Talking Cars (MP3)

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2024 Grand Highlander is all-new for Toyota, as the name suggests it's bigger than the Highlander and slots beneath the larger Sequoia. The Grand Highlander shares powertrains with its namesake while borrowing a performance-oriented turbocharged hybrid from the Lexus RX and Toyota Crown. We share our first impressions of the Grand Highlander, its driving dynamics, the HybridMAX engine, controls, and if the bigger size will help Toyota to stave off competition from the redesigned Honda Pilot and the new Mazda CX-90, as well as against current formidable competition from the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride. Also, we discuss whether removing doors on a Jeep Wrangler or the Ford Bronco is safe.

 

SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:16 - First Impressions: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

01:16 - Engine Options

03:28 - Highlander vs. The Grand Highlander

06:44 - The Size

09:36 - Interior Styling

11:46 - Controls

13:06 - Driving Characteristics

16:25 - Toyota’s 3-row SUV lineup

19:42 - Question: Is it safe to drive a Jeep Wrangler or Ford Bronco without any doors?

 

 

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Longer 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Boasts Big Power

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/suvs/2024-toyota-grand-highlander-review-a7963942236/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

2023 Toyota Grand Highlander

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/toyota/grand-highlander/2024/overview/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

Many Popular SUVs Lag Behind in Rear Seat Safety, New Crash Tests Show

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/car-safety/many-popular-suvs-lag-behind-in-rear-seat-safety-a6607362245/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

SUV and Truck Buyers May Pay Thousands More for Life-Saving Feature, CR Study Shows

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/car-safety/consumers-may-pay-thousands-more-for-life-saving-feature-cr-a8886263392/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

Car Safety Guide

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/car-safety/car-safety-guide-a6462424223/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT

 

 

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