2003 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2003 Toyota Highlander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Mari writes:
2003 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 4WD Review
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5

Pros

This is great on fuel efficiency and it runs great!!!

Cons

There isn't any Cons to this vehicle

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This Car Is Awesome!! — The handling, acceleration and the fuel efficiency of this car are awesome. The car is comfortable and reliable!! is an SUV that you can trust your family to be safe in. The maintanance of the car is reasonable, regular oil changes its all it needs to keep running in excellent shape!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Anthony writes:
2003 Toyota Highlander Base V6 4WD Review
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Smooth ride, AWD, quiet power, very roomy.

Cons

Dark colour hard to keep clean.  Lame wheels.

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Toyota Highlander, Nicest Vehicle I've Ever Owned. — Marta and I bought this used last year. We absolutely love it. It's amazing in the snow, comfortable for 5, has a very quiet yet powerful motor, and all the toys you need. I work out of it and find it perfect for a road warrior salesman. We'll keep it until we can get a good deal on a V6 AWD Toyota Venza. We really like the look of them.

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ladyace1221 writes:
2003 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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5

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comfortable car to drive

Cons

gas mileage not so good for a toyota should be better

ladyace1221
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Great Car — •Performance - acceleration, braking, handling - Great for an SUV •Build Quality - needed no major repairs - only regular maintenance, squeaks/rattles - there are NONE •Appearance - both interior and exterior styling - looks great and the paint is just like new •Fun Factor - this car is fun to drive and is comfortable on a long trip, I can load it down with a lot of stuff. Handels great in the rain and wind also.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rodder98 writes:
2003 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 Review
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It's a very good mid size SUV.  It has a great stereo, and runs and drives great.

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The sun visor is the only negative.  It will not stay where I put it and it flops down while driving, blocking my vision.  It should be a recalled safety issue.

rodder98
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Excellent, Except For The Sun Visor. — It's a great car, but if I had known about the defective sun visor, I would not have bought it. New visors cost over $800. The garage door opener is built into it, making it very expensive and probably too heavy. This is my 7th Toyota over the years, and now they can't build a good sun visor? I expected more from them. It should be recalled because it could cause a wreck if it flops down while driving.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steven writes:
2003 Toyota Highlander Base Review
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Good simple exterior look, light frame feel but still safe. Surprisingly roomy interior with great neutral colors and detailing, not over done, but not under done either. large side windows and good head room.

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Well cant complain about handling, it is an SUV, the acceleration could have been a little better along with breaking sensitivity. No rear air a/c with controls is a big negative for any back seat passengers...

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My Ride — Good simple looks, nice interior, great room for its outward size. Stock tires are nice and ready to be taken over curbs and a little bumpy grass. Gas mileage is normal. The engine has been rattling over the last 2 yrs of ownership and its a little embarrassing, but it is still a dependable SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2003 Toyota Highlander Base V6 4WD Review
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Smooth Ride

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nothing

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Good For Now — Smooth Ride, Plenty of Cargo room, great 4wd, performes awsome in the snow, and best of all over 20mpg(with the v6 awd). This vehicle is great for river trips and snow trips. Rack up the bikes or boards for a weekend in the mountains or fill the back for a day at the beach.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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J — Not really a good performance car... Acceleration over 8.5 seconds... about 13 to 14 liters per km. Nothing exciting just a car

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2001 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Good For A While, Not A Long Term Car. By downtown133

Great first car, will get you from 'A to B' easily and comfortably, great car for a high schooler, with good handling and easy to manage. Although when parked outside it traps the air and amplifies th... Read More

Wonderful Highlander! By 2003ToyotaHighlanderLimited

Loved taking this car out for a little while. It may not accelerate as fast as you may want, but the safety and reliability on the 2001 Highlander are both GREAT! The Highlander is a wonderful car for... Read More

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2002 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Good Car By ault6286

We really liked our highlander. We would have kept it, but we were planning on having a third child and the back seat is not big enough for three child seats. According to the Toyota dealer mechanic... Read More

Wish It Was Still Mine By Michael

Good SUV to have for the winter. Never had any problems with snow last year and is actually quite fun in the snow. wasn't all that tough on power/acceleration but now that I have the solara with the... Read More

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2004 Toyota Highlander Reviews

It"s A Family Car. By arlando

don"t like the style of this car but i like that it is really reliable. drive to work in bay erea every day. never have any promblems with the car only with fuel injectors. they go out one at a time. ... Read More

Another Great Toyota Winner.... By Alfred

Purchased for economy in an SUV. Good steady economy. Very Good power in the 330hp V6. Performance in acceleration, braking and handling in a medium large SUV I believe is not comparied too. Extremely... Read More

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2005 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Bullet Proof By JoanHB

Perfect family car. 3rd seat option is nice, but you have no rear storage when you are using it. Dependable and very low maintenance required on this car. Rides like a luxury sedan- crazy for a mid pr... Read More

Hard To Beat Value For Mid-size Suv By chardonmotors

I've owned this car for 8 years. It's been an outstanding vehicle. We will replace it in another 4-5 years with another Highlander. The engine gets an oil change every 5k miles and never makes dirt... Read More

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2006 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Great Family Onroad Suv By Mathues

Good-looking (albeit a bit dated) family SUV. Good performance for what it is - no lack of power to merge on highway, strong brakes. Reliable although we have had some minor repairs. Heated leather, s... Read More

Toyota Highlander V6 Fwd 3rd Row By 215Carlos

Very smooth ride, Ample power to get around town, but in highway passing it needed more torque. I was pleased with my purchase despite that one complaint. Also I didn't have the Limited model which in... Read More

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