2004 Toyota Highlander Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Oasis Green Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,833 - $8,769
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
230
Seats
7

How 2004 Toyota Highlander Ranks In Its Class

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Ranks  
#16
  By Price
Ranks  
#3
  By Experts
Ranks  
#3
  By MPG

Toyota Highlander Models & Trims

Base $5,833 - $7,812
Horsepower: 230 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
Limited $6,556 - $8,769
Horsepower: 230 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 (in.) - Aluminum
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

4.54
2 star
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1 star
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Why I like the Toyota highlander.

I love the size of the Toyota highlander; it is big enough that I feel safe, yet not so big that it is too bulky or unwieldy to drive/park. I have found the Toyota SUV to be extremely reliable; beyond routine maintenance (including brake pads, oil changes, etc. ), the only item that had to be repaired/replaced was the gas cap. I have a bad back, and the seats are extremely comfortable and support my lower back. The SUV is very roomy, and the back seats fold down easily so that larger items can be stored. There is also a screen that stretches over the back "trunk" area of the vehicle, obscuring its contents to the outside passerby.

Heather S
Helpful

I like the large windows so I can see out all around really well.

I got this used car for a very good price. The gas mileage is not great but good on long driving trips. My mechanic has a good supply of stock parts so he does not have to wait and order them. My mechanic does a great job in maintenance and upkeep and repair, at a good cost. What I like the most is being able to see well out of the big windows without the car obstructing the view. Not good is the heater knob and heater going out x 2 since I have had the car, then I needed a new heater, not cheap. I like the way it handles.

Mary L
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HAS ACTUAL DIALS SO DON'T HAVE TO TAKE EYES OFF THE ROAD AS WITH VIDEO SCREENS AND TOUCH SCREENS

Nice large windows to see surrounding traffic. Roomy. Lost of cup holders 6 in second row. 2 in third row. Has actual radio and a/c control. Lends itself to easy of use and no need to take eye off the road. Handy controls in steering wheel. Window up/down works with key from the outside, would even better if it did the same for passenger window. Could use separate a/c control for second row. Could be more quieter on the road. o/d gear ratio is useful.

David K
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,833 - $7,812
$6,556 - $8,769

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 (hp)
230 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.3L DOHC 24
3.3L DOHC 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
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard

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
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/70R16
P225/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.9 (in.)
106.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Length
184.6 (in.)
184.6 (in.)

Width

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

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3935 (.lbs)
3705 - 3935 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 (hp)
230 (hp)

Torque

Torque
242 (ft. lbs.)
242 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 350 (.lbs)
200 - 350 (.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
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.1 (gal.)
19.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

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

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover
Not Available

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

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist *
  • Driver/front passenger multi-stage airbags
  • 3-point seat belts for all seat positions
  • Front seat belt pretensioners/force limiters
  • Front adjustable seat belt anchors
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating positions
  • ISO-FIX lower anchors for outboard seating positions
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Traction control (TRAC) & vehicle stability control (VSC) *
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Daytime running lamps *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

Latches/locks/linkages > Doors > Latch Apr 7, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 7, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V181000
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE A CHILD PROTECTION LOCK (CPL) SYSTEM ON BOTH OF THE REAR SIDE DOORS. WHEN AN OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE CLOSES THE DOOR VERY HARD WITH THE CPL LEVER SET TO THE LOCK POSITION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE LEVER MAY CONTACT THE BODY PANEL, CAUSING THE CPL LEVER TO MOVE INTO THE UNLOCK POSITION.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE DOOR TO BE OPENED WITH THE INSIDE WHILE THE OPERATOR BELIEVES THAT THE CPL WAS ACTIVATED. IF THE DOOR WERE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, AN OCCUPANT COULD FALL OUT AND BE INJURED.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL SHORTEN THE CPL LEVER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 7, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

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