2013 Toyota Highlander  -  $29,880


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,880
Base Invoice: $27,354
Destination Charge: $860
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 20 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4 (Natl)
Transmission: 6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission
Engine: 2.7L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine

Pros

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


Model Highlights

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.

Toyota also offers a hybrid version of the Highlander. All hybrids come with a 3.5L V6 engine and integrated electric motor/generator system that makes a combined 280 horsepower. The Highlander Hybrid has an EV mode for driving short distances at low speed on electric power only and the driver-selectable ECON mode limits acceleration to further conserve energy. Four-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission are also standard.

Inside the Highlander, there's seating for up to seven, with a third-row seat that folds and stows away and a 40/20/40-split folding second row that slides fore and aft and also reclines.

Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, front side air bags, roll-sensing side-curtain bags and a driver's knee bag. Hill start assist and downhill assist control are optional. The hybrid also includes the VDIM (vehicle dynamics integrated management) system, which integrates all of the safety electronics--including throttle and brakes--to more seamlessly intervene when a potential loss of vehicle control is detected.

An electric power steering system is standard on all trims and provides many important safety functions. Non-hybrid Highlanders feature "straight-line steering," a system that uses the power steering mechanism to offset pulling to one side due to uneven surfaces or hard braking. All Highlanders also feature a corner braking feature whereby the power steering assist helps the driver regain and maintain vehicle stability.

The Highlander's standard feature list includes 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control and power accessories. The fold-flat third row of seating is standard but can be removed. The Plus adds a backup camera with 6.1-inch display, one-touch fold-flat second row seats and a lift-up glass hatch. The SE comes with a standard sunroof, power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats and a power passenger seat. At the top of the line is the Limited, which adds leather upholstery, three-zone climate control, 8-way power driver's seat, an upgraded sound system with a 6-disc changer, Smart Key entry system, heated power mirrors and a heated windshield, along with a host of upscale cosmetic details.

Major options include a power door in back, voice-activated navigation, leather upholstery with multi-stage heated seats, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 3-zone air conditioning, a tow package, a moonroof and a JBL premium audio system with Bluetooth. Available individual options will vary depending on trim level and region.


Model News

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.


Value Writeup

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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
384.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
480.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.7L/163

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4100

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36

Total Cooling System Capacity
8.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
145.7 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
43.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.7 in

Front Hip Room
56.7 in

Second Head Room
40.1 in

Second Leg Room
38.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.5 in

Second Hip Room
56.5 in

Third Head Room
36.3 in

Third Leg Room
29.9 in

Third Shoulder Room
55.0 in

Third Hip Room
42.3 in

Wheelbase
109.8 in

Length, Overall
188.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.2 in

Height, Overall
68.1 in

Track Width, Front
64.0 in

Track Width, Rear
64.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
95.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
10.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3946 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
225 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.02 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.55 in

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.2 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
2

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
25,000

Roadside Assistance Note
24/7 Roadside Assistance

Maintenance Years
2

Maintenance Miles/km
25,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V148000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 27, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
46,757

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2013 Highlander vehicles manufactured March 13, 2013, through August 6, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the second row left hand seat may not lock in place when positioned in the forward front or second adjusting position. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."

Consequence
If the seat does not lock into the seat track, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will modify the second row left hand seat so that it will lock into the seat track, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
17.4%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.7L DOHC 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine

6-speed ECT-i automatic transmission -inc: sequential shift, snow mode

Supplemental transmission oil cooler

Front wheel drive

Heavy duty engine oil cooler

4-wheel independent Macpherson strut suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering w/pwr assist (EPS)

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

17" 7-spoke alloy wheels

P245/65R17 all-season tires

Full-size spare w/aluminum wheel

Color-keyed rear spoiler w/integrated lamp

Projector beam halogen headlamps w/auto on/off feature

Color-keyed foldable pwr mirrors

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear intermittent wiper

UV reduction glass windshield

Rear privacy glass

Color-keyed door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: 6.1" touch-screen display, aux audio jack, USB port w/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, (6) speakers

Fabric front captains chairs -inc: 8-way manual driver seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat, adjustable active headrests

Fabric 40/20/40 2nd row fold-flat slide & recline seat -inc: Center Stow seat, Center Stow console

Fabric 50/50 split fold-flat 3rd row seat -inc: folding headrests

Center console -inc: (6) cupholders, storage compartments, (2) 12V aux pwr outlets

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel -inc: audio, Bluetooth, & multi-info display controls

Optitron red-illuminated instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp, fuel, LCD odometer w/dual tripmeters

3.5" TFT multi-info display -inc: customizable settings, outside temp, clock, fuel economy history, distance to empty, warning messages

Pwr windows -inc: driver auto up/down, jam protection

Pwr door locks w/auto lock/unlock

Remote keyless entry system -inc: remote illuminated entry

Cruise control

Digital clock

Manual front & rear air conditioning -inc: 2nd & 3rd row AC vents

Rear window defogger

Overhead console -inc: map lights, conversation mirror, sunglass holder

Dual visors -inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions

Cargo area 12V aux pwr outlet

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: brake assist (BA), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Smart Stop Technology (SST)

Traction control (TRAC)

Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones

Side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor

Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags

3-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags

Drivers knee airbag

3-point shoulder belts in all seating positions -inc: drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions

Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters, adjustable belt anchors

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for outboard 2nd row seats

Child protector rear door locks

Direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Energy-dissipating interior trim

Collapsible steering column

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$395

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
SIZZLING CRIMSON MICA
$0

 
SANDY BEACH METALLIC
$0

 
CYPRESS PEARL
$0

 
NAUTICAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SHORELINE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
BLIZZARD PEARL
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAND BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$60

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL POST PRODUCTION OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA **
$0

 
PROTECTION PKG
$488

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$358

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS & CARGO MAT
$280

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS & CARGO MAT
$245

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
ENVELOPE CARGO NET
$49

 
SPIDER CARGO NET
$49

 
AUTO DIMMING MIRROR
$299

 
ASHTRAY KIT
$26

 
BODY SIDE MOLDINGS
$199

 
RUNNING BOARDS
$649

 
MUDGUARDS
$99

 
TOWING RECEIVER HITCH & WIRING HARNESS
$699

 
ALLOY WHEEL LOCKS
$81

 
PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$395

 
DOOR EDGE GUARDS
$109

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$155

 
EXHAUST TIP
$75


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