Toyota Highlander Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Toyota Highlander Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 1 recall, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 26 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2019 2019 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Toyota Highlander SUV FWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Toyota Highlander SUV FWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV FWD 5 4 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of Highlander for 4 years. They average 22.8 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Highlander above average at 24 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Highlander to be $1,600 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $750 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Highlander consumes about 14 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Highlander emits 372 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,580,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 266 trees would offset these emissions. The Highlander has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Toyota Highlander 24 29 21
2019 Toyota Highlander 23 27 20
2018 Toyota Highlander 23 27 20
2017 Toyota Highlander 23 27 20

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota Highlander has 8 different model options on record with the EPA since 2017. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 23 28 20
2020 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 24 29 21
2019 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.7 L 22 24 20
2019 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 23 27 20
2018 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.7 L 22 24 20
2018 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 23 27 20
2017 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.7 L 22 24 20
2017 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 23 27 20