• (4.5) 22 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,902$11,062
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-24
  • Engine: 160-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5-7
2004 Toyota Highlander

Our Take on the 2004 Toyota Highlander

Our Take

Introduced early in the 2001 model year, the car-based Highlander is the newest — and most popular — member of Toyota’s five-member sport utility vehicle lineup. Though it is structurally related to the more expensive Lexus RX 300, which has been replaced by the RX 330 for 2004, t... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Lack of Low-range gearing
  • Midrange acceleration
  • Uninspired styling

Notable Features

  • Car-based construction
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available permanent 4WD
  • Distinctive control layout
  • Five- or seven-passenger capacity


Our Expert Reviews

Highlander's price stings but lives up to quality reputation Take a good look at the long list of competitors going up against the 2004 Toyota Highlander, a car-based crossover utility vehicle that's imported from Japan. With that in mind, it's no wonder that Toyota has added significant enhancements to its mid-size CUV, increasing power, adding safety features and offering a... Read full review for the 2004 Toyota Highlander

Consumer Reviews


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Very good value

by mirmap from new jersey on December 3, 2006

This is a very reliable and comfortable vehicle. Easy to drive and tackles the snow easily. Stability control is working great on slippery roads. If you do not need lexus badges, memory seats and coup... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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