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Toyota Highlander 2001 4-door SUV
Trim Shown: Sport Utility
The Highlander is a car-based, five-passenger SUV that slots between Toyotas RAV4 and 4Runner. Based on Camry sedan components, its conceptually similar to a Lexus RX300, though roomier and less costly. All-wheel-drive V6 versions are typically priced at or above $30,000. A 2.4-liter Four is also available with front-wheel drive. As with other AWD car-based SUVs, the Highlander is intended more for rough weather and light off-pavement use. All in all, its quiet, roomy, and pleasant, with a smooth powertrain, comfortable ride and easy controls. Stability control is optional.

Safety Equipment

ABS standard. ESC available, standard from 2004. Side air bags available, standard from 2007. Head protection air bags available from 2004, standard from 2007. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2014, standard from 2017.

Road Test

The Highlander was the first car-based, mid-sized SUV in its price range. The refined and effortless powertrain is combined with a supple ride and easy access. These serve to enhance the spacious, quiet, and comfortable interior to make Highlander a...


  • Ride, powertrain, quietness, accommodations.


  • Emergency handling.


2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (160 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (220 hp)