2008 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2008 Toyota Highlander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 21 2008 Toyota Highlander reviews.

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sassyhelper
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It has a sleeker design. Felt roomier.

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Gas efficient, low maintenance costs, roomy.

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Don't really like the color

jokerman1d
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Great Truck To Own — Bought it because of the gas efficiency and very roomy. Great trunk space for storing. Back seat reclines about halfway back. Great handling and brakes. Gas mileage are mainly highway miles. Hasn't been in the shop yet only for regular maintenance (oil change, recently changed tires about 3 months ago). Overall a great truck.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Great over all SUV.  4 wheel drive works great.  Great power.  Very safe family car.  Easy to fit 4 kids or 5 into the vehicle.  Walk through seat is the greatest for kid and snow/dirt doesn't get on your seats.  I wouldn't want to try and get to the 3rd row as an adult but the kids love it.  It has the room for a family of 6.  2nd row seats adjust fwd and aft that helps with leg room.  Im  6'2" and love the comfort.

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Storage behind the 3row seat is small but the fuel milage and maneuverability makes up for it.  Had a Sequoia and its a safe tank that is hard on gas and hard to park.  This is a lot nicer around town.

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Excellent Large Family Car Without The Driving A Tank Feel !!!! — All around if you have a larger family you can't go wrong with the 2008 highlander. Easy to drive. Safe with the side curtain air bags. Plenty of power. Good MPG. Lots of interior seating space. Stow and go walk through seating keeps the kids off the 2nd row of seats and if you need more seating just pull out the other seat. Use Synthetic oil and you will have it for years. I have a hitch attachment that I can put on for long trips that add storage if needed. All around Excellent SUV.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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I love it's elegance and balance on the road.

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Nothing is unsatisfactory to me about the car presently.

OsqM
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Brilliant — The feel of my Toyota Highlander is a new drive experience especially for someone that had experienced driving of other brands of vehicles. The Highlander is a confirmation that Toyota is an enviable brand amongst car makers. Ma Toyota is Fantastic...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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This is an amazing comfortable vehicle. We purchased this two 1/2 years ago at 3,000 miles and have used it this time for traveling. It rides like a car but feels like your built tough like a truck. The amenities that came with this car is a suprising alot! The space and comfort it provided for trips has also been very good. It has made an excellent companion. There has been zero issues mechanic or electric. Constant 22 mpg Avg and 24-25 Mpg Highway.

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It is not a hybrid

tventures
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Perfect Blend Of Quality And Durability With Entertainment — There was alot to like about this vehicle, and nothing to dislike. The only dislike was this is not a performance car, but hey, its an suv. Whether it is for the family or for a traveling couple like us, or even your typical city man/woman, this was a great vehicle to own and an even better bucket of bonus' and entertainment.

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I love everything about this car!

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Nothing!

angiemoreland
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Hot! — It is my dream car. Fun to drive, passengers love it too because its comfortable and has individual heated seats and back row controls for heat and ac. The styling is fantastic, it is a great looking car inside and out. I live in Illinois and it handles all the horrible weather we get. Wondergul handling, killer sound system, I love, love, love my Highlander!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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value

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little bland

natureloveit
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Value Conscience Suv — Highlander Sport is a well-rounded vehicle with good mileage. Does everything well. Very good value, redesigned for 2008. Downside is that it is alittle bland. Fit and finish is excellent. I would recommend this vehicle if you want the most bang for the buck

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The way it handles.

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You can't keep the backglass open while driving... my 4 runner could.

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My Ride — VERY COMFORTABLE. Lots of leg room. It rides smooth. With the right tires, you barely feel the road. Handling is easy. It does have some wierd rattles, but might be due to the newness of the plastic parts. Overall.. fun to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Luxury

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Beautiful.. Swift.. Powerful.. Good Size — beast car to drive.. accelerates really fast.. its the top notch version.. the limited 4 door awd with navi strobes and v6 engine.. it doesnt guzzle gas and its a hella fun to drive.. so yea i love the sun roof too..

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Toyota and Roomy

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Mike9254
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Great — Great vehicle. Roomy, built well, good pickup and great new shape. Good mileage, well though out layout, seats fit good, all the features needed for a non-minivan family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2014 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Very Impresive Value And Quality. By r66xf0

Overall the experience of driving the vehicle is fantastic. The higher seating above a sedan car makes this a pleasant ride in any weather enabling the driver to see far ahead when driving in heavy tr... Read More

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2012 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Great For Family Vehicle By Bstrother

We bought the Highlander to use as a roomy alternative to a sedan. There is loads of room and height inside for our little one to comfortably get in and out. the looks of the 2012 are more like an SU... Read More

In A Nutshell, Practical. By buzzby

We have owned for nearly one month in Anchorage Alaska and have replaced the stock tires with Bridgestone Blizzak tires. Traction and handling on ice and snow for the 4wd is amazing. I can't speak... Read More

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2011 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Overall Great Car. By drsrllc

I bought it new and have nearly 65000 miles on it and couldn't be happier. Great ride quality, really good looks and the fit and finish are excellent. Navigation and hands free phone work well and ove... Read More

Well Built Suv By jdeter34

Overall This SUV is very dependable, safe, and great ride for long trips. I want to mention that the stoping is by far the best I have ever had in an SUV. The look of it is sure to turn heads. Read More

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2010 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Very Nice But Not Built Strong. By Daitheman

My wife everyday driver. I thought it was a really great SUV until my friend and I were driving in a Audi TT and one crashed into us T-bone. The nose of the highlander fell off. The Audi was fine eve... Read More

Dependable By shanbanan

Love the way it drives, smooth dependable aand very roomy, comfortable seats both front and back. Very comfortable, just dont like the base model material on the seats, everything sticks to them. Toyo... Read More

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2009 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Problemless By Peter

I love everything about this car. The backseat makes you feel like a king, and I prefer this to other car brand SUVs, personally I like it more than Lexus and Honda SUVs. I know the handling wouldn't ... Read More

Best Car I Have Ever Owned, I've Had Many. 61 Year Old Alaskan By greasemonkey61

Best highway car driven, off road snow and ice here in Alaska great! gas mileage could be better but is well worth the money!!Just drove 1300 miles not a hitch! Headlights were able to show me t... Read More

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