2003 Toyota Highlander consumer reviews

$23,880–$26,960 MSRP range
side view of 2003 Highlander Toyota
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.8
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20 years old - good as new

My 2003 Highlander is now 20 years old and has been in our family the whole time. 260,000 Miles and this beautiful car runs like new. I love the power of the V6. I love the ride and the FWD does great in the mountains. I love the reliability. I love the tape deck! I frequently drive rental cars that are brand new that I don't like nearly as much as this 20 yr old Highlander. Amazing reliability and a joy to drive.


20 Years, 400,000 miles.

Over 400,000 miles and still going strong, did have to put a transmission in at about 200,000...Engine is still great. Last year before third row I think..perfect for long camping trips.


Dependable, reliable, and still running…

At 196600+ miles, this car has never let me down . It’s never had a major problem. Regular maintenance and this car sees to run forever. I regularly make 4-5 trips yearly to Reno and Lake Tahoe, the most recent being to Tahoe in April. It’s the most dependable ride I’ve ever had!!


The frames on 2003 are weak they should be replace

I have a 2003 Highlander it runs great everything it has is fine the problem is the frame on Drivers side front has rusted out and the wheel just collapsed.thier should be a recall on it .Toyota should replace the frame at thier cost.Is there a recall on them,please let me know if there is. Thank you


Best car I’ve ever owned...and I’ve had a few!

This car will not die! Best engine/transmission Toyota ever made. So many still on the road today. I hate letting it go, but hope someone will be able to enjoy it for many years like I did.


Great car

This car lasted us a long enough time but it did have a minor/ majorish problem that we couldn’t really ever fix without it breaking again. That would be he head gasket. It blew multiple times around the 140,000 mile mark which is unfortunate because it’s a Toyota and it’s supposed to be the best brand in terms of reliability.


Most reliable car I have owned and extremely safe

This car has been a wonderful car to me and my family. Tons of room, great comfort and drives very smoothly. This car will go for another 100K miles. Highly recommend purchasing this car or a like it.


Reliable for a College Student

This car was given to me by my mom when I got my license, I’ve had it with me for about a year and a half now! We are a family of all Toyota’s and these prove to be very reliable. I have about 290,000 miles on it now since we bought it used. I haven’t had many issues other than having to replace the catalytic converters a few months back. Gas is pretty good considering it being a mid size SUV- I only have to fill up once a week or once every two weeks depending on usage. However, now that it’s over 250,000 I am getting slightly concerned of life expectancy on this vehicle. I’m not to keen on wanting to get rid of it yet, but I would like answers to that question if able. I want to know if anybody has ran it past this and still has it in good condition!


Very Reliable. Never left me stranded

This car has been in my family since new. My daughter took it to Flagstaff for 5 years. With the AWD it was easy getting around in the snow. All its ever needed was oil changes, brakes, tires and wiper blades. If you take care of these cars they will take care of you.


oh so nice.

we bought it with 130000 on it for 6000 dollars have put 1600 in it so far we just love driving every where i,m hopeing it will go another 100000 mi.such a good ride and handles great.