2004 Toyota Highlander Overview


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Avg. Price: $8,416
Base AWD
Avg. Price: $9,203
Base V6
Avg. Price: $8,655
Base V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $9,260
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $10,125
Limited V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $9,725

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4.25 stars

Based on 8 reviews

Rev O 04 by Raymond
 — its practical,economical, classy and you can have 10 passengers sitting comfortably.... the 2L turbo diesel engine is strong and can overtake with ease....can corner well because of upgraded dobinson ... Read More
Wonderfully Practical Car by tucker
 — my brother owns this car and I've driven it a few times. He's had the car for a few years and has had absolutely no problems at all. It is a very dependable car. The nice thing about this car is it is... Read More
Purchase A Two Year Old Used To Avoid Taxes And Depreciation Cost - Worth The Investment by jcfreedman
 — Excellent in areas of reliability - car never failed in 7 years now with 148k. Only one major repair on the engine at about 75k, which Toyota ate more than 25% of the cost. Car is clean, comfortable a... Read More

2004 Toyota Highlander Overview

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Based on 8 reviews

2004 Toyota Highlander

The Toyota Highlander was redesigned for 2004. The most notable change was the addition of an optional third row seat, boosting the seating capacity from five to seven people. The engine got a power boost, and the suspension was retooled for a softer ride.

The 2004 Toyota Highlander is available in two trims, the Standard and the Limited. Both are available with 4WD and 2WD with a four-cylinder or V6 engine. The 2.4-liter inline-4 comes standard, with 160 horsepower. The 3.3-liter, 230 horsepower V6 is optional on the base Highlander and standard on the Limited. Fuel economy is about 20/24 mpg.

Drivers like the 2004 Toyota Highlander for its smooth ride, comfortable interior, and generous amount of cargo space. Many shorter drivers like that the Highlander is easy to get into and doesn’t feel overwhelmingly large to drive. Some drivers complain that the car is very noisy when the windows are down, and many find the styling to be quite bland. Owners also find the third seat to be too small for anyone but tiny children.


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Toyota Highlander Questions


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Can u use E85 in the 2004 Highlander?

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