Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,786 - $31,641
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
185-270
Seats
7-8
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,786 - $31,641
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
185-270
Seats
7-8

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.5 Styling 4.3 Value 4.4

Editor's Overview

The 8-passenger Toyota Highlander SUV for 2016 continues to be a family favorite, offering a choice of models, including a hybrid, and a reliability record that's the envy of the industr...

2016 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

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325 Reviews
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Toyota Highlander is the best mid-size SUV I've driven!

I love everything about this Toyota Highlander! It looks great on the outside for starters. I love that the inside is very roomy, as far as width, but yet it is still a smaller SUV which I like, inside of a massive one. I love the feel of the steering wheel, and the action of the steering is very responsive. I love the new technology safety features, such as front, side, and rear object detection to alert you to possible collisions before they happen, lane crossing detection warnings if you drift, etc. I love the large screen backup camera. It also has a great sound system. It rides nice and smooth even on rough surfaces. I love the power it has. I really love the seat warmers and seat cooling in the front seats, awesome feature! I also love the layout of the front seat, with comfortable chairs & armrests, and the central compartment, and cup holders, great layout in the front. Only negative is that the third row of seats in the way-back have a slightly higher floor and feel a little cramped for tall people. Great car though, reliable, long lasting, problem free, runs great!

- BRIAN S

Nice vehicle but has issues

I was a devoted Honda consumer. Had a Honda Pilot up to 262 k miles. I switched to Toyota for a change/better color choices. For the most part, a equal switch. The Highlander runs well & has a sleek design inside and outside. Very roomy for people or cargo. Better technology than Pilot. Here are the negatives: -The 3rd row seat is not for adults- very uncomfortable. -The center console is not big enough for a good size purse- so it's a great concept but poor design. -The biggest negative? Defective tail lights. They accumulate water-not just condensation; actual pooled water on the inside. I called Toyota about this. (it had gone unnoticed at the dealership maintenance appts) They were unwilling to fix as it was 4k miles over the coverage period of 36k miles. They would give me $30 toward each part; nothing toward labor. I purchased this vehicle new; 1 mile on it. I do regular dealer maintenance, hand wash, take great care of it. The response received and lack of action by Toyota is the reason why I will probably go back to a Honda. Very disappointing.

- Jodi H

Toyota Highlander, Great Choice for Family Vehicle

I have owned my Highlander for three years now and have never had a single problem with it. I enjoy the heated seats in the winter. I opted for bucket seats in the second row and my kids love having their own space. I like the center console for organizing items I like to keep with me in the car. I personally rarely actually use the third row for seating and instead keep the third row seats folded flat to enjoy a massive truck. I carry bins of supplies for my family (snacks, extra clothes, baby wipes, sunscreen, medicines, first aid kit) and there is room for that plus any shopping I do, or all of our suitcases if we travel. It is big enough that my kids have often changed their clothes in the back after playing at the splash pad at the park. I like the option the just open the glass window in the hatch. It gives me quick access to the back instead of waiting for the whole hatchback to open. The gas mileage is acceptable in my opinion. It is a pleasure to drive. I will be getting another Highlander should I have the choice to update my car.

- Tiffany T

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$21,786 - $24,495
$28,540 - $31,641

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 270 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
2.7L 4
3.5L V6 DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.2 in.
44.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
39.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.
39.6 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
8
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Chrome Wheels

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

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.

Width

Width
75.8 in.
75.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4134 - 4398 lbs.
4354 - 4508 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 270 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 248 ft. lbs.
248 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 - 5000 lbs.
5000 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 - 500 lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.2 gal.
19.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 23 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

City

City
18 - 20 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 25 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary 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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert

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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety