2013 Toyota Highlander Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.12/5 Average
39 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

For 2013, the Toyota Highlander sees a shuffling of standard equipment and the debut of the new Plus trim level.

  • User-friendly cabin with innovative second-row seat design
  • Powerful yet fuel-efficient V6
  • Easy to maneuver.
  • Less overall passenger and cargo space than some competitors
  • Negligible fuel economy improvement with four-cylinder engine.

User Reviews:

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  • Wheel Bearing - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    Took my new Highlander (with 2300 miles on it) on vacation to Hilton Head Island - after arrival, started hearing a roaring noise from left rear tire area - stopped by Toyota dealership and they discovered the wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Had to delay my scheduled return home for a couple of days, thus putting me into the midst of a tropical storm. Very inconvenient and frightening. After all the research I conducted before purchasing a new car, I was shocked that I became stranded while on vacation in my brand new car. Needless to say, I feel uncomfortable about driving this car for a long distance again.

  • GREAT SUV! - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    Great riding and handling suv! Comfortable ride engine very quiet. Easy access and good in inclement weather. Very satisfied by buying this vehicle. Body style better than 2014 version

  • HIghlander Happiness - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    I've had my Highlander for over 3 years. I've had no issues. It's a great vehicle and I can use the third row to haul extra kids or put those seats down and carry lots of stuff. My only issue is when the third row is being used, there is almost no storage space behind the third row.

  • You get what you need! - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    I bought this certified 2013 based on our need for an affordable yet very reliable vehicle. The mpg is a little under what I was looking for but filling it up at $2.80 a gallon certainly doesn't break the bank .

  • Love my highlander - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    It's great on gas. Heavy solid car. Toyota makes dependable cars. Was absolutely Perfect for my needs but now need additional/large cargo space. I'm so sad that I will be trading it in. It's an outstanding car !

  • Entune sysem is garbage - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    I love the look and feel of my Toyota Highlander and it is a pleasant ride until you try to use the Entune radio system. The HD radio is awful, constantly goes in and out, the satellite radio constantly loses reception and the GPS system leaves a lot to be desired. I am so disappointed with this system, I am starting to regret paying top dollar for a limited model. I will need to replace this system to save my sanity.

  • It's okay. - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    So, a year and seven days ago I traded my 2010 Toyota Venza in for a 2013 Toyota Highlander. I got the highlander for easier access for my family. Its a good car and that's it. It handles pleasantly, but its no where near fun to drive. Handles great in snow. I've had no technical or mechanical Issues only build quality issues. Today I tried moving the second row captain chair on the drivers side foward to put something in the third row and the lever on the top of the seat back completely came of. I was not pulling hard at all. I am extremely disappointed and my Toyota dealership WILL fix this, I would expect better from a Toyota. The interior is already lower quality than my past Toyotas.

  • Highlander - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    We purchased our Highlander 5 weeks ago and have 2200 miles logged. The comfort and practically of the interior is superb. It drives very well, quiet cabin, and we love the bluetooth and rear view camera. The V-6 has plently of power and average 24-26 mpg on the hwy. In mixed driving 22 mpg. There is also plenty of storage.

  • 2013 highlander limited used - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    Just picked it up. Super ride and comfort. Tech.package voice activated ( we're learning). I have a 2001 4runner we kept, and traded a 2009 Avalon xl with 62 k on the clock for the highlander. If this vehicle performs like my others we will be very pleased. This was a lease car turn in with 20 k miles, price was right. Bennett Toyota in Allentown Pa very nice people to do business with. As for Tom Doherty.

  • Mixed Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander
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    Less than a week ago I bought a 2013 Highlander Limited with no options or accessories. I rated it three stars in all categories because I've had it for only a few days. The good: Exterior is up to Toyota's relatively high standards...fit and finish appear to be good. Interior room is good for four adults. Engine power is adequate for the weight of the vehicle but not superb. The bad: Entry space at every door is too small. Either the doors don't open wide enough or the seats (even in their most rearward positions) don't allow enough room to comfortably enter the vehicle. The interior has way too many plastic surfaces for a $38K vehicle (more below).

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