2004 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2004 Toyota Highlander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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jcfreedman writes:
2004 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD Review
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4

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Reliability and comfort

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A bit pricie - purchased new - gas milage could be better

jcfreedman
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Purchase A Two Year Old Used To Avoid Taxes And Depreciation Cost - Worth The Investment — 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 and well built. I do most of my own repairs, so from the inside out I have found the quality of workmanship and design is impressive for the price range of the car purchased new. I have been very satisfied. But I would love to compare it to some of the German and Scandanavian cars. Who knows.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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arlando writes:
2004 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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it has alot of room in the back, power,, leg room

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fuel economy sucks, handling not so great.

arlando
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It"s A Family Car. — 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. i like the stereo system in the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alfred writes:
2004 Toyota Highlander Base V6 Review
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Toyota makes another Winner

Cons

That it grows old without style

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Another Great Toyota Winner.... — 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 well built for a vehicle. Appearance is excellent inside and was as good as it got in 2004 on the Outside. It can be a good work vehicle, and fine Family car, good for taking long trips, it really is asolid and fun vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Raymond writes:
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economical,chick magnet....

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stiff ride

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Rev O 04 — 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 suspension rolling with 18's rim wrap with dunlop low profile tires....not getting bored with jvc dvd player and 2 pcs. 4 channel alpine amps, 4 pcs mb quart coxial front and rear speakers and sony 12in sub woofers...

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Tom writes:
2004 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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good car to drive all your friends in, decently handsom and good on gas.

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cars traction control could be more helpful than simply turning off power

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Toyota Highlander — Acceleration is ok, but hesitates causing a downshift lunge. breaks are ok unless driving past uic. no repairs needed (unless crashed). appearance is good. too safe to be fun. handling is one of its best features with a good turn radius. suspension on all versions could be a little firmer.

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conorsmom1 writes:
2004 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 AWD Review
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Car is spacious and comfortable. I love the seat heater.

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Cruise control accelerates and causes car speed to shoot over the setting. Interior carpets are impossible to clean. My previous toyota had grey interior and it barely showed the dirt. The beige has looked disgusting from the first month I owned the car.

conorsmom1
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I Generally Like The Car. — Would probably buy the new RAV 4. Price was not the best deal for the vehicle. My mistake.

Owner for 3 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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stensler6704 writes:
2004 Toyota Highlander Base V6 AWD Review
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stensler6704
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Plenty Of Get Up And Go — Never thought about a Toyota until my son bought his Tundra. After riding in it I started paying more attention to the different models. The Highlander fits the bill for me as I have 3 large dogs and need room to take them to the vet, groomers etc. I have plenty of room for them and the comfort and nice ride for myself. Now I have no problem of deciding if I can go to the mountains during the winter months as with the AWD it's not a problem.

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tucker writes:
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tucker
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Wonderfully Practical Car — 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 a small SUV - not some boxy beast. That said it is pretty roomy inside and can handle a fair amount of stuff in the trunk area.

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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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2003 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Excellent, Except For The Sun Visor. By rodder98

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 proba... Read More

My Ride By Steven

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 o... Read More

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2005 Toyota Highlander Reviews

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

Reliable , A Car You Can Count On. By rams1971

Lots of room , plenty of power , reliable and fun to drive. Also this suv is very simple to maintain. If your somewhat mechanically inclined like myself , servicing this vehicle is very ... 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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