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)

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.

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