2003 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Love It!

2003 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Love It!
By J Kelley on


2003 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


I drove a Lexus RX300 previously (company car) but was unwilling to pay the Lexus price when it came time to buy. This car is built on the same platform. It rides and handles like a car, not a truck. The only thing missing when compared to the Lexus is the "luxury" look of the interior. I have only two minor complaints with the vehicle: 1. the lifters (fuel injectors) make noise which is not noticeable when driving/idling unless it is completely quiet in the car (no talking, music, etc.) It is not noticeable to most people but was not present til after break-in period; 2. the paint on bumper & hood chips easily from normal road dirt.

Best Features

Front seats very comfortable. Controls easy to reach. Quiet ride. Surefooted in snow.

Worst Features

Driver should be able to operate power windows when window lock is on. Middle rear seatbelt doesn't lock (i.e., for carseat).
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