PART ONE OF FOUR:
2014 Toyota Highlander TRAVEL ADVENTURE SERIES
We’re still preparing the full review of the outstandingly smooth, easy and relaxing 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE.
But there is a slight problem! Far too many great photos! =]
Granted, it is a good problem to have. Especially for a new and sleek machine like this Highlander.
The 2014 Highlander might be a bread/butter crossover model to many people, but to owners: it is a godsend. Small(ish) on the outside, huge on the inside.
The new Highlander is extremely affordable but luxurious – and even really hustles on the roads with the XLE’s standard 270-horsepower V6 and six-speed automatic. It is a really sweet machine overall – one which truly has something to offer every single one of us. Good seats, great perceived cabin quality and materials, and up-to-date tech solutions like Bluetooth and Voice-activated navigation and infotainment.
For families who need a hauler that is large and versatile, the Highlander from $30,000 really checks all the boxes very convincingly. What are your big crossover needs?
Be they seven (or eight as standard!) seats, a huge cargo area, flawless reliability, and even a subtle dash of style – the Highlander really is quite accomplished.
Towing capacity? 5,000 pounds.
Fuel economy with the FWD V6? A true 20/25-MPG that rarely dips below 18-MPG, ever.
But the biggest surprise of all? The 2014 Highlander drives nicely and is even pretty quick!
All while being Toyota-reliable and smoother than any other crossover or SUV this side of the air-suspension-option Audi Q7 or Jeep Grand Cherokee.
PHOTO LOCATION – FENWICK PLANTATION
John Fenwick’s huge plantation on the Stono River in John’s Island, South Carolina dates to the year 1730.
The gorgeous lines of Oak trees create the “12 Oaks Allee” in classic colonial style.
This was the back door to the Fenwick Castle, believe it or not, with the main entrance much grander. The main Georgian mansion home is behind large stone walls and private gates. It is a private residence with no tours available, and strict security on site.
But for photo buffs, this line of old oaks is open to the public near Fenwick Hall off Maybank Road.
Travel Adventures – 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE Visits Old Oaks of Colonial Plantation
Stay tuned for the Highlander’s adventures at:
– the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier,
– the Rosebank colonial cottom fields
– and the Seabrook Island Beach Club!
2014 Toyota Highlander COLORS Animation
2014 Toyota Highlander INTERIOR Photo Gallery