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Base Key Features & Specs

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New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.3L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, intelligence (ECT-i), Snow Mode
  • Traction control (TRAC) & vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Full-time four wheel drive
  • 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P225/70R16 all-season BSW tires
  • 16" 5-spoke styled steel wheels
  • Full-size spare
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • 19.1 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Color-keyed front/rear bumpers
  • Color-keyed body-side moldings
  • Color-keyed grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • Center high-mounted stop lamp
  • Color-keyed pwr mirrors
  • UV reduction glass
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent front wipers
  • Intermittent rear window wiper
  • Color-keyed door handles

Interior Features

  • Multi-adjustable cloth front captains chairs
  • 60/40 split/fold cloth 2nd row seat w/recline
  • Fold-flat cloth 3rd row seat w/recline
  • Height-adjustable headrests at all outboard seating positions
  • 8-way manual driver seat & 4-way manual front passenger seat
  • Center console-inc: (2) adjustable cup holders, storage compartment, floor-level storage tray
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Analog instrument cluster-inc: tachometer, LCD odometer w/twin tripmeters, water temp/fuel gauges
  • Indicators-inc: seat belt, airbag, door ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, check engine, scheduled maintenance, washer fluid, low fuel, VSC, ABS, tire pressure
  • Pwr windows-inc: driver auto up/down, jam protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Remote hood/fuel door releases
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear seat heating system w/separate fan speed controls
  • Rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/cassette/CD player-inc: (6) speakers
  • Digital quartz clock
  • Fabric door trim w/map pockets
  • Dual sun visors-inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Door courtesy lamps
  • Maplights
  • Front seatback pockets
  • Front/rear cupholders
  • Front/cargo area auxiliary pwr outlets

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

Options & Packages

2004 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

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Good, reliable all-around vehicle.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

Very reliable vehicle. Regular oil change maintenance required but not much else. Has over 200k miles and runs well. Cabin is spacious in both front and middle seats. Trunk has almost more than enough room. Replaced ac system one time and tends to have minor recurring issues with temperature control, especially heat. Most of the temperature control dial is cold.

- Er C

Drive-in special. Great family car. Cheap maintenance.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

Good sized SUV with plenty of room for a 4 person family with a big tank of gas and great gas mileage. 280000 miles and still runs like the day it was bought in 2004. Cheap to maintain. There is very little blind spots. I often carry the family to the drive in with this vehicle and once you lay the rear seats down everyone can fit comfortably.

- Tyler T

Super reliable Toyota Highlander

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

I really love my Toyota Highlander. It has been a very reliable vehicle and has had very little problems other than the usual maintenance. I have had no problems with the paint and the interior carpet has held up very well. Even with having two kids put wear and tear in the inside it has held up very well.

- Kimberly S

I love that my vehicle has AWD.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

The performance, reliability, and comfort is amazing. I've had my truck/SUV for about 8 years and as long as you keep up the maintenance of the car it runs smoothly. It is a AWD, which makes the SUV/truck even more reliable and durable during the weather change, especially living in Michigan.

- Natasha H

Seems to still keep on ticking after a few minor bumps and Knicks.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

It's been a pretty reliable vehicle. We have only had issue with AC. I think it just needs charging. Other than that it runs beautifully. We bought it used and it has been in a few minor fender benders from previous owner and still runs good. So pretty durable and industrial.

- Linda V

We really like this car. Everything we need.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

I love that it is compact and quick, yet big enough for storage and 3rd row seats. Sometimes I wish it was slightly bigger or the back window could roll down. Better 4wd controls would be nice as well. Overall it runs amazing and is very reliable. It has everything we need!

- Scott L

Feels like I'm sailing when I drive.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

I love my Highlander.! It still has a smooth ride and she's over 10 years old.! She handles great in any weather. I love the back fold down seat.! Allows for extra people or extra storage.! I haven't had a single problem with her and would definitely recommend to another.!

- Anna U

Good running used car, drives as good as a new one.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

no problems, runs well and drives good. Put new tires on it and it drives as smooth as a new auto. The seats are cloth but are soft and easy to clean. Gets 20 mpg on highway and about 16 mpg in town. We change the oil about every 3000 miles, and brake pads when necessary.

- Flora L

Old Faithful that has served me well.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

Very reliable and comfortable. Runs well. Have gotten quite a bit of mileage out of it. Roomy, adequate storage in the back. Significant problem was having a mouse nest develop inside the dash, which affected the air conditioner and heater. Can only play CDs and radio.

- Jerry W

Just that it has been a great vehicle with very little problems.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

Really haven't had much with this vehicle. Love it. It drives good and I've put a lot of miles on it since I bought it brand new. The only thing is new tires, rotating them. Frequent oil changes and all and one new heater to replace. But all in all best vehicle ever.

- Becky W

Reliable vehicle from Toyota

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

No real problems other than regular wear and tear. It has been very reliable. We have two boys and always enough room for friends or equipment they need for sports. Great vehicle. Would recommend it to others. I will most likely buy another Toyota for my next car.

- Andy S

Toyota Highlander is a solid daily car.

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

Rarely have any issues with the car. If there is an issue, it is an easy and relatively inexpensive fix. Pretty solid on gas mileage and I know it will last 200K+ miles. Most dealerships/mechanics already have my Toyota parts in stock with very cheap pricing too.

- Michael C

It's a very Reliable truck, I think anything Toyota makes is great!

2004 Toyota Highlander Base

Love the truck, no big problems. I had it for years now and so far I've only had to replace the water pump and oil changes. And new tires and now struts in the back. And now the two Hub barrens.so I far I driven my truck two different states. No problems here!

- Jessica V

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