2014 Toyota Highlander vs. Its Competition

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Three-row crossovers are SUV replacements, and some of them still lean toward the sport-ute look and even some of the off-road-capable hardware.

The Dodge Durango is probably the best example of that kind: though it can carry a boatload of passengers, it's also equipped with a relatively rugged all-wheel-drive system and has a V-8 option for towing.

The Honda Pilot has the SUV look down pat--but it's all look.

The Pilot's the prototypical crossover, only in its latest version it looks less appealing, and has a really thrifty looking interior, especially by Honda standards.

The Nissan Pathfinder is new for 2013 and it's chucked its old SUV bona fides and thrown in with the crossover crowd; it's based on the Altima sedan now, and has a CVT and a six-cylinder, with fuel-saving versions in the pipeline.

The Chevy Traverse sizes up nicely against the biggie Pathfinder, and it's just as carlike, with only a big V-6 and an option for all-wheel drive.

Finally, the Ford Flex is the closest thing to a real station wagon you can buy.

It's missing only the faux-wood paneling to complete its Fairlane-alike styling--make your own and save up for the fantastic turbocharged EcoBoost powertrain.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.
8.0
The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse offers up all the practicality, space, and features that will make a big family happy--provided you prefer an understated style.
8.4
The 2014 Dodge Durango is a great family hauler, and a top-notch utility infielder when you need extra brawn—made better this year with some important upgrades.
8.8
Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style.
7.6
Despite the 2014 Honda Pilot's truck-like exterior, it's one of more practical and family-friendly models on of the market today.
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With a new hybrid model, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has the Toyota Highlander and its hybrid model in its sights.
MSRP From     
$29,215$30,795$29,995$29,015$29,670$29,210
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door I4 LE (SE)FWD 4-Door LS2WD 4-Door SXT4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LX2WD 4-Door S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
887787
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Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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