Stop looking and buy it!
I spent months looking for a good SUV to lease, and once I drove the Highlander I was sold. The ride is incredibly smooth and comfortable, and it looks very sharp in the XLE trim. We went with the XLE trim because of the blacked out grill and nicer rims. I liked some of the features of the Limited trim, but the rims, grill, and some other little trims made it look more mini vanish in my opinion. I have only driven it 300 miles, but it has a reliable feel to it, gets decent gas mileage (especially against the competition in it's class), and handles like a dream. Stop searching, and get it.
I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES