2023 Toyota Highlander vs. Its Competition

2023 Toyota Highlander
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The Highlander competes against a robust lineup of three-row family crossovers that have won our hearts and highest honors.

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

The Atlas is one of the roomier in the class, in addition to the Chevy Traverse, but sober styling and underwhelming powertrains mute our praise.

The Explorer offers a hybrid powertrain and a 400-hp ST variant.

2023 Toyota Highlander2023 Toyota Highlander
2023 Kia Telluride2023 Kia Telluride
2022 Chevrolet Traverse2022 Chevrolet Traverse
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Quick Specs
The 2023 Toyota Highlander handles minivan duty with an SUV bod.
Kia adds X-Line and X-Pro off-road-adjacent trims to the 2023 Telluride three-row SUV.
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The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse moves families with quiet confidence.
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The 2022 Ford Explorer hits the spot for families who want more choice in a family SUV—although value for money isn’t a strong point.
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The 2022 Honda Pilot is one of the oldest three-row crossover designs out there, but it has aged well overall.
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The 2022 VW Atlas competes as a thoroughly competent family wagon, but doesn’t stand out in any particular way.
MSRP From     
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N/AN/AGas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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N/AN/AFWD 4-Door LS w/1LSBase RWDSport 2WD2.0T SE FWD
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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