Our 2018 Toyota Highlander SE V6 AWD test car.Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider The 2018 Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular crossover SUVs in the US. Toyota sold nearly 216,000 Highlanders last year, making it the third best-selling, mid-size SUV in America. The 2018 Highlander starts at $31,230 while top-of-the-line Hybrid Limited Platinum models start at $48,480. We loved the Toyota Highlander's versatility and refinement, but we were disappointed with its poor driving dynamics and lackluster infotainment system. The Toyota Highlander has long been one of America's most popular family crossover SUVs. In 2018, Toyota sold nearly 216,000 Highlanders in the US, making it the third best selling mid-size SUV behind only the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Through May, sales are up 12% this year with more than 92,000 Highlanders rolling off American dealer lots. The Toyota Highlander originally debuted in 2000 as a softer, more family-friendly alternative … [Read more...] about We drove a $42,000 and a $50,000 Toyota Highlander to see why it’s one of the best family SUVs money can buy — here’s what we discovered
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Produced by Judy Rybak and Josh Gaynor "This was an enormously high-profile case," says Bill Rankin, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a "48 Hours" consultant. "They were a big-time power couple." On Sept. 25, 2016, Tex and Diane McIver were heading home after a long day of golfing and an evening of drinking. A friend who did not drink was at the wheel of Tex's SUV. Diane was in the front passenger seat and Tex was right behind her. He says he was fast asleep. Not far from home, they hit traffic and exited the highway. Tex says he woke up afraid that they were in a bad neighborhood. He asked his wife to hand him the .38 caliber handgun gun he kept in the car's console. Minutes later, with that loaded gun now in his lap, Tex says he fell back asleep. "And it went off," he later told police. Tex McIver shot his wife of 11 years in the back. She died during surgery. "Can a .38 Special just accidentally go off?" '48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher asked … [Read more...] about Atlanta attorney fatally shoots wife in SUV: Accident or cold-blooded murder?
Alison Millington, provided by Published 4:21 am, Monday, April 9, 2018 REUTERS/Edgar Su TripAdvisor has revealed the winners of its 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards for Airlines — and some of the results are pretty surprising. The winners were chosen based on airline reviews submitted on TripAdvisor Flights or via one of TripAdvisor’s review collection partners from February 2017 to February 2018. It took both quantity and quality of reviews into account. While Asia holds the highest number of winners in the 10 best airlines in the world, one UK airline made the list — and it wasn't British Airways. Scroll down to see the 10 best airlines on the planet, as chosen by travellers, ranked in ascending order. LATEST BUSINESS VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing SUVs Steal This Year's NY Auto Show Associated Press Poll: Most Millennials Are in Debt...Here's Why Veuer Stock Markets Slump for Second Day on Fears of Trade War With China … [Read more...] about The 10 best airlines in the world, according to travellers
When Honda unveiled the redone 2017 CR-V, one of its most potent competitors -- the Toyota RAV4 -- was still rocking a body from the 2013 model year. Now it's Toyota's turn to be the freshest crossover on the market.Toyota will debut the 2019 RAV4 SUV at the 2018 New York Auto Show at the end of March. The automaker offered no additional information, but it included a teaser image that shows off the new ute's shape, which doesn't appear radically different to the old model. Simple formulae tend to work best in this segment anyway.Even though the current RAV4 is pretty old in Car Years, it's still performing great in terms of sales. 2017 was its best year ever with more than 400,000 sales in the US, compared to the CR-V's 377,000 sales. It bears noting that Toyota doesn't separate retail (consumer) and fleet (rental) sales, though, and Honda doesn't sell much if any vehicles on the fleet side, so take those figures with a grain of salt.If there's one thing Toyota embraced well before … [Read more...] about 2019 Toyota RAV4 heads to 2018 New York Auto Show
The question we’re supposed to answer here is “should you lease this car?” If you live where it’s available, you should absolutely go get a Clarity. The Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle is a brand new design for 2017, and it’s the first of three different vehicles planned for the platform. The other two are a standard hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, and they are expected to be released later this year. Vehicle Introduction & Overview Automakers have been talking about a hydrogen-electric car for decades, and various prototypes have been made and tested. Toyota was first to market with their Mirai, and now Honda has delivered the Clarity. Honda conducted a prototype beta test a few years ago called the FCX Clarity, and the test went well enough that the Clarity is now in regular production. Honda produced the Clarity for a couple of reasons. First, there’s strong political support to explore hydrogen as part of a general push toward clean power, and … [Read more...] about You can basically drive a brand-new Honda Clarity for free