The 2014 Toyota Highlander is a three-row crossover midsize offered LE, LE Plus, Axle and Limited trim levels. Eight passengers seating standard on the LE, LE Plus and Axle, and passengers seats are optional on the 2014 Toyota Highlander Axle and standard on the 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited. The 2014 Toyota Highlander base LE gets things started with a 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights, heated external mirrors, a rear spoiler, cruise control, camera rearview, a height-adjustable driver seat, a sliding and reclining 60/40 -uyahlukana the second row seat, a 60/40-split third-row seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 6.1 inch central touch screen and a six-speaker CD sound system with auxiliary audio jack and iPod / USB interface.
The 2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus you get foglights, a flip-up rear hatch window, an adjustable-height power liftgate, tri-zone automatic climate control, improved upholstery leather and synthetic (“SofTex”) and in various ways, an eight-way power driver seat , a leather-wrapped wheel steering, satellite radio and HD radio. The 2014 Toyota Highlander Axle boasts 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, roof Rails, keyless entry / ignition, leather upholstery for the first and second rows (SofTex for the third), an upgraded driver information display, an auto-dimming in a position to see something rear mirror, a 110-volt power to the store in the second row, the second retractable-row sunshades, the sound driver by speaking passengers in the rear (“Driver Easy Talk”), an 8-inch screen is central and the Antun App Suite with mobile-app integration.
Finally, the top-shelf Limited comes packed 19-inch wheels, LED running lights, ambient interior lighting, heated seats and the spirit of the front, driver memory functions, a four-way passenger power seat, dual seats in the second-row captain’s table, a blind -spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts, rear parking sensors and a 12-speaker JBL audio system. The 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited exclusive offers two options packages. Driver Technology package includes automatic high-beam control, adaptive cruise control, a collision mitigation system with automatic braking, lane-warning system from and Safety Connect Telematics Toyota. Platinum package starts Driver Technology package and adds a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel and the seats heated second-row captain’s.
Optional both the 2014 Toyota Highlander Axle and Limited is a rear-seat entertainment system with 9 inch display and Blu-ray player. As noted, the 2014 Toyota Highlander Axle also eligible chairs chief of the second-row, although if you want to be lit, Limited only way to go. There are no factory options on the LE and LE Plus.
2014 Toyota Highlander Interior
2014 Toyota Highlander’s cabin was in power quality Highlander previous-generation, but Toyota has made amends. Gone are the bland hard plastic that is used to cover the dashboard, surfaces supple with fancy stitching at the seams. The gauge cluster has a contemporary look than before, thanks in part to the many activities the information display that sits between. Although the 6.1-inch central touch-screen, well, a bit of both basic form and function, the newly available 8-inch unit is much more satisfying with its graphics better performance.
Toyota has baked a lot of storage features into the interior of the 2014’s Highlander. There is a unique dashboard shelf, for example, what a perfect resting place for phones, with a hole in the bottom that lets you feed him with the power of a point below. Also, the storage box under the armrest console is much broader than before, providing what Toyota describes as into a large bag.
Sadly, the last Highlander slick 40/20/40-split second-row seat with his seat, removable been discontinued, so there is only a standard 60/40-split bench seat and chairs the captain’s available. On the other hand, those second row seats slide farther forward now, to allow easy third row. If you’re waiting for the big time in the way back, we should warn you that adults will still find it cramped relative other competitors. Kids will be fine, however, and the three-across seating is offered in the Highlander credentials as a substitute of the truck. The 2014 Toyota Highlander Axle and Limited and have a neat feature that allows you to use a Bluetooth microphone to broadcast your voice to the people sitting in the back through the speakers Highlander’s. Now you can say, “I’m turning now if you guys do not cut it out!” want without craning your neck.
On the front cargo-carrying, the new height-adjustable power lift-gate memory settings height (standard on 2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus trims and above) are a boon garages with low ceilings. However, Maximum hauling capacity dropped to 83.7 cubic, from the robust 95.4 cubes last generation. The new Highlander giving 13.8 cubes after third-row seat, which beats last year’s 10.3.
2014 Toyota Highlander Engine
The base 2014 Toyota Highlander LE starts with front-wheel drive and a 2.7-liter-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The transfer is automatic six-speed. Fuel economy is rated at an unimpressive 22 mpg combined (20 city / 25 highway): barely better than the V6 is so strong. Optional on the LE and standard on all other trims is a 3.5 liter V6 engine, rated at 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque in this application. Automatic transfer is again a six-speed, but you can specify or front or all-wheel drive. The front-wheel drive V6 configuration is rated at 21 mpg combined (19 city / 25 highway), and awd V6 tick drops 20 mpg combined (18 city / 24 highway). At the test, we recorded a 7.3-second 0-60-mph time 2014 Toyota Highlander Axle awd, which is about a second quicker rate for this crossover SUV segment. A well equipped Highlander V6 can be said up to 5,000 pounds.
2014 Toyota Highlander Safety
The 2014 Toyota Highlander rolled with traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, a driver knee airbags, a front passenger seat-cushion airbag and full-length side curtain airbag. A camera rearview is also standard. In a mixture of panic stop 60 mph in a hospital test, a Highlander Axle awd owned braking distance of 116 feet, a good distance in this class. The brake action has a feel squishier than we’d like, but this will not be a deal breaker for many consumers.
The 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited trim gets a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, and the optional Driver Technology package adds a frontal collision warning and mitigation system, lane-departure warning and Safety Connect Telematics Toyota. Unfortunately, these things are not available on a lesser Highlander trims.
In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an Highlander received the highest possible rating of “Good” in the moderate-printing directly overlap, side-impact and roof-tests. In the frontal test print a small overlap, the Highlander received the second rating of “Acceptable.” Its design seat / head to prevent rated “Good” for Whiplash protection in rear impacts.