The Toyota Highlander is one of the best-selling family SUVs on the market. The 2022 model has a hybrid option and with 36/35 mpg, it’s clear to see that this SUV is the ultimate family machine. Although it is extremely family friendly, there are of course compromises that have been made to make this car such a great car. For example, the trunk space has been reduced for the 3rd row seats, maybe more plastic than there should be, and yes, piano black is used more than it should be, which easily becomes dusty.
To combat this, the aftermarket industry has come up with many accessories that help SUV and minivan owners love their Highlander even more. In fact, when the minivan era was looming in the 1990s, almost every suburban household with a Sienna or travel trailer in the driveway had a roof-mounted cargo box or had some sort of attachment. trunk extension attached. Jeff Wistner asked which accessories were good for the 2022 Toyota Highlander on Facebook’s Toyota Highlander Owners Club. Here’s what a few owners shared.
Phi Pham commented on the post, saying, “Maxliner all-weather floor mats. With a 7 month old and 3 year old, it’s a lifesaver to keep the carpet clean. Since the 2022 Toyota Highlander is a family-oriented SUV, having a good set of rubber floor mats is ideal considering all 3-year-olds are messy and always spill their orange juice. Plus, rubber floor mats protect against things like mud, dirt, and debris. It’s a family SUV, right? That means trips to the beach, which means sand-filled flip flops.
James Durrenberger commented that any type of Mega Warrior installed on your roof is a great accessory. As I mentioned above, roof racks and cargo boxes were and are the most popular accessories that owners of full-size minivans and SUVs install to add more cargo space. If you remember the 2005 Disney movie, “Cars,” you might remember the two minivans that got lost on the highway. The male van had the cargo box on top.
Jon Grainger recommended a dashcam. Dashcams are very important, especially if you are driving with your family. I’ve met countless people who have been labeled not guilty in an accident solely because of their dashcam. A regular dashcam will cost you between $20 and $50 and the good ones will cost around $80 and up. It is good to invest in everything related to security. Whether it’s a dash cam or even an aftermarket sensor system (the 2022 Toyota Highlander comes with Toyota Safety Sense).
All in all, I think these accessories make for a great, safe, reliable and easy to clean Highlander if you have a family. Trust me when I say your minivan or Highlander would thank you.
Harutiun Hareyan reports Toyota news to Torque News. His automotive interests and extensive experience testing new cars give his stories a sense of authenticity and unique perspectives. Follow Harutiun on Twitter at @HareyanHarutiun for Toyota Daily News.