The 2013 Toyota Highlander is an excellent choice for a do-all family vehicle; it offers plenty of interior space and utility. Let’s take a closer look.
Model — 2013 Toyota Highlander
MPG — 20 City / 25 Hwy
Engine — 2.7L 4-cyl. or optional 3.5L V6 engine, which can tow up to 5,000 lbs.
Price — Starts at $28,870
The 2013 Toyota Highlander is a family friendly SUV that offers multiple trim levels: base, Plus, SE and Limited plus, the optional hybrid engine choice.
Standard on the Highlander is a three-zone automatic climate control with air filter. Our test vehicle was a Limited, which offered navigation with Toyota’s Entune® apps and JBL® which includes 6.1-in. touch-screen with integrated backup camera display, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, nine JBL® speakers including subwoofer, SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio™ with iTunes® Tagging, USB port connectivity and control, and hands-free phone capability, advanced voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth®.
Highlander’s purposeful styling is complemented by elegant touches like chrome accents, color-keyed outside mirrors and door handles, and standard alloy wheels. Highlander SE adds integrated fog lights, a power tilt/slide moonroof and a power liftgate with jam protection.
Our drive across New York state showcased the powerful yet fuel-efficient V6. The seats were comfortable as well as adjustable with 2nd row reclining seats with innovative second-row seat design. It offers a user-friendly cabin and the SUV was easy to maneuver on the highway and in parking lots. There was plenty of storage.
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The 2013 Toyota Highlander is an affordable midsize SUV with third row seating and plenty of options in a very popular category.
Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you. For more information, go to www.toyota.com.
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