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Toyota Highlander Model Years


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Introduced in 2001, the Toyota Highlander is a crossover SUV that shares its platform with a host of Toyota (Camry, Avalon) and Lexus (RX, ES) models. The first generation featured boxy styling that reflected its practical capabilities.

A significant 2008 redesign took the Highlander in a new direction with more rounded lines, larger dimensions and a plusher feel. Available in front- or all-wheel-drive, and with 4- or 6-cylinder engines, the Highlander can accommodate a driver and six passengers in three rows of seats.

Toyota Highlander Generations

2008 - 2014 Toyota Highlander

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Major changes included:

The second generation Highlander is bigger than the previous model. It is powered by a 3.5 liter V6, dropping the 4-cylinder engine. It is still available in base, Sport, and Limited trim levels.

See Year: 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2001 - 2007 Toyota Highlander

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Major changes included:

In 2001, Toyota introduced the first-generation Toyota Highlander and it came with two engine options: a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 155 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque or a 3-liter V6 with 220 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque. In 2007, Toyota replaced the 3-liter V6 with a 3.3-liter V6 making 230 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque, and tweaked the base 2.4-liter to 160 horsepower. The 2006 changeover to SAE ratings dropped the output of the V6 and four-cylinder engines to 215 horsepower and 222 pound-feet, and 155 horsepower and 162 pound-feet, respectively. The final year of the first generation -- 2007 -- received revised headlights.

See Year: 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007

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