2018 Toyota Highlander

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$31,230

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2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Toyota Highlander

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Handling
  • 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)

The bad:

  • 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

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Toyota Highlander trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2018 Toyota Highlander review: Our expert's take


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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

very reliable.it is my second .

the car meets all my needs except the rear seat room is very difficult to get to plenty of storage room. great safety features. good gas mileage.

2.0

Mediocre

Poor handling and loose steering. Uncomfortable ride, noisy. 5000 lb towing capacity is false advertising because car is not wired for trailer brakes. 3rd row seat is midget-sized.

5.0

Secure Toyota Owner

So far I love the vehicle! It is a luxury, quiet, smooth driving experience. A huge reason for choosing the Highlander was because of the Toyota reputation for quality, safety and reliability.

See all 417 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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Compare the competitors

2017

Mazda CX-9

$31,520

starting MSRP

2016

Honda Pilot

$30,345

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2018

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

$36,870

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