Five Reasons the Toyota Highlander Could Be Your Car This Year


Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

Thinking about getting a new or used car this year? See why the Toyota Highlander is a contender.

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

Five Reasons the Toyota Highlander Could Be Your Car This Year

It’s a new year. And before we get into the whole new year, new me, let’s get serious for a moment.

What are some things you plan on accomplishing this year? I have goals, but I don’t make resolutions. I feel they will easily fail you, so it’s best to take it one day at a time.

However, we are starting to do some car shopping. We would love to upgrade to a new SUV or “modern van” in the next year. If you’re planning on buying a new (or used) vehicle this year, I have a few suggestions on why the Toyota Highlander could be your NEW Car this year!

I had a chance to drive this beauty for a week. I wish I could have kept her longer, but ya know how that goes.

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

Here are my opinionated reasons why you would love this car:

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

1. You have ROOM. This SUV gives you a lot of room. Room to store your groceries easily in the back. Room to stretch your legs. Room in the back seat, the middle seat and front seats. As a person almost at the height of six feet tall, I need ROOM! This is a MUST in our next vehicle. We have three growing boys, and they are quickly outgrowing our medium size SUV. You can seat up to eight people (if you pick the second-row captain’s chairs, it knocks it down to seven, but who’s counting?), with all of the seats reclining (yes, even the third-row seat reclines!).

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

2. Luxury. If you want an upgraded SUV, but not ready for a 70K vehicle, this Toyota Highlander gives you a luxury-type SUV with a middle-class budget. I love all the loaded features in this particular Highlander. I also love the sleek design, especially on the model I reviewed. The nautical blue is a beautiful color. This “style is anything but boring.”

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

3. Safety Ratings. If you’re looking for an SUV with 5-star government safety rating, the Toyota Highlander passing them with flying colors. It receives five stars for overall vehicle score, five stars for side crash, four stars for rollover, four stars for frontal driver side and five stars for the passenger side.

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

4. Family Friendly Vehicle. Got a family? Then this is an SUV you should put on your bucket list to check out. I love the captain bucket seats in the middle, and a third-row bench. All of the seats fold down for additional storage and hauling larger items. I didn’t have a chance to run to Ikea to test this part out, LOL. It was named the 2015 Best Hybrid SUV for Families and 2015 Best 3-Row SUV for families by U.S. News &  World Report.

If you have a child with Autism, this is a vehicle worth considering. Not only do you have five-star safety features, but the built-in entertainment system, captain seating (making it easy to get the child in and out of the vehicle) and the roomy distance is ideal for a family with a child on the spectrum.

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

5. The technology. If you enjoy the convenience of modern-day technology in your vehicle, this baby is for you. I tested the limited edition, which came fully loaded. It has a DVD system with two headphone sets. I can’t tell you how thankful I was to have this feature. When you’re on the road with kids or a long drive, being able to watch a movie or play video games can help keep everyone entertained. And having headphones they can slap on their ears to drown out their noise, even better! I also loved the Entune™ Audio with Intelligent Touch entertainment system, GPS features, additional safety features (including a rear-view camera and blind spot signals on the windows). One neat safety feature I liked is the Available Lane Departure Alert (LDA). This feature warns you when you’re drifting out of your lane. It’s safe to say Toyota thought of everything.

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

Even Kelley Blue Book gave it their 2015 Best Buy of the Year award! (see more awards here)

 

 

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

 

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

When you’re ready to start hunting for a new vehicle, I hope these tips will be of some help. I had a wonderful time driving this Highlander all around Mid-Michigan and beyond. Even with the average gas mileage, I would add this Highlander to my list of contenders. Our family values quality, safety features, and room. When it comes to hunting for a new SUV, these reasons are why the Toyota Highlander could be our new car!

And let’s not forget, Toyota is here to help you go places!

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

 

Are you shopping for a new vehicle this year? What do you think of this Toyota Highlander? Leave me a comment below! I would love to hear what you have to say and hopefully help you pick out a new vehicle this year!

 

Searching for a new car this year? Read my Five Reasons The Toyota Highlander Could Be Your New Car This Year

 

Disclaimer: Big thanks to DriveShop and Toyota for lending me this 2015 Toyota Highlander for a week. While they provided the car for a review, all reasons and opinions are my own! 
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26 Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    January 4, 2016
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    I am in the market for a new car and this is my number one choice. I test drove one last year and loved it.

  2. January 4, 2016
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    The Highlander sounds like an amazing car. I will definitely consider this when it’s time to get a new car.

  3. January 4, 2016
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    Our kids are growing out of our vehicle so quickly! Their father and I don’t need that much space, but they sure do. The Highlander is probably something we should look into.

  4. January 4, 2016
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    You will have to look for a new car in September. I will have to add this one to the list to check out.

  5. I’m such a huge highlander fan. It has such great styling and room, and the gas mileage is great for a vehicle of that size.

  6. January 4, 2016
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    The highlander sounds like a practical option that looks great too. I can see it being perfect for travelers!

  7. That Toyota Highlander is gorgeous! I just bought a car so I am not in the market for one right now, but I do know a few people who are so I’ll have to share this car with them.

  8. January 4, 2016
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    That is a great looking car. I love SUV and hatch backs for all the space they provide! I’ll have to give this a looking into when I buy my next car

  9. January 4, 2016
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    I really could use that big trunk! My car it is just not enough trunk space. Looks like a nice ride all around!

  10. January 4, 2016
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    This is a great post. Those of us who do not have special needs children don’t have a clue in how many ways they impact your life. I totally understand how having a vehicle that makes your lives easier is so important.

  11. January 5, 2016
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    I love hearing about successful ventures in new cars. As a mom I think that details about these cars are so important so that you know what will work for your family. Beautiful car too!

  12. January 5, 2016
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    I agree, I had a Highlander and it is the one that got away. I didn’t realize how much I’d miss the luxuriousness and versatility of that car.

  13. January 5, 2016
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    Definitely a nice looking car. And I love how spacious it is. I’ve always loved SUVs and I could see myself driving that car.

  14. January 5, 2016
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    This looks like a great car. We have a couple of Toyota’s and we love them. This may be in my future when I need to get a newer car.

  15. January 5, 2016
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    Yes! We have a hybrid Toyota Highlander and we absolutely LOVE it! Best car I’ve ever owned! I want to trade my van in for another one, lol!

  16. January 5, 2016
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    My friends are looking for a new car and this might be one they would be interested in! I’m going to share this with them.

  17. Bonnie @wemake7
    January 6, 2016
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    That looks like a very nice ride. I could see myself driving around in that lol. I love it.

  18. January 6, 2016
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    We are not on the market for a new car but this would work great for our family. I would definitely consider this if we will be looking for a new one.

  19. January 6, 2016
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    Excellent review!

    I prefer driving an SUV these days. Like you said, they offer lots of room, and I do not feel so closed in.

  20. January 6, 2016
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    My husband and I were chatting about getting a bigger vehicle since it is so difficult traveling with kids and family in a small car.

  21. CourtneyLynne
    January 6, 2016
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    Ooooooo the Toyata Highlander sounds like a pretty sweet ride. I am planning on getting a new car this year. I will have to check these out!

  22. January 6, 2016
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    I really like the space in this SUV, I will have to test drive one soon while I go car shopping this year.

  23. January 6, 2016
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    That’s a really nice car! I’ve got a few more years with my current car but I’ll be saving up for the next vehicle.

  24. January 8, 2016
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    What a beautiful vehicle. I would love this for our big family, would be great for adventures.

  25. January 8, 2016
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    I always love this car when I see it! Wish I was in the market for a new one!

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