The 2014 Toyota Highlander is all-new this year with 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque from a 3.5L V6 hooked up to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine has been used in other Toyota products and it’s got plenty of power to move the 2014 Toyota Highlander around with 5,000 pounds of whatever you care to tow. There’s also 8″ of ground clearance so you can take it off road and get it muddy which is exactly what we do in this off-road review to see how it does when you take it off the highway and into the dirt.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.