2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6

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2013 Toyota Highlander for Sale  - N9104A  - Astro Auto

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  • $17,995
  • Stock#:
    N9104A
  • VIN#:
    5TDZK3EH6DS096351
  • Mileage:
    34,886
  • Engine:
    3.5L V6 Cylinder Engine
  • Exterior Color:
    Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Body:
    Sport Utility
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • City MPG:
    18
  • Highway MPG:
    24
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Reviews:
* Powerful yet fuel-efficient V6; user-friendly cabin with innovative second-row seat design; easy to maneuver. Source: Edmunds
* When you combine the 2013 Toyota Highlander's wide model range, exceptional resale value and strong owner-satisfaction figures, it may look hard to justify buying anything else. Source: KBB.com


Awards:
* 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick * 2013 KBB.com Brand Image Awards * 2013 KBB.com Best Resale Value Awards

Prestigious "Presidents Award" recipient for outstanding customer service.

Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2013 toyota highlander

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4
24 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (42%)
4 Star - (38%)
3 Star - (13%)
2 Star - (4%)
1 Star - (4%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4.3
COMFORT
4.3
INTERIOR
3.9
RELIABILITY
3.9
VALUE
3

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

The 2013 Toyota Highlander is an excellent choice for a do-all family vehicle, though several competitors offer more interior space and utility.

What's New

For 2013, the Toyota Highlander sees a shuffling of standard equipment and the debut of the new Plus trim level.

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PROS

Powerful yet fuel-efficient V6; user-friendly cabin with innovative second-row seat design; easy to maneuver.

Introduction

The successful recipe for a family-friendly crossover SUV goes something like this. To a platform with carlike handling and ride qualities add roomy passenger and cargo accommodations, bake in reliability and refinement, sprinkle liberally with convenience features and wrap in attractive though conservative styling. Follow this formula and you get the 2013 Toyota Highlander, a crossover that will satisfy the appetites of countless savvy consumers.

Once you're on the road, the not-too-big, not-too-small Highlander is easygoing, and it can even be spirited if you opt for the powerful V6. Everything you'd want in an ideal family hauler is here, notably a quiet, roomy cabin that seats up to seven passengers, plus features such as keyless ignition/entry and a back-up camera that make running all those errands easier on Mom and Dad. While the Highlander's third row is less spacious than that of some rivals, it's easy to reach thanks to a nifty 40/20/40-split second row with a removable center seat that facilitates walk-through access. This Toyota crossover also has strong fuel efficiency to its credit, with both the inline-4 and V6 delivering impressive mileage.

Still, this is a highly competitive segment, and the 2013 Toyota Highlander isn't the only well-rounded choice out there. General Motors offers a trio of larger crossovers -- the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia -- that offer roomier interiors. Other solid bets include the muscular Dodge Durango, the distinctive Ford Flex and the all-new Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Pathfinder. These rivals are certainly worthy, but for many shoppers, the Highlander's versatility and friendly disposition make it an ideal choice.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2013 Toyota Highlander is a seven-passenger crossover offered in base, Plus, SE and Limited trim levels. The related Highlander Hybrid is reviewed separately.

The entry-level Highlander comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, cloth upholstery, an eight-way (manual) adjustable driver seat, a 40/20/40-split-folding second-row seat (that reclines and slides fore/aft), a 50/50-split-folding third-row seat, air-conditioning (with rear controls), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, iPod/USB interface and an auxiliary audio jack.

Step up to the Plus and you'll also get foglights, roof rails, a windshield wiper de-icer, a lift-up rear window, a rearview camera, driver seat power lumbar support, extendable visors with vanity mirrors, one-touch fold-flat second-row seats and a cargo area privacy cover.

The SE adds a sunroof, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Springing for the Limited adds 19-inch alloy wheels, additional chrome exterior trim, heated mirrors, keyless ignition/entry, perforated leather upholstery, a four-way power passenger seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker JBL sound system (with HD radio and satellite radio), a navigation system, Toyota's Entune suite of smartphone app-based services and wood-grain accents.

Given the four trim levels with their correspondingly increasing standard features, the Highlander's options list is understandably brief. Its highlights include a towing prep package; a package that bundles the JBL audio system, navigation system and Entune; and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2013 Toyota Highlander is available with a choice of two engines. The base model can be had with a 2.7-liter inline-4 engine that produces 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates are 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

Optional for the base, Plus and SE and standard on the Limited is a 3.5-liter V6 that's rated at 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional. A Highlander Limited AWD tested by Edmunds sprinted from zero to 60 mph in just 7.5 seconds, which makes it one of the quicker crossovers on the road. With front-wheel drive, the Highlander V6 returns EPA estimates of 18 city/24 highway/20 combined; adding all-wheel drive drops these numbers to 17/22/19. Properly equipped, a Highlander V6 can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Safety

The Highlander comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, side-impact airbags for front seat passengers, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver-side knee airbag and active front head restraints. Hill-start assist is also standard. All-wheel-drive models also gain hill-descent control.

In Edmunds testing, we praised a Highlander Limited AWD model's medium-firm brake pedal and fade-resistant brakes that stopped it from 60 mph in 118 feet, which is better than average for the segment.

In government crash tests, the Highlander earned an overall rating of four stars (out of a possible five), with four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side-impact protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Highlander received "Good" ratings (the highest possible) in frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests.

Interior Design and Special Features

The 2013 Toyota Highlander features one of the more attractive cabins in the segment, especially in the top-of-the-line Limited model. Gauges and controls boast a familiar and straightforward layout, making them a cinch to use. The cabin also offers superb visibility from most angles.

There's no lack of space in the front- and second-row seats, but legroom is cramped in the third row, and as such, it's suitable only for younger kids. Models like the Flex fare better in this regard. On the plus side, the Highlander's second-row bench slides fore and aft to alter the ratio of legroom to cargo capacity, and the seat also reclines for greater comfort. This seat's unique 40/20/40-split design, which has a removable center section that stows neatly in a special compartment beneath the center console, makes it easy to access the way-back bench even with a pair of child car seats strapped into the second row.

When you have cargo to haul, the Highlander offers 95.4 cubic feet of space with the second- and third-row seats folded down. It's a robust figure and better than many competitors, but GM's full-size crossovers offer even more.

Driving Impressions

When it comes to driving dynamics, the 2013 Toyota Highlander is one of the more well-rounded choices in its segment. You get decent handling from the fully independent suspension, and the ride quality is surprisingly smooth. Being a bit smaller than other larger crossovers, the Highlander is easier to maneuver, particularly in tight parking lots. The light-effort steering also helps here, though it is rather numb and uninspiring on the open road compared to some of its rivals.

The Highlander grows even more appealing with the 3.5-liter V6, thanks to that engine's strong acceleration. This muscular V6 moves the 4,000-pound crossover with a briskness that makes this Toyota seem smaller than it is. The fact that this powertrain is also among the most fuel-efficient in the category is an added bonus. The four-cylinder engine gets slightly better fuel economy, but we wouldn't recommend it for anybody except the most frugal-minded, given the sacrifice made in terms of performance.

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort
  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cargo Shade
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Fog Lamps
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Outlet
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Rear Reading Lamps
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
Drivetrain & Engine
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode
Entertainment
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
Safety
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
Seat & Trim
  • 3rd Row Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
Tires & Wheels
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Conventional Spare Tire
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
Value Added Features
  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features
  • 150-amp alternator
  • 17" 7-spoke alloy wheels
  • 2nd row reading lamps
  • 3-point shoulder belts in all seating positions -inc: drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions
  • 3-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • 3.5" TFT multi-info display -inc: customizable settings, outside temp, clock, fuel economy history, distance to empty, warning messages
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine
  • 4-wheel independent Macpherson strut suspension
  • 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission -inc: sequential shift, snow mode
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) -inc: brake assist (BA), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Black roof rails
  • Cargo area 2nd row seat one-touch fold-flat levers
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler w/integrated lamp
  • Cruise control
  • Daytime running lights
  • Digital clock
  • Direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor
  • Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Dual visors -inc: illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding extensions
  • Easy-clean fabric 40/20/40 2nd row fold-flat slide & recline seat -inc: Center Stow seat, Center Stow console
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering w/pwr assist (EPS)
  • Energy-dissipating interior trim
  • Fabric 50/50 split fold-flat 3rd row seat -inc: folding headrests
  • Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters, adjustable belt anchors
  • Front wheel drive
  • Full-size spare w/aluminum wheel
  • Heavy duty engine oil cooler
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Lift-up rear glass hatch
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for outboard 2nd row seats
  • Manual front & rear air conditioning -inc: 2nd & 3rd row AC vents
  • Metallic door handles
  • Optitron red-illuminated instrument cluster -inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp, fuel, LCD odometer w/dual tripmeters
  • Overhead console -inc: map lights, conversation mirror, sunglass holder
  • P245/65R17 all-season tires
  • Projector beam halogen headlamps w/auto on/off feature
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver auto up/down, jam protection
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear window defogger
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Supplemental transmission oil cooler
  • Tonneau cover
  • UV reduction glass windshield
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers -inc: windshield wiper de-icer
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