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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 Is the 2019 Toyota Highlander?
The Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV that competes with the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer and Nissan Pathfinder. It’s available in gas-only or gas-electric hybrid form. The base LE trim level comes with a 185-horsepower, 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Other gas models use a 295-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and an eight-speed automatic; V-6 versions can have front- or all-wheel drive.
All Highlander Hybrid models come with a hybrid system that features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and electric motors. Total system output is 306 hp, and all Highlander Hybrids have all-wheel drive.
What’s New on the 2019 Toyota Highlander?
With a redesigned Highlander coming as a 2020 model, changes to the 2019 version are limited to minor trim updates. The SE trim level gets new smoked headlights and taillights, black wheels and black-chrome LED foglights. Limited and Platinum versions have chrome LED foglights.
What Features in the 2019 Toyota Highlander Are Most Important?
The Highlander’s three-row configuration has standard seating for eight; available second-row captain’s chairs reduce seating capacity to seven. Standard active safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights. Blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic alert are available. Other options include leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats, a power moonroof, a rear-seat entertainment system and a 360-degree camera system.
Should I Buy the 2019 Toyota Highlander?
The Highlander has long been a good choice for families looking for a reliable SUV with strong resale value. Its available hybrid drivetrain is uncommon for the class. That said, the current model is at the end of its run; the new 2020 Highlander hits dealerships in late 2019. That may make for some deals on current models, but buyers looking for the latest technology will want to wait for the 2020 version.
Overall is a good car. There is one problem. I am 5'2" tall and with the seat forward I am not able to look around the driver's left rear view mirror without stretching or rubber necking around the ... Read full review
It’s a 2019 with 8k miles
After driven over 8000 miles it still has a hard drive taking the bumps hard , suspension does not provide a comfortable ride. The front seats does not allow me at 5’11” average person to sit straight... Read full review
The 2019 Toyota Highlander currently has 2 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24 months / unlimited distance