2008 Toyota Highlander User Reviews

2008 Toyota Highlander Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 Toyota Highlander against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 22 2008 Toyota Highlander reviews.

    2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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    405

    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.

    Pros: Size, Performance, Looks

    Cons: Noise

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 4WD Review
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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.

    Pros: Interior, Exterior, Braking, Engine, Handling, Agile, Gas Mileage

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

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD Review
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    Highlander 08 — Best set of features, performance, handling and drive for the price. It's a SUV so don't expect 0-60 in 3 seconds, but it does move pretty quick. Pricing is pretty attractive too.

    Pros: Great Drive, Loaded Feature Set, Good Price.

    Cons: Some key / basic features were forgotten.

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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    Way To Go — My wife purchased an 01 Highlander Ltd 4 x 2 in 02/01. Great vehicle (I now drive it-only 53K miles). The 08 Ltd 4 x 2 purchased 08/07 is 10 times the vehicle. Larger and more extras. It will be interesting to see the 09 Toyota Venza and see how they compare.

    Owner for 0 years, 5 months

    Miles Driven per Year:7,500

    Pros: Toyota reliability

    Cons: Price-however it is worth the $

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Sport Review
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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.

    Pros: 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

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

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Base 4WD Review
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    Good Car — this car is really nice, we rented it when taking a vacation to Florida, it is really big.much bigger than the older one the car was also very good on mileage and didn’t have any problems

    Pros: not much avg car

    Cons: not much

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Review
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    My First Toyota After Many Gm Cars. Highlander Is A Blast; I'll Keep It. — What a vehicle. It drives beautifully. Steering is crisp, with plenty of power in Limited. Navigation is cool and entertaining, although somewhat difficult to follow with all the buttons. Nicest features are the backup screen, power lift on rear door, JBL speakers, leather heated seats, comfortable ride and ease of access to front and back seats. Also, plenty of storage with collapsible third row of seats.

    Owner for 0 years, 1 months

    Miles Driven per Year:20,000

    Pros: Power rear liftgate, backup screen, powerful engine, safety features galore, comfortable ride for big car.

    Cons: Front door pull blocks access to power window buttons, relatively poor mileage, fat front pillars, no trailer hitch, no side beams to stop door dings.

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Sport 4WD Review
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    Great Vehicle — Newly redesigned vehicle with lots of torque and power. Lots and lots of room, can fit 7 people easily.

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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    Lots Of Room And Very Sleek, Also Great Ride And Handling. Got Mine Loaded Up. — Very nice auto, I got all the options rides and handles better then any suv I have ever had. Could be better on mpg.

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    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: Lots of room. and pleanty of pep.

    Cons: Needs to get more miles per gallon

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Limited Review
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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.

    Pros: Size, Performance, Looks

    Cons: Noise

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Toyota Highlander Reviews

    Love My Highlander By klcolgan

    Overall... excellent vehicle. Front row and 2nd row seats adjust to accommodate most drivers/riders. I did alot of shopping around before I made my purchase and what I found is that the Highlander i... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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