2017 Toyota Highlander Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,931 - $42,552
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
185-306
Seats
7-8
Color:  Blizzard Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,931 - $42,552
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
185-306
Seats
7-8

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.5 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.4 Styling 4.3 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

The 2017 Toyota Highlander gets new standard safety equipment and a new, more powerful V6 engine. It all complements an already very good 8-passenger SUV, one that comes in a variety of models, including a hybrid, and an enviable reliability record. Clever features, like a rear-seat intercom, help it keep pace with rivals like the Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder.

Toyota Highlander Models & Trims

LE $25,931 - $28,714
Horsepower: 185 hp - 295 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 8
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LE Plus $27,286 - $30,059
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 8
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
XLE $32,181 - $35,236
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $34,018 - $37,159
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited Platinum $34,810 - $38,017
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $32,571 - $35,634
Horsepower: 295 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid LE $30,289 - $33,172
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: 8
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid Limited $38,051 - $41,390
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid Limited Platinum $39,123 - $42,552
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Hybrid XLE $34,787 - $37,910
Horsepower: 306 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: 8
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.72

226 Reviews

5 star 74% 4 star 24% 3 star 1% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Great for a family, not bad in gas Good looking car

Very reliable can't go wrong with a Toyota Very spacious great for a family and very safe and secure. It's a heavy car it will keep you and your family safe in an accident. In addition it's a very good looking car and it's not bad on ha compared to other Suvs. I have the xle and I think it can have a better radio. I wish it had the memory seat in the front seats where you press which number it's for your seating. But it doesn't have that. Otherwise very good car and I can't say enough of how much space you have.

- Linda L

Great SUV with a luxury ride!

My 2017 Toyota highlander xle is a wonderful car. It provides the space for my family, but trendy enough not to be a minivan. The safety features (such as lane assist and the blind spot detectors have changed the security I feel with my young son in the vehicle. It is smooth like a luxury car, and quiet despite the large size. The gas mileage is great being that I can take road trips without spending a lot on gasoline. This is my 3rd Toyota and they all have been very reliable vehicles!

- Samantha M

2017 Toyota highlander - I love how comfortable this car is.

I absolutely love my highlander. I have the 7-seater edition due to the fact that my middle row is captain seats. I highly suggest this version and not the 8-seat option for comfort and more room for passengers. The third row is a bit tight and really only fits 2 adults comfortably, but would easily fit 3 children. This SUV is extremely safe and has incredible safety features and drives so smoothly you do not even notice that you are moving.

- Ali L

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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
$25,931 - $28,714
$27,286 - $30,059

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 295 (hp)
295 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 w/D
2.7L 4
3.5L V6 w/D
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.2 (in.)
44.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 (in.)
40.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.4 (in.)
38.4 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 (in.)
39.9 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Premium Synthetic, Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
8
8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/60TR18
P245/60TR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 (in.)
109.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 (ft.)
38.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
75.8 (in.)
75.8 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4165 - 4535 (.lbs)
4370 - 4535 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 (hp)
295 (hp)

Torque

Torque
184 (ft. lbs.)
263 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 - 5000 (.lbs)
5000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 - 500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.2 (gal.)
19.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
22 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (3)

Equipment Aug 22, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 22, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V520000
Summary:
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (GST) is recalling certain 2017 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid vehicles equipped with accessory roof rail cross bars. The fasteners for the roof rails may not be torqued properly.
Consequence:
The roof rails may loosen and possibly detach from the vehicle, becoming a road hazard and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GST will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and properly torque the fasteners, free of charge. The recall began September 29, 2017. Owners may contact GST customer service at 1-800-444-1074. GST's number for this recall is 17R3.
Tires > Temporary/emergency Spare Tire May 1, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
May 1, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V295000
Summary:
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (Gulf States) is recalling certain 2017 4Runner , 86, Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Corolla iM, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Prius C, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Sienna and Yaris vehicles. The spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the Tire Pressure Label.
Consequence:
A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Gulf States will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 15, 2017. Owners may contact Gulf States customer service at 1-800-444-1074. Toyota's number for this recall is 17R2.
Electrical System Nov 26, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 26, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18E107000
Summary:
Fujian Wanda Automobile Glass Industry (Wanda) is recalling certain aftermarket Replacement Windshields sold for use in 2014-2018 Toyota Highlander vehicles. The windshields have an attached wire harness that water may leak into, possibly causing damage to the vehicle's Engine Control Module (ECM).
Consequence:
The ECM damage may result in the engine stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Wanda will notify owners, and service centers will replace the windshields, and inspect the ECM for damage, having it replaced, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 10, 2019. Owners may contact Wanda customer service at 1-864-281-2760.

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