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Toyota Highlander Review Rundown

Toyota Motor | Published on 03 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Toyota Highlander
  • Power-split hybrid system
  • Competitive running costs
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The Toyota Highlander is a large SUV with a 20-year history in North America and Japan. The Highlander Hybrid gets Toyota's latest, fourth-generation hybrid electric powertrain. Inside, Toyota has succeeded in taking the Highlander upmarket with this new model.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 38%
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
The Toyota Highlander is a large SUV with a 20-year history in North America and Japan. The seven-seater is similar in length to a Camry, with which it has shared its unibody underpinnings since day one. The Highlander Hybrid gets Toyota's latest, fourth-generation hybrid electric powertrain, which made its debut in the Camry.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful V6 powertrain
  • Comfortable cabin
  • Good standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 53%
Reviewers from Autoexpress have found the following[***]:
Highlander Excel will account for the lion's share of sales, and is priced from £50,595. Both versions of the Highlander feature a 2.5-litre petrol engine, small battery and electric motor system. The electric motors also drive the wheels when the engine is brought into play, with the petrol powerplant acting as a generator for the battery. Cabin technology includes an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Competitive running costs
Cons[**]
  • Comes with a CVT gearbox

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Toyota Highlander adopts a fresh look that genuinely impresses. While previous Highlanders have felt a little flimsy to me, the 2020 model feels solid as a rock. Propulsion for all non-hybrid Highlanders comes from the same engine: a 3.5-liter V6.
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Pros[**]
  • Fantastic infotainment screen
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Toyota Highlander is the perfect choice for parents who wouldn't be caught dead in a minivan. The flimsy plastic trim and rubbery dashboard molding barely felt adequate for a vehicle at the Highlander's $35,720 base price. The Highlander is much happier on highways, where it provides a comfortable ride and a commanding view of the road.
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Pros[**]
  • Rugged, rugged interior
  • Good standard driver aids
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Lack of standard driver-assistance tech

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is available in four trims levels. All come with a new 2.5-liter, 186-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine and twin electric motor generators. The LE starts at $38,200 for the FWD version and $39,800 for AWD.
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Pros[**]
  • New hybrid powertrain delivers more MPGs than rivals
  • Sleek, premium styling
  • Comfortable interior
Cons[**]
  • Unimpressive interior
  • Lacks standard driver-assistance features

references

  1. 1. ^ Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2020 review. Autocar. 2020-07-29. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ New Toyota Highlander 2021 review. Autoexpress. 2021-03-28. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  3. 3. ^ 2020 Toyota Highlander review: Practical but posh. Cnet. 2020-04-07. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum AWD review: Cool tech. Digitaltrends. 2020-08-12. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review. Pcmag. 2020-07-31. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  7. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  8. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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