Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander

About Toyota Highlander

A thorough refresh keeps the 2017 Toyota Highlander ahead in a very tough game. Under the hood, a new V6 engine puts out more power and connects to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. A new suite of standard safety systems includes active cruise control and automatic collision avoidance, combining with Top Safety Pick + crash-test rating from the IIHS for peace of mind. There's also seating for eight passengers, with decent cargo space behind the third row. The interior design includes tons of clever features to make living with the Highlander easier, and the exterior gets a new grille that's, well, really big. Put it together, and Toyota's midsize SUV will continue to be a best-seller for all the right reasons.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2017?
2017 Toyota Highlander

There's a new face, a new and more powerful V6 engine and a new 8-speed automatic transmission, a new SE model, and a new suite of advanced standard safety equipment for the 2017 Toyota Highlander. The Highlander Hybrid is also available in more trim levels, making it less of a budget-breaker.

  • Expert Rating: 9
  • Consumers Rating: 8.6
  • MPG 20|27
2016 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2016?
2016 Toyota Highlander

For 2016, Toyota’s V6 Highlander crossover SUV adds a tow package to its standard equipment roster.

2015 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2015?
2015 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander was all-new last year, so there aren't any really meaningful changes on deck for 2015.

2014 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2014?
2014 Toyota Highlander

All-new for 2014, the Toyota Highlander boasts new features like Driver Easy Speak and a wonderful in-dash shelf. The base hybrid model goes away for the 2014 model year with the Hybrid Limited remaining as the only option. Exterior and interior restyling and optional seating for eight join the Highlander lineup.

2013 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander's only change for 2013 is a rearrangement of standard equipment and trim-level packages. A new Highlander Plus package replaces what was the Tech package and adds some features, including a rearview camera.

2012 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota Highlander

After a modest refresh last year, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Crossover carries on unchanged for 2012.

2011 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2011?
2011 Toyota Highlander

For 2011, the Toyota Highlander receives new front and rear fascias, hood and bumpers, plus expanded availability of the four-cylinder engine and standard three-row seating with rear climate controls. The hybrid model gains a more powerful V6 engine, while the entire line has access to more high-tech features.

2010 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2010?
2010 Toyota Highlander

For 2010, Toyota adds more options to the base Highlander models. The base four-cylinder Highlander can now be equipped with a power sunroof, while the base V6 offers a rear backup camera.

2009 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2009?
2009 Toyota Highlander

A new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is added to the base two-wheel drive trim. Also, a number of stand alone options have been bundled into six new packages offering savings from $300 to $1,200, depending upon the model.

2008 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2008?
2008 Toyota Highlander

Though still a "mid-size" SUV, the second-generation Toyota Highlander has been expanded and improved in every way and now boasts a softer, quieter highway ride and more usable third-row seat. All three trim levels are powered by a new 270-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 driving through a five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

2007 Toyota Highlander
What's new for 2007?
2007 Toyota Highlander

A five-passenger model joins the three-row seven-passenger version.

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