Cost cutting measures by Toyota leave Mark Phelan of the Detriot Free Press cold. Or perhaps the cheap interior materials leave him hot, we suppose it depends on how you look at it. Regardless, Mr. Phelan makes it very clear that the Highlander does not match up to Toyota's typical quality and certainly does not match up to the hype surrounding Toyota's latest hybrid SUVs. What we found interesting was that during Mark's testing he only achieved 20 mpg. That is about what we experienced in our fully-loaded Ford Freestyle. Hat tip to The Auto Prophet for sharing this with us.

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