2001 Toyota Highlander Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Indigo Ink Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,993 - $5,964
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
22 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
155-220
Seats
5

How 2001 Toyota Highlander Ranks In Its Class

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Ranks  
#9
  By Price
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#9
  By Experts
Ranks  
#1
  By MPG

Toyota Highlander Models & Trims

4dr 4-Cyl $3,993 - $5,964
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4dr V6 $3,993 - $5,964
Horsepower: 220 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4dr 4-Cyl 4WD $3,993 - $5,964
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4dr V6 4WD $3,993 - $5,964
Horsepower: 220 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.17
2 star
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1 star
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Toyota's treasure. This highlander SUV is a extremely reliable car.

Toyota's highlander is a very reliable SUV. Ours has over 200, 000 miles and the mechanic said it should last another 200, 000. It is champagne in color and is comfortable. It has the basic features such as a radio and DVD player. It has a little dent on the driver's front side, but that just adds to its charm.

Patricia R
Helpful

Functionality of the Toyota highlander.

The Toyota highlander is a great option for a smaller SUV. It is an all wheel drive vehicle with a traction control option. Includes power seats and windows, as well as a sliding run roof. The hatch in the back provides for great extra storage and the second row seating folds down for more room as well.

Taylor O
Helpful

Toyota reliability - classic reputation.

Great reliability. I have had this vehicle for 16 years and no major mechanical problems. General maintenance, oil changed, etc. And this vehicle will last to antique status. This is a limited model, leather seats, loaded electronics. Back seats fold down for extra storage space.

Carl H
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,993 - $5,964
$3,993 - $5,964

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
220 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L DOHC MPFI 16
3.0L DOHC MPFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.7 (in.)
40.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 - 40 (in.)
38.6 - 40 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.4 (in.)
36.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.9 - 39.8 (in.)
38.9 - 39.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/70R16
P225/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.9 (in.)
106.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
184.4 (in.)
184.4 (in.)

Width

Width
71.9 (in.)
71.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3485 (.lbs)
3660 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
220 (hp)

Torque

Torque
163 (ft. lbs.)
222 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
200 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.8 (gal.)
19.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes *
  • Child restraint system anchor brackets

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V208
Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles, there is a breather hose that attaches to the nozzle of the on-board refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) valve, which is located on the topside of the fuel tank. The breather hose is attached with a clamp, whose "tabs" face in the upward direction. When the vehicle was crashed under the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) (i.e., a 35 mph frontal barrier crash), the clamp "tabs" contacted the underside of the body due to movement of the fuel tank, causing the nozzle to break. Nozzle breakage could result in fuel leakage if the vehicle rolls over after a high speed frontal crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will rotate the specified clamp. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during September 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V228
Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles, the reservoir filler cap of the brake master cylinder may induce a vacuum, introducing some air into the brake master cylinder reservoir. This could cause abnormal brake noise and increased pedal stroke when the brakes are applied. The increased pedal stroke will lengthen the stopping distance of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will bleed the air from the brake lines and replace the reservoir filler cap. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began July 30, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

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