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The Toyota Highlander ranks among the best midsized, three-row SUVs, with a desirable balance of absorbent ride, responsive handling, and generous interior space. A third row allows seating for eight in a pinch--or seven with optional second-row captain's chairs--and folds flat easily for more cargo stowage. The smooth and punchy 3.5-liter V6 is matched to a six-speed automatic (an eight-speed arrives for 2017). The Hybrid gets 25 mpg overall compared to the conventional engine's 20. It's a long reach to some controls, particularly the standard 6.1-inch touch screen. The Entune system includes a larger 8-inch screen.

See Reliability page for the latest 2016 Toyota Highlander recalls.

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

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...

Highs

  • Accommodating interior and simple controls make it easy to live with
  • Standard backup camera

Lows

  • Blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision warning technologies are only available with the top-level Limited trim -- but will be standard starting with the 2017 model year
  • Limited model will only seat seven

Best Version to Get

The XLE trim level offers the best combination of features and value, including standard leather upholstery, a moonroof, a navigation system, and a power tailgate. It also lets you choose between getting a second-row bench seat or captain's chairs. Our all-wheel drive XLE came to $38,941, which...

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter 4 (185 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (270 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (280 hp)