LE Plus V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
2018 Toyota Highlander

2018 Highlander Photos
The Toyota Highlander is a quiet and comfortable midsize crossover with three rows of seating, a choice of front- or all-wheel drive, along with two engine options. Redesigned for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Highlander carries over with minimal changes. While the base four-cylinder engine sounds fine on paper, the optional V6 is the much better choice. Not only does it have extra power, it's also more fuel efficient since it doesn't have to work as hard to keep the Highlander moving. There is seating for seven or eight passengers, depending on whether you order the second-row bench seat, or separate captain's chairs. While the third-row is handy for families, its limited room makes it best used only for kids. Safety is a high priority in the Highlander and standard features include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and lane departure warning. Here you'll find all the information needed to make an educated buying decision if you're considering a 2018 Toyota Highlander, including safety and reliability ratings, engine specs, horsepower, fuel economy ratings and pricing. We'll also summarize what Autoblog's professional auto reviewers think of the Highlander. Is the 2018 Toyota Highlander Safe? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2018 Toyota Highlander an overall crash-test rating of five stars, the highest score possible. Tested in both front and all-wheel drive format, the two versions of Highlander scored the same four-star rating in front impact tests and rollover resistance. In side crash tests, the Highlander registered a five-star rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which provides ratings for new vehicles based on its own comprehensive crash tests, gave the Highlander a "Top Safety Pick" rating. The Highlander scored a "good" rating – the highest possible – in all crash tests, with the exception of one "acceptable" score related to the effectiveness of its headlights. Ratings may differ for Highlanders from other model years, so be sure to visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites to review ratings on the specific vehicle you're researching. At the time of this writing, the 2018 Highlander is subject to two ongoing recalls according to the NHTSA. The first involves a brake assist vacuum pump. If it fails, the result could be a sudden loss of braking assist. This recall affects 6,046 vehicles in total. The second recall involves an incorrect load information label, which could lead an owner to overload the vehicle. This recall involves only 649 vehicles. Is the Toyota Highlander reliable? J.D. Power most recently reviewed initial quality in the 2017 Highlander, which is almost identical to the 2018 model. It gave the Highlander four out of five possible stars for Overall Quality. When it came to the two other main categories – Overall Performance and Design, along with Predicted Reliability – the 2017 Highlander registered three out of five stars, which J.D. Power classifies as an "about average" rating. A note about J.D. Power's methodology: we have some rather serious issues with the way it weights …
Full Review
The Toyota Highlander is a quiet and comfortable midsize crossover with three rows of seating, a choice of front- or all-wheel drive, along with two engine options. Redesigned for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Highlander carries over with minimal changes. While the base four-cylinder engine sounds fine on paper, the optional V6 is the much better choice. Not only does it have extra power, it's also more fuel efficient since it doesn't have to work as hard to keep the Highlander moving. There is seating for seven or eight passengers, depending on whether you order the second-row bench seat, or separate captain's chairs. While the third-row is handy for families, its limited room makes it best used only for kids. Safety is a high priority in the Highlander and standard features include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and lane departure warning. Here you'll find all the information needed to make an educated buying decision if you're considering a 2018 Toyota Highlander, including safety and reliability ratings, engine specs, horsepower, fuel economy ratings and pricing. We'll also summarize what Autoblog's professional auto reviewers think of the Highlander. Is the 2018 Toyota Highlander Safe? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2018 Toyota Highlander an overall crash-test rating of five stars, the highest score possible. Tested in both front and all-wheel drive format, the two versions of Highlander scored the same four-star rating in front impact tests and rollover resistance. In side crash tests, the Highlander registered a five-star rating. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which provides ratings for new vehicles based on its own comprehensive crash tests, gave the Highlander a "Top Safety Pick" rating. The Highlander scored a "good" rating – the highest possible – in all crash tests, with the exception of one "acceptable" score related to the effectiveness of its headlights. Ratings may differ for Highlanders from other model years, so be sure to visit the NHTSA and IIHS websites to review ratings on the specific vehicle you're researching. At the time of this writing, the 2018 Highlander is subject to two ongoing recalls according to the NHTSA. The first involves a brake assist vacuum pump. If it fails, the result could be a sudden loss of braking assist. This recall affects 6,046 vehicles in total. The second recall involves an incorrect load information label, which could lead an owner to overload the vehicle. This recall involves only 649 vehicles. Is the Toyota Highlander reliable? J.D. Power most recently reviewed initial quality in the 2017 Highlander, which is almost identical to the 2018 model. It gave the Highlander four out of five possible stars for Overall Quality. When it came to the two other main categories – Overall Performance and Design, along with Predicted Reliability – the 2017 Highlander registered three out of five stars, which J.D. Power classifies as an "about average" rating. A note about J.D. Power's methodology: we have some rather serious issues with the way it weights …
Hide Full Review

Retail Price

$35,660 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

Smart Buy Price

NA Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
Engine
MPG City / Hwy
Seating 0 Passengers
Transmission
Power @ rpm
Drivetrain
Smart Buy Program is powered by powered by TrueCar®