The 2019 Highlander excels in versatility in the midsize SUV sector. Modern styling and technology make the Highlander a great choice for transporting the family around town or taking a weekend getaway.

Trim Levels

Available in ten trim levels, the Highlander is well-equipped. The LE base model features projector-beam headlights, LED taillights, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Move up to the XLE model for a power tilt and slide moonroof, Chromtec roof rails, and blind spot indicators in the rearview mirror. The sporty SE trim has distinctive black 19-inch alloy wheels and dark roof rails. A panoramic moonroof is available on the Limited model, which also features 19-inch Chromtec wheels and chrome trim pieces. The LE, XLE, and Limited models are available with hybrid power.


The 2019 Highlander offers two gasoline engines and one hybrid engine. The base model is powered by a 2.7-liter inline I-4 engine with 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Optional on the LE model and standard through the rest of the range is a 3.5-liter V-6 which creates 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. This direct-injected engine also features a Stop and Start Engine System, saving fuel by shutting the engine off during stops. Hybrid models are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine coupled with electric motors. The system produces 231 horsepower and can be driven in EV mode for electricity only.


The Highlander offers performance that midsize SUV owners demand from their vehicles. An available all-wheel drive system distributes power from the front to rear wheels for added stability and more traction on slippery roads. The gasoline-powered V-6 models can tow a trailer weighing up to 5,000 pounds, and the hybrid models can tow up to 3,500 pounds, eliminating the need to trade capability for increased economy.


Technology and comfort come together in the new Highlander. All models include touch screen Entune audio, and an Entune Audio Plus system with a larger 8-inch screen is available. A premium JBL audio system is available, as is integrated navigation. Five USB ports let passengers charge all their devices before arriving to their destination. Seating for up to eight is available, and the third-row seat reclines for greater comfort. The 60/40 split fold can be utilized to make room for more cargo.

Captain's chairs are available for the second row. Backseat passengers will also appreciate the available Blu-ray Disc entertainment system. Interior storage is plentiful, including a 24.5-liter roll-top center console to keep valuables hidden from sight. 

Safety Features

Toyota Safety Sense P comes standard on the latest Highlander, adding Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Warning System with Pedestrian Detection, and Automatic High Beam headlights. The Star Safety System is also standard, with six active safety features including Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Highlander an overall five-star rating.

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