2001 Toyota Highlander Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Toyota Highlander - Road Test Specs

2001 Toyota Highlander SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2001
Base MSRP$26,975
As-tested MSRP$35,055


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)220 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)222 @ 4,400
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Steering typepower steering
Tire size, frontP225/70SR16
Tire size, rearP225/70SR16
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / solid rear disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)8.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.7@81.3
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)37.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsFor the weight of the vehicle and the small engine size, acceleration was impressive. The high-revving engine liked to be driven a little into redline for the best runs. We used a brake-torque start and manually shifted the automatic. The transmission shifted at 6,100 and stalled at 2,500 rpm. The engine is smooth as glass with a nice growling exhaust note from the free-spinning, silky smooth six. Shifts were almost ghost-like in the manner in which they are delivered.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)61
Wind (mph, direction)1 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 18/22 Manual /
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)19.8

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3880
Length (in.)184.4
Width (in.)71.9
Height (in.)68.7
Wheelbase (in.)106.9
Legroom, front (in.)40.7
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Headroom, front (in.)40
Headroom, rear (in.)39.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)38.5
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)81


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / miles
Free scheduled maintenance3


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsbraking assist
Traction controlO
Stability controlO
NHTSA crash test, driverN
NHTSA crash test, passengerN
NHTSA crash test, side frontN
NHTSA crash test, side rearN
NHTSA rollover resistanceA

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