You read that correctly – American built car… the Toyota Highlander, is made here. Toyota moved some of its production to the States. While Toyota is not an American owned company, it has factories in Indiana. Let us know in the comments below how you feel about purchasing an American built car from Toyota.
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2014 Toyota Highlander Reviewed
- The Toyota Highlander is built in Princeton, Indiana.
- The vehicle is a nice mix of being spacious enough, with three rows of seats, without feeling like a massive SUV, like the Tennessee-built Nissan Pathfinder.
- I really love the keyless entry feature. Don't worry – it won't let you lock your keys in the car either!
- I'm loving the air conditioned and heated seats. Regardless of the season, I know I'd use both settings year around.
- The safety features are unparalleled.
- If you're about to switch lanes it will beep loudly to let you know there's a car close and not to change lanes. (Unlike the Jeep Overland, however, it doesn't make any noise alerts if you're about to side swipe someone.)
Not So Stylish Attributes
- This isn't really a ding, but the Highlander is lower to the ground than other vehicles in its class, like Jeeps. It has the advantage of being easy to get in and out of, but when you're driving it, you feel lower to the ground.
Overall, I really loved driving it!
Image Credit: Toyota
I like that you stressed “American built”. People complain about foreign cars, but they are made in the US by US workers. Do you think the Koreans complain about the GM plant in Seoul!!
I will never buy a foreign “transplant” car. Why? We have great American companies who make cars here too. We need to support American companies first. Toyota is not part of the UAW. We need jobs that will bring back the middle class. Working for Toyota in one of their plants here is not going to do it. I have faith in GM & Ford who make wonderful cars and trucks, so I will not be looking elsewhere.
We appreciate hearing your thoughts, Michele. Don’t miss all our American made auto reviews – https://www.usalovelist.com/category/by-category/auto/
I would prefer a car, like the Highlanders. We’ve had a series of SUVs including an Expedition which was huge. I always felt like I was driving the city bus!
I agree with you, Susan! The Highlander is a good size, without being overwhelming.
I love that the Highlander feels like a car not a truck. A nice easy drive without the bulk of a truck.
It’s true, Elizabeth. The Highlander is less like driving a truck, and more like driving a sedan (in the sense that it’s longer than some SUVs) and like driving an SUV (in the sense that it’s higher off the ground.)