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2003 Toyota Highlander

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 21/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2003 Toyota Highlander Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 760 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.3/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

The best vehicle ever! I love it.

By on Monday, August 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, can haul lots of things."

Cons: "The radio could be better."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This vehicle is a one owner, always driven on highways, local and long distance trips. The inside has leather seats and always been cleaned and taken care of. The outside has a few nicks, but nothing severe. The SUV has Michelin tires, and they have been rotated on a regular basis. Oil changes and check-ups regular at the same dealership. Gas mileage is good. Approx 22 miles to the gallon. Gold color with cashmere color inside."

Great vehicle

By on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 217,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good reliable vehicle. Would buy another."

Cons: "Mileage isn't great for its size"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Normal maintenance, Toyota reliability. Bought two more Toyota's after this one! Drives well at 217,000. Hope it goes for another 217k."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

very dependable....

By on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "feel safe, comfortable, acceptable mileage per gal"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"although this vehicle has been used and has signs of use, the mechanical function is fine.....this vehicle still has many miles of good use at a good price, well below book value.."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I've purchased.

By on Saturday, July 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "comfortable and good design"

Cons: "cup holders on floor next to driver inconvenient"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This has been the best and most reliable vehicle I've owned. I purchased it 2 yrs used. As on older woman, it is perfect for me with a hatchback for loading groceries, equipment and boards from hardware store. I've had only routine maintenance needed and a few other repairs (a/c work, sensors and a bumper replaced). The car still gives me 20-23 mpg! which is what it was when I purchased it. Was told by dealer that this car has a good engine."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

The best car I ever owned

By on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 154,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Overall great SUV. Drives well, breaks great."

Cons: "No middle holders betwen front seats. No cup holde"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car in 2003 with 45,000K. now it has 154K. I've never had any problems with this car, at all. I did the normal things anyone would do like changing the oil every 5K. Lately changing out the struts, shocks, wheels and a transmission back flush. This car could go another 100K easy, but now I want something newer. I was told in the three different states I've lived in. CA, NC and NY, every dealership told me this car had the least problems of all the subsequent Highlanders ever since. I guess they got it right the first time."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Reliable and economic

By on Sunday, July 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great value, reliable and easy to enjoy"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Our 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid was bought to be a more fuel efficient SUV. It has been that and more. While seldom using the third row seats, we have used this vehicle for many vacations, daily commutes and many other trips. The roof rack allows room for cargo carriers and toys like our kayaks. The well appointed leather interior with 5 disc cd changer makes the occasional long waits in traffic very comfortable. We have averaged between 26-27 MPG for the 6+ years since we bought it. It has earned our loyalty to the brand."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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