Highlander Comparisons

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Highlander’s roomy interior gives you enough space to seat up to eight people and provides more comfort along the way with reclining third-row seats. Available second-row captain’s chairs help Highlander comfortably seat seven and offer the same great versatility. You can even get heated second-row captain’s chairs on the Limited grade with Platinum Package.

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Toyota Highlander’s 5-year cost of ownership vs. Competition

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BASE MSRP (INCLUDING FREIGHT) FOR EACH MODEL AND COST OF OWNERSHIP DATA OBTAINED FROM INTELLICHOICE.COM FOR 2016 MODEL YEAR AS OF MARCH, 17, 2016: HIGHLANDER LE PLUS V6 4WD AUTO, MSRP $36,255; HONDA PILOT EX 4WD V6 AUTO, MSRP $35,280; FORD EXPLORER XLT V6 4WD AUTO, MSRP $36,345; KIA SORENTO EX V6 4WD AUTO, MSRP $34,795. PROJECTED OWNERSHIP COSTS INCLUDE DEPRECIATION, FINANCING, INSURANCE, FUEL, STATE FEES AND REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE COSTS. 2016 INTELLICHOICE, WWW.INTELLICHOICE.COM. BASED ON 2016 MODEL YEAR STUDY. INTELLICHOICE IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF AUTOMOTIVE.COM, LLC. MANUFACTURER PRICE INCENTIVES VARY, ARE NOT REFLECTED IN THIS COMPARISON AND COULD AFFECT PROJECTED 5 YEAR OWNERSHIP COSTS. PROJECTED 5 YEAR OWNERSHIP COST FOR HIGHLANDER LE PLUS V6 4WD AUTO $34,027; HONDA PILOT EX 4WD V6 AUTO $36,651; FORD EXPLORER XLT V6 4WD AUTO $38,068; KIA SORENTO EX V6 4WD AUTO $36,313. “KIA,” “SORENTO” AND THE KIA LOGO ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF KIA MOTORS CORPORATION. “FORD,” “EXPLORER,” AND THE FORD LOGO ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY. THE HONDA LOGO AND “PILOT” ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.

Cost Comparison for a New Toyota Highlander

Toyota has become one of America’s top car brands in the last decade, but Toyota sells more than passenger cars. One of the top midsize crossover SUVs in America is Toyota’s Highlander LE 4WD SUV and it has been ranked as the most affordable. The Highlander has room for 8 people and can recline the third row of seats for more cargo space. The Highlander of 2016 includes a towing package that gives you the option to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

The Highlander Costs Less and Holds Values Longer

Compared to competitors in its class, the Highlander is also more affordable. The sticker price for these vehicles are nearly the same, but the cost of ownership for a Highlander is much lower. For instance, the 205 Honda Pilot LX 4WD costs $3,000 more to own over five years. The Kia Sorento LX V6 would cost nearly $3,300 more, and then there’s the Ford Explorer 4WD 4DR which would cost an eye-popping $6,341 more over five years.

Keep in mind, too, that a car that holds its value will save you even more money when it’s time for that trade-in. The Highlander retains nearly 65 percent of its initial value after three years. This is a great buy for buyers who aren’t looking for a V8 to guzzle fuel, but don’t like the style of a minivan. The Toyota’s V6 is a happy medium, with lots of cargo space and all the latest tech toys. Over the past few years the Highlander has received top marks from Kelley Blue Book Consumer Ratings. It excelled in performance, styling and comfort, reliability and quality. It was also  “The Trusted Resource Best Buy of the Year” in 2015. With such a reputation, the Highlander will remain one of the top midsize SUVs for the foreseeable future.

Vehicle Awards

2016 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER – NHTSA 5-STAR OVERALL SAFETY RATING

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