Inconspicuous and sensible, the Highlander has what it takes to haul up to eight in quiet comfort. A 185-hp, 2.7-liter four-cylinder or optional 270-hp 3.5-liter V-6 both pair with a six-speed automatic; front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. A hybrid combines the V-6 with two electric motors for 280 hp. The Highlander provides an adequate driving experience with accurate steering and a well-controlled ride, but it’s more focused on interior niceties and storage.