What do you get when you demand a midsize SUV that is efficient, durable, rugged, and easy to maintain? Something that looks a lot like the 2010 Toyota Highlander. This Highlander model was one of the first of the new kind of crossovers that debuted over a decade ago. The midsize SUV quickly stamped out a niche for itself by combining the design, ruggedness and practicality of a typical SUV with the more refined design and smooth handling qualities of a passenger sedan.
In this post, we will take a more in-depth look at the 2010 Toyota Highlander and consider how much it goes for in South Africa today. We will consider the prices of foreign used and locally used versions.
Prices of 2010 Toyota Highlander in South Africa: Foreign Used (Tokunbo or Belgium)
Foreign used 2010 Toyota Highlander is still readily available in the Tokunbo market. On the average, foreign used Toyota Highlander 2010 model can be purchased for between R$133,200 and R$270,000 depending on the trim. Factors like currency exchange rate at the time of purchase, custom clearance fees and other basic tariffs, the condition of the car and other related factors also affect the eventual price of the SUV.
Representing the model’s second generation, the 2010 Highlander remains one of the go-to midsize SUVs in an increasingly packed segment. Like most other Toyota Highlander models, the 2010 Highlander was design last for a long time and still maintain top efficiency and overall functionality. The market for used vehicles has grown over time in South Africa and Toyota has been a big part of that. If you desire to purchase a midsize SUV that offers value for money, then getting a foreign used 2010 Highlander should be on top of your list.
Prices of Locally Used Toyota Highlander 2010 in South Africa
The 2010 Toyota Highlander is one of the most common midsize SUVs on the road today. You wouldn’t expect anything less from a vehicle that has proven its reliability, ruggedness and efficiency over the years. While Foreign used cars are generally seen to be more reliable than locally used versions, the latter offers a cheaper and less stressful option.
Like all other vehicles, prices of locally used 2010 Toyota Highlander are affected by several factors which include the condition of the vehicle and how neat the used vehicle is at the period of purchase. Sometimes, the place of purchase also affects the eventual price the vehicle goes for. A neat locally used Toyota Camry 2008 model can be purchased for between R$126,000 and R$216,000.
2010 Toyota Highlander: Things You Should Know About the Vehicle
The 2010 Toyota Highlander represents the model’s second generation and remains a standout in an increasingly crowded segment. One of the vehicle’s lovely attributes is its functionality and overall operation. Though a powerful 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine was introduced in the 2009 base model, the 3.5-liter V6 really attracts buyers because of the nice balance it offers between energetic performance and moderately good fuel economy.
The 2010 Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV that is offered in four main trims – The base trim, Sport trim, SE and the Limited trim levels. The entry-level Highlander features 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, cloth upholstery, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker CD audio system with an auxiliary audio jack. A fold-flat third-row seat is also standard on the V6 models and can be erased if preferred.
The Sport trim, like the name is sportier than the base trim. It boasts a lovely 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, automatic headlights, fog lights, roof rack side rails and a flip-up rear window in the lift gate. The interior is also boosted with upgraded features which include a power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and cargo area-mounted releases for folding down the second-row seats, a 3.5-inch screen that shows trip computer information and images from the customary back-up camera.
The safety department boasts safety features that are easy to use. These features include antilock disc brakes, stability regulator and hill-start assist that prevents the SUV from rolling backward when climbing a hilly road. All-wheel-drive models also feature Downhill Assist, which aids the driver make a slow, controlled descent on steep surfaces. The Highlander’s cabin is tailored with seven airbags, which include side-impact airbags for front seat passengers, side curtain airbags that cover all the rear rows and a driver-side knee airbag.
The midsize SUV also features a gorgeous cabin, particularly on top-of-the-line Limited models. Visibility is brilliant and the upfront layout of gauges and panels makes for pleasingly intuitive operation. Compared to the prior models, the 2010 Toyota Highlander’s passenger section offers noticeably better head-, leg- and elbowroom. While some competitors offer larger interior for vehicles in the same category, the Highlander still boast a fair enough interior spaces to comfortably accommodate 5 passengers and 7 passengers with an optional third row.
The front passenger seat and the second-row seats are very comfortable with loads of legroom. The third row though can be quite tight and uncomfortable for adults with limited leg room. The seat is uniquely designed with a removable centre section that stows effortlessly in a special cubicle beneath the center console. It also makes it very easy to access the way-back seat even with a child car seat strapped into the middle row.