Used 2009 Toyota Highlander

2009 Toyota Highlander
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2009 Toyota Highlander

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 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
103,715 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$17,998
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
102,707 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
List$12,347
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
129,448 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$10,377
Est.Loan: $212/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A)
109,552 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$10,981
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2009 Toyota Highlander in White with Tan interior comes equipped with Automatic Headlights, AM/FM Stereo, Auxiliary Audio Input, Cruise Control, Rear Defrost, Rear Bench Seat, Child Safety Locks, 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission, Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist and much more! Lexus has a stellar reputation for great financing with rates on approved credit from as low as 2.9% APR with terms up to 84 months based upon vehicle and lender conditions. All types of credit may be approved and financed with Lexus of Rockville. Also available on most cars up to 10 years old and less than 120k miles are optional vehicle service contracts which can often be included directly with your financing or cash payment. WITH ONLY ONE PREVIOUS OWNER AND NO ACCIDENTS OR DAMAGE REPORTED, THIS VEHICLE IS CARFAX-CERTIFIED and MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED, as well as a 120 - point inspection performed by a Lexus-trained technician. Lexus of Rockville customers should take pride in knowing that Maryland has one of the most comprehensive state inspections in the country. Lexus of Rockville will also arrange to pick up our customers if they are using Metro, Amtrak, or need transportation from the Washington, DC or Baltimore Airports.
Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
75,096 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
(6)
Prize Auto
25.2 mi away
List$14,850
Est.Loan: $303/mo
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100% Gauranteed Auto Loan Approals for anyone over the age of 18 with valid Tax ID or Social Security Number. No Driver's License Required for Purchase.<br >Carfax Certification with every purchase. World Wide Shipping Available on all makes and models with our Door to Door Shipping Service.<br >All our vehicles come with the Virginia State Police licensed Inspection Certificate.<br >Special Discount Coupon for and Active, Reserve, Retired or Former Member of the United States Armed Services. Limit 1 Coupon per Transaction.<br >For more Details or to Schedule an Appointment, contact our Knowledgeable Professional Sales Team Today at 703-971-4277.<br ><br >Disclaimer:<br >Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Virginia or any other state title, tax, registration fees and processing fee.<br >Prize Auto will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
Toyota Highlander 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
107,520 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
CarMax
28.5 mi away
List$17,599
Est.Loan: $321/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
146,168 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
List$9,900
Est.Loan: $202/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$12,000
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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$300 Below Market
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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 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
122,301 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
List$13,200
Est.Loan: $270/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
122,892 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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**ONE-OWNER VEHICLE**CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY REPORT**WELL-MAINTAINED**FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE**NAVIGATION**POWER SUNROOF**LEATHER**WOOD TRIM**THIRD ROW SEATING**POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS/SEATS**BACKUP CAMERA* - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Power Passenger Seat| Heated Seat| Wood Trim| Clock| Tachometer| Homelink System| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Security System| ABS Brakes| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| CD Changer| Anti-Theft| Leather Interior Surface| Four Wheel Drive| 12v Power Outlet| 3rd Row Seating| Aux. Audio Input| Center Arm Rest| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Heated Mirrors| Navigation System| Overhead Console| Power Lift Gate| Premium Sound| Premium Wheels| Rear Spoiler| Rear Spoiler| Rear Wipers| Remote Fuel Door| Reverse Camera| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Tow Hooks| Vanity Mirrors - Contact Sales Department at 540-898-5555 or sales@mazarimotors.com for more information. -
Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
113,546 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
96,000 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
List$12,611
Est.Loan: $258/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
146,400 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2009 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A)
103,339 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Base
ListNot Listed
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
159,613 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Sport
ListNot Listed
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Toyota Highlander 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
129,459 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander
Limited
ListNot Listed
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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.

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.

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.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

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,05/04/2010
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,06/14/2010
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: Highlander SUV. 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).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Toyota Highlander?

Save up to $490 on one of 16 Used 2009 Toyota Highlander for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $9,900 as of10/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Toyota Highlander trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Limited is priced between $13,200 and$17,998 with odometer readings between 103715 and146400 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Base is priced between $10,377 and$17,999 with odometer readings between 90794 and129448 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Sport is priced between $9,900 and$14,850 with odometer readings between 75096 and146168 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2009 Toyota Highlander?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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