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2008 Toyota Highlander

At a Glance

Pricing $27,300 - $39,950
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.3l V6 HEV, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A5, CVT
Fuel Economy 17-27 (city), 23-25 (highway)

Overview Information

By moving to the new Camry and Avalon platform, the new Highlander grows significantly in size. Highlander has added about 4 inches in length, width and height, which unsurprisingly makes it about the same size as a Honda Pilot. The Highlander retains the 3 row seating option and adds a unique middle row seating concept that features a small bridging seat that stows in the front center console. All models except the hybrid version feature a 270hp 3.5L V6, five-speed automatic and either front- or all-wheel drive. Highlander hybrid models feature a 3.3L V6, CVT and AWD.

What Changed:

The Highlander is all-new for 2008. Highlander has added about 4 inches in length, width and height, making it similar in size to the Honda Pilot. The Highlander retains the three row seating option and adds a unique middle row concept that features a small bridging seat that stows in the front center console. All models except the hybrid version feature a 270hp 3.5L V6, five-speed automatic and either front- or all-wheel drive.

Official Word:

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., unveiled the all-new next-generation Highlander and Highlander Hybrid mid-size sport utility vehicles (SUV) at a press conference today at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. "Highlander holds a unique distinction within the Toyota brand and within the industry," said Don Esmond, TMS senior vice president, automotive operations. "Along with the 4Runner and the FJ Cruiser, it anchors one of the industry's only three-vehicle, mid-size SUV line-ups. Equally important, along with Prius...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Highlander Base 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) A5 FWD 18/24/21 $27,300
Highlander Base 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) A5 AWD 17/23/20 $28,750
Highlander Sport 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) A5 FWD 18/24/21 $29,950
Highlander Sport 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) A5 AWD 17/23/20 $31,400
Highlander Limited 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) A5 FWD 18/24/21 $32,700
Highlander Limited 3.5l V6 (270-bhp) A5 AWD 17/23/20 $34,150
Highlander Hybrid 3.3l V6 HEV (209-bhp) CVT AWD 27/25/26 $33,700
Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3l V6 HEV (209-bhp) CVT AWD 27/25/26 $39,950