2012 Toyota Highlander
2012 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV built and sold by Toyota. Since its introduction in 2001 it has been a major seller for the company and was in fact its top-selling SUV until 2006, when the RAV4 took over as number one. It was also the first car-based crossover SUV to be sold in the United States. Most vehicle transport companies have plenty of experience shipping a Highlander, so you shouldn’t come across any unexpected problems. In this helpful vehicle transport article we will discuss the current (as of 2012) models available on the Highlander, including their key features, as well as what factors can affect your overall vehicle transport quotes and prices.

The Highlander currently comes in five models, the Highlander, SE, Limited, Hybrid and Hybrid Limited. The Highlander features a 50/50 split-fold third-row seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, seven airbags and a Center-Stow second-row seat. The SE features a power liftgate, leather-trimmed first-and-second-row seats, a powered tilt/slide moonroof and multi-stage heated front seats. The Limited features a wood-grain interior trim, 10-way powered driver’s seat, three-zone automatic climate control and the Smart Key System. The Highlander Hybrid features electronic on-demand 4WD, 280 hybrid system net horsepower, a Hybrid Synergy Drive and EV/ECON modes. The Hybrid Limited, the most expensive Highlander model, features a wood-grain interior trim, 10-way power driver’s seat, three-zone automatic climate control and a Smart Key System.

The Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV built on the Camry platform, so typically it shouldn’t cost vehicle transport companies too much to ship in terms of its size or weight. This means that you won’t see exorbitant overweight vehicle transport fees, which can really add up on heavier vehicles. The two most important factors that will determine your vehicle transport quote are the pickup and delivery cities, or where your Highlander needs to come from and go to. Vehicle transport companies like to travel through major metropolitan areas and highly-traveled interstate highways, as they are usually the fastest, cheapest ways to get around the country. As such, if you’re shipping from or to a city that’s off the beaten path, chances are you’ll be paying a bit more, as vehicle transport companies need to be able to still make a profit despite spending more to go off their normal routes. If you need vehicle transport services on a budget, it’s best to speak to a live representative and see if there are ways to keep your prices low without sacrificing your pickup window.

But regardless of your budget, or where you need to ship your Highlander from and to, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online vehicle transport quote request form and you’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. American Auto Shipping is fully licensed, bonded and insured. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to one of our live representatives if you have questions or concerns about our website, services.. So go ahead, fill out our free form or give us a quick call, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and all your vehicle transport needs.

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