2019 Toyota Highlander Reviews Praise this SUV

January 25th, 2019 by

Red and White 2019 Toyota Highlander SUVs

Families from Normal to Morton love this spacious, safe 2019 Toyota Highlander. Highlander drivers love this SUV, as do automotive critics. Take a look at some of the highlights from the Toyota Highlander reviews to see what experts say about this vehicle.

Toyota Highlander Standard Feature Reviews

Critics appreciate that the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) safety suite comes standard with the Highlander, in addition to its other excellent standard features.

  • Kelley Blue Book: This reviewer appreciates the Highlander for its “keyless entry, a total of five USB ports, the Entune infotainment system with 6.1-inch touch screen, and the Toyota Safety Sense suite of safety features”.
  • U.S. News: This review noted that the standard “straightforward infotainment system,” and the “appealing set of entertainment features”, and the “generous amount of safety equipment” make this SUV a smart buy for families.

Toyota Highlander XLE Reviews

The Toyota Highlander XLE is the third trim level out of five. It offers standard V6 power, and the Toyota Highlander XLE reviews are particularly favorable.

  • Kelley Blue Book: KBB liked cabin and tech upgrades of the XLE trim, such as “leather interior, navigation, moonroof, power-adjustable passenger seat, the Easy Speak intercom system, and auto-dimming rearview mirror”.
  • Edmunds: The Edmunds review said that the “XLE is our pick,” because of its “desirable extras, including blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert systems, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and keyless entry and ignition”.

Black 2019 Toyota Highlander driving down a road next to water

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

For Springfield families who want more fuel efficiency and a more eco-friendly drive, there’s the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. It makes an EPA-estimated 30 mpg/city and 28 mpg/highway, and it runs on a 3.5L V6 engine with ECO and POWER modes.

  • U.S. News: The Toyota Highlander Hybrid was ranked no. 1 in Midsize SUVs by U.S. News, which praised this hybrid SUV’s “class-leading fuel economy,” “strong powertrain,” “upmarket cabin,” and “lots of standard safety features”.
  • Edmunds: This review said that the Toyota Highlander hybrid offers a “quiet and compliant ride” and delivers “impressive fuel-economy for a three-row crossover”.

Toyota Highlander In Snow Reviews

If you live in an area with all four seasons, like in Bloomington, then having features like all-wheel drive, capable tires, ground clearance, and performance are necessary. The Highlander delivers on these points.

  • U.S. News: This review called the Highlander “sure-footed and stable”.
  • Kelley Blue Book: Features like a “high seating position”, “good steering feel, a good turning radius, and a comfortable yet controlled ride” impressed the KBB critic.
  • Edmunds: Edmunds noted that this SUV’s 8-inch ground clearance “exceeds that of most in the segment,” and mentioned that “all-wheel drive versions are available and include both hill descent control and an electronically lockable differential”.

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*2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.