the 18 classes based on size, price and market position. Its stupendous and standard features of traction control, ABS, curtain-side airbags that cover all seating rows, front-side airbags, and a driver-knee airbag and its top class antiskid system makes this SUV a very attractive four-wheeler. The Interior style is well-designed, classy and smart with a comfortable cabin with many convenient features which absolutely fits itself with its robust and stylish and high quality exteriors. The SUV may be a very capable family or a commuter or a touring vehicle, but it is not ideal for the hoi polloi who need a heavy-duty utility truck for more demanding climates or rough terrain.
In spite of above drawbacks the SUV appeals to consumers who want an SUV image, cargo-carrying capability and car like driving feel and characteristics. SUVs are generally elevated, oversize wagon dressed for the long duration outdoors. The instruments are clear and simple, controls and amenities are conveniently located and easy to use.
Overall the Toyota Highlander is one of the best mid-size car based SUVs available in the market nowadays revealing you personality, attitude and gives a perfect style statement