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About the 2013 Toyota Highlander

Vehicle Summary

Is your growing family in the market for an SUV able to accommodate everybody and your gear for a full-sized weekend escape? The 2013 Toyota Highlander provides three rows of seating and the ability to fasten extra luggage to the top with available roof rails. Front-wheel drive and a standard 2.7L four-cylinder engine is prepared to handle all your daily errands or opt for full-time four-wheel drive powered by a 270-hp 3.5L V6 engine when you desire a more athletic leap off the line. A flip-up rear window on the liftgate helps you reach the top layer of cargo without opening the whole door and fighting an avalanche of backpacks. The CenterStow® second-row console improves versatility by folding flat into the floor so your teens can reach the third-row without sliding seats out of the way. Bluetooth® capability helps you stream audio while charging using the front-row USB port.

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Q: Does the 2013 Toyota Highlander have two or three-row seating?

A: You are able to fit the entire family of seven in three rows of seating. The center section of the second row can fold flat into the floor for easier access to the third row.

Q: Is there a Hybrid 2013 Toyota Highlander?

A: Yes, there are two trims available: The Hybrid and the Hybrid Limited. Its 3.5L V6 engine and electric motor combine to deliver 280 net hp and an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city.1

Q: Can the 2013 Toyota Highlander tow my camping trailer?

A: The gas version equipped with four-wheel drive and the 3.5L engine can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.2 The front-wheel drive 2.7L gas engine and hybrids are able to haul up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.2

Q: Is there a four-wheel drive 2013 Toyota Highlander?

A: The standard Highlander comes with front-wheel drive. Its four-wheel drive versions step up the engine to the 3.5L V6 with 270 hp, a five-speed automatic transmission, and a backup camera.

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

2 Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

Generation Overview

The 2013 Toyota Highlander is the last year of the second generation of this model. The midsize SUV features seating for up to eight while maintaining space to stow the groceries behind the back row. The entry-level trim utilizes front-wheel drive and a four-cylinder 2.7L engine producing 187 hp. Once you fold flat the 50/50 split rear row, 42.3 cubic feet of functional cargo space opens up--enough for the bag of soccer balls, coolers, and your super-sized shopping spree. Bring home all the home improvement supplies with the second row stowed and take advantage of 94.1 cubic feet of space in the hybrid. Full-time four-wheel drive is available on all four gas trims, should you expect to take the crew off the beaten path during your next camping trip. The hybrid utilizes intelligent four-wheel drive, which constantly adjusts traction to all four corners for a more confident ride that also optimizes the power demand.

There are four trim levels found on the gas model and two for the hybrid. The Highlander includes manual seats, air conditioning, an AM/FM radio, cruise control, Bluetooth technology, and a remote key fob. Next in line comes the Plus which is highlighted by a power driver's seat, a backup camera, roof rails and a flip-up rear glass hatch. Alloy 17-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, a power moonroof and liftgate, and heated leather-trimmed front seats deliver on the luxury amenities in the SE. The Limited features heated power-folding side mirrors with puddle lights, tri-zone automatic climate control, a wood and leather interior, and smart key system with touch-unlock. If you are checking out the Hybrid, the standard trim enjoys premium cloth seats, power heated side mirrors, and manual climate controls. The Hybrid Limited is ready to steer you back to town using the smart key system, 19-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, iPod® connections, and the wood and leather accents included on the gas version.

There are other available packages such as an all-weather package that adds a deicer to the windshield wipers and heated side mirrors. The rear entertainment package available on the Limited includes a nine-inch color monitor with RCA® jacks and the ability to connect to wireless headphones.

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2013 Toyota Highlander. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

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