I could be wrong (I usually am) but to me, the new Highlander interior reminds me of old GM interiors in the respect that there are way to many parts used to assemble it. Also, are those blanked out buttons I see to the left of the steering wheel? Really? This is 2013. That's one of the things that has impressed me most about the new Silverado interior. In lower trim levels, there are no blank buttons. GM actually went the extra step to reconfigure the space for the buttons it does have.

New Highlander Interior

Blank buttons to the left of the steering wheel. I get the feeling this is supposed to be an upper trim level. I wonder what the lower trim levels look like. Am I being too pedantic?

New Highlander Interior