Originally Posted by gpshumway
A Highlander is almost as tall as a Land Cruiser, and minivans provide the same "up-high" driving position.
The 200 series LC feels considerably higher up than a Sienna. There is no illusion that you aren't piloting a 5800lb monster when driving a LC. When I test drove a Highlander, it felt small and agile on the road compared to even my 4Runner. I think the real difference is that the seat bottom on a LC or 4Runner have to be mounted above the frame while the unitbody of the Highlander gives it a little more flexibility in packaging (thus why it has more interior space for the body size compared to a 4Runner). /nitpicking