With its spacious, handsomely crafted cabin, the 2011 Toyota Highlander provides passengers with agreeable three-row seating. It also offers impressive fuel economy and smooth handling.
The 2011 Toyota Highlander is a midsize SUV that seats seven passengers. Buyers can choose between gas-only and hybrid powertrains, and both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are offered. Gas-only models come in base, SE and Limited trim levels. With the hybrid model, base and Limited trims are available.
For the 2011 model year, Toyota has given the Highlander an exterior refresh. Also, the list of standard features now includes a 50/50-split folding third-row seat and rear climate controls.
The Highlander has a sporty profile with a sharply angled windshield and muscular fenders. The sleek look works well with the vehicle’s low-profile grille, sculpted front bumper and raised hood.
Projector-style headlamps, power-adjustable side mirrors, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and rear spoiler with an integrated LED stop lamp are standard. The Highlander SE brings in fog lamps, a power sunroof, a power liftgate and black roof rails. With the Highlander Limited, 19-inch wheels and silver roof rails are included.
Attractive design cues brighten the Highlander’s roomy cabin. The front seats and second-row seats are spacious, but the third-row rear seat will be a cramped fit for taller passengers. The Highlander offers enough cargo space for a family road trip. You get 10.3 cubic feet with all seats in use, 42.3 cubic feet with the third row folded and up to 95.4 cubic feet when you fold the second and third rows.
The base Highlander comes with cloth upholstery, an eight-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a four-way manually adjustable front passenger seat, air conditioning with rear-seat climate controls, a 40/20/40-split folding second-row seat, a 50/50-split folding third-row seat, power door locks and windows and a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column.
Options include leather seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and three-zone automatic climate control.
Toyota’s Highlander provides smooth driving dynamics, and its maneuverable handling makes it an easy SUV to drive. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. All models come with stability control.
Three engines are offered. Base models come with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine good for 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and gears are shifted by a six-speed automatic transmission. Output increases to 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque with the optional 3.5-liter V6. With that engine, a five-speed automatic is standard.
The Highlander Hybrid provides a net output of 280 horsepower from a 3.5-liter V6, electric motors and a battery pack. A continuously variable transmission is standard.
According to the EPA, the Highlander Hybrid achieves fuel economy of up to 28/28 mpg city/highway. With gas-only models, mileage tops out of 20/25 mpg. The Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
There’s a competitive range of tech equipment available with the Highlander. Base models come with a CD player, a six-speaker AM/FM stereo and an auxiliary audio input jack.
Options include satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth phone and music streaming, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system and a JBL audio system.
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User Reviews for 2011 Toyota Highlander
by Maeme Breihan on May 17, 2020
great performing car
"great passenger vehicle for everyday driving. 3rd row back seat for 7 passengers. lots of leg room. This vehicle is fully equipped with all the bells & whistles. Great performance, never had any issues with the mechanics of the vehicle.
3rd row seating and the moon roof are a plus. Easy handling of the seats for 3rd row seating or to use as cargo space.
Stylish features and great looking vehicle.
Great performing car, never had any issues with mechanics. Great running and dependable vehicle.
Lots of leg room and great seating and comfort for up to 7 passengers.
"Very nice vehicle, well built fit and finish. Mechanically very sound and dependable. Driving is a pleasure with all bells and whistles you could want. Would recommend vehicle to anyone wanting a very nice SUV!" Read Less
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2011 Toyota Highlander Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2011 Toyota Highlander is $10,400 - $15,985.
The average selling price is $12,869.
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$28,090 - $37,045
This is the price range for the 2011 Toyota Highlander based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$10,400 - $15,985
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