2017 Toyota Highlander First Drive Review and Road Test – DETAILED in 4K UHD!

For 2017 Toyota has put the Highlander under the knife for a significant refresh. In addition to the new nose the Highlander gets a new V6 engine with more power, an eight-speed automatic that improves acceleration and fuel economy and a revised hybrid system. While some could ask for a bit more third row legroom or a larger cargo hold, the 2017 Highlander doubles down on all the things Highlander shoppers are looking for.

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  1. I am not sure why Toyota / Lexus has gone to that obnoxious front grill. It just takes all the sleekness out of what should be very smooth lines. The front grill should not be the first thing you look at but with Toyota, it is. The 4Runner looks like it was designed to be driven on the moon.

  2. Is it it much bigger than the Rogue 3 row. I think this being on the smaller end of the mid-size CUVs and the Rogue being on the larger end of the compact CUVs should make them similar, no..?

  3. OK, but overpriced without much style…As, someone said, the Highlander needs a redesign with some style. But, if you're just looking for an SUV and style is not your thing, this one is for you. Otherwise, look elsewhere (Kia Sorrento, CX-9…or if you can afford it, the MDX), you'll get better options, with styling. Good Luck

  4. My wife just got a 2017 Highlander.  Wow,  a 25000 dollar car overloaded with 15000 dollars of worthless junk which will cost who knows how many thousands to fix.   America needs to import the basic Toyota FJ70 which is available all over the world which has no automatic anything.

  5. Regarding the A/C and the Start & Stop system, I test drove the 2018 XLE model today. In the process, I discovered the Start & Stop system has a button to manually turn it off if you don't want to use it. Does anyone know if the 2017 also has this?

  6. Ive driven this car a lot and the handling is C+ and ride C+. It is borderline jarring for a big SUV when u hit bumps and potholes. It is unnecessarily stiff. Worse than prior highlanders.

  7. Damn…I was thinking about getting a Pathfinder but now that I know two gallons of milk can fit in the center console I'll never need another car!!

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