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The Toyota Highlander is a popular midsize Japanese SUV model with plenty to offer. Is the Toyota Highlander a reliable SUV?

Is the Toyota Highlander reliable?

Whether you’re purchasing a new or used SUV, reliability is important when choosing a vehicle. Selecting an unreliable vehicle can potentially lead to expensive repair bills and annoying malfunctions and mishaps. Is Toyota’s popular midsize model reliable?

The 2022 Toyota Highlander has a 5/5 predicted reliability score from Consumer Reports. The 2021 model year also got a 5/5 reliability score. Every model year after the 2015 model year has less than 30 complaints registered on

The Highlander is an extremely reliable midsize SUV. Even older Highlander models have proven to be dependable. Buying a used Highlander can save consumers thousands. According to Kelley Blue Book, a 2017 Toyota Highlander with under 70,000 miles has a fair purchase price of $28,667. A model with under 70,000 miles should still last owners for at least nine years when it is well-maintained.

Which is more reliable the RAV4 or Highlander?

A black 2022 Toyota Highlander midsize SUV is parked.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander | Toyota

Both the Toyota RAV4 and Highlander should last consumers for over 250,000 miles. The Toyota Highlander has better predicted reliability ratings than the RAV4 from Consumer Reports in recent years. This is an incredibly good look for the Highlander because the RAV4 is known to be one of the most reliable SUVs ever produced. claims that the Highlander is the third-most reliable midsize SUV behind the Honda Pilot and Toyota 4Runner. While both Japanese SUV models are reliable, the Highlander continues to receive high reliability ratings from automotive publications and the RAV4 is beginning to falter. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 has 104 complaints registered on

How much does a 2022 Toyota Highlander cost?

A gray 2022 Toyota Highlander midsize SUV is driving.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander | Toyota

The 2022 Toyota Highlander starts at $35,405. It comes in 11 different trim levels including hybrid options. According to Car and Driver, the 2022 Toyota Highlander XLE is the best Highlander trim. It starts at $40,605.

The base model hybrid uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine to make 295 horsepower. It gets 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Highlander Hybrid achieves much better fuel economy than the base model, for consumers looking to get more out of their trips to the gas station. It gets an incredible 36 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid starts at $39,0555.

The Toyota Highlander is a great midsize SUV, but it isn’t the best vehicle in its segment. Many critics and experts regard the popular Kia Telluride as the best midsize SUV model on the market. The Kia Telluride starts at $33,090. It received a 10/10 overall score from Car and Driver as well as an Editor’s Choice award.


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