With a total of five USB ports,2 it’s easy to power up the family road trip. Three USB ports up front and two USB ports in the rear help everyone keep their favorite portable electronic devices plugged in.
2 May not be compatible with all mobile phones, MP3/WMA players and like models.
Seating for up to 8
Highlander’s roomy interior gives you enough space to seat up to eight people and provides more comfort along the way with reclining third-row seats. Available second-row captain’s chairs help Highlander comfortably seat seven and offer the same great versatility. You can even get heated second-row captain's chairs on the Limited grade with Platinum Package.
Waste no space. We designed the rear suspension of Highlander to create more space in the cargo area for your gear.3 And since every journey’s different, Highlander is there to adapt. Sometimes you’ve got lots of people, lots of gear or a mix of both. The 60/40 split third-row seat has the ability to fold flat and recline to accommodate your needs.
3 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always properly secure cargo and cargo area.
Part of enjoying the road is to not hear it. Highlander has silencing insulation materials along its floor to help keep things quiet, as well as acoustic-type glass in the windshield to further reduce noise entering the cabin.
In-seat entertainment for everyone. Your passengers have the whole sky to entertain them, thanks to the available panoramic moonroof that is part of the Platinum Package.
Rear Seat Entertainment
Entertaining from the driver's seat is tough. Let the available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc™ entertainment system help. The 9-in. display screen comes with RCA jacks, remote and two wireless headphones.4
4 Headphones are for passenger use only. Do not use while driving vehicle.
The available 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine helps give Highlander the perfect blend of power and efficiency. Engineered using Toyota’s next-generation technologies, this advanced engine is mated to a sophisticated Direct Shift-8AT (8-speed Automatic Transmission) to help give you more control. These components work brilliantly together to help give Highlander brisk acceleration off the line, and more mpg when cruising at speed.
Optimizing fuel efficiency means making enhancements all over—like the transmission and efficient engine that help to enhance EPA mpg estimates and earn an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II) rating.
Stop and Start Engine System
The efficient Stop and Start Engine System (S&S)5 is available on V6 gas-powered Highlanders. This technology shuts the engine off when Highlander is at rest—like when at a stoplight—to help you save more fuel. When it’s time to go, releasing the brake pedal seamlessly restarts the engine so you can effortlessly get on your way.
5 Before towing, confirm Stop and Start Engine System is disengaged.
Available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive
When the road gets adventurous, Highlander embraces it with available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive (AWD). It distributes engine power from front to rear and manages the vehicle’s braking system from side to side, giving you better control.
Available 5,000 lb. Towing Capacity
Some adventures are so big you have to tow them. No problem. Highlander can be equipped to tow up to 5000 lbs.6
6 Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo. Before towing, confirm Stop and Start Engine System is disengaged.
The 2019 Highlander features an inspired front fascia with a dynamic front grille and expressive headlights, making for one bold first impression. With a unique grille tailored for each grade, there’s a Highlander that perfectly matches your style.
Turn up the attitude. The distinctive Highlander SE grade stands apart with its bold, gloss-black grille and headlights with unique black housings. Exclusive 19-in. multi-spoke alloy wheels help this SUV show off its sporty side. Inside, aggressively styled stripes on the seats remind all passengers that this SUV is always up for some fun.
Let’s shine a light on style. Expressive headlights now feature integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRL), amplifying the 2019 Highlander’s signature look. The stylish SE grade ups the excitement with its dark-black-accent headlights, while Highlander Limited Platinum has a powerful presence of its own with chrome-accent headlight housings. Every Highlander gets brilliant LED taillights for added visibility in the rear.
Highlander shows off its athletic side with a selection of available alloy wheels. The sporty Highlander SE has 19-in. multi-spoke alloy wheels with a black finish. Highlander Limited Platinum adds sophistication with 19-in. 5-spoke Dark Chromtec.
Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
The available Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)7 is designed to heighten your awareness on the road by alerting you when a vehicle enters a blind spot on either side. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)8 works similarly. When you slowly back out of a driveway or parking spot, it provides audible and visual indicators to warn you of approaching vehicles.
7 Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the monitor. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
8 Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system. Always look over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rear clearance. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
Star Safety System™
Highlander comes with Toyota’s Star Safety System™, an advanced suite of six safety features offered standard on every new Toyota. The system included Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),9 Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)10 and Smart Stop TechnologyⓇ (SST).11
9 Vehicle Stability Control is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions, weather and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
10 Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper vehicle maintenance, and tire and road conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
11 Smart Stop Technology® operates only in the event of certain contemporaneous brake and accelerator pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce power to help the brakes bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology® is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. See Owner’s Manual for details.
Advanced Airbag System
An Advanced Airbag System12/sup> helps protect you and your family with driver and front passenger dual stage airbags, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, a driver knee airbag, a front passenger seat-cushion airbag and Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbag (RSCA) for all rows.
12 All the airbag systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All airbags (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating airbag, always wear seatbelts and sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible. Do not put objects in front of an airbag or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) provides an added measure of safety for the smaller members of your family. LATCH includes lower anchors and tethers on the outboard second-row seats and a tether anchor on the middle seat of the second and third rows.
Tire Pressure Monitor System
A Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)13 comes standard on every Highlander. Designed to monitor tire pressure at all times, it alerts the driver when a tire or tires become critically underinflated and is one more way Highlander helps keep you safe.
13 The Toyota Tire Pressure Monitor alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the monitor system. See Owner’s Manual for details.
Bird’s Eye View Camera
Highlander’s available Bird’s Eye View Camera14 helps you see nearby objects and get into and out of the smallest spaces with ease. The system includes Perimeter Scan—an innovative feature that displays live, rotating 360-degree views of your surroundings when you’re parked.
14 The Bird's-Eye-View Camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the area surrounding the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm surrounding clearance. Environmental conditions may limit effectiveness and view may become obscured. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.
Driver’s Easy Speak
Highlander's available Driver Easy Speak feature has a built-in microphone up front that picks up your voice and transmits it to rear-seat passengers through the back speakers.
Entune™ Multimedia Bundle
With the available Entune™ Multimedia Bundle,15 Highlander has the tech to make any drive a whole lot more fun. With the available 8-in. High-resolution touch-screen display, integrated navigation16 and a suite of popular apps,17 this is one smart way to help keep you connected. With integrated SiriusXM® Satellite Radio18 compatibility, you’ve got coast-to-coast access to over 150 channels of commercial-free music, sports, talk, comedy, and more.
15 Entune™ is a trademark of Toyota Motor Corporation. Always drive safely, obey traffic laws and focus on the road while driving. Services vary by phone/carrier. Functionality depends on many factors. Services subject to change. For enrollment and more details, see toyota.com/entune/.
16 Be sure to obey traffic regulations and maintain awareness of road and traffic conditions at all times. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system is dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services and programming subject to change. Services not available in every city or roadway. Updates may be available from your dealer at an additional cost. See Owner’s Manual for details.
17 Apps and services subject to change.
18 SiriusXM® audio services require a subscription sold separately by Sirius XM Radio Inc. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel, you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. . All fees and programming subject to change. Not all vehicles or devices are capable of receiving all services offered by SiriusXM. Current information and features may not be available in all locations, or on all receivers. © 2018 Sirius XM Radio Inc. SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.
This is how you make an entrance. This available feature detects you as you approach Highlander and, on Platinum Package, projects an illuminated “Highlander” logo onto the ground directly below the side mirrors.
Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control
No matter where you go, the temperature’s perfect inside. The three-zone climate control available on Highlander features individual temperature controls for the driver and front passenger, along with a separate control panel in the back for the second- and third-row vents.