• (4.4) 22 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,614$9,754
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-24
  • Engine: 155-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2002 Toyota Highlander

Our Take on the 2002 Toyota Highlander

Introduced early in 2001, the car-based Highlander is the newest of Toyota’s sport utility vehicles. It’s the fifth member of Toyota’s SUV lineup. Though structurally related to the Lexus RX 300, the Highlander is a little larger and has a different squared-off appearance. Fender ... Read Full Report

2002 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

A few years ago, when Toyota announced that by 2001 the company would have no fewer than seven sport utility vehicles - including two sold by its upscale division, Lexus - many of us figured that would be about three too many.We were wrong. While sales of the aging Toyota 4Runner have sagged slightly as the model awaits an update, the rest of the Toyota/Lexus SUV lineup is robust. There'... Read full review for the 2002 Toyota Highlander

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Very dependable, great performance

by recruit307 from Washington DC on October 15, 2013

I have had this car for 12 years, still drives like new. Gas mileage is ok, not great, but that is what you get with a 2002 4WD 6 cylinder. Handles great, very dependable, good in the snow or dry pave... Read Full Review

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2002 Toyota Highlander Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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