Toyota Highlander Tops Consumer Reports Best Vehicles of 2014

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Toyota’s Highlander was named the top mid-size SUV by Consumer Reports, the magazine said on August 26, 2014.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Toyota Motor Corp’s Highlander took the top two spots in its category: The hybrid version was first among midsize SUVs and the gasoline version second. The redesigned Highlander averaged 25 miles per gallon overall in its hybrid version, and towed an impressive 3,500 pounds.

Toyota last week announced that it would increase production of the Highlander at its plant in Indiana by investing $100 million and adding 300 jobs by the summer of 2016. Consumer Reports says it gathers at least a year of field data on a vehicle’s reliability before it offers a “recommended” rating. For more on the rankings, click here.

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