New 2014 Toyota Highlander compared to 2013 model

The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment is hugely popular in the global market and currently gaining huge momentum in the developing car markets as well. The Sports Utility Vehicles represent class and supreme sturdiness. These vehicles are not only comfortable travel companions but designed to exude sheer power and tough durability the SUVs simply rule the roads. These big and tough vehicles can really take on rough and hostile terrains and be close to the hearts of the adventure loving car enthusiasts.

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However, given to the rough and tough aspect which is an integral part of a SUV, the vehicles don’t really come with a really oomph factor. While most of the other segments of the auto sector gives a stress on the looks and style of the car, the SUVs always concentrate on strength and are like the muscular hunks paying less attention to the facial looks. As a result, most of the cars belonging to the midsize SUV segment carry a rather taken for granted looks, which the people are usually acquainted with and sport no real design innovation.

However, this notion about the general looks and appeal of a SUV has been gone for a complete makeover with the new 2014 Toyota Highlander. The world’s largest auto maker, Toyota is really keen on presenting a new look for its SUV and that is apparent in the 2014 Highlander. Unlike the vehicle’s 2012 and 2013 versions, the Highlander 2014 reportedly shows off a bold design language that is quite unexpected.
Though these changes mainly involve cosmetic changes and under the hood you get to have the almost same Highlander SUV, the Japanese car major at least paid attention to the design innovation shortcomings in the car.

The new 2014 Toyota Highlander sports an aggressive styling with a wider, bigger opening on the grille and newly designed headlamps. The 2014 Highlander opposes its previous versions that stressed on looking meaner and tougher by brandishing vertical fender flares. Instead for the 2014 version the Japanese auto giant has chosen to endow the vehicle with remarkable crease on its side panels. This design line starts from the rear of the front wheel well and extends up to the Highlander’s stylish taillights.

The rear view of the new 2014 Toyota Highlander is massive and good looking and is kept very similar to that of the other rival SUVs in the market, such as the Nissan Pathfinder and Mazda CX-9.  It is said that imitating an object is really a form of appreciation, and this is really which Toyota has done by complementing the back look of the new 2014 Highlander by the looks of its very close rivals.

As for the interior looks of the vehicle is concerned, it flashes a newly designed three-spoke steering wheel and more clean looking instrumentation cluster that really appears to be user-friendly.  The space for the third row passengers has increased by 4.3 inches, which will definitely make the 2014 Highlander a more favored vehicle for large families.

This post was written by

Pavan Kumar – who has written posts on Toyota Cars India | New Toyota Car | Latest Toyota cars.
I am into the auto blogs field for quite a long time. Living my passion of reviewing cars.

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