2019 Toyota Highlander Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Toyota Highlander Model Overview at Beechmont Toyota

Toyota Highlander

Key Features

  • Starting at $32,375 MSRP*
  • Optional Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and 8-inch touch screen display
  • Available perforated heated and ventilated leather-trimmed front seats with memory function on driver’s seat
  • Standard 18-inch split 5-spoke machined alloy wheels
  • Your choice of a standard 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder engine (185-horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque) or an available 3.5-Liter V6 engine (295-horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque)
  • Second and third-row 60/40 split, sliding and reclining fold-flat seating
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Optional rear-seat Blu-ray Disc™ entertainment system
2019 Toyota Highlander SE AWD at Beechmont Toyota

About the Toyota Highlander

Bring more to every adventure in the Toyota Highlander with its eye-catching exterior design, comfortable interior, and practical versatility. Six trim levels of the Toyota Highlander ensure that there’s one that will perfectly fit your lifestyle — from the luxurious Limited to the sporty SE. Experience a blend of potent performance and exceptional efficiency thanks to an optional 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission on the Highlander. With a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, the Toyota Highlander allows you to bring along even your biggest toys on your next getaway. Inside the Highlander, drivers and passengers alike will find a spacious environment in which to relax and unwind. Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) allows you to experience peace of mind from advanced driver-assistive technologies that are designed to keep you safe on the road

What the Critics Say

“The Toyota Highlander ranks among the best midsized, three-row SUVs, with a desirable balance of an absorbent ride, responsive handling, and generous interior space.” — Consumer Reports
“The Highlander provides a comfortable and quiet ride. It sports a handsome interior and a long list of standard safety features. Its available V6 engine scoots the eight-seat SUV around confidently. For its mixture of quality and value, we named the Highlander a finalist for our 2018 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money award.” — U.S. News & World Report

Toyota Highlander Features

2018 Toyota Highlander Performance


With the efficiency and power to take you further, the Toyota Highlander is available with your choice of either a 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder or a 3.5-Liter V6 DOHC engine. An innovative Stop and Start Engine System on V6 Highlander models helps you maximize your fuel efficiency on your daily commute. The available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive system is able to distribute power from front to rear while managing the vehicle’s brake system for greater driving confidence and stability when the road conditions are less than ideal. Thanks to a 5,000 pound towing capacity (when properly equipped), the Toyota Highlander proves to be a helpful companion when loading up your gear for your next camping trip.

Refined Interior

The interior of the Toyota Highlander features refinement that rivals luxury SUVs — with acoustic-type glass and silencing insulation materials to help minimize road noise. The Highlander has seating for up to 8 along with amenities to keep everyone entertained for the journey. An optional rear-seat Blu-ray Disc™ entertainment system and a total of 5 USB ports help keep the whole crew connected on those long stretches of highway. Easily accommodate cargo, passengers, or a mix of both thanks to the 60/40 split folding third row seat. Fill the cabin with fresh air and natural lighting with an available panoramic sunroof in the Toyota Highlander.

2018 Toyota Highlander Interior
2018 Toyota Highlander Entune Multimedia Bundle Apps

Advanced Technology

Innovative technology features found on the Toyota Highlander help make every drive more engaging, no matter where you’re headed. Enjoy a suite of popular apps, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and integrated navigation to help you arrive at your destination on-time with the optional Entune™ Multimedia Bundle. Avoid communication hassles with the available Driver Easy Speak feature, which has a built-in microphone that transmits your voice over the speakers to rear-seat occupants, making communication simpler and safer. Keep everyone comfortable with the optional three-zone automatic climate control system offered on the Toyota Highlander. A Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan helps you maneuver the Highlander into even the tightest spaces with total confidence.

Trims & Specs

2019 Toyota Highlander LE

Highlander LE

  • Starting at $32,375 MSRP*
  • 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder DOHC engine with 185 horsepower
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Integrated backup camera with projected path
  • LED taillights and stop lights
  • 18-inch split 5-spoke machined alloy wheels

2019 Toyota Highlander LE Plus

Highlander LE Plus

  • Starting at $37,305 MSRP*
  • Height-Adjustable Power Liftgate and Flip-Up Rear Hatch
  • SofTex®-Trimmed Seats
  • Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Entune™ Audio Plus with Connected Navigation App
  • Integrated fog lights

2019 Toyota Highlander XLE

Highlander XLE

  • Starting at $40,265 MSRP*
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade and jam protection
  • Smart Key System and Liftgate with Push-Button Start
  • Leather-trimmed seating surfaces
  • Chromtec® roof rails
  • Driver Easy Speak — driver voice amplification

2019 Toyota Highlander SE

Highlander SE

  • Starting at $41,485 MSRP*
  • 3.5-Liter DOHC V6 engine with 295 horsepower
  • Projector-beam halogen dark-black-accent headlights w/LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • 19-inch multi-spoke machined alloy wheels with black finish
  • Black leather-trimmed seats with unique ribbon inserts and red stitching

2019 Toyota Highlander Limited

Highlander Limited

  • Starting at $43,475 MSRP*
  • Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation, Entune® App Suite, and 8-inch high-resolution touch-screen display
  • Heated/Ventilated front seats
  • Rear parking assist sonar
  • 19-inch 5-spoke Chromtec® alloy wheels
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators and puddle lights

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $920 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.