2012 Toyota Highlander

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$28,240-$37,195
$25,783-$33,959
18 CITY / 23 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2012:
  • The Highlander is a carryover model for 2012
  • Exterior Features
    The 2012 Toyota Highlander is a midsize crossover utility vehicle offered in six different trim levels. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, with larger wheels available on higher grades.

    Interior Features
    The 2012 Toyota Highlander offers seating for up to 7 passengers. Base models include standard cloth upholstery, air conditioning, rear privacy glass, split-folding seats in the second and third rows, and more. Higher trim levels are equipped with leather upholstery, power driver's seat, and other premium equipment.

    Optional Features
    Major options on the 2012 Toyota Highlander include a towing package, upgraded JBL audio system, navigation system, and a rear-seat DVD-based entertainment package.

    Under the Hood
    Toyota Highlander models are fitted with one of three engines. The standard is a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder rated at 187 horsepower. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The optional engine is a 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 270 horsepower mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive (2WD) is standard with 4-wheel drive (4WD) optional. The Highlander Hybrid features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine combined with a pair of electric motors for a total system output of 280 horsepower. A continuously variable automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive powertrain are standard on the hybrid model.

    Fuel Economy
    EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Toyota Highlander are:
    • Toyota Highlander 2WD with 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine and automatic transmission: 20/25 mpg (city/highway)
    • Toyota Highlander 4WD with 3.5-liter V-6 engine and automatic transmission: 17/22 mpg (city/highway)
    • Toyota Highlander Hybrid with gasoline-electric powerplant: 28/28 mpg (city/highway)

    Safety
    Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Toyota Highlander include side air bags for driver and front passenger and curtain air bags for all rows of passengers. In government crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2012 Toyota Highlander received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, as well as 4 stars for rollover, 4 stars for frontal crash, and 5 stars for side crash protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Highlander received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crashes. The Highlander also earned a \"Good\" rating in the Institute's roof strength tests.

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  • Name FWD 4dr I4 (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28240.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
  • Name FWD 4dr I4 (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28240.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
  • Name FWD 4dr I4 (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28240.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
  • Name SE (FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32845.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
  • Name SE (FWD 4dr I4 (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32845.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
  • Name SE (FWD 4dr I4 (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32845.00 Engine 2.7L/163 City/Hwy MPG 20/25
  • Name FWD 4dr V6 (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29395.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name FWD 4dr V6 (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29395.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name FWD 4dr V6 (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29395.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SE (FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34000.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SE (FWD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34000.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name SE (FWD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34000.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name Limited (FWD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35745.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name Limited (FWD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35745.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name Limited (FWD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35745.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
  • Name 4WD 4dr V6 (Natl) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30845.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name 4WD 4dr V6 (GS) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30845.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name 4WD 4dr V6 (SE) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30845.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name SE (4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35450.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name SE (4WD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35450.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name SE (4WD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35450.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (Natl)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37195.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (GS)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37195.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
  • Name Limited (4WD 4dr V6 (SE)) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37195.00 Engine 3.5L/211 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
INTERIOR
  • Cloth front captains chairs -inc: 8-way manual driver seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat, adjustable active headrests, seat-back pocket
  • Cloth 40/20/40 2nd row fold-flat slide & recline seat -inc: Center Stow seat & console, one-touch right hand walk-in function, outboard armrests
  • Cloth 3rd row seat -inc: fold-flat into floor capability, folding headrests
  • Center console -inc: (6) cupholders, storage compartments, (2) 12V aux pwr outlets
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Optitron red-illuminated instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp, fuel, LCD odometer w/dual tripmeters
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver auto up/down, jam protection
  • Pwr door locks w/auto lock/unlock
  • Remote keyless entry system -inc: remote illuminated entry
  • Cruise control
  • Engine immobilizer system
  • Digital clock
  • Manual front & rear air conditioning -inc: 2nd & 3rd row AC vents
  • Rear window defogger
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Overhead console -inc: map lights, conversation mirror, sunglass holder
  • Dual visors -inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions
  • Cargo area 12V aux pwr outlet
  • Leather trimmed front captains chairs -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat, heated front seats, adjustable active headrests, seat-back pocket
  • Leather trimmed 40/20/40 2nd row fold-flat slide & recline seat -inc: Center Stow seat & console, one-touch right hand walk-in function, outboard armrests
  • Leatherette 3rd row seat -inc: fold-flat into floor capability, folding headrests
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: metallic accents, audio controls, multi-function display controls
  • 3.5" multi-function display -inc: rear backup monitor, clock, trip computer, warning messages
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Anti-theft security alarm w/engine immobilizer
  • Metallic interior trim -inc: door handles
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Dual visors -inc: illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding extensions
  • 2nd row reading lamps
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Tonneau cover
  • Cargo area 2nd row seat one-touch fold-flat levers
  • Perforated leather trimmed front captains chairs -inc: 10-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar & adjustable thigh support, 4-way pwr front passenger seat, heated front seeats, adjustable active headrests, seat-back pocket
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: metallic accents, audio controls, climate controls, multi-function display controls
  • 3.5" multi-function display -inc: rear backup monitor, clock, trip computer, warning messages, climate control settings
  • Smart Key System -inc: push button start, remote illuminated entry
  • Automatic 3-zone climate control -inc: air filter, rear climate controls, 2nd & 3rd row AC vents
  • Woodgrain-style interior trim -inc: chrome door handles
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob -inc: wood-grain-style inlay
EXTERIOR
  • 17" 7-spoke machined-finish aluminum alloy wheels
  • P245/65R17 all-season tires
  • Full-size spare w/aluminum wheel
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler w/integrated lamp
  • Dark silver-painted grille -inc: lower grill w/chrome accent
  • Black lower rockers w/chrome accent
  • Projector beam halogen headlamps w/auto on/off feature
  • Color-keyed foldable pwr mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • UV reduction glass windshield
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Pwr tilt/sliding moonroof w/sunshade
  • Black roof rails
  • Integrated fog lamps
  • Color-keyed foldable heated pwr mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: windshield wiper de-icer
  • Rear glass hatch
  • Pwr liftgate -inc: jam protection
  • 19" 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels w/dark silver accents
  • P245/55R19 all-season tires
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Color-keyed foldable heated pwr mirrors -inc: puddle lamps
  • Chrome door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 2.7L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine
  • 6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission -inc: sequential shift, snow mode
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel independent Macpherson strut suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering w/pwr assist (EPS)
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine
  • 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission -inc: sequential shift, snow mode
  • 150-amp alternator
  • Full-time 4-wheel drive
PACKAGE
  • Tech pkg -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player, (6) speakers, SiriusXM satellite radio w/(90) day trial subscription, USB input, iPod connectivity, aux audio input, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, Bluetooth streaming audio, black roof rails, 8-way pwr driver seat, pwr driver lumbar, illuminated vanity mirrors, 2nd row reading lamps, one-touch fold flat 2nd row seat, tonneau cover, rear glass hatch, 3.5" multi-info display, backup camera, trip computer, tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio/multi-info/Bluetooth controls, engine immobilizer, integrated fog lamps
  • Cold weather pkg -inc: windshield wiper de-icer, heated exterior mirrors
SAFETY
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: brake assist (BA), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor
  • Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags
  • 3-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • 3-point shoulder belts in all seating positions -inc: drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters, adjustable belt anchors
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for outboard 2nd row seats
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Energy-dissipating interior trim
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Backup camera
  • Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
ENTERTAINMENT
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input
  • Fender mounted antenna
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, Bluetooth streaming audio, USB input, iPod connectivity, aux audio input, SiriusXM satellite radio w/90-day trial subscription, auto sound leveling
  • In-glass antenna

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