2004 Toyota Highlander Overview


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Avg. Price: $8,060
Base AWD
Avg. Price: $9,479
Base V6
Avg. Price: $8,509
Base V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $8,667
Limited V6
Avg. Price: $9,555
Limited V6 AWD
Avg. Price: $9,324

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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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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


When Should You Replace O2 Sensors

I have approx: 154,000 on 2004 Highlander and have read somewhere O2 sensors are only good for 100,00 miles then need replaced. What's the scoop?

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Could A Rear Ended Accident Cause The Check Engine Light, Vsc Light And Abs...

Rear bumper, tail light/lamp, tail lift replaced due to accident damage.

479 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

Engine Lights On - What's The Issue. Car Runs Fine. Please Help...

I have the following lights on my dash for my 2004 Toyota highlander: Engine Light, trac off and VSC. Runs fine no issues but I do need an emission test for my tags. Changed gas cap. How much to fix? ...

24 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 months ago)
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2004 Toyota Highlander Sunroof - Questions

Big time issues with the sunroof on my 2004 highlander - dealer says the plastic cables that pull the sunroof closed - one snapped and got intertwined with the other causing it to fail. They were abl...

1,267 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Can I Put 225/70 /17 On My 04 Highlander, I Cannot Get The 225/65/17 In The...

I need new tires now and the 225/65/17 are out of stock

303 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 years ago)