New Toyota Highlander Spied With Chiseled Body, Loses Cardboard Cladding

New Toyota Highlander spied with chiseled body, loses cardboard cladding

A new Toyota Highlander is on its way, and this is the second time one of our spy shooters has caught it out testing. Initially, we saw a Highlander with bizarre cardboard cladding, but this prototype is outfitted in more traditional car camouflage. And boy has Toyota covered it up.

Some details are still recognizable through the camo such as the grille and headlights. It's easy to tell the grille on this generation of Highlander apart from the grille on the old, especially when they're lined up right next to each other. There appear to be curved ridges showing through the black, unlike the straight bars we see on the Highlander directly behind it. Much thinner, LED headlights are displayed alongside the new grille, poking through their shrouding. The side mirrors have new mounting points and are shaped differently, too.

2019 Subaru Ascent Vs Honda Pilot Vs Toyota Highlander: How They Compare On Paper

2019 Subaru Ascent vs Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander: How they compare on paper

We had a good long-look at the 2019 Subaru Ascent during the LA Auto Show and dug deep with 15 fast facts about the new three-row family SUV. It certainly looked competitive in person and today we have an even better idea of what it delivers on paper, as full pricing was announced today, joining a full set of specifications.

To the surprise of no one, we've fired up the old spreadsheet comparison generator to see how the all-new 2019 Ascent compares to the 2018 Honda Pilot and 2018 Toyota Highlander. Besides being two of last year's best-selling three-row SUVs, the Pilot and Highlander are also the closest in general concept to the new Ascent. They should also cater to similar buyers. There are of course numerous other worthy contenders, including the Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Mazda CX-9 and the best-selling Ford Explorer, so if you want to see their specs, check out the Autoblog compare tool.

2017 Toyota Highlander Quick Spin

2017 Toyota Highlander Quick SpinEach and every year, millions of vehicles are bought to be used solely as a means to an end; the end being getting to and from work, the mall, or the grocery store, and the means being, say, a Toyota Highlander. It's not the quickest crossover, nor is it the best-handling. In fact, it's not exciting at all. But those things don't matter even one iota to the Highlander's target buyer, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Toyota's midsize crossover is a very sensible automobile, and Toyota is equally as sensible for providing a huge number of buyers with exactly what they want.

Toyota Sienna, Highlander To Feature On-board Vacuum Cleaners

Toyota Sienna, Highlander To Feature On-Board Vacuum CleanersThe Toyota Sienna and Highlander are both getting a family friendly new feature: on-board vacuum cleaners.
Taking a page from the Honda Odyssey minivan’s playbook, Toyota is adding an on-board vacuum starting this spring with the Sienna getting the option this month and the Highlander getting it in April.

2016 Toyota Highlander Rewarded Iihs Top Safety Pick Plus

2016 Toyota Highlander Rewarded IIHS Top Safety Pick PlusThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the 2016 Toyota Highlander its top safety honor.
This is a repeat performance for the 2016 Highlander, which also was a top safety pick plus in 2015. But thanks to more stringent rules in 2016, which require a ‘good’ rating in the small overlap test, Toyota made structural changes to the crossover to improve small overlap performance.