Used 2011 Toyota Highlander

2011 Toyota Highlander
List price range
$12,995 - $23,995

Pros

  • Powerful yet fuel-efficient V6
  • user-friendly cabin with innovative second-row seat design
  • easy to maneuver.

Cons

  • Less overall passenger and cargo space than some competitors
  • carlike refinement though not SUV utility.

Used 2011 Toyota Highlander for Sale

Toyota Highlander 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
116,956 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Limited
List$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
99,611 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Limited
List$16,998
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
103,496 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$15,500
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
121,345 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
SE
List$14,950
Est.Loan: $279/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
136,177 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
SE
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
49,671 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
SE
List$18,990
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
91,374 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Base
(18)
Cowles Nissan
30.1 mi away
List$13,594
Est.Loan: $254/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
75,768 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Limited
Passport Toyota
33.5 mi away
List$18,864
Est.Loan: $344/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
97,189 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Limited
List$16,900
Est.Loan: $308/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A)
129,663 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$13,310
Est.Loan: $249/mo
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Dealer Notes
2011 Toyota Highlander Shoreline Blue Pearl Bluetooth, iPod Connector, Alloy wheels, Bluetooth� Wireless Technology, Radio: AM/FM/1CD w/6 Speakers. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. 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 2011 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
24,864 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
95,623 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Limited
List$16,488
Est.Loan: $300/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
84 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
158,006 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
SE
(5)
Capitol Motors
57.9 mi away
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dealer Notes
2011 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 4X4 with powerful 3.5L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine and driven only 158006 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-376-7056
Toyota Highlander 2011 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
68,240 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
Base
List$18,748
Est.Loan: $342/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
93,150 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
SE
(4)
Jones Toyota
67.6 mi away
List$17,898
Est.Loan: $326/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011 SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
127,000 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
SE
List$14,985
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Toyota Highlander 2011
93,045 miles
Used 2011
Toyota Highlander
List$16,871
Est.Loan: $307/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Toyota Highlander's V6 engine, versatile interior and carlike maneuverability make it a good choice as a do-all family vehicle, though several competitors offer more interior space and utility.

vehicle overview

When it debuted 10 years ago, the Toyota Highlander blazed the trail for midsize crossover SUVs. At the time, we wondered whether people would like this "Camry wagon" (the Highlander typically has had a lot of Camry in its DNA) or continue to stick with truck-based SUVs. Well, the last decade has pretty much proven that refined carlike crossovers have prevailed.

Thanks to a quiet, fairly roomy cabin, a V6 engine that is both smooth and comfortable and a reputation for reliability, the Highlander has remained one of the most popular midsize crossovers. A refresh for the 2011 Highlander brings updated styling and additional standard features. A new third-row seat has a 50/50-split folding design that makes it easier to configure the vehicle for passenger use or cargo hauling.

Otherwise, the 2011 Toyota Highlander stays the course. This means a smooth, quiet ride and comfortable seating for up to seven passengers (though the third row is a bit tight compared with some of the Highlander's competition). The Highlander also boasts a 40/20/40-split second-row seat with a removable center seat that allows walk-through access to the third row, not to mention the comfort of captain's chairs with fold-down armrests in the second row.

While the midsize 2011 Toyota Highlander has a lot going for it, this crossover faces some stiff competition. The larger crossovers from General Motors -- the 2011 Buick Enclave, 2011 Chevrolet Traverse and 2011 GMC Acadia -- offer more cavernous interiors with seating for up to eight passengers. The 2011 Ford Flex and 2011 Mazda CX-9 also have their own distinct advantages, as do the totally redesigned Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer. We suggest checking out these models, but in general we still believe the Highlander hits the sweet spot between passenger-car comfort and SUV-style utility.

trim levels & features

The 2011 Toyota Highlander is a midsize seven-passenger crossover offered in base, SE and Limited trim levels.

The entry-level Highlander comes equipped with 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, rear privacy glass, cloth upholstery, a 40/20/40-split-folding second-row seat that both reclines and slides fore and aft, a 50/50-split-folding third-row seat, air-conditioning (with rear controls), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack.

Step up to the SE and you get a sunroof, power tailgate (with a separate glass hatch), roof rails, foglamps, windshield wiper de-icer, leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, cargo area-mounted releases for folding down the second-row seats, a back-up camera, and an upgraded audio system (optional on base) with satellite radio, a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity/streaming audio.

The Limited adds 19-inch cast-aluminum wheels, additional chrome exterior trim and power-folding/heated outside mirrors with puddle lamps. The cabin also gets upgraded leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition/entry, a 10-way power driver seat, a four-way power passenger seat and wood-grain accents.

The Highlander's options list varies by trim level and region, but those available include a towing prep package, an upgraded JBL sound system (with six-disc CD changer and subwoofer), a navigation system (includes the JBL sound system but with a four-disc CD changer) and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

performance & mpg

The 2011 Toyota Highlander is available with a choice of two engines. The Base model can be had with a 2.7-liter inline-4 engine that puts out 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates are 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

Optional for the base and SE and standard for the Highlander Limited is a 3.5-liter V6 that's rated at 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional. A Highlander Limited AWD tested by Edmunds sprinted from zero to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds, performance that makes it one of the quickest crossovers on the road.

Properly equipped, a Highlander V6 can tow up to 5,000 pounds, another healthy number for this category. With front-wheel drive, the Highlander V6 returns EPA estimates of 18 city/24 highway/20 combined; adding all-wheel drive drops these numbers to 17/22/19.

safety

The Highlander comes with a long list of standard safety features including antilock disc brakes, stability control and hill-start assist. All-wheel-drive models also come with hill-descent control, which electronically intervenes with the antilock brakes to control speed on steep, slick surfaces like snow-covered driveways.

The Highlander's cabin is fitted with a total of seven airbags, including side-impact airbags for front seat passengers, side curtain airbags that cover all three rows of seats and a driver-side knee airbag. Whiplash-reducing active front head restraints are also standard.

In government crash tests, the Highlander earned five stars (the highest possible) for the driver and four stars for the front passenger in frontal impacts, and five stars for side impacts. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Highlander received "Good" ratings (the highest possible) in both frontal-offset and side impact tests.

driving

If you're used to the lumbering trucklike feel of a traditional SUV, the 2011 Toyota Highlander will be a pleasure to drive. The fully independent suspension delivers decent handling, at least by family-hauler standards, and the ride quality is surprisingly smooth. The steering feels light enough for easy parking-lot maneuverability, though it is rather numb and uninspiring compared to its crossover rivals.

The 3.5-liter V6 adds to the appeal by providing strong acceleration that makes this 4,000-pound crossover seem smaller than it is. The fact that this powertrain is also among the most fuel-efficient in the category is an added bonus.

interior

The 2011 Toyota Highlander features an attractive cabin, especially the top-of-the-line Limited model. Visibility is excellent, while the straightforward layout of gauges and controls makes for refreshingly intuitive operation.

The front- and second-row seats are plenty comfortable, but the third-row seat's lack of legroom makes it best suited to pre-teen passengers. The Highlander's second-row bench slides fore and aft and reclines for greater comfort. This seat's unique 40/20/40-split design, which has a removable center section that stows neatly in a special compartment beneath the center console, also makes it easy to access the way-back bench even with a pair of child car seats strapped into the second row.

When you've got cargo to haul, the Highlander offers a healthy 95.4 cubic feet of space with the second- and third-row seatbacks folded down.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Toyota Highlander.

Best Purchase Yet!
mcduv87, 7/7/2011
We previously had an '07 Tahoe and realized that our family didn't need all of the extra girth, nor did we want to keep paying $85 for a tank of gas. The Highlander so far has been a great vehicle! We're averaging close to 22 MPG which includes a good deal of stop-and-go in-town driving. The third row seat shouldn't be counted on unless you're in a pinch. The DVD entertainment system has kept the kids happy in the back seat on longer rides. We opted for the Limited edition to get all of the tech-options, but still managed to get a good deal -- close to 10% below MSRP.
3rd Toyota purchase
rma581, 3/31/2011
I purchased this SUV 5 days ago. after driving 390 miles I calculated 27.8 MPG after my 1st tank fill, 70% hy 30% city driving. The 4cyl is a little noisy in the lower gears as oppose to the v6 however it performs well. I purchased the base model with the tech package option. (a must to have if you own a IPOD) I have 3 kids & decided to choose this model when Toyota changed the 3rd row on the 2011 Highlander from a single row to a split. This allows my son to sit in the back with the other seat down for more storage.
The nicest Toyota yet.
bajarainny, 3/4/2011
Having traded in our '04 Camry, this Highlander is our 5th Toyota. The styling for 2011 is much improved over the '08-'10 version and can actually be called a "looker". After 2 weeks of owning it, I've had two strangers stop me and ask about it. Having a great time with the navigation system and bluetooth phone set up and the entertainment system seems to work well (kids and grandchild). At first, I was a little daunted by all the electronics and technology, but I'm one of those guys who does read the manuals (no fewer than 6 came with the car) and learning how to use everything is fun. The best part is, it's a Toyota and everything works as it was designed to.
Sure it's not a Lexus?
corkyf, 3/27/2011
I picked up my Highlander Limited AWD on Tue. Thurs my wife and I headed out on a 500 plus mile long weekend (37th anniversary). I had been checking out the Buick Enclave, but couldn't get the price I wanted. I'd been to the ACC tourney and Toyota had a couple of cars in one of the tents. Saw the Highlander Limited.......liked the price and looks (especially interior). Visited nearby dealership and drove one. Fairly impressed. Looked online and got a price I liked..and made the deal. On our trip through the mountains of NC, TN, and VA.......it was much better than expected. Quiet, smooth, comfortable.......pleasure to travel in. Enjoyed it as much as my wife's infinity M35.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
270 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
17 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
270 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
17 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
270 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
20 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
187 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.8%
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 2011 Toyota Highlander Overview

The Used 2011 Toyota Highlander is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), SE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and SE 4dr SUV (2.7L 4cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2011 Toyota Highlander trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Toyota Highlander Base is priced between $13,310 and$23,995 with odometer readings between 84 and129663 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Toyota Highlander SE is priced between $12,995 and$18,990 with odometer readings between 49671 and158006 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Toyota Highlander Limited is priced between $16,488 and$18,864 with odometer readings between 75768 and116956 miles.

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