Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,772 - $19,875
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
187-270
Seats
7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,772 - $19,875
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
187-270
Seats
7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.6 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

The 2012 Toyota Highlander is a family-friendly 7-passenger SUV known for its solid track record of dependability. Both the conventionally powered Highlander and its hybrid accomplice ar...

Toyota Highlander Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2012 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

4.64

171 Reviews

68% 29% 3% 1% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

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I really like my Highlander as it is very comfortable on long trips. The front and the back seats are very roomy. I never feel like I am crammed in my seat. One of my concerns is that you are only able to unlock the Highlander on the driver's side. So if you are a passenger waiting for the driver to get to the vehicle you have to wait until the driver gets to the car. I always found that quite odd and didn't even notice it until we accidentally locked the keys in the car. The other thing that concerns me is the paint job has the hazing over it and makes it look really unkempt. Good gas mileage and a comfortable vehicle to own

- Jane W

It is a dependable vehicle. I've had my highlander since 2012 and we've only had to do a few minor repairs on it.

Generally speaking, I love my Highlander. I like that it can fit my entire family comfortably in the car. I love the way it drives, and the gas mileage it gets. There are only a few things that I don't like about my car. I don't like that there is no storage; I either have to have a roof rack or tail gate to travel. I don't like that there is no temperature gage for the outside temperature. The thing that bothers me the most about my highlander is that I can't control the rear temperature in the car. If I turn off the rear temperature gage it just turns the air off in the back.

- J R

I have a 2012 Toyota highlander with a GPS system. My car seats 7 passengers.

I absolutely love my car, the only two things I would change is in the second row the middle seat does not go in and out very easily so it makes it difficult to get to the third row if there is passengers in the outer seats. Secondly, would be that if you have all seven seats up and occupied you have very limited room in the back of the car. I personally have five children and it is almost impossible to transport groceries home with all my kids in the car due to the room available. Other than those issues I love the way it drives and just how comfortable it is.

- Kristin H

Ranked #5 Midsize SUVs by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,922 - $17,043
$14,772 - $16,973

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
187 - 270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC 24
2.7L DOHC 16
3.5L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

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

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.2 in.
43.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.6 in.
39.7 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.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

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

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4266 .lbs
3946 - 4266 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 hp
187 - 270 hp

Torque

Torque
248 ft. lbs.
186 - 248 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 500 .lbs
150 - 500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.2 gal.
19.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 11 mpg
18 - 23 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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