Pros & Cons:
- Exceptional safety scores
- Smooth flight
- Fuel-sipping base four-cylinder engine
- Versatile interior
x Four-cylinder is underpowered
x Marginal cargo area with all seats being used
x Tiny third row
Toyota Highlander 2010
The 2010 Toyota Highlander is readily available with either a four-cylinder engine that's paired with front-wheel drive, or a V6 that can be mated to either front- or all-wheel drive. When it was new, test drivers said the 2010 Highlander had a comfy flight, however, while fuel-efficient, the base Highlander felt underpowered. Base front-wheel drive, four-cylinder models get a remarkable 20/27 mpg city/highway, while also four-wheel drive V6 designs obtain fairly good ratings of 17/23 mpg city/highway. Customers kept in mind that while it's definitely not sporty or fun to drive, the Highlander's flight is really smooth as well as its light guiding aids the Highlander feel relatively maneuverable.
Customers noted that its interior isn't really as luxurious as some rivals' as well as its readily available 3rd row wasn't roomy. Test drivers claimed the Highlander's inside was high-quality for the class, and also they appreciated its user friendly electronics. The Highlander's freight room is above-average also. Base models seat five, however a readily available third-row seat improves capability to seven. The base 2010 Toyota Highlander comes with two-wheel drive and a six-speaker stereo with accessory sound input jack. Attributes on higher trims include a 3rd row, leather-wrapped wheel with audio controls, leather-trimmed seats, navigation, wood-grain-style indoor trim and push-button ignition.
Other Cars and trucks to Consider
If you like the Toyota Highlander but desire an SUV that's more fun to drive, have a look at the 2010 Mazda CX-9. When it was brand-new, customers said it was among the sportiest SUVs you could buy, with excellent handling and also plenty of power from its V6 engine. The CX-9's composed, tight handling means that its ride may be a little bit stiff for shoppers looking for maximum convenience. Nevertheless, with conventional seats for seven and more typical attributes compared to the Highlander, the Mazda CX-9 continues to be a great alternative.
The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse likewise ranks competitively in the class. Customers claimed the Traverse was among the most well-shaped midsize crossovers thanks to its comfortable ride, adult-sized third row and also good gas mileage. It additionally offers up to 8 seats as well as has one of the most cargo space in its course. The Traverse isn't really nearly as sporty as the Mazda CX-9, however test drivers said if you remain in the marketplace for a family crossover, it deserves a location at the top of your wish list.