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About The Toyota Highlander

Overview

The Toyota Highlander is a versatile midsize SUV that’s made for moving both people and things. With three rows of seats and solid hauling capabilities, a used Toyota Highlander is ready for the road ahead.

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CarMax Pricing

  • 2014-2017 - Average CarMax price under $30,0001
  • 2018 - Average CarMax price under $35,5001

1Based on CarMax average prices between August 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.

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Trim Configurations

2013 Toyota Highlander

The 2013 Toyota Highlander marked the final release of the model’s second generation. The model comes with four-cylinder, V6 or hybrid engine options, and is available in six trims. All versions of the 2013 Toyota Highlander for sale offer three rows of seats, have over 94 cubic feet of cargo room and are outfitted with Toyota’s suite of driver-assist features.

2013 Toyota Highlander Trim Levels

This model year comes in six trims, including:

Highlander - 2.7L four-cylinder, 6.1-in. touchscreen display, remote keyless entry, Center Stow™ second-row seat, cruise control, and air conditioning.

Highlander Plus - 2.7L four-cylinder rear view camera, driver lumbar support, easy-clean fabric and heated exterior mirrors.

SE - 3.5L V6, power liftgate, leather-trimmed cabin, power moonroof, and multi-stage heated front seats.

Limited - 3.5L V6, wood-grain interior trim, 8-way adjusting driver’s seat, tri-zone climate control, premium audio, and Smart Key System.

Hybrid - Hybrid gasoline and electric engines, multiple drive modes, fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, in-dash navigation, cruise control, and air conditioning.

Hybrid Limited - Hybrid engines, power exterior mirrors, tri-zone climate control, leather upholstery, and Smart Key System.

2014-2016 Toyota Highlander

In 2014, Toyota debuted the third generation of the Toyota Highlander. The update brought a sporty exterior look, increased seating capacity and newer technologies to the model. All 2014-2016 Toyota Highlanders fall within this generation and come in four trims.

2014-2016 Toyota Highlander Trim levels

The 2014 Toyota Highlander, 2015 Toyota Highlander and 2016 Toyota Highlander come in four trims, including:

LE - 2.7L four-cylinder, projector beam headlights, rear view camera, Entune™ Audio, air conditioning, and cruise control.

LE Plus - 3.5L V6, fog lights, Entune Audio Plus, SofTex®-trimmed front- and second-row seats, leather steering wheel, and tri-zone climate control.

XLE - In-dash navigation, Entune App Suite, heated front seats, leather-trimmed first- and second-row seats, SofTex-trimmed third-row seat, and Smart Key System.

Limited - LED daytime running lights, premium audio, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, and blue LED ambient interior lighting.

2017-2018 Toyota Highlander

Third-generation Toyota Highlanders received a mid-generation refresh beginning with 2017 models. Both 2017 and 2018 Toyota Highlanders have trim levels for sale that are different from their predecessors.

2017-2018 Toyota Highlander Trim Levels

The 2017 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Toyota Highlander are for sale in eight trims, including:

LE - 2.7L four-cylinder, up to eight seats, five USB ports, Entune Audio, and 6.1-in. touchscreen display.

LE Plus - 3.5L V6, fog lights, power liftgate, Entune Audio Plus, and tri-zone climate control.

XLE - Roof rails, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Entune Premium Audio, Entune app integration, leather seats, and Driver Easy Speak.

SE - Up to seven seats, sport-tuned suspension, black leather upholstery and blue LED ambient lighting.

Limited - Up to eight seats, rear parking assist, premium audio, heated and ventilated front seats, and rear cargo cover.

Hybrid LE - Hybrid engine, up to eight seats, five USB ports, Entune Audio, and multiple drive modes.

Hybrid XLE - Power moonroof, leather and heated front seats, Entune Premium Audio, and Entune app integration.

Hybrid Limited - Up to seven seats, in-dash navigation, and premium audio.

Reliability Research

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RepairPal gave the Toyota Highlander an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Toyota Highlander 3rd out of 31 among Midsize SUVs.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Toyota Highlander is $399, compared to an average of $475 for Midsize SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Toyota Highlander owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.9 times per year, compared to an average of 1.1 times for Midsize SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% for the Toyota Highlander, compared to an average of 12% for Midsize SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.

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Reviews for Toyota Highlander

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (249 reviews)

The more I drive it, the better I like it.

Pros: Agile, reliable, comfortable, and even nice to look at. The engine provides effortless, silent power on demand, and the AWD system helps keep that power connected to the road surface. All of the controls are intuitive and easy to use. Cons: Like all SUVs, working around the restricted visibility to the sides takes a bit of learning. Setting your side mirrors properly is therefore extremely important.

Pros

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Cons

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- John Mapp, 2016 Toyota Highlander

Bad ignition Coils

when I went to test drive the car the technicians saw that there was a misfire on one of the cylinders. The techs said it was related to a recent engine cleaning and everything runs fine now. less than a couple months later it is running rough. Due to a busy work schedule I missed the 90 day window to get this looked at and was hand waived by the associates when asking if there is anything they could do. Disappointing lack of ownership. I guess Carmax will be lumped together with the other online companies that don’t know how to do what’s right.

Pros

  • Styling:

Cons

  • Reliability: 2 ignition coils under 27k miles, really?!

- Ben Lascurain, 2017 Toyota Highlander

Like new. very clean.

It’s a Toyota. I had a Chevy Tahoe for 20 years that I absolutely loved and didn’t want to sell. But it started to become a money pit. You know what you get with a Toyota. My husband had 2 Toyota trucks and my sister had a Camry for 25 years. they last and last. I’ve always had an SUV and even though it wasn’t a truck base the size was good for me now that I’m in my 50s. the third seat is very versatile, particularly when you’re roaming Colorado with out of town guests. The gas mileage is over 20 in town which for a car this size is much better than anything I’ve ever gotten. In comparison, the Tahoe got about 12 but then it was a V-8. What’s not to love with a Toyota.

Pros

  • Cost to Maintain: It’s a Toyota. V6 & mileage in the 20’s for an SUV.
  • Cargo Space: I like lots of cargo space & the third seat disappears into the floor so it doesn’t take up space in the back of the car like my Tahoe seats did.
  • Weather Versatility: I’ve always had a traditional four-wheel-drive, so the all wheel drive is a little different but it’s very nice and has a snow option when the roads are extra slippery.

Cons

  • Value: The only thing I would say negative about the Highlander is that it was more expensive because of the pandemic and chip shortage. That is just the supply and demand of the timeframe that I bought it, but given the market I feel I got a good deal and love the car

- CRP Wellborn, 2018 Toyota Highlander

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