Toyota Highlander 4WD Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Toyota Highlander 4WD Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 3 recalls, 2 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 168 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
2013 2013 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Toyota Highlander SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Toyota Highlander SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Toyota Highlander SUV AWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Toyota Highlander SUV FWD 4 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2010 2010 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2009 2009 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2008 2008 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2007 2007 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2006 2006 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2005 2005 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2004 2004 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2003 2003 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 3
2002 2002 Toyota Highlander 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 5 3

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of Highlander 4WD for 13 years. They average 19.1 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2013 Highlander 4WD below average at 19 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2013 Highlander 4WD to be $2,050 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 $3,000 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Highlander 4WD consumes about 17 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 4WD emits 465 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 6,975,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 332 trees would offset these emissions. The Highlander 4WD does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2013 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 22 17
2012 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 22 17
2011 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 22 17
2010 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 23 17
2009 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 23 17
2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 23 17
2007 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 22 16
2006 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 22 16
2005 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 22 16
2004 Toyota Highlander 4WD 19 22 16
2003 Toyota Highlander 4WD 18 21 16
2002 Toyota Highlander 4WD 18 21 16
2001 Toyota Highlander 4WD 18 21 16

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota Highlander 4WD has 20 different model options on record with the EPA since 2001. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2013 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 19 22 17
2012 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 19 22 17
2011 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 19 22 17
2010 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 19 23 17
2009 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 19 23 17
2008 Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 19 23 17
2007 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 23 18
2007 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 19 22 16
2006 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 23 18
2006 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 19 22 16
2005 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 23 19
2005 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 19 22 16
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 23 18
2004 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 19 22 16
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 21 16
2002 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
2002 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 21 16
2001 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 19 22 17
2001 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 21 16