2022 Toyota Highlander vs. Its Competition

2022 Toyota Highlander
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Highlander competes against a roster of three-row family crossovers that have our attention and our accolades.

The Explorer was updated for 2020 and offers a hybrid powertrain and more room.

The Telluride and Pilot are both Best Car To Buy winners and are spacious and comfortable—the Kia looks great, too.

The Traverse is due for a rethink soon, but current versions are roomy if not a little boring.

Ditto for the Atlas, which is comfortable and quiet but very conservative.

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Quick Specs
The 2022 Toyota Highlander accomplishes minivan feats of utility, without doing the minivan dance.
The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse moves families with quiet confidence.
The 2022 Honda Pilot is one of the oldest three-row crossover designs out there, but it has aged well overall.
The 2022 Kia Telluride still tops our family-SUV shopping list with its handsome looks, great space, plentiful features, and long warranty.
The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.
The 2021 VW Atlas is a competent family hauler that assimilates into the daily routine without fuss.
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Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
L FWD (GS)FWD 4-Door LS w/1LSSport 2WDLX FWDBase RWD2.0T S FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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