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Toyota Highlander

Price $37,000 – $57,260
Fuel consumption 8.1 – 12.1 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 76%(view ratings)
Available with seven or eight seats, the Highlander continues to stand out from most other midsize SUVs with a choice of a gasoline engine (3.5-litre V6 rated at 295 horsepower) and a hybrid system (306 horsepower). All-wheel drive is optional with the former and standard with the latter. An eight-speed automatic transmission and a CVT set them further apart. As for maximum cargo and towing capabilities, you're looking at 2370 litres and 5000 pounds (2268 kg), respectively.

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Test Drives2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: The Precursor
In North America, the midsize, three-row SUV segment clobbered the minivan market after the minivan annihilated the big station wagons that use to rule the roads come family vacation time. These SUVs offer room for up to eight passengers, or five people and their luggage, they can haul tow a …
Test Drives2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Checks all the Boxes
When you think up the quintessential family vehicle – the Toyota Highlander comes to mind. It's reasonably-priced, showcases plenty of versatility, and has all the amenities and comforts a family may need in a no-fuss three-row vehicle. So, when it was time to choose a vehicle for a family road …
Spotlight onWe’re Driving it this Week: The Toyota Corolla ’86!
Oh wait, small typo in the headline. This week, The Car Guide is driving the Toyota Corolla and the 86. We’ll also be getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Sienna, Prius Prime and Highlander. That’s a lot of test drives! However, there aren’t many changes to speak of in …
Test Drives2016 Toyota Highlander: Getting the Job Done
If you’re in the market for a decent-sized crossover or SUV to fit the entire family, the 2016 Highlander will likely be at the top of your list for a test drive. A long-time stalwart of the industry, the Highlander has long been qualified as a vehicle you really can’t …
First Drives2014 Toyota Highlander: Built for Comfort
Carmel, California. When it first hit the market 12 long years ago, the Toyota Highlander struck me as a happy medium between a real SUV and a wagon. But since then, that role has been assigned to the Venza. In a way, it was also a toned-down version of the …

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NewsRefreshed 2017 Toyota Highlander to debut in New York
A seriously overhauled version of the Toyota Highlander is set to debut at the New York auto show, sporting a new look and new powertrains to match. The 2017 Highlander retains the basic styling of the third-generation version that debuted at the same auto show three years earlier, but adds …
New York2017 Toyota Highlander: New Powerplants and a Facelift
The Toyota Highlander may not be the most popular vehicle on the road–especially if you compare it to its smaller brother the RAV4, or its rival the Ford Explorer–but the Toyota Highlander has a very dedicated fan base. This year, these people will be happy to learn that their favorite …
News2014 Vehicles That Best Held Their Initial Value
Each year, NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) awards prizes to the brand-new vehicles that retain the highest percentage of their initial value. First place goes to one of the most popular cars of the year, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (the 1LT with automatic transmission, to be more precise). With …
RecallsAnother day, Another Recall: One More for Toyota!
Toyota has really used the GM ignition switch scandal to their advantage! This morning, they announced yet another grouped recall, this time targeting 6.76 million vehicles worldwide. It is one of the larger recalls ever made by the Japanese manufacturer. The first one is for the 2009-2010 Corolla and Matrix, …
NewsToyota Tops List of Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has named six Toyota vehicles as best in class in terms of energy efficiency for the 2014 model year. This is more than any other automaker. The agency says their innovations continue to improve conventional vehicles leading to advanced technologies such as hybrid, plug-in hybrid and …
TorontoToyota Unveils the Highlander Hybrid and Tacoma X-Runner
At the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, Toyota has unveiled the 2014 Highlander Hybrid and 2014 Tacoma X-Runner models. The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid It prides itself on being the first hybrid seven-passenger SUV in the world. It can be had in LE, XLE and Limited trims. Its hybrid …
New York2014 Toyota Highlander: Now more curvaceous
Toyota is setting the bar high in New York with the world premiere of the 2014 Highlander. This large vehicle has done away with its angular corners and now sports a more curvaceous physique. What it hasn’t lost, however, is size. The Highlander is now more attractive, except possibly its …

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