Bill Fay, Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. said "We listened and made improvements where it counts for consumers. Our goal was to create a mid-size SUV with "No Sacrifice”. Current owners told us that Highlander is “just the right size” for maneuverability, but that it could use some extra space. So, we increased passenger seating capacity AND cargo capacity through structural changes and a close attention to interior packaging. We were able to achieve this without greatly expanding the external size of the vehicle."
The all-new, Indiana-made Highlander will reach dealer showrooms in early 2014.