2012 Toyota Highlander Review

2012 Toyota Highlander photo
  1. Original MSRP$28,240 - $37,195
  2. Price Range$12,495 - $18,492
  3. Average Selling Price$15,430
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)20/25 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesSUV

User Reviews for 2012 Toyota Highlander

4.0
6 Reviews
5 Star

16.7%

4 Star

66.7%

3 Star

16.7%

2 Star

0%

1 Star

0%

Interior

3.8

Exterior

4.3

Performance

4.5

Family

4.0

Cost

4.0

by Kevin on August 18, 2018

2012 Highlander Wisconsin
"Nice SUV the Limited has all you need for bells and whistles, good leg room for 2nd row bucket seats, but small 3rd seats and they are not comfy- works for young kids- no storage room behind 3rd seats when seats are up- Good car for 4 adults if the 3rd seats are folded down -This is not a 6 or 7 passenger car for adults for a longer trip"
Interior

4.0

Nice leather
Exterior

5.0

Good paint
Performance

5.0

Drives great
Family

4.0

3rd seat is for kids under 12
Cost

4.0

Highway MPG is 22 for SUV

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by Jay on June 21, 2018

So far so good
"Needed additional car that would help with my job which is a carrier for USPS. Great for hauling packages, easy maneuverability, quiet and smooth operating car. This model comes in a 6 or 4 cylinder engine. I have the 4 which if you want a lot of power, the 4 cylinder is not the way to go."
Interior

3.0

I have the base model...interior is very standard. Nice and quiet interior...runs smoothly.
Exterior

3.0

Performance

4.0

Family

3.0

Cost

4.0


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by car not the my 2004 Honda Pilot is on April 22, 2018

new toyota owner
" manual seat controls are obsolete and are difficult to use, seats are not of good quality as brake down on the side by driver exiting car, gas petal to sensitive when first touching it"
Interior

3.0

driver seat breaking down on side where one applies pressure when driver exits car, manual seat adjustment controls difficult to use
Exterior

4.0

sound
Performance

4.0

nice steering, gear shifting rough, awkward
Family

4.0

large door openings
Cost

4.0

don't know only had car a few weeks

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by miclyn64 on June 23, 2016

Great Vehicle
"Have a Limited model. Overall, this is a great vehicle. We had a Toyota 4Runner previously. While the 4 wheel capability in the Highland is not as great as the 4Runner, the ride and comfort our much better. It has been a reliable vehicle. I am planning to buy another one when we eventually trade the 2012 model in. "
Interior

5.0

Good features, easy to access. My only issue is the GPS system which, in theory, needs to be updated periodically and you have to buy the last CD to do it. However, I rarely use the GPS system since I have another device.
Exterior

5.0

Nice looking vehicle.
Performance

5.0

It has been very reliable, easy to drive. We have taken second long trips and it is very comfortable.
Family

5.0

It is only two of us so there is plenty of room
Cost

4.0

We have only had to do routine maintenance, e.g. oil changes, tire rotations, etc. I did feel that the standard tire that came with the Highlander did not last as long as a good brand name tire. We got only about 45K on the original tire. The Highlander is rated as 22MPG for highway, but we have been getting between 23 and 24.

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by TAKEFYVE on July 1, 2015

"Love the car so far. Good handling (though electric steering took some getting used to) and acceleration. Interior is nicely appointed, good visibility. Wish I had the shelf that shows up in the 2014s and 2015s for my phone. My only complaint is the drivers seat. I preferred the one in my recently traded in Passat. I feel like the bolsters do not hold me in the seat around corners. It's a bit of a flat surface along seat and back. Otherwise very pleased with the driving position. Love the 40/20/40 second seat. My kids think the side table that installs in place of seat is great. Fantastic that the middle seat can be stowed under the center console. Third row seats are great for my kids. Rear space is very limited when this seat is up. Need to get a Yakima or Thule box for road trips. "

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by FLO3060 on June 12, 2015

"Holds 8 people. Use it for personal use. Has camera, roomy, has many features, new tires, blue tooth connection for phone, automatic garage door opener."

CARFAX Info for 2012 Toyota Highlander

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2012 Toyota Highlander Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2012 Toyota Highlander for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
Great Value
(56)
Good Value
(72)
Fair Value
(101)
No Badge
(89)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

65%

CARFAX 1-Owner

37%

Personal Use

100%

Service History

99%

2012 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 2012 Toyota Highlander is $12,495 - $18,492. The average selling price is $15,430. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX. Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.

Original MSRP
$28,240 - $37,195
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2012 Toyota Highlander based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$12,495 - $18,492
Average Selling Price
$15,430
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2012 Toyota Highlander on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$9,460 - $19,590
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2012 Toyota Highlander Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. Base$10,995 - $16,995$13,972$9,010 - $17,350
  3. SE$12,995 - $17,691$15,276$10,350 - $17,510
  4. Limited$13,750 - $18,999$16,475$12,560 - $19,590

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