Best Bet
(4.5) 45 reviews
MSRP: $12,673$23,985
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 19-22
Engine: 187-hp, 2.7-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 7
2011 Toyota Highlander

Our Take on the 2011 Toyota Highlander

Our Take

The Toyota Highlander gets a number of visual changes, some new interior features and reshuffled equipment packages for 2011. Offered in front- and all-wheel drive, the Highlander crossover comes with a four-cylinder or V-6 engine. Competitors include the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Flex and Honda ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Mushy brakes
  • Lackluster handling
  • Inconsistent cabin materials
  • Cramped third row

Notable Features

  • Updated exterior
  • New rear climate controls
  • New split-folding third row
  • FWD or AWD, four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available Highlander Hybrid with stronger drivetrain

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.