The 2016 Kia Sorento Is The Three Row Crossover For Everyone

What do you get when you mix up an X5, an Explorer, and throw in a dash of Durango? You get the 2016 Kia Sorento, that just made its US debut at the LA Auto Show. It is easy to dismiss the Korean mid-sizer, but the Sorento may be the best alternative to the usual suspects like the Highlander and Pilot. » 11/22/14 9:03am 11/22/14 9:03am

Oh No, I Pissed Off Terry Crews, Am I Going To Die?

I'd never been so scared after checking my Kinja notifications as when I saw "Terry Crews replied to you" in my dropdown menu. Turns out, the real Terry Crews indeed read my post about his Toyota Highlander/Chrysler Town & Country debacle. Am I going to die? » 2/19/14 4:00pm 2/19/14 4:00pm

Toyota Highlander Pitchman Terry Crews Prefers Chrysler Minivans

Here we have a lovely Battle of the Beige: Toyota Highlander vs. Chrysler Town & Country. If you need the versatility, you'd probably go with the T&C. But if you're being paid to advertise the Highlander, you probably shouldn't go with the T&C. » 2/18/14 12:00pm 2/18/14 12:00pm

The 2014 Toyota Highlander Has No Rival, No SUV Can Be Its Equal

You'll have to forgive me for all of the Queen references I'm going to make while covering the reveal of the 2014 Toyota Highlander today. There's not really much here for driving enthusiasts, and so quoting "Princes of the Universe" may be the only way I can make this interesting. » 3/27/13 9:03am 3/27/13 9:03am

The Problem With Crossovers

Today we heard that Toyota is coming out with a new Highlander at the upcoming New York Auto Show, and it gives us a chance to assess of one the most dominant segments in the car world: the crossover. » 3/14/13 5:00pm 3/14/13 5:00pm

Three killed in new case of Toyota flip-flop-related acceleration

Three elderly women were killed this morning in Albany, New York, when a 55-year-old woman driving a Toyota Highlander drove into a group of people standing on the sidewalk. Unintended acceleration? Not so much. Her flip-flop was caught under the gas pedal. Another sad case illustrating the real cause of unintended… » 8/10/11 6:00pm 8/10/11 6:00pm

Patton Oswalt Rewrites Toyota's Annoying Ads

Comedian Patton Oswalt finally puts words to the feeling of many Americans, saying he hates "the materialistic little asshole" portrayed in Toyota Highlander ads, and offers a few rewrites via the Twitter hashtag "toyotahighlanderrewrite." KFC's on us, anytime. [Twitter] » 1/19/11 4:30pm 1/19/11 4:30pm

Reader Fixes Anti-Wagon Toyota Commercial

We still hate the anti-wagon Toyota Highlander commercial with the heat of a thousand burning 458 Italias, but we'll give credit to reader HammerheadFistpunch for making it more palatable with a touch of Dukes of Hazzard. » 11/09/10 3:40pm 11/09/10 3:40pm

The Toyota Highlander Is Breeding Assholes

Toyota's decided to advertise the new beige Toyota Highlander SUV by getting some punk-ass kid to bash the Buick Roadmaster wagon. I hate this kid. » 11/08/10 1:30pm 11/08/10 1:30pm

Toyota Hybrid Breaks Down, Towed Off Track Before NASCAR Event

A Toyota Highlander Hybrid parade vehicle used for driver introductions at Lowe's Speedway this past weekend wouldn't start and had to be towed. Hopefully we won't see this from next weekend's Camry hybrid pace car. » 5/19/09 11:00am 5/19/09 11:00am

2009 Toyota Highlander To Get Four Cylinder Option

The 2009 Toyota Highlander will be offered with two fewer cylinders thanks to a new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Toyota says the new engine will generate 187 HP and 186 lb-ft of torque while meeting ULEV standards, but they're not talking fuel economy quite yet. What… » 8/15/08 9:20am 8/15/08 9:20am

Toyota Lays Off 800 Contract Workers In Japan

Toyota is laying off 800 contract workers at its Fukuoka plant in southern Japan, the first time it has canceled work contracts before they're complete. The plant currently builds the Lexus RX330 and the Toyota Highlander, which are feeling the effects of the American SUV sales slump. After Toyota's announcement of an » 8/05/08 3:30pm 8/05/08 3:30pm

Toyota FCHV-adv Gets New Fuel Cell Hybrid System, Has Over 500 Mile…

The Japanese government (who didn't have anything to do with Prius development) has given approval for domestic market leasing of Toyotas newest fuel cell hybrid, the FCHV-adv. We don't know if our assumed graphic update properly represents the new look of the updated FCHV, but the updated goodies under hood and… » 6/06/08 11:20am 6/06/08 11:20am