Considering getting behind the wheel of the Toyota Highlander? You've come to the right place! To help you decide if this 3-row SUV would be a welcomed addition to your family, our team at Thompson Toyota has compiled helpful reviews on the Highlander.

Browse this page, and when you see an article that interests you, click on the link to be redirected to one of our in-depth reviews. Once there, you'll learn more about how this vehicle can fit into your Edgewood, Bel Air, Clayton, or Baltimore, MD, lifestyle.

If you still have questions after reading or want to schedule a test drive, contact our dealership.

Toyota Highlander Quick Facts

Toyota Highlander MPG

  • EPA-estimated 21 MPG city and 29 MPG highway1
  • Hybrid: EPA-estimated 36 MPG city and 35 MPG highway1

Toyota Highlander Towing Capacity

  • 5,000 pounds
  • Hybrid: 3,500 pounds

Toyota Highlander Interior Space

  • Maximum 84.3 cubic feet of cargo room
  • Available height-adjustable hands-free power liftgate

Toyota Highlander Tech

  • Available JBL® with Clari-Fi® premium audio system
  • Available Driver Easy Speak

Toyota Highlander Safety

  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0

Toyota Highlander Advanced Tech

  • Available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Available Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking

Toyota Highlander Engine Specs

The standard 3.5-liter V6 engine on the Highlander is the ideal blend of power and efficiency that creates an enjoyable ride wherever the road takes you. Thanks to a Stop and Start Engine System, which shuts off the motor when idling, you can expect an EPA-estimated 21 MPG city and 29 MPG highway.1

Additionally, its 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque help contribute to a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds-ideal for hauling around your small hard-sided RV or boat.

If instead you're hoping to maximize fuel efficiency, opt for the hybrid motor. The available 2.5-liter Atkinson Cycle engine is combined with an electric motor to earn an EPA-estimated 36 MPG city and 35 MPG highway, so you can stay on the road longer.1

This powertrain still delivers a peppy 186 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque to help you tow a maximum 3,500 pounds.

Toyota Highlander Engine Review

Engine Option


Maximum Towing Capacity

EPA-estimated Fuel Economy

3.5-liter V6


5,000 pounds

21 city/29 highway MPG1

2.5-liter Atkinson Cycle


3,500 pounds

36 city/35 highway MPG1

Toyota Highlander Interior

This 3-row SUV provides seating for up to eight passengers, along with 16 cubic feet of cargo room to help you fit your groceries and shopping bags with ease.

If you need more space, though, a 60/40 split third-row seat allows you to configure your cabin to meet your needs. Fold part of the rear seat down to fit longer items like fishing poles or the lamp you just purchased. If you fold this seat entirely flat, you'll gain 48.4 cubic feet of cargo room.

When you're traveling solo, fold the second-row seat flat, as well, and you'll be treated to a maximum 84.3 cubic feet of cargo space.  

If you need a hand with loading up the rear of your vehicle, opt for the height-adjustable hands-free power liftgate. It opens with a simple wave of your foot under the rear bumper, allowing you to stow away your gear with greater ease.

Toyota Highlander Tech

Keep your rear-seat passengers entertained with the available JBL® with Clari-Fi® premium audio system. It places 11 speakers around the cabin of your Highlander to fully immerse you and every member of your family in quality sound.

Enjoy a relaxing ride up front in your available heated seat as your passengers listen to their favorite music.

No matter what your backseat riders decide to listen to, they'll stay connected to you through the available Driver Easy Speak. This system places a built-in microphone up front to pick up your voice and transmits it to your rear-seat passengers, ensuring they never miss an essential announcement from you.

Toyota Highlander Safety

To keep you and your precious passengers safe on the ever-changing highway, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 comes standard. The following systems are included in this suite of safety features:

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Road Sign Assist

These technologies monitor the road and alert you to detected obstacles, helping you avoid potential collisions and creating a more confident drive.

Toyota Highlander Advanced Technology

If you're looking for even greater protection, there are a range of advanced technologies you can choose in the Highlander.

For an extra set of eyes on the open road, opt for the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. It lets you know when another vehicle is approaching your side blind zones when traversing the highway or backing out of a busy parking lot.

When you've arrived at your intended destination and are ready to park, available Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automated Braking will intelligently steer your Highlander into parking spaces for you. With this top-of-the-line system by your side, even complex parking maneuvers will be a breeze.

Test Drive the Toyota Highlander Today

Now that you've read through our helpful Toyota Highlander reviews, the next step is to visit the showroom at Thompson Toyota. Stop by today to take a spin in this SUV to see the features you're most interested in firsthand and to get matched to right trim level for your lifestyle needs.

A member of our team would be happy to answer any questions you may have and work one-on-one with you to ensure you're selecting the trim level and finance plan that best suit your personal needs.

We hope to see our friends near Edgewood, Bel Air, Clayton, and Baltimore, Maryland, soon, so contact us to set up your test drive!


1. 2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.


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