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2014 Toyota Highlander vs. Its Competition

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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.

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum2014 Toyota Highlander2014 Chevrolet Traverse2014 Chevrolet Traverse2014 Dodge Durango2014 Dodge Durango2014 Ford Flex2014 Ford Flex2014 Honda Pilot2014 Honda Pilot2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid2014 Nissan Pathfinder
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The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.
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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.
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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.
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Boring isn't in its vocabulary: the 2014 Ford Flex makes owning a family wagon a statement of style.
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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.
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