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Selected Style FWD 4-Door L4 Base (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 27 $23,269 $25,855
FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $24,975 $27,750
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 18 24 $27,180 $30,200
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $29,897 $33,220
4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 23 $26,280 $29,200
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 17 23 $28,485 $31,650
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 23 $31,202 $34,670
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $29,230 $32,480
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 23 $30,536 $33,930
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,269
$24,475
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,855
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$458 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Toyota Highlander's appeal has grown even more massive with the addition of a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine for base models. Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 59.7
Third Leg Room (in) 29.9 29.9
Second Head Room (in) 40.1 40.1
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Hip Room (in) 42.3 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 59.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 43.2
Third Head Room (in) 36.3 36.3
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 145.7 145.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.5 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 64.0 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.8 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 68.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.2 64.2
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.3 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 95.4 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 10.3 10.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.2 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3847 3979
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.0 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 187 @ 5800 270 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4100 249 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.7L/163 3.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.36
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.36 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30 4.24
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.42 1.52
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Sport-tuned
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Sport-tuned
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 -
 
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