2017 Toyota Highlander SUV

2017 Toyota Highlander
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2017 Toyota Highlander
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  • Just-right exterior and interior size for many families
  • Standard high-tech safety features
  • Strong V6 engine with improved fuel economy
  • Quiet and compliant ride


  • Undesirable base four-cylinder engine
  • Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach
  • Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those of many competitors

Which Highlander does Edmunds recommend?

For starters, we do not recommend the base LE with its standard four-cylinder engine, which is much slower than the V6 and less efficient, too. Although you can specify the V6 on the LE, our favorite model is the one-step-up LE Plus. It includes the V6 and all the necessities, as well as niceties such as a flip-up rear window, tri-zone climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen and a power liftgate. Fancier models provide garnishes such as leather upholstery and heated front seats, but we'd only wish for keyless entry and ignition (XLE and up).

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

The well-rounded 2017 Toyota Highlander does just about everything you're probably looking for in a three-row family SUV. It's one of our top choices in a tough segment devoid of stinkers and should definitely be on your must-drive list.

The Highlander has a just-right size for many families. It's not too cumbersome to maneuver, yet its interior should offer more than enough space for growing broods. Its new V6 engine — standard on most trims — also impresses with capable acceleration and comparatively good fuel economy, while the driving experience strikes a good balance between comfort, isolation and driver feedback. You're also likely to appreciate the Highlander's well-made, versatile cabin, which gains an additional four USB ports for 2017 — your power-hungry kids will certainly approve. Then there's the newly standard Safety Sense package, with technologies such as autonomous braking to help avoid or mitigate collisions.

At the same time, with so many appealing three-row alternatives on the market, we highly recommend cross-shopping the Highlander with top competitors. The Toyota's many virtues — including its strong reliability reputation and resale value — may make it seem like a slam dunk, but this vehicle class is just too strong for a one-and-done shopping process. Try a few out and see which one feels best to you.

Trim levels & features

The 2017 Highlander is a large three-row crossover SUV with seating for eight, but optional second-row captain's chairs reduce capacity to seven. There are LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum trim levels. The LE isn't a stripped-down model, but its standard four-cylinder engine is a bummer. The LE Plus has key upgrades such as the V6 engine (optional on LE), a power liftgate and tri-zone automatic climate control, while the XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum essentially slather on luxury feature content. The SE stands out with unique styling and sportier driving dynamics.

The base LE comes standard with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine (185 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque), a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The 3.5-liter V6 that's standard on all other trims (295 hp, 263 lb-ft) is optional on the LE and comes paired with an eight-speed automatic. All-wheel drive can be added to the V6 as an option. Other standard feature content includes 18-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, rear privacy glass, the Toyota Safety Sense bundle (automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, lane departure intervention, and forward collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking), a rearview camera, rear air-conditioning, a six-way manually adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split second-row seat (slides, reclines, folds), a 60/40-split third-row seat (reclines, folds), five USB ports, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and a media player interface.

The LE Plus adds a height-adjustable power liftgate, a flip-up rear window, foglights, tri-zone automatic climate control, upgraded upholstery and trim, an eight-way power driver seat with lumbar adjustment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a higher-resolution 8-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, and a variety of smartphone-connection apps.

The XLE adds a sunroof, roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, an upgraded instrument panel, leather upholstery (first and second rows), simulated leather third-row upholstery, heated front seats, a four-way power passenger seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, second-row window sunshades, Driver Easy Speak (carries the driver's voice through the rear speakers to distant passengers) and a navigation system.

The SE is equipped similarly to the XLE but has LED running lights, sport-themed styling elements and suspension tuning, 19-inch wheels and sporty interior trim.

The Limited starts with the XLE's content and adds LED running lights, different 19-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, a rear cargo cover, heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory settings, second-row captain's chairs (optional on the XLE) and a 12-speaker JBL audio system.

The Limited Platinum gains a panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, a 360-degree parking camera, front parking sensors, Safety Connect emergency communications, a heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats.

The Limited and Limited Platinum can be optionally equipped with the second-row bench. A rear-seat entertainment system (9-inch display, DVD player, RCA jacks, wireless headphones) is optional on all but the LE and LE Plus.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2014 Toyota Highlander XLE (3.5L V6 | 6-speed automatic | AWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Highlander has received some revisions, including a new V6 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission and additional feature content. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Highlander.


An appealing combination of a powerful V6, proficient brakes and intuitive, precise steering, plus good handling and decent towing and off-road credentials place the Highlander among the class best.


The Highlander's V6 already provided impressive acceleration in 2014, and the new V6 only improves upon that. The new eight-speed automatic is smooth and reasonably responsive.


Despite a vague-feeling pedal, the Highlander provides substantial braking effectiveness — the panic-stop distance from 60 mph in Edmunds testing ranks among the class best — and very good fade resistance.


About as good as it gets for a large SUV. It has intuitive response and reassuring feedback when cornering and isolated straight-line stability on the highway. And it's a cinch to park.


A confident and competent handler, right up to the relatively low limit set by the stability control system, which really lets you know when you're asking too much. The new SE model's sport-tuned suspension provides a firmer ride but only minor handling improvements.


The Highlander feels bigger than some competitors when behind the wheel, so tighter parking maneuvers may feel hairy. It has nice-and-easy steering for parking lots, though, and indeed this is a very easy SUV to drive in general.


No low-range gearing, but a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, 8 inches of ground clearance, hill hold and hill descent control, and advantageous approach/departure angles give the Highlander admirable off-road capabilities for a family hauler.


Lexus-lite. The Highlander's seats, ride comfort and utterly silent atmosphere are nearly as good as you'll find in SUVs from corporate cousin Lexus.

Seat comfort

Heated leather front seats are as comfy as furniture and offer tons of adjustment, including extendable thigh support. Second-row seats are firmer, but they slide and recline in a wide range. The third row is merely acceptable; certain competitors are better.

Ride comfort

One of the Highlander's best qualities is its ride comfort. This crossover is highly isolated and confident without feeling like a floating barge. Few if any road irregularities intrude.

Noise & vibration

One of the quietest SUVs we've ever measured. Only an occasional wisp of wind noise is evident on a gusty highway pass.


With only a couple of exceptions (e.g., some long reaches for controls), the Highlander's interior is highly competitive in terms of access, space and ergonomics.

Ease of use

Some controls, specifically those for the audio system, are located too far away. Otherwise, Toyota's typical array of controls is easy to use.

Getting in/getting out

It can be difficult to reach the third row, as the second row (be it captain's chairs or the bench) doesn't provide a wide path to the way back. The doors are large, though, and the seats are of a reasonable height.

Driving position

Abundant seat adjustments, including power-adjustable thigh support (a rare feature) on most trim levels. Sufficient seat and telescoping-wheel travel for taller drivers.


As is true of most competitors, the first and second rows provide copious room for adult occupants. The third row is squishier than that of the Honda Pilot despite having three seat belts — only small kids are likely to fit three abreast back there.


Quality of materials is high, and during the course of our one-year long-term test of a Highlander, everything in the cabin remained nicely screwed together. Impressive.


Overall cargo capacity is average for this segment, which means that there should be abundant room for most families. Small item storage is very good.

Small-item storage

There's a unique built-in shelf on the dashboard that serves as a resting place for phones or other personal items. A vast amount of space is found under the sliding armrest cover — it's big enough to store a laptop or a sizable purse.

Cargo space

The Highlander offers an average amount of cargo capacity for the segment, regardless of how many rows are in place — nothing significantly outdoes it. Others are better behind the third row, however, notably the Ford Explorer.


A properly equipped Highlander V6 can tow up to 5,000 pounds, which is essentially the standard for the segment. To beat that, you'll need a more rugged alternative such as the Dodge Durango.


The 2017 Highlander's standard suite of safety technology is a nice plus, especially if you don't have the money for a range-topping model. The infotainment interface is is pleasantly easy to use.

Audio & navigation

Toyota's touchscreen interfaces aren't the flashiest or most feature-packed, but they are easy to use. The 8-inch version (standard on most models) is notably quick to respond to inputs and features large, easily pressed icons.

Driver aids

Every 2017 Highlander comes standard with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, along with adaptive cruise control and lane departure intervention. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are included on the XLE on up.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Toyota Highlander.

Spacious cabin and features for the little ones!
Rustin Shakelford,12/19/2016
This is the only vehicle I've ever owned that I've enjoyed more than my '69 El Camino. The roominess is perfect to those long drives to Florida from Virginia and the suspension seems incredibly smooth. Also, it has 5 USB chargers which judging by the lack of bickering between my grand kids, is a great thing for keeping them pre occupied on their I-Andriods and bluetooth players. The engine is also smooth as silk and has the peppiness I need when pulling out into Florida traffic (people drive like animals)!
Very Disappointing At This Point!
Our new Toyota Highlander with the XLE package has been in the shop even before we received our license plates! We did have 5 1/2 weeks of "new car happiness". Then, while out of town, the tailgate would no longer close (automatically or manually). Then the automatic open/close completely ceased working as well. It is designed so you can manually move the tailgate up and down, but with the latch in locked position and refusing to open, we could no longer secure the door closed. I removed the access panel for the latch and tried to open it, unsuccessfully After calling and speaking with service departments at two dealerships and to a Toyota phone rep, we were still unable to resolve closing the tailgate. In fairness, the service departments did several steps of troubleshooting with me over the phone. But to no avail, - during our 140 mile trip back home, I secured the tailgate with a rope connected to the locked latch. I visited the dealership after returning home. They said the latch has malfunctioned. They also could not open it. The electronics for the auto opening & closing tailgate and the struts (lifters) may also need replacing. They ordered a new latch and said they would replace one thing at a time and troubleshoot until resolved. No time estimate was given since they couldn't tell how many components would need replacing. I asked about a loaner vehicle, while the work was to be done. The dealership said that they don't have loaners, but they do have rentals. They said they were unwilling to "loan" me a rental, because they'd have to bill Toyota for the rental fee. How's that for taking care of your customers!!
Best 3 row SUV in its class!
I can't stop raving about my new Highlander! I saw the Pilot and MDX at the dealers and read a lot about the other competitors, Explorer, Traverse, Acadia, etc. It has more standard features than the base level MDX or even a comparable Pilot - for example, to get the 2nd row Captain's Chairs in the Pilot you have to go to the highest trim level or to get the Honda Sensing safety features you have to pay 1,000, also Navigation is extra (at least on the EX-L). I love all the standard safety features that are included in the Toyota (collision mitigation, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, etc.) and it comes with optional Captain's Chairs (which are very comfortable) on the XLE. Yes, the 3rd row seating is smaller than the Pilot but we don't intend to use it that often and when we do it will be mainly for children so that was not a big issue for us. The rear seat cargo room when the 3rd row is up is smaller than the Pilot but again, we don't anticipate that being a big issue and I believe it is bigger than the other cars in this class. The fuel economy is what you would expect for a car of this size and weight. I did not get the AWD on purpose because we don't need it and it just adds expense, but having said that, finding a FWD was very hard - I call my car the "unicorn" because it was so hard to find. I look forward to driven this car every time I get into it!
Early Review - Good Car, Good Value
I took delivery of this car just a month ago, so this is a preliminary review. I can't comment on reliability, maintenance cost, etc. I haven't owned the car long enough, but my experience with Toyota has always been outstanding. Currently, we only have 750 miles on the car, so most of the "review categories" with respect to reliability & value that I rated "OK or N/A" could not be rated because I haven't driven the car enough. So, disregard those. This car for me was a downsizing. We traded in a 2011 Sequoia SR 5 4WD with 54,000 miles. It had never been back to the dealership after delivery and was trouble free. We purchased the car in November '11, after the '12s were on sale, and walked out the door with the $40,850 sticker price Sequoia for $35K exactly. Anyone who disputes Toyota's resale value, I received $22K for this trade 61 months later and 54K miles later. So the car cost me $213/month. I couldn't have leased it for that price. Additionally, Earl Stewart Toyota in Palm Beach, FL discounted my new Highlander by $2700 off the sticker. No hassle, no haggle. What a great dealership!!!! Now for the Highlander. The XLE for 2017 now comes with blind spot monitoring, radar cruise control & lane departure warning standard. These were not available on XLE trim in 2016. It also comes with start/stop technology & Toyota's new 8 speed transmission. It cost about the same as the 2016 model that didn't have these features. The Highlander is much smaller than the Sequoia, (193 inches vs. 205, and a little smaller in width) and is much easier to drive. There is plenty of space in the front & middle rows. It is the 3rd row and cargo area where most of the space is lost. Space it tight back there compared to the Sequoia for any adult no matter how much the front two rows are adjusted. The only 3 row, mid-sized SUV with a roomier 3rd row was the Honda Pilot, but it's interior design paled in comparison to the Toyota & the advanced safety features I mentioned required taking a high trim level Pilot costing $1000s more than the Highlander. With the third row folder, cargo capacity is generous, though not as large as that of a Honda Pilot. As far as performance is concerned, even though we keep the Highlander in "economy mode", acceleration is plenty brisk, and there is no trouble merging onto a highway. Those who report this car is underpowered are misguided. It's not!!!! It's not a Mustang GT or Corvette fast, but next to the Pilot, CX-9, Pathfinder & MDX, it is class competitive. The interior is very well put together, somewhat elegant, with lots of storage and the leather seats that are very comfortable. The ride is generally supple, especially on smoother roads, but harsher impacts are a little more noticeable than in the Sequoia. The back up camera & navigation work extremely well. So far mileage appears to be better than expected. We drive conservatively, which helps. Doing mostly stop & start, city driving (75 to 80% of the time), with the air conditioner on, Tank 1 yielded 21.5 mpg and tank # 2 returned 22.5 mpg. EPA is 20/26. The start/stop technology works well, but it can be felt. So far, We are extremely pleased with the Highlander. It's perfect for a family of four or five, provided the 5 aren't all adult size individuals. I'll post an updated review in a few months once we have accumulated a few thousand miles.
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Features & Specs

20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
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Our experts’ favorite Highlander safety features:

Forward Collision Warning/Auto-Brake
Can detect and automatically brake for other cars and pedestrians.This standard feature is optional on its competitors.
Lane Departure Alert and Steering Assist
Helps keep you in your lane. Another typically optional feature that is standard.
Driver Knee & Passenger Cushion Airbags
Not every competitor has these extra airbags for front occupants. They are standard.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 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 Rollover18.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Vehicle Overview
This year marks the first major update for the Highlander since it was last redesigned in 2013. The 2017 Highlander introduces a series of upgrades that should help it maintain its strong competitiveness in a category that is one of the most active in the industry. Splitting the difference between a minivan and a station wagon, the Highlander continues to offer three rows of seating, plenty of cargo room and a choice between front- or all-wheel drive.

In all six of its available trim levels, the Highlander is a roomy and comfortable place to be. Its restyled front and rear ends haven't affected the rest of the package; it still offers your choice of two captain's chairs or a three-person bench seat in the second row. For 2017, its optional V6 has been reworked for more power and efficiency and is paired to a new transmission. The base four-cylinder engine and transmission carry over unchanged. Safety-conscious consumers will be pleased to know there's a suite of safety technologies included as standard equipment on all 2017 Highlanders.

We've been impressed by the Highlander, and the updates for 2017 will likely underscore its status as among the best three-row crossovers on the market. The competition continues to improve, however. The Honda Pilot was fully redesigned last year, with more refinement and a carlike driving character, while the gutsy Ford Explorer was also refreshed last year. Elsewhere, the aggressive and brawny Dodge Durango and affordable Hyundai Santa Fe offer undeniable appeal.

Performance and MPG
The base Highlander LE comes standard with front-wheel drive and a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The only transmission is a six-speed automatic, and we expect it will match the fuel economy of last year's model — an EPA-estimated22 mpg combined (20 city/25 highway).

A 3.5-liter V6 is optional on the LE and standard on all other trims. For 2017, this engine has been heavily revised for more power and efficiency. It's based on the revised V6 that was introduced in the Tacoma last year, and it will surpass the 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque of last year's Highlander V6. Furthermore, in all trim levels except LE, the new V6 will be equipped with a stop-start feature to save even more fuel. All V6 models also receive a new eight-speed automatic transmission, replacing the previous six-speed gearbox. Front- or all-wheel drive is available (Limited Platinum comes with standard AWD). Fuel economy numbers haven't yet been released.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander comes standard with traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag, a front passenger seat-cushion airbag and full-length side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is also standard.

All 2017 Highlanders are equipped with forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise and automatic high beams.

In government crash testing, the Highlander received afive-star overall rating (out of a possible five), with four stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. During testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Highlander received thehighest possible rating of Good in all tests. Though these results are for the 2016 model, we expect the structurally identical 2017 Highlander to have similar results.

Additional Information
The 2017 Toyota Highlander midsize SUV, substantially updated from the previous year, maintains the model's tradition of providing a practical blend of comfort, space and reasonable drivability, while adding a bit more style and a host of new features. Untouched are many of the Highlander's strong suits, including a well-packaged interior, three-row seating, a generous cargo area and available all-wheel drive.

One of the biggest changes for the Highlander in 2017 is the availability of a new, direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque and comes mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces the previous six-speed. Another  change this year is the addition of the SE model, which slots in just below the Limited trim level and features sportier suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels and unique exterior and interior trim.

The standard powerplant for the base LE trim remains the 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. In a vehicle that weighs at least 5665 pounds — depending on drivetrain and options — its performance can only be described as barely adequate. And to bring the Highlander up to par with its rivals, most of which come with a standard V6, the majority of buyers will likely order the optional six-cylinder engine.

A stylish new grille and front and rear lights headline the exterior changes for the Highlander in 2017, along with an overall more muscular look and several new color and finish choices. On-road performance continues to lean more toward comfort, rather than taut handling, although the Highlander remains competitive with its major rivals in this area. Buyers interested in improving handling a bit might want to test-drive the new SE model.

Inside is where the Highlander continues to excel. While not ultra-luxurious, the interior combines plenty of leg, head and shoulder room with updated materials and an abundance of clever storage solutions. And buyers are sure to appreciate the addition of a number of the latest advanced safety features and host of technology options.

The front-wheel drive 2017 Highlander with the four-cylinder engine is EPA rated at 22 mpg combined (20 city/24 highway). The FWD V6 gets a rating of 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway) making it a logical choice, especially for those planning to use their Toyota SUV for family vacations.

The base LE trim comes well equipped with many attractive safety and convenience features. The LE Plus and XLE models up the standard features, while the new SE trim offers both additional standard goodies and a few sporty touches. At the top of the line sit the Limited and Limited Platinum versions, which provide considerably increased comfort and luxury. Let Edmunds help you find just the right 2017 Toyota Highlander to meet your needs.

2017 Toyota Highlander SUV Overview

What do people think of the 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Highlander SUV 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Highlander SUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Highlander SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV here.

Edmunds Scorecard

Overall4.0 / 5.0


5.0 / 5.0

Braking5.0 / 5.0
Steering5.0 / 5.0
Handling4.0 / 5.0
Drivability5.0 / 5.0


5.0 / 5.0

Seat comfort5.0 / 5.0
Ride comfort5.0 / 5.0
Noise & vibration5.0 / 5.0


4.0 / 5.0

Ease of use3.5 / 5.0
Getting in/getting out4.0 / 5.0
Roominess3.5 / 5.0
Quality5.0 / 5.0


4.0 / 5.0

Small-item storage5.0 / 5.0
Cargo space4.0 / 5.0
Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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2017 Toyota Highlander SUV Limited Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

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2017 Toyota Highlander SUV LE Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A)

The 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV LE Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,049. The average price paid for a new 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV LE Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is trending $2,369 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,369 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,680.

The average savings for the 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV LE Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) is6.2% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 1 2017 Toyota Highlander SUV LE Plus 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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