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2014 Toyota Highlander Price In Nigeria – Reviews And Buying Guide

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2014 Toyota Highlander for sale – The 2014 Toyota Highlander is one of the best vehicles for families because of its comfortable ride, eight passenger seats, and refined cabin. It has lots of in-cabin storage space, a high-end interior, and a good estimated fuel economy.

2014 Toyota Highlander in Nigeria
2014 Toyota Highlander in Nigeria

The 2014 model was fully redesigned. Included in the model are an available eight-passenger seating, a height-adjustable power liftgate, an improved interior quality, and a six-speed automatic transmission for the V6 trims.

2014 Toyota Highlander Trims & Features

The 2014 Toyota Highlander is a three-row midsize crossover that comes in four trim levels which are the LE, LE Plus, XLE, and Limited.

The LE trim has standard features which include;

  • 6.1-inch touch screen.
  • A USB port.
  • 18-inch alloy wheels.
  • Automatic headlights.
  • A sliding and reclining 60/40-split second row seat.
  • Voice recognition.
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.
  • An auxiliary audio jack.
  • An iPod/USB interface.
  • Cruise control.
  • A rear spoiler.
  • Heated exterior mirrors.
  • Rear view camera.
  • Remote keyless entry.
  • Six speakers.

The LE Plus adds more features which include;

  • HD Radio.
  • A moon roof.
  • Alloy wheels.
  • Tri-zone automatic climate.
  • Satellite radio.
  • A flip-up rear hatch window.
  • Upgraded upholstery with synthetic leather.
  • Fog lights.
  • An adjustable height power lift-gate.
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel.
  • Power adjustable driver’s seat.

The XLE trim has the same features as the LE trim and includes;

  • Moon roof.
  • 18-inch alloy wheels.
  • A sunroof.
  • An upgraded driver information display.
  • A 110-volt power outlet.
  • Retractable second-row sunshades.
  • Diver voice amplification for communication with rear passengers.
  • The Entune App Suite with mobile-app integration.
  • Keyless ignition and entry. Second-row seats.
  • A 4.2-inch driver information display.
  • Navigation.
  • Leather trimmed first and second row seats.
  • 8-inch touch screen.
  • Push-button start.

The Limited trim is a top-of-line loaded trim and has standard features which include;

  • Heated and ventilated front seats.
  • 19-inch wheels.
  • Driver memory functions.
  • 12-speaker JBL audio system.
  • A blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alerts.
  • Dual second row captain’s chairs with an in-between table.
  • LED running lights.
  • Ambient interior lighting.
  • 12-speaker audio system.
  • Power-adjustable front seats.
2014 Toyota Highlander
2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Toyota Highlander Engine

The 2014 Toyota Highlander has a composed handling and a compliant ride. In terms of riding on the road, it has no issue. The base LE is equipped with a standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder V6 engine that produces 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It is also equipped with a responsive six-speed automatic transmission. Optional on the LE trim and standard on other trims is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is also a six-speed automatic. It can either be driven with a front wheel or an all-wheel-drive system. During its performance testing, the 2014 model ran from 0 mph to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds which is quicker than average for an SUV that size.

2014 Toyota Highlander Fuel Economy

The 2014 Highlander base LE trim has an estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg combined with 20 mpg city run and 25 mpg highway run. The LE Plus, XLE, and Limited front-wheel drive have an estimated fuel economy of 21 mpg combined with 19 mpg city run and 25 mpg highway run. The all-wheel drive has a 20 mpg combined with an 18 mpg city run and a 24 mpg highway run.

2014 Toyota Highlander Safety

Safety features that come standard on the 2014 Toyota Highlander include;

  • A driver knee airbag.
  • A rear view camera.
  • Front seat side airbags.
  • Traction and stability control.
  • Antilock disc brakes.
  • A front-passenger seat cushion airbag.
  • Full-length side curtain airbags.
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.

2014 Toyota Highlander Interior

2014 Toyota Highlander Interior
2014 Toyota Highlander Interior

The interior of the 2014 Toyota Highlander has a high-quality material. The former hard plastics that used to cover the dashboard in previous models have been changed to supple surfaces that have fancy stitching and seams. The gauge cluster is now more modern than before because of the multifunction information display that is situated in the middle. This can be found in the XLE and Limited trims.

The  6.1-inch central touchscreen in the base LE trim is slightly basic both in its form and function but the 8-inch in other models is more satisfying and has improved graphics alongside good functionality.

2014 Toyota Highlander Interior in Nigeria
2014 Toyota Highlander Interior in Nigeria

There are now many interior features that come in handy when driving. There is a shelf on the dashboard which is suitable for placing phones and it has a hole at the bottom that the phone can be connected to for charging. The storage box under the arm console is now more spacious and gives enough room than previous models.

The XLE and Limited trims have a neat feature that allows the owner to use the Bluetooth microphone to talk to those at the rear seats. The cargo capacity has dropped to 83.7 cubic feet from the previous 95.4 cubic feet in previous models.

2014 Toyota Highlander Price

Brand New 2014 Toyota HighlanderN9.7 Million
Nigerian used 2014 Toyota HighlanderN5 Million
Foreign used 2014 Toyota HighlanderN7.7 Million

2014 Toyota Highlander Buying Guide

Before getting the 2014 Toyota Highlander, there are few things to take into consideration. They include;

  1. PERFORMANCE: In the 2104 Toyota Highlander trims, only the base LE comes with a low performing engine which is the 2.7-liter engine. If you are looking for a trim that is much faster, other trims would be the best as they are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine.
  2. APP NAVIGATION: Even though the 2014 Toyota Highlander’s interior has really cool features, accessing most of them is not so easy. If you are the type who prefers easy access car models, the 2014 Toyota Highlander may not be the best choice.
  3. TIGHT THIRD ROW: The third row of the 2014 Toyota Highlander is quite squeezed. It is good for children but not so great for adults, not even adults that are small. Therefore, if you have a family filled with full-grown people, it would not be a comfortable ride for them if any of them happen to be in the third row.

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