"Bought the 2005 Limited new. Have 58000 miles on it, and it runs like a gem. I get 19-21 mpg mixed (not a lot of stoplights in our area, mostly rolling suburban roads). I love buying regular gas (had Mercedes ML320 which required premium gas...never again). Drives comfortably, is totally reliable, still looks like new even with all the miles on it."
"I've had my Highlander since 2005 and just love it. It's coming off a lease and I will purchase it rather than turn it in. For someone looking for a not-too-big SUV that handles well and has great style this is a great car. Only downside is gas mileage could be a little better as I usually only average about 21-23 miles per gallon."
"I bought this car because I wanted a station wagon with all wheel drive and a third row seat. This is the only car in it's class that I know of which offers the third row seating. I have had 8 people in the car (3 adults, 5 kids) and although it is intimate, it didn't feel squashed and the car worked great. When the third row seat folds flat, there is a lot of cargo space in the back. I think it is well designed. The only drawbacks I found are that it isn't as comfortable as a larger SUV and it doesn't get much better mileage than my Tahoe."
"I purchased my Highlander 2 years ago used with 35000 miles on it. It now has 70,000 miles and all I have done is replaced the battery and tires. Most of my driving is long distance and here in the SW very hot! (110 now) At 70 mph it averages 22 mpg with the AC. This is without a doubt the best car I have owned and this is number 35."
"I have had my 2006 Highland Hybrid Limited for 2-1/2 years and put almost 50K miles on it. I maintain my cars well, but not obsessively. It looks as good as the day it left the showroom, I have averaged well over 26 MPG (calculated, not as reported by the car's display) over its lifetime. Dealer service has been exceptional. It has held it's value very well (hybrids have become less exotic and the "payback" is faster with each increase in gas prices!) and I could not be more pleased.
Just finished an 2800 mile trip with a couple of 13-hour days. The seats are great, and the premium sound system made travel a joy--well, for the first ten hours or so!
I am delighted!"
"If you are looking for a luxury SUV. Keep looking. But if you want an suv that will get you where you need to go in bad weather. Check out the highlander. The Ride is rough, but the durability is great. If you want a better ride, go for the Toyota 4runner. But the highway gas milage on my 2003 highlander is about 22 mpg. Not bad for a midsized suv."
"Transmission has been reprogrammed a couple of times and still performs poorly in stop and go traffic. Has a third row seat which is to small to be useful, but because of the third row seat, the second row has an move able access seat that has rattled since it was new."