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Toyota Highlander:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Toyota Highlander side view
Toyota Highlander angular front perspective
Toyota Highlander angular rear perspective

Overview of the Toyota Highlander

Learn about the Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Summary

The Toyota Highlander is an affordable midsize SUV that comes with many standard active safety features, an extra row of seats, and above-average fuel economy for its class. For even better fuel efficiency, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a safe investment. The ride on the Toyota Highlander has been consistently rated smooth and comfortable, while the driver and front passenger have plenty of dashboard technology for their trip. You'll also find that the Toyota Highlander offers a lot more bang for your buck than many others in its class.

Pros and cons of the Toyota Highlander

  • Standard high-tech safety features
  • All-wheel drive
  • Hybrid models available
  • Tight third-row seating
  • Dash design hasn’t evolved in recent years
  • Wide dash can make some controls difficult to reach
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Toyota Highlander

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats8
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.6 L/100km
  • Width1930 mm
  • Length4950 - 5015 mm
  • Trunk space454 L
  • Cargo space2387 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Toyota Highlander

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Toyota Highlander 2020 - 2021 is available in 5 trims:

L trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Toyota Highlander

Dimensions of the Toyota Highlander

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211730 mm1930 mm4950 mm

Towing capacity of the Toyota Highlander

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
YearUnbrakedBraked
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2021454 kg2268 kg