2022 Toyota Highlander

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$35,855

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

24

Combined MPG

8

Seating capacity

194.9” x 68.1”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Smooth-revving V-6
  • Interior quality
  • Cabin storage
  • V-6’s 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • Hybrid’s estimated gas mileage

The bad:

  • Automatic transmission kickdown response
  • Cargo space
  • Third-row comfort
  • Brake pedal feel (hybrid)

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • New Bronze Edition for hybrid
  • Three-row SUV
  • Seating for seven or eight
  • V-6 or hybrid drivetrain
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2022 Toyota Highlander review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

The Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV with room for seven or eight, depending on the seating configuration. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and powertrain choices include a 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine or a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain rated at 243 total hp. Competitors include the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride and Ford Explorer

The Highlander offers 24.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row and 8.6 cubic feet behind its third row, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements

What’s New on the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

A new Bronze Edition for the Highlander Hybrid is based on the XLE trim level and adds bronze exterior and interior trim, bronze 18-inch wheels, unique SofTex-trimmed seats with bronze stitching and unique floormats.  

What Features in the 2022 Toyota Highlander Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control 
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system 
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity 
  • Satellite radio
  • Five USB ports
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keeping assist 
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Second-row captain’s chairs
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen 
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system 
  • Head-up display

Should I Buy the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

The Highlander is a good choice for families thanks to seating for up to eight, towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds with the V-6 engine and a lengthy list of standard active-safety features. The Highlander Hybrid’s estimated gas mileage is impressive, and it can also tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. Highlander downsides include a third row that’s on the small side and less cargo room than some competitors. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 3.7
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 4.3
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Exceptional JRCastillo

JR Castillo - Toyota North Austin got in the perfect vehicle. It fits my whole family. It has space for my soccer mom items. The quality and care provided to me by JR was exceptional! The whole experience was like a ride on the park, easy with JR.

1.0

The front pumper and skid plate became loose which

I thought Toyota Highlander is one of the best cars on the market after I bought one cost me over $50,000 the recall on it and the performance is terrible and the recall on it the dealer does not know what to do and it’s been three months and they have not even contact me to fix the recall, putting myself and my family in danger because the dealer the Toyota dealer does not know how to fix a recall. I advise everyone to be careful buying TOYOTA.

3.0

Toyota Highlander 2022

I have a problem with my Toyota Highlander 2022 that when I turn on the A/C with the windows closed, all the bad smell from outside on the street that is in the area enters inside, and I have the A/C window closed on the console so it does not suppose to enter the outside air to inside the vehicle. my mechanic told me on other vehicles has that problem with the recirculation actuator, but I took 3 times to the dealer and they said everything it’s ok 🤦‍♂️

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Safety

Based on the 2022 Toyota Highlander base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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