Used 2009 Toyota Highlander

2009 Toyota Highlander
List price range
$6,993 - $15,998

2009 Highlights

Toyota offers a four-cylinder version of the Highlander for 2009, but only on the base two-wheel-drive version of this popular crossover.

Pros

  • Powerful yet fuel-efficient V6, easy to maneuver for its size, user-friendly cabin design with reconfigurable second-row seats and a fully usable third row.

Cons

  • Third-row seat folds as a single unit rather than in 50/50 sections.

Used 2009 Toyota Highlander for Sale

Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A)
128,265 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$9,042
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
97,359 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$12,603
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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2009 Toyota Highlander AWD in Black, 3RD ROW SEATING, LOCAL TRADE, LOW MILES. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Toyota Highlander 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
117,501 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
90 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
122,527 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$10,496
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
85,774 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
List$13,500
Est.Loan: $276/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
99,626 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
Laurel Kia
34.3 mi away
List$15,988
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
97,875 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
(8)
Carnova
36.7 mi away
List$12,990
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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Dealer Notes
5 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY, MD DC INSPECTION PROGRAM 2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4X4 with powerful 3.5L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine and driven only 97875 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-441-1770 CARFAX Certified, Extended Warranty & Financing Available
Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
128,439 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$10,500
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Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
243,730 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$6,993
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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PWR TILT & SLIDE MOONROOF W/SUNSHADE,Sun/Moonroof,AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER,3rd Row Seat,MANUAL REAR AIR CONDITIONING,8-WAY PWR DRIVER SEAT,ANTI-THEFT ALARM W/ENGINE IMMOBILIZER,CONVENIENCE PKG,TOW PKG,DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS W/AUTO ON/OFF SWITCH,COLD WEATHER PKG,Rear Spoiler,ASH; CLOTH SEAT TRIM,CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. *TOYOTA HIGHLANDER*ALLWHEEL DRIVE*MOONROOF*LEATHER*ALLOYS*P/SEATS*V6 POWER* THIS LOW PRICED SUV IS MARYLAND INSPECTED AND FULLY RECONDITIONED. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Toyota Highlander 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
98,601 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
List$15,998
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
120,944 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$10,948
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
95,946 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
List$13,311
Est.Loan: $272/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
122,253 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
ListNot Listed
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Toyota Highlander 2009
82,959 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With plenty of room, power and features, the 2009 Toyota Highlander is optimized for family use. If you're shopping for a midsize crossover SUV, make sure you try this Toyota.

vehicle overview

Boasting midsize SUV versatility without the attendant poor fuel mileage and trucklike handling and ride, the 2009 Toyota Highlander exemplifies the virtues of a now-flourishing vehicle breed -- the crossover SUV. When the first-generation Highlander debuted nearly a decade ago, it was a trailblazer in this segment, demonstrating that a vehicle could look and function like an SUV without driving like one. Today, the second-generation Highlander is in its sophomore year of production, and it's just one of many highly competent crossovers on the market. It remains one of the best, though, thanks to its flexible and ergonomically sound interior, secure handling and forceful yet frugal V6.

For 2009, the Toyota Highlander stands pat with the exception of a new four-cylinder version being offered in base two-wheel-drive trim. As such, most new Highlanders will still be fitted with Toyota's superb 3.5-liter V6 that is doubly blessed with impressive output (270 horsepower) and higher-than-average fuel economy. Inside, the Highlander continues to offer useful features such as Center Stow, which allows easy stowage of the center section of the 40/20/40 second-row bench seat, thus providing walk-through access to the third row.

As good as it is, the Highlander now competes in a segment that is awash with many strong candidates. General Motors' Lambda-platform quadruplets (Buick Enclave/Chevrolet Traverse/GMC Acadia/Saturn Outlook), Hyundai's Veracruz and Mazda's CX-9 are all excellent choices. The Highlander isn't quite as cavernous inside as the GM crossovers, so it might not be the best choice for bigger families. However, if you don't have five kids who could stand in for the New England Patriots' defensive line, and you find the Toyota's all-around versatility appealing, the refined and relatively economical 2009 Toyota Highlander is hard to top.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Toyota Highlander is a midsize crossover SUV with seven-passenger capacity. Toyota sells it in three trim levels -- base, Sport and Limited -- all of which are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD).

The base version comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, a fold-flat third-row seat (which can be deleted for a credit), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, a CD stereo with an auxiliary input jack and full power accessories. Stepping up to the Sport provides 19-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, automatic headlights, foglights, a flip-up rear hatch window, a 3.5-inch information display screen, a back-up camera, an in-dash CD changer (with MP3/WMA capability), upgraded seat fabric, a power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and one-touch folding capability for the second-row seats.

Like the Sport, the Highlander Limited wears 19-inch wheels but goes with softer suspension tuning and adds more luxury in the form of power-folding and heated outside mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, a power passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition and wood-grain interior trim.

Options include a rear air-conditioner for base and Sport models, automatic rear climate control for Limited models, a power sunroof, a power liftgate, heated front seats, a rear DVD entertainment system and towing preparation. The premium-grade JBL sound system supplies Bluetooth connectivity and increases the speaker count from six to nine, but its in-dash changer maxes out at four CDs instead of the usual six. The available navigation system can only be ordered in conjunction with the JBL audio upgrade.

performance & mpg

Every 2009 Toyota Highlander except the base front-wheel-drive version comes with a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 270 hp and 248 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional on all but the base four-cylinder model. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard, and regular 87-octane fuel is all that's required. The new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is not exactly a slouch, cranking out 187 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, and it's matched to a six-speed automatic to optimize performance and fuel economy. At our test track, a Highlander Limited V6 AWD sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, making it one of the quickest vehicles in its segment. Properly equipped, the V6-powered Highlander can tow 5,000 pounds, a respectable figure for this segment.

With the V6, the front-drive Highlander's fuel mileage stands at 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined; an AWD V6 version rates 1 mpg less across the board. As of this writing, estimates for the four-cylinder Highlander were not yet available.

safety

All expected safety equipment is standard on the Toyota Highlander, including antilock disc brakes, stability control and hill-start assist (which keeps the vehicle from rolling backward when starting on uphill grades). All-wheel-drive models come with a downhill assist feature to enable slow, controlled descents down snow-covered driveways. Airbag coverage includes front-seat side airbags, three-row side curtain airbags and a driver-side knee airbag.

In government crash tests, the 2009 Toyota Highlander scored five stars (the highest possible) for the driver and four for the passenger in frontal impacts and five stars for side impacts. In frontal offset crash testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Highlander earned the top rating of "Good."

driving

Although the current Highlander is considerably larger and heavier than the previous generation, it's still more pleasant to drive than most other midsize SUVs, even those of the crossover variety. Visibility is excellent all around, and the steering is light enough to make the 2009 Toyota Highlander easy to maneuver in tight spaces yet adequately precise while cornering. The V6 is a highlight, delivering strong, smooth acceleration in any situation. The ride quality leans toward the soft side, even with the Sport trim level, but that's to be expected in a family-oriented crossover.

interior

Larger adults will find the Highlander's interior more accommodating than in the previous generation, as first- and second-row room have grown noticeably in all directions. At the same time, the control layout remains simple and easy to understand, and the quality of the interior materials is high.

The Highlander's third-row legroom falls short of what's available from competing large crossover SUVs, but getting into the third row is much easier, thanks to the second-row seats' improved fold-and-slide mechanisms. There's also a specialized center section of the 40/20/40 second-row bench seat that provides walk-through access to the third row. The middle "20" section simply slides into its own cubby under the front seat center console.

Cargo space is scant when all three rows are in use, measuring just over 10 cubic feet. Folding the third row yields 42 cubes, though, and with the second row down, there's a healthy 95.4 cubic feet -- still short of the Mazda and GM crossovers, but otherwise a good figure for this class. Our only complaint is that the third-row seat folds as a single piece rather than offering a 50/50 split, thus limiting your options when you have a mix of passengers and cargo to carry.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Toyota Highlander.

The best bang for your buck for a 4 banger mid size suv
ewayjeng, 11/21/2013
This car is great, bought used with less than 60K, but in near mint condition at purchase, engine is strong, easy to move seats down for storage and has a lot of nice creature comfort features. Its got decent power for a 4 cylinder and since I'm not towing, and this is primarily a people mover, the gas savings are perfect. Drives like a car, would recommend to anyone looking for a mid size suv that is reliable, fun to drive and very functional.
Great SUV!
Tony the tester, 11/17/2010
We love our Highlander I4 with convenience package. This car has all the features I need and nothing you don't need-perfect. We love the space and comfort, ride quality and general feel of this car. The assembly quality is first rate. It had defective water pump after one year but it is one of the first ones that they put together. In any case, it didn't stop in the middle of the road. The 4 cyl engine is great. It is quiet, and powerful enough to pull full load on our 1000 mile trip. It lacks a passing power a bit but it is a great cruiser and plenty of pep around town. Efficiency was as low as 19 mpg and as high as 29 mpg. Road feel is good but 6 spd transmission is too shift-happy but smooth.
Cannot go wrong with Highlander!
Savvy Buyer, 5/4/2010
After having researched extensively and test-driven Honda Pilot, Mitsubishi Outlander, Ford Edge, and the new Equinox, I repeatedly returned to Highlander and bought one a few weeks ago. I cannot express how impressed I am with Highlander! The ride is extraordinarily comfortable, quite and smooth. The interior is extremely roomy, well-designed and functional. The second row is exceptional. If you need the third row it is there and not as a joke! If you do not use it just fold it and you have plenty of cargo room! I must also compliment the instant V6 power and above average fuel economy, which is almost the same as 2007 Passat I traded in! It is also very family friendly if you have children
Great SUV
Great Vehicle, 6/14/2010
I bought this SUV the end of March 2010 and since then have put 23,000 miles on it. I travel for work and find this vehicle so much more comfortable and versatile than my 07 Chevy Impala LTZ. It gets great gas mileage; best I've ever gotten is 28 mpg, but usually average around 25 per tank. The back seat is extremely spacious, even for me measuring in at 6'5". I find the in dash information center to be very user friendly, even though it could have a bigger display. V6 acceleration is excellent for size and weight of vehicle. Handling is car-like with the sports trim level. Only major complaint is the lack of a compass for the price tag of this model.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
270 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
270 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
270 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
270 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Overview

The Used 2009 Toyota Highlander is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2009 Toyota Highlander trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Base is priced between $6,993 and$13,500 with odometer readings between 81638 and243730 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Limited is priced between $12,995 and$15,998 with odometer readings between 98601 and117501 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Sport is priced between $12,995 and$13,500 with odometer readings between 90 and95946 miles.

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