New Toyota Highlander a Huge Hit for Active Families

The all-new, 270-horsepower Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle (SUV) is a no-compromise, midsize, three-row SUV that brings together the best in style, technology, comfort, capability, and safety. VehiclesTEST has covered all the new features in this thorough third-party Highlander video road test.

Its exterior design conveys both refinement and strength, which complements a totally redesigned interior that raises the bar in its segment and is a huge hit with active families.

With three-row seating for up to eight, an array of standard features, a host of available in-cabin technologies, and increased cargo capacity, the new Highlander offers a nuanced balance of style, comfort and utility. The total package is capped off with three powertrain choices: a fuel-efficient 2.7- liter four-cylinder engine, a powerful 3.5-liter V6 with a new six-speed transmission that will produce excellent all-around capability, and a V6-powered Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain that delivers fewer emissions and segment-leading miles-per-gallon for a three-row mid-size SUV.