Through its extensive research, TheCarConnection.com has discovered that the 2009 Toyota Highlander comes equipped with a wide range of very desirable features. What's more impressive is how many of those features are included as standard fare, especially on the higher trim levels. The 2009 Toyota Highlander is, in the words of Edmunds reviewers, "truly optimized for family use."
According to reviewers at Edmunds, the base version of the Toyota Highlander has "17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, a fold-flat third-row seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, a CD stereo with an auxiliary input jack and full power accessories," all as standard. ConsumerGuide adds that Sport models get a "leather-wrapped steering wheel w/radio controls [and] 8-way power driver seat," while the Limited includes "dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery," and "AM/FM radio w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3 changer."
As with most vehicles, the really exciting features for the 2009 Toyota Highlander are available as options. Some of the more noteworthy choices include "a navigation system, JBL premium audio, a backseat DVD player, [and] a moonroof," according to Cars.com. For those looking to make a style statement, Car and Driver reports that Toyota offers "optional 19-inch wheels" for the 2009 Toyota Highlander. Kelley Blue Book rounds out the options list by noting that "multi-stage heated leather front seats" and a "power liftgate" are available, along with "Bluetooth phone connectivity."