Toyota Highlander: reviews
Tastes of automotive consumers in Russia and the USnot very different from each other. Manufacturers have long been aware of this trend and are trying to actively use it. The next car, which fell to taste the two continents, is Toyota Highlander. Reviews of both Russian motorists and car owners in America suggest that this is a very successful model.
The first generation of crossover appeared two yearsback. In Russia, it was presented at the Moscow Motor Show in 2010, after another rejuvenation. The debut in our country is a very well-thought-out move, since it takes into account the different tastes of the Russians.
Externally, the car became more aggressive. Manufacturers changed the old dull face with fish eyes to a more interesting, sporty one. A special effect of the "three-dimensional" headlamps of unusual shape. All this will only attract new customers. Complements the picture of the original radiator grille and chrome elements on some parts of the body of Toyota Highlander. Reviewsabout the bright appearance are as enthusiastic asabout the car and its complete set. Designers were able to create an athletic, and at the same time easy crossover. The car is very transformed. What are the 19-inch wheels coming in standard!
For consumers in the US market there are17-inch wheels, as well as a five-seater cabin, a front-wheel drive and a 2.7-liter engine. The Americans also have a hybrid version. For our country, the standard version is equivalent to the maximum American configuration. Needless to say, if the volume of the engine in the version for Russian roads is 3.5 liters, with a capacity of 273 horsepower. Plus, the automatic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive. You can enjoy the fact that the car is equipped with three-zone climate control, wood trim, leather interior, 7 seats, 7 airbags.Consumers like thisToyota Highlander. Reviewsin the press and on the Internet forumsfully confirm this.
Very useful was the reconfiguration of driving performance for adaptation of the car on the Russian market. Pressed a little suspension by means of shock absorbers. This, perhaps, and all the changes.
The drive is full, with a free interaxle differential. The other is not given, but sorry. It turns out that the car is parquet. Even Traction Control will not help with less heavy build-ups.
The interior of the car deserves attention. Outside, it seems that there is less space inside than there is actually. Ergonomics in American traditions. The driver's seat is not very confident. The edges of the chair are not high, and the upholstery itself is slippery - made of leather. Highlander equipped with a chip-key, which you can open the car without even getting out of your pocket key. The engine is also started using the button.
On the speedometer of the car 220 km / h, but at the veryits maximum speed is 180 km / h. It accelerates very fast, even despite not the highest maximum speed. At the same level with him you can put Murano and Honda Pilot, but which do not give the same pleasant moments asToyota Highlander. Reviews of owners describe the sensation when the car is gaining speed or overtaking. His voice is also not childish. You feel at the wheel exactly as a person should feel a leading high-end SUV.
There are no bad roads forToyota Highlander. Reviewsit's easy to understand. And yet the controllability of the car was trained for good asphalt surfaces. But this does not mean that bad roads are a problem for him. Thanks to the large wheels, he manages to overcome small pits and broken roads, which, incidentally, is what the inhabitants of our vast country need.
In general, this car is exactly what we and Americans need. The power is outside and the power is inside. Ergonomics at altitude, as well as the rest of the car.