I’m most interested in a higher-profile vehicle because when it rains, I don’t feel safe driving the puddle-laden streets in my Corolla. Don’t get me wrong: she’s served me well, but just too small. My daughter would be pleased to have her – my son might be too. Their needs differ from mine.
The Kia Sorento I once had was loaded with great features that I’d also love to have in my Highlander. Externally it had fog lamps, proximity sensors, and back-up sensors in addition to the rear-view camera. The interior features I miss most are the push-button start, XM radio, and heated seats. It also had built-in sun shades for rear passengers and interior nightlights.
Now you can get models with a 360-degree camera view, which I’d love to have, and I’d also appreciate the remote control rear hatch – so that it opens and shuts at the touch of a button. Plus the newer Highlanders have a 5000-pound towing capacity!
Maybe next time. For now, my little Corolla continues to be a serious little workhorse.