Toyota's big crossover, the Highlander, gets a major update for the 2014 model year.

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The Highlander is a three-row vehicle.

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Toyota incorporated new styling, using a design language also seen on its SUVs.

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A camera on the windshield contributes to driver assistance features.

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This 3.5-liter V-6 makes 270 horsepower. The Highlander can also be had with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder or a hybrid drivetrain.

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The Highlander can be had in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive formats.

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Ground clearance comes up to 8 inches.

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Toyota offers automatic high beams on the Highlander, but LED headlights are not available.

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The taillight casings form an architectural element in the body.

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The rear window opens separately from the rear hatch.

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A power liftgate makes rear access effortless.

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With the middle and third rows down, the Highlander boasts 82.6 cubic feet of cargo space.

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A panoramic sunroof option adds to visibility.

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Middle-row captain's chairs are an option.

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The dashboard includes a shelf for small electronics.

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Electric power steering is well-tuned for this vehicle.

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A center LCD shows a variety of information, such as trip data and navigation.

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This all-wheel-drive status screen shows which wheels are getting torque.

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A six-speed automatic is the only available transmission.

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The Highlander includes a differential lock function and descent control.

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The rearview camera includes overlay lines, but no true trajectory guidance.

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The head unit's home screen shows navigation, the weather, and the current music playing.

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All cabin tech functions are available on this smartphone-like interface.

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Entune, Toyota's connected technology, enables a number of data-driven apps, such as OpenTable.

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The fuel prices app helps you locate the cheapest nearby gasoline.

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Toyota adds perspective-view maps to the navigation system.

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Voice command activates Bing search.

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Yelp is a nice addition for finding restaurants and other businesses.

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Music sources include HD Radio and Bluetooth streaming.

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The now-playing screen shows album art and track information.

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The premium JBL audio system includes this subwoofer mounted in the lift gate, but it produced a lot of distortion.

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