2010 Toyota Highlander vs. Its Competition

2010 Toyota Highlander FWD 4-door L4  Base (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor

The 2010 Toyota Highlander competes in the heart of the SUV market, against mid-size offerings ranging from traditional off-roaders to vehicles that are really just tall wagons.

If passenger space is a priority, consider the Chevrolet Traverse.

The recently remodeled Honda Pilot is dynamically refreshing, and it offers seating for eight.

If you can live with just five seats, consider the Ford Edge or even Toyota's own RAV4.

And if you're never likely to venture off-road, there's the Mazda CX-9, one of TheCarConnection.com's favorite crossovers.

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Quick Specs
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The 2010 Toyota Highlander's appeal has grown even more massive with the addition of a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine for base models.
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Strong, sturdy, and spacious, yet carlike in some ways, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse offers a very appealing compromise.
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If you don't require a third-row seat, the 2010 Ford Edge remains a satisfying alternative in the crowded pack of mid-size crossovers.
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If you can deal with its overwrought styling, the 2010 Honda Pilot is an excellent family vehicle, with the space and comfort of a minivan and good overall performance.
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The 2010 Mazda CX-9 loves curves more than almost any other roomy crossover, yet has three rows of useful seating.
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Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer.
MSRP From     
$25,855$29,224$27,420$27,895$28,805$27,500
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door L4 Base (SE)FWD 4-Door LS4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door SportFWD 4-Door Base (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
585877
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic