Toyota Highlander HV 2009 Owners Manual

Utility vehicle precautions

2-5. Driving information
Utility vehicle precautions
Utility vehicle feature
Specific design characteristics give it a higher center of gravity
than ordinary passenger cars. This vehicle design feature causes
this type of vehicle to be more likely to rollover. And, utility vehicles
have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehi-
It is not designed for cornering at the same speeds as ordinary
passenger cars any more than low-slung sports cars designed to
perform satisfactorily under off-road conditions. Therefore, sharp
turns at excessive speeds may cause rollover.
This vehicle belongs to the utility vehicle class, which has higher
ground clearance and narrower tread in relation to the height of its
center of gravity.