Toyota's 2013 Highlander crossover SUV continues to impress with its abilities, features and resale value. It is a roomy, 7-passenger SUV ideal for growing families. Sharing much of its architecture with the Lexus RX 350 gives the Highlander a leg up on its competition. There is a hybrid model that attains best-in-class fuel economy without sacrificing power or interior space.
You'll Like The 2013 Toyota Highlander If...
When you combine the 2013 Toyota Highlander's wide model range, exceptional resale value and strong owner-satisfaction figures, it may look hard to justify buying anything else.
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If you need an SUV that can be taken off-road, or that can tow more than 5,000 pounds, a Toyota 4Runner or Dodge Durango with a HEMI V8 might be a better choice.
It's dependable, comfortable, and very much worth the money.
I'm very pleased with my Toyota Highlander. It's comfortable and reliable. It's performance has been above what I expected. I've driven it for four years and expect it to last another 10 years. I've never had any problems with it and I've driven across country a few times. I can say I never worry about being stranded. I chose this vehicle because it was one of the safest vehicles on the market at the time. And I've never been disappointed. I've spoken to several others, who agree totally with me. I found one vehicle that was almost the exact same but costed $16,000 more than mine. I can't say enough good about my suv. On the other hand, my 3 previous vehicles, all disappointed me, in some way, with their performance.
The best family and traveling SUV on the road.
I absolutely love my Toyota Highlander! With two kids in car seats, the space is in beatable. If we ever decide to have another child, we have additional space with the third row. As of right now, the third row is laid down and my trunk space is HUGE! I love when we travel or go on outings with friends, we can always use my vehicle to help us get places. For an SUV, the mileage is good. I have had no problems at all with the performance of my car. Just normal wear and tear things to be replaced like windshield wipers and just last week I had to buy a new battery. Not too bad after 5 years. If I bought a new car, I would be buying an updated Highlander, that's for sure!
It's the most expensive vehicle I've ever owned, and I plan to keep it until it stops running.
I purchased my vehicle in 2013 brand new and I love it. I want to keep it as long as possible. It is very comfortable and spacious for me and my family. I maintain it as recommended and it still runs like a brand new car. The only thing that I "dislike" is it doesn't have a built in navigation system, but I can use my phone for that when needed. I don't have any complaints, when I first bought it there was a problem with the transmission, but the dealership promptly took care of the problem and replaced it with a new one. They also offered me an extended warranty at no charge as a result.
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RecallJan 16, 2019
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Jan 16, 2019
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2013 Highlander vehicles manufactured March 13, 2013, through August 6, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the second row left hand seat may not lock in place when positioned in the forward front or second adjusting position. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
If the seat does not lock into the seat track, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will modify the second row left hand seat so that it will lock into the seat track, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.
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