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Because not everybody cares about the lateral acceleration figures of their midsize crossover.

Exclusive

Four engine choices will power up the new SUV.

Toyota says it expect 85 percent of all new Highlander buyers will get the fuel-saving tech.

New York

Toyota's updated Highlander bowed in New York, showing a fresher face and a more efficient volume powertrain.

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Exciting? No. Important? Definitely.

There's a new Toyota Highlander coming to the New York Auto Show. It's not very exciting, but Toyota's going to sell a lot of them.

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Toyota Racing Development arrives at SEMA this year with five concepts, based on the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, and Land Cruiser. If the public likes them, they just might even go into production.

Recalls

2 Million Of Those Vehicles Are In The US

Toyota is recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide, including 2 million in the US, because the driver's side window power switch could overheat and cause a fire.

Report

NHTSA is blocking former boss David Strickland from testifying for Toyota in a legal case out of perceived conflict of interest.

Recalls

Toyota has recalled 110,000 gas- and hybrid-powered 2015 Camry sedans and Highlander crossovers, as well as 2014 to 2015 RAV4s. Also recalled are certain RAV4 EVs for a separate issue.

Recalls

Toyota has announced a recall of roughly 20,000 vehicles covering the 2014 Avalon, Camry, Highlander (pictured) and Sienna, as well as the 2015 Lexus RX luxury crossover. The affected vehicles are all powered the 2GR-FE engine, which in layman's terms, is Toyota's well-regarded 3.5-liter V6.

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Knocks Out Midsize SUV Competition

Consumer Reports takes its independent vehicle testing procedures seriously. In an era when we have to question the EPA's official ratings thanks to recent re-evaluations from Ford and Hyundai, an independent voice is important. So, when CR says something is the best, it's worth paying attention to.

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Toyota has announced that it will be making a $100 million investment in its Princeton, IN factory in a bid to increase production of its popular Highlander CUV. The move will create 300 new jobs by 2016 and increase the total number of crossovers the plant can produce by 30,000.

Recalls

General Motors has confirmed to Autoblog that the Pontiac Vibe is included in Toyota's just-announced recall action. The Vibe and the Toyota Matrix share a large number of parts, including the affected cable to the airbag.

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UPDATE: The text below has been amended to include new details provided by Toyota.

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General Motors finally has something to celebrate about. The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain aced the latest round of small overlap front crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety among nine midsize SUVs, and they both scored a Top Safety Pick+ accolade. However, Honda, Mazda and Kia fared badly with their entries earning Poor ratings in the Overall safety category.

Recalls

Toyota has announced a small recall of its redesigned, 2014 Highlander over issues with one of its seat belts. The affected vehicles, which were built from November 20, 2013 to January 18, 2014, could have a seatbelt assembly in the middle seat of the third row that wasn't properly secured to a floor anchorage at the factory.

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Do Muppets drive? We're not sure it's necessarily a good idea, but it's been known to happen. Fozzy called his hibernating uncle's Studebaker a bear's "natural habitat," and Doctor Teeth wouldn't get the Electric Mayhem very far without his band's psychedelically painted school bus. But how about Rolf in a 2014 Toyota Highlander?

First Drive

Unsung Hero Gains A Bit More Attention

Midsize crossovers like the Toyota Highlander tend to play a thankless role in the life of today's modern family.

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We now have pricing for Toyota's redesigned 2014 Highlander, which is seeing moderate price hikes across the board. Prices for the popular crossover have been bumped from less than 1 percent to less than 3 percent on lower-end models (anywhere from $125 to $890, depending on trim). Toyota has increased prices on higher-end XLE and Limited models more substantially – between 4.1 and 4.5 percent ($1,480 to $1,700). The Highlander Hybrid sees its price increase 2 percent ($930). The new model

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In 2006, I bought a Scion xB (the super upright, first-generation one), and I always had this wild dream of turning the xBox into an aquarium after it had run its course in my personal test fleet. Long story short, that never happened. But apparently the folks at Toyota got wind of my idea – only, well, this isn't exactly what I had in mind.

Corolla and Highlander get makeovers, while hydrogen fuel-cell car on horizon

In August, Toyota enjoyed its best month of sales in more than five years. The company sold more than 231,000 cars in the United States, a number that topped Ford for the second month in a row.