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Review: 2019 Toyota Highlander

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The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, and comfort wrapped into a family-friendly, eight-seat crossover.

See which Highlander is right for you, then schedule an appointment to test drive one at our convenient location in El Monte.


The 2019 Highlander is available with three engine options. A 2.7-liter 4-cylinder is the standard engine with front-wheel, making 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

The second engine for the 2019 Highlander is a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. The engine is matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission, which makes the V6 Highlander a smooth but powerful ride. There is an option for all-wheel drive.

Toyota also has the Highlander Hybrid engine, which uses a 306 horsepower V6 engine paired to a battery and two electric motors to power the rear wheels. This set up makes every hybrid all-wheel drive.

The most popular Highlander comes with a V6 and all-wheel drive, getting an EPA estimated 20 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, and 22 MPG combined. The Highlander Hybrid achieves an EPA estimated 30 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, and 29 MPG combined.

Features & Technology

The standard 2019 Highlander LE comes with tinted windows, 18-inch alloy wheels and turn signal mirrors. It also has cloth upholstery, power driver’s seat, a 4.2-inch LCD screen in the gauge cluster, a rearview camera and a 6.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with Bluetooth.

Upper Highlander trims may feature leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, LED ambient lighting, and driver’s seat memory.


All 2019 Toyota Highlanders come standard with a full suite of safety technology, including adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warnings, forward-collision warnings with full-speed automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and automatic high beam headlights.

The 2019 Toyota Highlander is the perfect family cruiser. If you are in the Los Angeles, California area head into Longo Toyota to see a 2019 Highlander up close.


Starting at $31,330 MSRP*

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $920 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius v, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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