2018 Toyota HighlanderChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- V-6 gas mileage
- Consistent cabin quality in first and second rows
- Handy dashboard device tray
- Huge storage bin between front seats
- Power-adjustable cushion length available (driver's seat)
- Sluggish acceleration from a stop (V-6)
- Firm, busy ride
- Vague steering feel
- Whistling sound at highway speeds
- Small third row
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not offered
Seats up to eight in three rows
Four-cylinder or V-6 engine
Front- or all-wheel drive
Eight-speed automatic available
Automatic emergency braking standard
Hybrid version available
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What it is: The Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV that competes with the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe and others. It’s available as a hybrid or a traditional gas-powered SUV.
The base LE trim comes with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Other gas models use a 3.5-liter V-6 and eight-speed automatic, and they’re available with front- or all-wheel drive.
All Highlander Hybrid models come with a 3.5-liter V-6, continuously variable automatic transmission, nickel-metal-hydride battery pack and all-wheel drive. An electric motor powers the rear axle for on-demand AWD.
There are no changes this year.
Nav Screen Visibility
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Recalls? my 2018 Highlander is leaking oil again!
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The 2018 Toyota Highlander currently has 4 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24 months / unlimited distance