It seems logical to compare the newly unveiled Grand Highlander to its more senior sister, the Highlander. In terms of overall material quality, the Highlander takes the top spot. Although the Grand Highlander's seats aren't made of fabric, I believe the Highlander's interior is made of slightly nicer materials, especially since the

front door panels on the Grand Highlander have wood grain but the rear do not. The Grand Highlander has two advantages over the Highlander. It is available with three different engine options, the quickest of which is the

Hybrid-MAX, which has a turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder hybrid powerplant that can drive the car from 0 to 60 mph in under 5.6 seconds. The second reason is that, with 16 more cubic feet of space in the back seat, the

Grand Highlander provides significantly greater legroom for passengers in the third row, allowing full-size

adults to sit in the back. Finally, the key selling point of the basic Highlander is its substantially cheaper starting

MSRP, which has the same amount of seating and towing capabilities as the turbo 4-cylinder model.