A few weeks ago it stormed here, really bad actually, we had tons of lighting, the roads were flooding and it seemed like it just came out of the blue one night. It had been so hot and dry here and we love it when we get rain, except when it storms so bad that we lose all electricity or we’re driving in it. But that happened. We lost our electricity in our home at about 9PM at night because of the bad lighting storm that came with the rain. We withstood the heat as long as we could, but the temperature in our home started to exceed 87 degrees. So we took off to my moms house down the road.
On any other night I would have been a little hesitant to drive in such a bad storm, but thankfully this happened during the week we had our 2015 Toyota Highlander Platinum. Driving behind the wheel of this car during the storm felt really secure, I felt like my family was safe as we drove down the flooding roads, in a lighting storm. The girls were super excited about the lighting though, they would yell – look look! every time the sky would light up.
As a mom to two little ones riding in the back with me, safety and security in the most important thing to me when looking for a vehicle and the 2015 Toyota Highlander was the perfect vehicle for us this day. As we were driving I was amazed at all the features that driving in the night brought. For one, the automatic brights would come on in the dark, then automatically dim as another car approached. WOW! This was amazing to me, and since a mom always has her hands full, it’s just one less thing that I need to remember to do when driving the Highlander.
The 2015 Toyota Highlander Platinum is roomy and spacious. There is a third row to allow seating up to 8. We are expecting a new little one in October so we have definitely been thinking about upgrading our current vehicle.
There is a conversation mirror that allows you to take a peek into the backseat when driving. I had this open the entire time I was driving to peek at my little ones. They also loved seeing me all the time. 🙂
There is a Entune™ Audio with Intelligent Touch controls comes standard on Highlander. With Bluetooth®14 connectivity, SiriusXM All Access Radio,15 HD Radio™,16 and a 6.1-in. or 8-in. touch-screen display, App Suite,17 you can listen to music, buy movie tickets and make restaurant reservations using the touch-screen display. You can also get gas prices and access information on stocks, sports, traffic and weather.
As I said the most important thing, despite all the features that we loved, is safety. Because I drive my little ones with me everywhere. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid have been recognized for their high levels of safety by being named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus when equipped with an available pre-collision system.
The list of our favorite features can go on and on and you can definitely check them out yourself on the Toyota website, or just go take a test drive and I’m sure you will love it as much as we did!