$27,500 - $28,950
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$27,500 - $28,950
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17-18 City / 23-24 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine
  • 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission
  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) w/cutoff switch
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
  • 4-wheel independent Macpherson strut suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • P245/65R17 all-season tires
  • Full-size spare w/aluminum wheel
  • 17" x 7.5" 6-spoke machined-finish aluminum alloy wheels
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering w/pwr assist (EPS)
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic Brake-force distribution (EBD)

Exterior Features

  • Color-keyed rear spoiler w/integrated lamp
  • Silver-painted grille
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off feature, chrome headlamp bezels
  • Color-keyed foldable pwr mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • UV reduction glass windshield
  • Rear privacy glass

Interior Features

  • Cloth front captains chairs-inc: 8-way manual driver seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat, 2-way active head restraints, seatback pockets
  • Cloth 40/20/40 2nd row fold-flat slide & recline seat-inc: Center Stow seat & console, one-touch right hand walk-in function, outboard armrests
  • Cloth 3rd row seat-inc: fold-flat into floor capability, folding headrests, (2) cupholders
  • Center console-inc: (6) cupholders, storage compartments, 2nd row seat vents
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Red-illuminated instrument cluster-inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp, fuel, LCD odometer w/dual tripmeters
  • Warning lights-inc: seatbelt disconnect, airbag, door-ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, VSC, ABS, check engine, maintenance indicator, low-fuel
  • Direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Digital clock
  • Pwr windows-inc: driver auto up/down, jam protection
  • Pwr door locks w/auto shifter activation
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry system
  • Remote hood & fuel filler door releases
  • Manual defroster-linked air conditioning w/air filter
  • Rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, aux audio input jack
  • Fixed mast antenna
  • Silver-tone interior trim
  • 12V aux pwr outlets-inc: (2) front, (1) cargo area
  • Overhead console-inc: map lights, conversation mirror
  • Dual visors-inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions
  • Illuminated entry

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor.
  • Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags
  • 3-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • 3-point shoulder belts in all seating positions-inc: drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters, adjustable belt anchors
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating positions
  • ISO-FIX child restraint system (CRS) anchors for outboard seating positions
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) w/cutoff switch
  • Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams

2008 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

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The 2008 Toyota highlander is a safe and spacious car perfect for families.

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

The Toyota highlander is a very safe and fuel efficient car. It is perfect for families and very spacious. The brake are very reliable and it is it's a long lasting car if kept up with maintenance. However the 2008 model does not have Bluetooth but it does have an aux cord. The first middle section of seats has adjustable middle seat which can be switched from cup holder to a seat.

- Andy M

Space, storage, comfortable.

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

My car comfortably fits my family of 5. When I had 3 kids all under 2, I needed space and flexibility. Now that my kids are older, we have the option to spread them out among 3 rows, or keep them together in 2 rows, providing plenty of storage for sports, camping, or even carpooling their friends. My car has been running well for 150,000 miles!

- Melissa E

Very reliable long lasting family car.

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

Really good and reliable vehicle. Been over 1 years and still no problem with machine. Only thing is I wish the hybrid battery would charge more, it only holds a little bit I can only drive less than 5 minutes with the battery. The performance is good still, nice features inside and outside, backup camera is a plus.

- Karin O

Versatile and Reliable Vehicle

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

HAs been a reliable vehicle for many years, has not had any major problems, great though the winter, in the snow. I would recommend to a friend looking to buy a new car. Fits equipment on the top and inside, perfect for commuting or mild off roading to go into the outdoors.

- Olivia B

Definitely worth the money

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

Very reliable vehicle. Regular maintenance is all it needs. Would highly recommend to any buyers looking for a reliable vehicle that will last quite some time. The car definitely could use an option for a smoother suspension. I would recommend that the vehicle outside of that.

- Corbin R

Great vehicle. Lasts forever.

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

Just keep up with maintenance. My vehicle has almost 250,000 miles. It still runs wonderfully. But I wish I'd have followed the maintenance program from the book. I'm just now starting to replace all original hose gadgets etc from the engine. Toyota is a reliable vehicle

- Carolina T

To sum it all up, the car is just old.

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

Expensive on gas, the car doesn't run smoothly, the volume knob inside the car is broken, doesn't offer Bluetooth, fan belt makes a squeaking noise as well as the brakes. Uncomfortable to drive because you can feel everything, back right window won't go down or up.

- Zara F

Go high places with the Highlander

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

Excellent vehicle. Reliable, smooth ride, drives like a dream. Great for trips & shopping, cozy, roomy. Great for long car rides. Great family vehicle, kids love it, holds a lot of packages in hatchback. Can put backseat down. Love it. Highly recommend it

- Bonnie S

The space and colors given make it stand out amongst my friends.

2008 Toyota Highlander Base

I really enjoy the room that I am given as a driver and my family is very fond of the space as well. I love the small pieces of wood that help the car feel more comfortable. I have not had a breakdown ever in the car and am grateful for its durability.

- Michael S

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