Toyota Highlander — Overview — CarGurus

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Toyota Highlander Model

About the Toyota Highlander


The innovative Toyota Highlander new ground when it debuted at the New York Auto Show for the model year, as it was the first to combine a car-like ride SUV flexibility and convenience, creating the crossover SUV automotive segment. on the Lexus RX 300, which at about the same time, the kicked off a new wave of vehicles now numbers more than 20 including the Honda Pilot, Edge, Chevy Traverse, Murano, Kia Sorento, Hyundai Fe, and the Mazda CX series.

Rather build the Highlander on a truck like the larger 4Runner, borrowed a front-wheel-drive (FWD) from the Camry, which it used for the RX 300. As a result, the delivered a sedan-like ride, as as the functionality of a minivan and the cargo of an SUV. Although initially as a two-row, five-passenger vehicle, soon offered an optional seat, which expanded capacity to seven.

Early praised the Highlander’s nimble good road manners, and supple ride, as well as its performance on paved surfaces. The also performed well when equipped with full-time four-wheel drive which split torque between the front and rear during normal driving but sent additional torque to wheels when it detected

Currently in the middle of its second which debuted in 2008, the receives a mid-generation refresh for Updates include a new front hood, and bumpers, as well as headlights and taillights. Toyota to offer the Highlander in Base, SE, and trims, available in either FWD or Among other features, the SE a power liftgate as standard for 2011, while the Limited new 19-inch wheels and silver rails. Both the SE and Limited receive a new Tech Audio with XM satellite radio and

In addition, Toyota adds a bench seat as standard for all Highlander trims for 2011. the third-row seat came in Limited trims and was optional for the trims. The third-row bench down, so owners can convert it to a cargo area. The 40/20/40 bench seat includes the Stow feature, which owners to fold up the center of the seat and stow it in an area the front center console, passengers to walk down the of the vehicle to the rear seat.

for the Highlander Base and SE trims from a 187-hp, 2.7-liter engine, which joined the in 2009. The EPA estimates fuel-economy for the four-cylinder engine at 20/25 It mates to a six-speed electronically automatic transmission. The Limited retains its 270-hp, 3.5-liter V6 which links to a five-speed with a manual-shift feature. The V6 is as an option in the other two trims, and fuel economy numbers of mpg for FWD trims and 17/22 for 4WD trims.

In addition, Toyota offers the in a Hybrid trim, powered by a Synergy Drive consisting of a electric motor and a new 3.5-liter V6. output for the hybrid powerplant 280 hp. Outside, the Highlander Hybrid a unique grille and bumpers, as as chrome accents and vertically foglights. For 2011, Toyota a new Leather Package for the Hybrid, includes leather-upholstered heated seats, a leather-trimmed steering and a power moonroof. The Hybrid fuel economy numbers of mpg.

Throughout its production the Highlander has scored generally marks with reviewers, who its exterior styling, upscale interior versatility, and overall However, some reviewers like to see more horsepower the hood, while others the suspension tuning a little too Other nicks against the include its numb steering and bland interior.


Debuting with the 2001 year, the Toyota Highlander came in Base and Limited with seating for five in two rows. Geared toward who spent most of their shuttling kids around to school and sports activities, the Highlander turned heads by up the best attributes of an SUV, a and a station wagon. It sat on a 106.9-inch and overall length measured inches, which resulted in a cabin and a comfortable ride.

The Base trim came with such features as control, air conditioning, a CD player, and alloy wheels, while the SE a power moonroof and heated seats. The Limited included automatic climate control, a driver’s seat, keyless and 19-inch alloy wheels. could add an optional Leather which included heated seats, to either trim.

for the first-generation Highlander came a 155-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder or an optional 220-hp, 3.0-liter V6, linked to a four-speed automatic Both trims were with either FWD or 4WD. economy numbers topped out at 27 mpg on the with the four-cylinder engine in a FWD

The first-generation Highlander came with antilock brakes electronic brake distribution and assist. Owners could add Vehicle Skid Control which included traction as an option. Dual front were also standard, side-impact airbags were

In 2004, Toyota gave the a mid-generation refresh. Exterior included a new grille, updated and redesigned headlights. Toyota offered an optional third-row expanding passenger capacity to In addition, the automaker replaced the automatic transmission in V6-powered with a five-speed automatic. The remained in four-cylinder trims. added traction control to the equipment list.

The Highlander Hybrid debuted at the North American International Show in Detroit, and went on in mid-2005 for the 2006 model It came standard with rows of seating, making it the seven-passenger hybrid vehicle, and with either FWD or 4WD.

also added a new Sport to the lineup in 2006. The Sport equipped with a unique and wheels, among other and rode on a sport-tuned suspension. In Toyota added its stability system, called Vehicle Control, as a standard feature for the trim in ’06.

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In 2007, airbags became standard and Toyota gave the Highlander a few design updates, including new door handles, color-keyed foglights, and chrome exhaust Inside, the Highlander received an audio system.

For the second-generation which debuted at the 2007 Auto Show for the 2008 year, Toyota stretched the by nearly 3 inches, to 109.8 while overall length 188.4 inches, an increase of 4.1 As a result, interior cargo increased from a maximum of cubic feet for the first to a maximum of 95.4 cubic

All 2008 trims were by a new 3.5-liter, 270-hp V6, borrowed the Camry and the RAV4. Due to the Highlander’s weight, the automaker dropped the four-cylinder engine from the However, Toyota introduced a environmentally friendly 187-hp, four-cylinder in 2009. The new four drove five-passenger FWD trims.

Standard safety features for the Highlander included front airbags, traction control, and assist, as well as antilock Toyota continued to equip the trim with Vehicle Control system, which was on the other trims.

In 2010, replaced the Sport trim the SE trim and added electric steering to the standard feature In addition, the automaker offered a new package for the Highlander, which towing capacity to 5,000

Used Versions

Prospective have two distinct choices shopping for a used Highlander. trims helped pave the way for the SUV segment, with their design concept. For its first years of production, the Highlander five-passenger seating. A third-row which came standard in trims and optionally in the other was introduced in 2004, expanding capacity to seven. However, legroom proved too tight for adults to ride comfortably.

The Highlander, which debuted in added more interior as well as more cargo so buyers who require a still-tight but third row of seating, as well as cargo space, should for second-generation trims.

Another difference between and post-2004 trims concerns to the spare tire. Prior to the of the third-row seat in ’04, could access the spare from the cargo area the vehicle. However, after the spare tire was accessible from under the vehicle, due to the of the third-row seat.

Buyers who a premium on safety will to look for Highlander trims after 2004, when control became a standard In addition, the Limited trim was with stability control in 2006. The system was optional on trims.

Buyers should be aware the Highlander was among the affected by the recall problems a few ago, which involved defective gas pedals. Prior to buyers should ensure any repairs concerning the gas pedal been made to the vehicle.

Toyota Highlander/kluger
Toyota Highlander/kluger
Toyota Highlander/kluger
Toyota Highlander/kluger


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