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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jokerman1d writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Base Review
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4

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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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Jay writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 4WD Review
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5

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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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OsqM writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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5

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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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Chris writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 4WD Review
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Interior, Exterior, Braking, Engine, Handling, Agile, Gas Mileage

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Cargo, 3rd row seat, Size, No entry to the 3rd row behind captain's chair

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08th — The good things are the gorgeous interior and exterior design. Braking is nice and strong, and so is the 3.5 V6 engine. Handling is very comfortable and steady. It's not exactly fun, but more agile. Gas Mileage is great! But cargo and 3rd row seat is not great. Also the downside is the small size against competition, and 2nd row behind drivers seat does not allow any passage through the 3rd seat.

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Bob writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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Size, Performance, Looks

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Noise

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Nice Suv — Rented this car on our April, 2008 trip to drive from Portland, OR to Pasco, WA. Put about 600 miles on the SUV. Performance was pretty good with decent acceleration and handling. Lots of room for 4 adults. Many amenities. I own a Honda Pilot and this vehicle is definitely a condender as a replacement. I was amazed at the fuel economy - averaging about 22 for a vehicle of this size and performance. It was fun to drive with great confidence.

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Aaron writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 4WD Review
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Good looks and performance, very cool!

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third row seats are not 50/50 split. Doesnt have 4 wheel drive lock, often very helpful inb offroad/snow driving.

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2008 Toyota Highlander Sport — This car is amazing over all. It has excellent performance in the city, on the highways and off road on the snow. The sport model gives this car a very sleek, sporty look to it, featuring nice 19" alloy wheels. Inside, the very coiol JBL 6 speaker plus subwoofer sound system gives this car some rythm. Its built well inside, has plenty of cargo room. Sitting in it fells spacious in the front & back. The sunroof, and the bluetooth system is also nice to have.

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Noemi writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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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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tventures writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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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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angiemoreland writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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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!

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Bob writes:
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Size, Performance, Looks

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Noise

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Nice Overall Suv — Rented this car on our April, 2008, trip to drive from Portland, OR, to Pasco, WA, and back. Put about 600 miles on the SUV. Performance was pretty good with decent acceleration and handling. Lots of room for 4 adults. Many amenities. I own a Honda Pilot and this vehicle is definitely a contender as a replacement. I was amazed at the fuel economy - averaging about 22 for a vehicle of this size and performance. It was fun to drive with great confidence.

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Reviews From Other Years

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

Read all 9 2002 Toyota Highlander reviews

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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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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