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MSRP: $27,500 - $40,450 Find it Used
Bodystyles: SUV, Hybrid
Classes: Mid-Size SUV, Hybrid SUV
Engines: 3.5l 6-cyl. (270hp)
3.3l Hybrid (270hp)
EPA Mileage:
17 - 27 (City)
23 - 25 (Highway)
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The 2008 Toyota Highlander is larger than its predecessor in every dimension. Those larger dimensions add up to increased cargo and passenger volume.

The 2008 Toyota Highlander is an even better people mover than its predecessor. The second row can slide forward and back, and the third-row seat changes from an afterthought to a space hospitable for children and capable of carrying adults. Getting in and out of the first two rows is easy, and Toyota provides both a walkthrough and a fold and slide forward second-row seat to ease access to the third row.

The Highlander is moving slightly upmarket for 2008. A four-cylinder engine is no longer an option and the base six-cylinder engine has been upgraded. The standard 3.5-liter V6 is larger and dramatically more powerful than last year's engine. Rated at 270 horsepower, it offers an increase of 55 hp over the old engine. In spite of this, fuel economy has been slightly improved. The 3.5-liter V6 is buttery smooth, as is its five-speed transmission, which downshifts seamlessly to provide ample passing punch. Front-wheel-drive Highlanders get 18/24 mpg City/Highway. All-wheel drive models are rated slightly lower at 17/23 mpg.

Specs & Features

The 2008 Toyota Highlander is available in 2 versions:
SUV and Hybrid.

The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of these versions. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2008 Toyota Highlander and their standard equipment and their prices below.


The 2008 Toyota Highlander SUV is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with 270 at 6,200 hp.

2008 Toyota Highlander SUV Specs & Features

The 2008 Toyota Highlander SUV is available in 6 trim levels:

Toyota Highlander$27,500
Toyota Highlander AWD$28,950
Toyota Highlander Sport$30,150
Toyota Highlander Sport AWD$31,600
Toyota Highlander Limited$32,900
Toyota Highlander Limited AWD$34,350
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The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 with 270 net hp.

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Specs & Features

The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is available in 2 trim levels:

Toyota Highlander Hybrid$34,200
Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited$40,450
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