The redesigned, fourth-generation Highlander looks, feels, and drives in a very familiar way. It benefits from incremental improvements across the board and remains competitive in the three-row midsize SUV class. All told, it’s a smart choice for families looking for a do-it-all vehicle—but it is not a standout. The smooth running, lively V6 engine serves up lots of power for passing or climbing hills.

    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction with:


    Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride


    Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

    Would you buy this car again?

    2021 vehicles
    Chevrolet Traverse
    Dodge Durango
    Ford Explorer
    Honda Pilot
    Hyundai Palisade
    Jeep Grand Cherokee L
    Kia Sorento
    Kia Telluride
    Mazda CX-9
    Subaru Ascent
    Toyota Highlander
    Volkswagen Atlas
    Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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