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2004 Toyota Highlander Overview

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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2004 Highlander Won't Accelerate After Changing Alternator

I will try to give as much detail without getting too long winded. I have a 2004 Toyota Highlander with the 3.3L V6 with 290k miles on it. I just replaced the front brakes (Calipers, rotors, pads) ...

Wet Floors

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Toyota Highlander Floor Is Soaked AFTER It Rains

If my Toyota Highlander is outside in the rain, I don’t notice any obvious leak of water into the car. But a day or so later. The floor of the car is soaked with water, more in the front than the...

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...

Is There A Difference Between The 2004 Limited With Third Row Seating And T...

I have 2004 Highlander Limited AWD with a third-row seat. I need rear struts and some listings say not for touring or third-row seat models. Some listings say not for touring models with no mentio...