2012 Toyota Highlander Base V6 from North America


Excellent automobile and great value!


Seat frame broke.

General Comments:

This car has been amazing as far as reliability, fuel economy, and comfort. It has a V6 engine that never lacks for power, and with its 5800 lb weight, it has always remained a steady 22 MPG fuel economy.

The interior is very quiet, and after nearly 78000 miles, there are few body noises to have to put up with.

The steering is solid, and it takes road bumps and dips with no noticeable discomfort at all.

I have pulled a trailer with ease, even on hills.

There is plenty of room in all of the cabin, with the exception of the 3rd row seats, which are not at all feasible for adults.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2017

2012 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5 V6 from North America


Actually... nothing.

General Comments:

Truly a seriously comfortable car. Yes it was expensive, but we keep vehicles a very long time (not the Sonata... 5 troubling years), but the last Toyota car we owned we had for 12 years.

It has been totally trouble free. Navigation is a bit clunky... but works just fine.

The JBL sound system is amazing (the subwoofer is pretty good for original equipment). We have Galaxy smartphones, so no issues with bluetooth. I can stream iā™”radio... or make calls with no problems.

The seats are supportive and comfy (one 14 hour trip straight thru produced refreshed drivers when we got home - the only vehicle we have ever owned that was comfy that long). Kids love the DVD system. Another plus...

I feel even though this vehicle was expensive to purchase, it is a great value. It has amazing resale value, and if we were to trade it in (would only be on another Highlander or Lexus RX-350), we wouldn't have lost so much money... like we did with the trouble prone 07 Sonata SE (paid $25,000 for it... and got $3,500 for it with only 48,000 miles on it... what a total disappointment...).

Absolutely would recommend the Highlander to absolutely anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2015

20th Jun 2015, 19:25

It's not completely fair to compare a Hyundai to the Toyota vehicle. Toyota was making cars back in the 30s, and Hyundai didn't start to around the mid 60s. The Hyundai motor company is kind of the new kid on the block.

27th Apr 2017, 16:35

So has anyone seen a 1930s Toyota or a 1960s Hyundai ever on a road in the USA? I was driving in the 1960s; never saw a new Hyundai then. In fact I know I had never even heard the name in the 1960s or 70s.