Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,935 - $20,100
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®
$14,935 - $20,100
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
187-270
Seats
7

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.5 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.5 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

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...

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2013 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

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227 Reviews
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2013 Toyota Highlander: Very reliable and spacious with back up camera

2013 Toyota Highlander Base

I enjoy the comfort of the Highlander and fortunately, I've had very few problems thus far. Mine is a 2013 and so far I've only had a problem with the door locking system. The drivers side door no longer locks on its own and it has to be done manually now. Toyota is a very reliable brand and I love how my vehicle has a 3rd row seat. With only 1 child, we have plenty of room to put luggage for travel, and we have plenty of seating to take additional passengers. I also love the rear air conditioning, the space the 2nd rowing seating has, and the ride is very smooth. The seats are very comfortable and are cloth material, which I like because it does not make the car extra hot in the summer time like leather seating does, even though it is harder to clean. There is plenty of headroom, as my husband is 6'4' and he can drive it comfortably. The highlander gets great gas mileage compared to full size SUVs. I prefer a full size SUV, but for the size of vehicle this is, I have been very pleased. I think my favorite is the backup camera, as I have never had one before. It is very convenient with having a child and with trying to maneuver in parking lots, etc. I also love how it connects to Bluetooth and you can make phone calls through the car without holding the cell phone. Again, this is another feature I have never had before.

- Kathryn C

It's dependable, comfortable, and very much worth the money.

2013 Toyota Highlander

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.

- Janie L

The best family and traveling SUV on the road.

2013 Toyota Highlander

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!

- Torei A

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$30,475 - $33,300
$37,950 - $39,400

Horsepower

Horsepower
187 - 270 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

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

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/65R17
P245/55R19

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
3946 - 4266 lbs.
4255 - 4464 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
187 - 270 hp
270 hp

Torque

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

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 - 500 lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.2 gal.
19.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 - 23 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

City

City
17 - 20 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 25 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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

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

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