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2018 Toyota Highlander


City 19 - 21 MPG Hwy 24 - 27 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.6
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.8
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.6

by TONY from GLENDALE NY 11385 | November 19, 2019


Love this car

by Sarah from Grand Junction, Co | November 16, 2019

I got into a wreck and needed to get a new car. I've always wanted a Highlander and it has exceeded my expectations. I love how spacious it is and how safe I feel in it.

Great Family SUV with extra room.

by Bolomark3 from Dallas, Texas | November 15, 2019

This is a roomy SUV that is quiet and smooth with car like driving dynamics. My only complaints are Price, High Step in (Especially for kids) and Lacks Power. It has lots of room in the Front and 2nd Row Seats with easy access but it is a high step in. I would recommend Running Boards. Some controls might be hard to reach for shorter/smaller drivers. Being 6 ft 1 in, it isn't a problem for me. It is a quiet interior and smooth drive even on bad roads. However, it lacks power from a stop and when having to pass or merge. Other than that, it is great. For the most part the seats are comfortable but lack lumbar support. They are much wider than many competitors which is a huge plus. The interior is fairly well put together but it isn't luxurious. Controls are fairly straightforward but there are a lot of controls, buttons and knobs that can be distracting while driving. Once again, for smaller drivers, some controls will be quite a reach. Depending on your driving habits, you may exceed the 20 MPG city and 24 MPG Hwy and can get as much as 25.6 MPG. However, when you need to push it, especially in the city, it is more like 18.2 MPG. Overall I average around 21 MPG. One thing that is unique that Toyota though of putting on the Highlander is the Side Window Defrosters that go along with the rear defrosters. Especially in the Cooler Weather, this makes a huge difference. Side Visibility is good but when it comes to rear visibility it is lacking. The Back Up Camera helps but it is still a narrow angle which can make backing out of a parking space challenging. If you do use the 3rd row seating the 2nd row has a one touch to make access rather easy but the 3rd row is really only for small children. With the 3rd row Folded Down there's plenty of cargo room and you can extend the cargo by folding the 2nd row down. Both the 2nd and 3rd row are split folding so if you still need passenger room but long cargo, this is a huge plus. There's also plenty of cup holders and storage for everyone. Overall, this is a Solid Choice for larger or active families.

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2018 Toyota Highlander Overview

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV that seats up to eight passengers across three rows. It has two V-6 options – a standard 185-hp, 2.7-liter V-6 engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission and a more powerful 295-hp, 3.5-liter direct injection V-6 paired to a continuously variable automatic (CVT). Front-wheel drive comes standard, while all-wheel drive is available. The Highlander competes with the Ford Explorer, Mazda CX-9, and Dodge Durango.

Six trims are available: the LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum.

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