2009 Toyota Highlander consumer reviews

$25,705–$29,050 MSRP range
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93% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7
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5.0

Awesome Vehicle!

I regularly take my HL for oil changes and air filter changes. But I only topped the fluids when needed. This year 2020, I decide to get the fluids changed, from front to back and top to bottom. While this is going on the mechanic find that the brakes are worn very thin but everything else looks good. So I part with about 900 bucks and feel that my HL can go another 100k....Yeah that's 90 bucks a year...lol... I love that HL...

4.1

One Big Problem

I love the car. But if you have the tow package, which I do, there is a major design flaw with the oil cooler. Its original design is likely to burst, as it did with me at 110000 thousand miles. You could loose your engine if it happens where you cant stop immedetly. The replacement version is all metel rather than metal and synthetic hoses. Its the synthetic hose part that's likely to burst.

5.0

Nice Vehicle!!

This reliable used Highlander fits all our needs. We were very happy to find and purchase it in July, 2020. It was a very good value in a used vehicle.

4.6

A lot better than competitors.

You can't beat Toyota's reliability. It has Toyota's top notch V6 engine that is use on the camry, avalon, solara, rav4, etc. So you know it's reliable. Overall an excellent family vehicle with minimum maintenance.

5.0

Great car

This car is very dependable. It handles great in the snow and any weather. Lots of space for people and/or cargo. Would recommend for those wanting a mid sized vehicle.

4.0

Toyota Highlander - 2009 - Great Car

The Toyota Highlander 2009 with six cylinder is a great car. My only negative is that the tail gate is so heavy and difficult to close that my mother in-law will not close it. She finds it too difficult. The engine on the 2009 has much better performance than the 2017 model.

5.0

Excited to have found a well preserved Highlander!

This car is in great condition and is going to be perfect for our family of three dogs and three humans! We researched older SUVs extensively, and this era of Toyota Highlander stood out the n all areas as an extremely good choice.

5.0

The best SUV i have ever owned

The car is very comfortable and quiet and build quality is off the chart great...after 112000 miles it s looks and feels like new. I will never buy anything but toyota again

4.2

Very comfy and rides was very smooth and quite

This car would be one of the top five that would be on my list of buying the style and smooth ride high on my list

4.3

2009 Toyota Highlander

Searched for a car on line for 2 months. Test drove a couple, really like the roominess and layout. Rides great, Good acceleration . Comfortable seating. Only problem is that it stinks like mildew from the poorly designed A/C unit. Been trying to eliminate the odor but no success yet. It's winter here in the great Northeast so I'm not sure if the odor will dissipate. Hope so. Other wise I like the vehicle.