2019 Toyota Highlander consumer reviews

$31,830 starting MSRP
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84% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6
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Scary Drive

Scary ride on the highway with rain. Tires are not wide enough. Window noise when driving. Second row slides out and hits driver seat if not put back correctly. Compared to our 2019 Ford Explorer, the Highlander sucks.


Decent car for smaller drivers.

Bought this car for my wife new in 2019. We have 2 little ones. It’s a decent family car. But I am 6’3” 260lbs. This car isn’t designed for big and tall people. Seats are hard. Sun visor doesn’t cover enough of the side window and I end up with afternoon sun in my face. The climate control dials are slick and hard for me to grip to twist. Infotainment system seems dated. Cup holders suck. The adaptive cruise control rode the brakes down a hill and now it shakes when you apply the brakes (fixed now with new set of aftermarket rotors). Interior door panel squeaks when my leg rests against it. But overall it’s a decent car, just a little overrated. I’d say if it wasn’t for Toyota having a reputation for reliability I wouldn’t have bought it or kept it. I’d say if you’re over 6’ and this is your only car… pass.


A great riding SUV and very reliable.

I traded in my 2016 RAV4 Limited for the Highlander XLE. Primarily for the ride. We had to give up some features such as seat positioning and closeness sensors available on the Rav4. The 2019 Highlander has a V6 that is well reported on and gives us the performance we need. Our ride has definitely improved on the Highlander.


Great value for the money

Overall very good and reliable vehicle for the money. Not the most comfortable, stylish, or best on fuel but for the price i dont think you can find better


Best car for road trips with family.

Best reliable car around Toyota Highlander 2019. Great all road trips. Spaces and plenty of room for everyone. Bars inside seat for car seats to connect to keep baby safe. I have bought 3 Highlanders and loved everyone.


It's an enjoyable vehicle and with top-notch comfo

All-round is a very comfortable and reliable car which is good for commute, transportation and having fun with ur family with space for cargo and people


Total disappointment in interior quality.

For the most part I’am happy with the unit. My main concern is the material on dash lifting at seam. Dealer says that only fix is to replace entire dash assembly. They indicated replacement may create squeaks & rattles. So my choice is live with imperfections or possible rattles. I have owned many Toyota’s over the years & have been very happy with them. Not the case this time, very disappointed in the quality & will look elsewhere for our next purchase.


Buy this car with your eyes closed

I used to own the Infiniti QX60 and loved it in every way. Had to get rid of it because of the famous transmission cvt problems so I got a Toyota. Aside from the interior which is not super sophisticated as the Infiniti, Toyota is a very reliable car. I know engine will always start and the car will always perform. Very comfortable and mileage is great for a V6! Toyota is the best! Everybody else is just an mature.


Perfect for long road trips!

I traded in an Infiniti Q50 Red Sport which I loved but lacked the size and storage for a move from California to Texas. I bought this 2019 Highlander with slightly over 20k miles on it. Beautiful copper color, great interior. Two days later we were on our way to Texas with 2 dogs and a whole bunch of stuff in the back. Cargo space is top notch and after 30 hours and 2k miles it exceeded my expectations! Great power and gets great mileage, it was on Eco mode at 75/80 on the freeway going through CA, AZ, NM and Texas. I'm 5'3 and my friend is 6'1 and we both found it very comfortable and easy to drive. My fav feature is the radar cruise control: Even at a high rate of speed it would slow down everytime a semi or car would move over and that happened ALL THE TIME then speed back up like I was doing it. I was blown away. I wish I got the presets and running boards but otherwise, I'm thrilled with this Highlander; it won't be my last Toyota.


My first SUV and I LOVE it

This SUV has met all the needs my family has... It is very reliable...Good on gas... Drives good...Has a lot of features for safety...And has lots of room for everyone to ride comfortably... I highly recommend the Highlander