Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,025 - $13,726
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
270
Seats
5-7
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,025 - $13,726
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
270
Seats
5-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Toyota Highlander If...

If a Japanese mid-size crossover with an optional third row tops your wish list, you should take a good look at this one. It's feature-laden, neither too big nor too small and should pro...

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2008 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

4.57

170 Reviews

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Amazing highlander from Toyota.

This highlander hybrid was purchased recently and was 10 years old when purchased. The 2008 model was my top choice because it was the last year this car was actually made in japan. The motor, style, and interior leather seats are of very high quality. Even down to the stitching on the seats, this model is luxurious. The one downside is that I worry that the hybrid battery will not last long. It can be very expensive to replace. My mechanic told me the average life span is 10 years. Well we're at 10 years. So far it is been great. No problems. Toyota mechanics say they rarely see these hybrids coming in for service. At 10 years old, I do not think I am getting the gas mileage that you'd get from a newer model. I do mostly city driving and can go, at max, about 230 miles on a tank. We've only taken one highway trip so far and I got about 300 miles on a tank. Other than those things, I love this vehicle. The 3rd row seat is small but nice to have in a pinch. I do not personally need it that much. Lots of trunk space. Good looking vehicle. Runs smooth and quiet.

- Gayle B

Great family car but trendy enough you still look cool driving it.

I absolutely love my highlander. It has a very smooth ride. Spacious interior with an additional folding 3rd row in the back. All leather seats with heat in front and passenger side. The lift gate has an easy push button or key fob button to open or close. Also has sunroof/moonroof. Plenty of cup holders for every seat including additional cup holder sections in every door. Individual temperature controls. Sliding lighted vanity mirrors in sun visors. V8 engine loss of power. Great family car but has a sharp sporty look. I get a lot of compliments on it. Most people can't believe it's a 2008 model. The only problem I have had with it is the drain tubes to the sunroof became clogged once and when it rained it drained into my floor board. Luckily my husband is a mechanic and knew what the problem was it was an easy fix. Other than that it has been the most reliable vehicle I've owned its 11 years old and drives as well as the day I got it. No major issues. Just regular maintenance.

- Jessica P

Toyota really does equal reliability.

I love my car. I have never had any problems except the standard problems. But after 10 years it is complete expected. It is great and smooth to drive and so comfortable. I constantly get compliments on how comfortable and roomy it is inside. You can fit up to 7 people but the back row is a little cramped, so it has to be smaller people. And the only problem with that is that you lose the trunk space. Which is the best! I have fit so many things back there that I am usually the first person anyone calls when they need to move something. My car is also great for road trips, which I have taken many of. There is nothing I do not like about this car. And being a Toyota makes it even more reliable to me. The mileage is also great for a bigger car. You need this car if you enjoy comfort, style, and space.

- Jennifer M

Ranked #3 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,025 - $11,950
$10,930 - $13,127

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
3.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.2 in.
43.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.6 in.
39.7 - 40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.1 in.
40.1 in.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 in.
109.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
188.4 in.
188.4 in.

Width

Width
75.2 in.
75.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3979 - 4178 .lbs
4045 - 4255 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
249 ft. lbs.
249 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 500 .lbs
200 - 500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.2 gal.
19.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 24 mpg
18 - 24 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety