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2014 Toyota Highlander

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2014 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander highlights

Customer reviews

4.2 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • Seating for eight in the non-hybrid model
  • Superb V6 engine choice


  • Entry-level four-cylinder engine feels lackluster
  • Hybrid model's CVT automatic is a bit slow to respond

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 25 highway, 22 combined

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New 2014 Toyota Highlander brings more space, nicer interior

Toyota hit on an appealing formula with the Highlander, and it refined the details to make the all-new 2014 model an even more desirable crossover. Toyota lengthened the Highlander by nearly 3 inches so the non-hybrid models can now seat up to eight. Materials throughout the cabin have been improved, too, making the 2014 Highlander not just a more spacious but also a classier ride. The engine choices remain familiar. The entry-level engine is a 185-hp 2.7-liter four-cylinder, but the optional—and desirable— 3.5-liter V6 with 270 hp makes lighter work of moving the Highlander. Both come with a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels and the option of all-wheel drive.

Toyota also offers a Highlander Hybrid that mates electric motors to the V6 engine for a combined 280 hp and significant gains in EPA-estimated fuel economy. There are trade-offs for the Hybrid, though: it typically costs more than conventional V6 models with equivalent mileage, seats only seven, and has a lower tow rating. There's only one trim for the Hybrid: a top-level Limited model. The regular Highlander has the LE, LE Plus, and XLE under the Limited trim, and the XLE is a good pick for useful levels of standard equipment at a sensible price point. All-new but reassuringly familiar, the 2014 Toyota Highlander successfully picks up where the previous model left off.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2014 Toyota Highlander is a dependable and easy to drive car. Customers enjoy the gas mileage and the space of the SUV. The car is a great buy for the price.
5 Stars7
4 Stars4
3 Stars0
2 Stars1
1 Star1

RepairPal reliability rating**

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

Explore Toyota Highlander details

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Engine type


Drive type





270 @ 6200


248 @ 4700

Seating capacity


Towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.