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2013 Toyota Highlander Sport Utility Crossover

MSRP Range: $29,020 - $46,370 | 17 MPG City - 22 MPG Highway

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2013 Toyota Highlander Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Toyota Highlander Sport Utility Crossover

The 2013 Toyota Highlander is still seen as one of the best utilities available in the United States. Offering seating for seven adults, the Highlander is surprisingly versatile. When properly equipped, the upper-end Highlanders can tow up to 5,000 pounds. MSRP starts at under $29,000, and estimated mileage is 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway for the base 4-cylinder trim. The hybrid version starts under $40,000 and is capable of 28 mpg in the city.

What's new for 2013?

The big change for the 2013 Toyota Highlander is the addition of a new trim level--the Highlander Plus--which replaces the previous Tech Package while adding a rear backup camera, 3.5-inch multi-touch display, fog lights and more. Highlanders in base, SE and Plus trims now feature a standard Display Audio unit with 6.1-inch touchscreen. The Highlander Hybrid now includes as standard Display Audio with Navigation and the Entune multimedia package.

Model Strengths

  • Roomy and versatile interior
  • seating for seven adults
  • responsive acceleration
  • confident ride
  • hybrid availability
  • V6 towing capability

Model Review

Toyota's 2013 Highlander is available in either two- or 4-wheel drive as base, Plus, SE and Limited trims. A 2.7L 4-cylinder engine that makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque is standard on the base and Plus trims, while a 3.5L V6 engine making 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque is optional on those trims and standard on SE and Limited models. The 4-cylinder engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 versions get a 5-speed automatic. V6-equipped models can be equipped to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std
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2013 Toyota Highlander Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)

Engine

Engine Type 2.7L Gas I4
Horsepower 187 @ 5800 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 186 @ 4100 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 19.2 gal
Fuel Economy 20 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 480 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 7.5 in.
Tires P245/65R17
Spare Tire Full-Size Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 7 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.6 in. / 43.2 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 40.1 in. / 38.3 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 109.8 in.
Curb Weight 3946 lb.
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2013 Toyota Highlander Sport Utility Crossover

FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Privacy Glass Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard

Convenience

Additional Rear Seat Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Full-Size Spare Tire Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Running Boards Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard

Exterior

Rear Spoiler Standard