This week I am driving
I once rented a Highlander 4X4 to escape an ice-storm in
All three lines boast a 270-hp 3.5-liter V-6, an increase of 55-hp from the ’07 model, which will adequately drive the 2X- and 4X4 iterations. There’s a beefy towing package that adds 5k lbs of towing capacity, and includes a beefier radiator and engine oil cooler, transmission oil cooler, stronger cooling fans, and a 150-amp alternator to keep tall the gadgets running smoothly.
Neat gadgets, too. The Sport- and Limited versions include a standard rear-view camera, and the Limited-edition vehicle we drove had the optional DVD entertainment system as well as the GPS navigation system and sunroof.
Let’s talk about value for a moment.
Remember, I am not a
If you figure the average rate of inflation in the US through August of this year was about 2.45%, the base vehicle's price increase is not out of line. If you don’t morph into a bean counter everytime you read a window sticker, then the price increase for the top-of-the-line edition is moot. You wanna drive one of these, or not?
Either way, the new Highlander is a solid driving machine.
Almost makes me look forward to another ice storm in