Enjoy the journey in the 2015 Toyota Highlander
This week I had the opportunity to test drive the 2015 Highlander LEPlus; a top rated vehicle on Edmunds.com. I have been looking forward to this particular test drive because the Highlander is one of the most popular cars on our lot. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about! Thankfully, I was not disappointed.
The first thing that I noticed about the Highlander is how nice it looks. It’s a very pretty SUV; the color of the one I drove was called “Shoreline Blue Pearl”. Basically…a very nice light blue/gray. The interior was just as nice as the exterior. The Highlander gave me great back support and was comfy to drive, which is a huge plus for me. The drive itself was very smooth and I felt like I was in control of the vehicle. I felt as though I was sitting up high, which I enjoy when I drive.
The features of the Highlander are extensive so I am going to focus on the ones that stood out to me the most…
1. Three-Zone Climate Control
There is nothing I like more than controlling the AC/heat in the car, much to my husbands dismay. With this feature, we can both be happy by controlling our own sides of the car, AND there’s a separate control for the back! I love it!
2. Power Lift Gate
The trunk of the Highlander raises and lowers with the simple push of a button. I love the convenience of this feature.
3. Eco and MPG Display
On the dash, there is a display that shows the driver if they are driving economically and how many mpg they are averaging while they are driving. I love that you can see if you are driving efficiently in real time and you are able to adjust your gas usage accordingly.
4. Third Row Seating
Who doesn’t love extra room! The third row seating makes the Highlander able to seat up to 8 passengers! Love it!
5. Driver Easy Speak
Ok, this feature is really awesome, especially for parents! Basically, Easy Speak is an in-car intercom system (available on XLE and Limited models). Instead of turning around to talk to your kids in the backseat, keep your eyes focused on the road ahead and intercom your voice (through Bluetooth) throughout the car. Genius.
The Highlander is equipped with Toyota’s Star Safety System; six advanced accident avoidance technologies. The one that stuck out to me was the Vehicle Stability Control. This comes standard on all models and basically helps prevent traction loss-perfect for slippery winter weather.
I only covered a small portion of the many, many features that the Highlander LE Plus has, but you really need to come check it out for yourself!
Call 540-268-0880 to schedule a test drive!!
But don’t just take our word for it. See the glowing review of the 2015 Toyota Highlander at Edmonds! Edmonds.com2014 Toyota Highlander SUV – Rating Details