New and Used Highlander Prices, Toyota Highlander Model Years and History

Toyota Highlander Models

2019 Toyota Highlander trims

2019 Highlander

The full-size Highlander gives you three rows of passenger seating and a long list of standard features.

2018 Toyota Highlander trims

2018 Highlander

The Highlander has cemented a standing as one of the most reliable and feature-rich SUVs on the road.

2017 Toyota Highlander trims

2017 Highlander

Toyota’s popular Highlander is a fan favorite, and is about as large as a full-sized SUV comes.

2016 Toyota Highlander trims

2016 Highlander

The best-selling Highlander is back for 2016 with plenty to offer.

2015 Toyota Highlander trims

2015 Highlander

As big as crossovers will ever get, the Highlander offers impressive design, ample seating and plenty of storage space, topped off with tons of desirable features.

2014 Toyota Highlander trims

2014 Highlander

Wearing an all-new front and rear appearance for 2014, the seven-passenger Toyota Highlander provides greater third-row comfort thanks to a widened rear interior.

2013 Toyota Highlander trims

2013 Highlander

Receiving package updates, the 2013 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size SUV available with two different engine options; a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine (187 hp) and an optional 3.5-liter V6 engine (270 hp).

2012 Toyota Highlander trims

2012 Highlander

A mid-size SUV, the Toyota Highlander is available with two different engines and offers the choice of FWD or 4WD.

2011 Toyota Highlander trims

2011 Highlander

A mid-size SUV, the 2011 Highlander has anything and everything a driver could want, making this SUV a competent and practical daily driver.

2010 Toyota Highlander trims

2010 Highlander

The 2010 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV which is available with a 3rd row of seating to allow room for up to seven passengers.

2009 Toyota Highlander trims

2009 Highlander

A popular midsize crossover SUV, the 2009 Toyota Highlander gets updated with a new four-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic.

2008 Toyota Highlander trims

2008 Highlander

A mid-size crossover, the 2008 Toyota Highlander is redesigned and features more interior space for increased cargo and comfort.

2007 Toyota Highlander trims

2007 Highlander

A crossover SUV with standard seating for five, the 2007 Toyota Highlander also has an optional 3rd row to expand the seating to seven passengers.

2006 Toyota Highlander trims

2006 Highlander

A mid-size crossover with seating for five, the 2006 Toyota Highlander is available with 2WD or 4WD, and there is an optional 3rd row which expands capacity to seven.

2005 Toyota Highlander trims

2005 Highlander

The 2005 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size crossover SUV that is available with an optional third row which expands the seating capacity to fit seven passengers.

2004 Toyota Highlander trims

2004 Highlander

The 2004 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size SUV which can seat up to seven passengers and is available with FWD or 4WD.

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About Highlander

Based upon the Lexus RX 300 platform, the Highlander by Toyota was introduced in 2001, offering a feature-rich and classy, roomy and powerful, V6-powered SUV with plenty of addable options and one well-appointed trim level. Following its release, model-years 2002-2003 saw no significant changes. For the 2004 Highlander, a larger 3.3-liter V6 engine was introduced, upping the hp to 230. Other updates for this model year included: flat-folding third-row seating, electronic stability control, tire-pressure warning system, side curtain airbags, optional second-row seating and a restyled exterior and interior.


In 2005, new standard features were added that included a roof rack with cross bars, remote entry and a cargo cover. No big changes were in store for 2006, with front-seat side airbags and two-row side curtain airbags being made standard for 2007. The 2008 Highlander was redesigned, offering more room, a standard V6 engine and a bigger third-row seat. The only change for 2009 was the addition of a four-cylinder, two-door highlander. Basic changes and updates to standard equipment and optional packages were the only news for model years 2010-2013.