Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,287 - $42,397
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
185-306
Seats
7-8
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$25,287 - $42,397
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
185-306
Seats
7-8

Ranks #4 Midsize SUVs by Owners

Ranks #6 Midsize SUVs by Experts

Ranks #2 Midsize SUVs by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.4 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.4 Styling 4.2 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Toyota Highlander continues to be the choice for families seeking a safe, secure and comfortable 8-passenger crossover SUV, one that isn’t boring or lacking modern amenities. Those...

2018 Toyota Highlander Owner Reviews

4.76
306 Reviews
81% 15% 3% 1% < 1%
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The many awesome feature of the Highlander

2018 Toyota Highlander XLE

The highlander is very reliable and easy to drive. It was an easy transition from a sedan to an SUV with the Highlander because the drive is comfortable. There is plenty of room for our two car seats and sports equipment. The third row is easy for me to climb in and out of and even fits my daughter's booster seat. It handles well in all types of weather. I have driven it in snowy conditions and the AWD makes it easy to maneuver on the roads. The steering wheel is easy to turn and the V6 engine has plenty of power to pick up quickly when accelerating to get on the highway. I've had the car for a little over a year and I don't have any problems to report. We like the power trunk for opening and closing quickly is great. The inside cabin is very roomy. The leather wrapped steering wheel is comfortable when driving and the conveniently placed buttons on the steering wheel make it easy to change radio stations, answer phone calls or set cruise control. There are plenty of oversized cup holders for water bottles. And several charges placed around the cabin even in the back seat help keep all devices charged. The leather seats wipe clean easily which is helpful when my kids spill something. And the added all weather liners are great to catch dirt, sand, and snow and wipe clean. The glove compartment has plenty of storage too. The window shades that pull up over the back seat windows protect my kids well from the sun. I also love the mirror above the rear view mirror that I can use to see my kids without having to turn around. The Toyota safety sense system adds another layer of safety to the Highlander. The radar cruise control is easy to use and will accelerate and decelerate when needed to keep you at a safe distance from other cars. The automatic braking system is nice to have and will beep and warn you to brake and applied the brake automatically to try to prevent accidents. I also have the rear cross traffic feature which helps me safely back out of parking spaces and warns me if another car or person is crossing before I can see them in the mirror or camera. I am very happy with my Highlander.

- Alex P

Comfy, fuel efficient, and safe ride.

2018 Toyota Highlander LE

I love my ride! Because it is a lease situation, I was able to afford owning a brand new vehicle for 18 months. The monthly payments are affordable. More details of the car itself, it does exactly what I need it to do which is primarily keep my family safe. The all wheel drive for the weather conditions works perfectly for the region I am in. It has a large enough capacity to seat everyone. Gas mileage is decent for the size vehicle, making it extremely affordable. No mechanical issues in the last year, making it reliable. As far as looks, it's all black with some sleek alloy trimming and wheels. The lights are luminous, lighting the road clearly at night. The ride itself is smooth. The acceleration is good enough whereas if I needed to gas it a little bit, I would be able to make evasive maneuvers. The height is great to be able to see better ahead of other, smaller vehicles which may lay ahead of me on the road. Inside has comfy seating with a decent sound system and easy to use console. I like how easily it is to connect my cell phone via Bluetooth for when playing music or audio books for a hands free ability. I am able to also answer incoming calls without taking my eyes off the road. The weight of the vehicle for its size seems very balanced and nibble. I have made multiple trips to and from ct to NYC with a comfortable ride, everytime. I really have nothing bad to say about my vehicle. Again, it does everything I need it to do. Gets me from point a to b, both comfortably and safety with more than enough room for my family as well as personal effects. Oh, forgot to mention, the seats fold down which allows a large capacity of space to move personal effects...

- Richard O

No more Toyota's for us.

2018 Toyota Highlander

After having owned six Toyota vehicles, we are done with the thought of ever purchasing another one. Our experience through the years started with great satisfaction in Toyota. But with each new model we didn't get the same quality and certainly the reliability from them. Our latest episode is with our 2018 Highlander Limited Platinum that we purchased in May 2018. It developed a small oil leak at about 1000 miles. It was so minor at first I didn't think it was the new car leaking. But with time it became worse and I was able to verify that it was the car that was leaking. Now I find out that due to a manufacturing defect in an engine casting they are going to have to remove the engine to fix it. The car is lightly used, only 2000 miles and now I am expected to accept the car back after having had the engine removed and who knows what done to it. I will try contacting Toyota but I don't have very high expectations on what they will do. In view of the downward trend of value and reliability in our last several Toyota Camry's and Highlanders, I don't plan on ever buying another one.

- John Pizzulo

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$31,230 - $34,740
$48,480

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 295 hp
306 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L V6 w/D
2.7L 4
3.5L DOHC 24V V6 w/VVT

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

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
44.2 in.
44.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
39.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.9 in.
37.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

AC

AC

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Chrome Wheels

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/60TR18
P245/55TR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 in.
109.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
192.5 in.
192.5 in.

Width

Width
75.8 in.
75.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4165 - 4535 lbs.
4861 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 295 hp
306 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 263 ft. lbs.
215 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 - 5000 lbs.
3500 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 - 500 lbs.
350 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.2 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 24 mpg
28 mpg

City

City
19 - 20 mpg
29 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 27 mpg
27 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

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

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