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.
You're not drawn to the Toyota Highlander for its snazzy styling, exhilarating performance, or engaging driving experience. Its appeal lies in its functional, family-friendly nature, frugal gas mileage, consistently good reliability, and good manners.
Overall, the Highlander combines the practicality of an SUV with the refinement of a good sedan. And year after year, that has helped it rank among the top SUVs we've tested and do well in our owner satisfaction survey. Reliability has also been above-average, so we heartily recommend it.