Toyota Highlander

Price $32,775 – $53,890
Fuel consumption 8.3 – 13.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
The Toyota Highlander presents families with a seven-passenger crossover SUV solution that is available with or without all-wheel drive. Although a 185-hp four-cylinder model is available, the Highlander's optional 270-hp V6 is a much better match for its size and weight (each are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission). Maximum fuel savings are achieved by way of the Highlander Hybrid gasoline/electric edition of the SUV, which also features all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 75%
Driving 6/10
Safety 7/10
Interior 9/10
Reliability 8/10
Winter driving 8/10
Comfort 7/10

What's new in 2015

No major change


  • Well-known reliability
  • Good visibility
  • Can hold up to eight passengers
  • Generous factory standard equipment
  • Tried and true mechanics


  • Costly options
  • Central screen distracting
  • Undesirable 19-inch tires
  • Third row seating difficult to access