2018 Toyota Highlander Reviews are Finally In

Automotive experts clearly have a high opinion of the 2018 Toyota Highlander. Reviews tell us that:

  • “In a segment where family values equal safety, room, comfort and reliability, the 2018 Toyota Highlander SUV is bound to please.” – Kelley Blue Book
  • “The 2018 Toyota Highlander delivers much of what families want in a three-row crossover at a reasonable price.” – Car and Driver 
  • “The 2018 Toyota Highlander is one of the best picks available for a versatile three-row crossover SUV.” – Edmunds.com

Let’s dig down deeper into why the industry’s top critics lauded the new Toyota Highlander. 

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“The Highlander's seats, ride comfort and utterly silent atmosphere are nearly as good as you'll find in SUVs from corporate cousin Lexus.”

Kelley Blue Book

“Powered by a recently revised 3.5-liter V6 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is both powerful and fuel-efficient.”

The Car Connection

“Toyota fits the Highlander with some of the most advanced safety technology in its class … enough to earn a Top Safety Pick+ nod from the IIHS.”

Motor Trend

“Off pavement, the Highlander performed well and was able to handle dirt without getting bogged down too much.”

Why Do Critics Heap Such Praise on the 2018 Toyota Highlander?

Calling the new Toyota Highlander “one of the quietest SUVs we’ve ever measured”, Edmunds.com naturally drew attention to its first-class interior. Comfort features include:

  • Heated Seats
  • Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Leather Upholstery
  • 12-Way Power Driver’s Seat with Memory Function and Power Thigh/Lumbar Support 
2018 Toyota Highlander Passengers

And comfort never comes at the cost of versatility. There’s plenty of space across all three rows, plus up to:

  • 13.8 cubic feet of storage behind the 3rd row 
  • 42.3 cubic feet of storage behind the 2nd row 
  • 83.7 cubic feet of storage behind the 1st row

With up to 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque available from a 3.5L V6 engine, a 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity, and numerous off-road features, experts from Motor Trend and Kelley Blue Book were floored by the vehicle’s capability. 

2018 Toyota Highlander Technology

To deliver safer performance whether driving between Aurora and Oak Brook at night or changing lanes in Joliet during the day, the following safety features noted by The Car Connection are included as standard:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist 
  • Automatic High Beams 
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 
2018 Toyota Highlander Folded Seat

Toyota of Naperville is Home to the Latest Toyota SUVs

Whether you want to arrange a test drive in the Toyota Highlander or apply for financing, turn to the team here at Toyota of Naperville. Contact us today for any advice or assistance. 

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