2008 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2008 Toyota Highlander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 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" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
CONS
"noise" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Bob writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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4

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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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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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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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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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Jay writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 4WD Review
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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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natureloveit writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Sport Review
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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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Bob writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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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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Adrian writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Sport Review
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5

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Huge interior space, good third-row seating, powerful engine, swift acceleration, broad range of options and trims to choose from, lovely colors, fuel economy, reliability

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Spongy brakes, loose handling gets a bit to get used to, price.

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The Best Mid-size Suv On The Market! — I'm planning to buy this SUV sometime this year (hopefully) and have already gone ahead and test driven it. My test truck was an olive green Highlander Sport, with all the options. Unfortunately traffic was a bit heavy the day I tried it out, so I barely got a feeling of the power this thing packs: it's 270hp V6 is one of the most powerful out there (compared to the Edge's/MKX's 265hp V6, 260hp V6 on the Acadia, etc.) and yet boasts superior fuel economy and overall driving comfort. The interior is superbly appointed, with unbeatable ergonomics and unparalleled roominess. Access to the third row was easy, even for me, and said row was comfortable enough for a drive no longer than a few hours. The driver's seating position is extraordinary, and makes it easy to drive the thing, even around heavy traffic. Acceleration is impressive, braking is too, though the brakes could be a little bit stiffer in my opinion. Handling is a bit weird and feels excessively loose as it's electric and not hydraulic, but once you get the hang of it, it's really comfortable to be able to maneuver with nothing more than the tip of your fingers on your right hand. The back-up camera and GPS are very useful.

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OsqM writes:
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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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.

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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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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

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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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2012 Toyota Highlander Reviews

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2011 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Overall Great Car. By drsrllc

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Well Built Suv By jdeter34

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2010 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Peace, Love, Toyota By Monica

This car has everything you want in an SUV. Touch screen navigation, backup camera, heated leather seats, third row seating, rides super smooth, excellent on gas, and it's easy to drive. My friends ca... Read More

A Good Decision For Overall Practicality If You Don't Want A Van. By Creed34

I just bought this car so I am unsure so far. It seems great but I need to read the owner's manual to find out more. I will also have to buy a luggage rack for out upcoming trip. The handling and s... 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

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