2022 Toyota Highlander

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2022 Toyota Highlander
2022 Toyota Highlander

Key specs

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The good:

  • Smooth-revving V-6
  • Interior quality
  • Cabin storage
  • V-6’s 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • Hybrid’s estimated gas mileage

The bad:

  • Automatic transmission kickdown response
  • Cargo space
  • Third-row comfort
  • Brake pedal feel (hybrid)

6 trims

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Notable features

  • New Bronze Edition for hybrid
  • Three-row SUV
  • Seating for seven or eight
  • V-6 or hybrid drivetrain
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2022 Toyota Highlander review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

The Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV with room for seven or eight, depending on the seating configuration. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and powertrain choices include a 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine or a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain rated at 243 total hp. Competitors include the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride and Ford Explorer

The Highlander offers 24.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row and 8.6 cubic feet behind its third row, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements

What’s New on the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

A new Bronze Edition for the Highlander Hybrid is based on the XLE trim level and adds bronze exterior and interior trim, bronze 18-inch wheels, unique SofTex-trimmed seats with bronze stitching and unique floormats.  

What Features in the 2022 Toyota Highlander Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control 
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system 
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity 
  • Satellite radio
  • Five USB ports
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keeping assist 
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Second-row captain’s chairs
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen 
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system 
  • Head-up display

Should I Buy the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

The Highlander is a good choice for families thanks to seating for up to eight, towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds with the V-6 engine and a lengthy list of standard active-safety features. The Highlander Hybrid’s estimated gas mileage is impressive, and it can also tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. Highlander downsides include a third row that’s on the small side and less cargo room than some competitors. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 3.8
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Toyota Highlander 2022

Car shopping with hubby. Friendly service, but not willing to negotiate on pricing for new car nor for trade in. Nowadays, no cars on lot to test drive or see on sight. Cars are "ordered", so hopefully will come in on time as expected. We've always had Toyotas in the past, so we are happy with reliability, dependability, quality, looks, etc. Of these vehicles. Update: car came in on time, cleaned and full tank of gas. Car sign-off was well organized, professional and courteous. So very happy with new vehicle!!


Absolutely Love!

Love the size and features! The seats are massive, so super comfortable. I like how much space there is in the trunk, could fit a ton!


Good with a few things lacking

I bought this vehicle a couple months ago in May 2022. I have the Platinum AWD trim, so it is pretty fully loaded. On the positive side I like the styling and handling. I think the design is a good balance of functionality and comfort. The heads up display is nice. I was glad to have the adjustable height on the rear door as the factory setting had the door touching my garage door when all the way up inside the garage. The auto-bright light setting works pretty well. There are a few things that could be better. I find the automatic setting of the wipers to be lacking. It just doesn’t adjust to a fast enough speed for my taste. I really think Toyota should either make the arm rest in the door bigger or put an actual armrest on the side of the driver’s seat. There is just not a comfortable position for your left elbow with your left hand on the steering wheel. I have put a pillow in the car to make up for this on longer trips. As noted by some other reviewers, the gas mileage is just okay. Lastly, while the safety features are nice, some of it just ends up being annoying. My experience with the lane departure warning is about a 99% false positive, meaning that about 1% of the time this goes off it is providing useful information that I am wandering out of my lane. The rest of the time I am on on a curvy road or swerving to avoid a pothole or a bicyclist. And it doesn’t just beep. The car actually tries to fight your movement. The idea of a self driving car strikes me as laughable when they can’t get this feature to work very well. In spite of these shortcomings, I do like the vehicle and would recommend it.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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