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MSRP: $25,705 - $41,020 Find it Used
Bodystyles: SUV, Hybrid
Classes: Mid-Size SUV, Hybrid SUV
Engines: 2.7l 4-cyl. (187hp)
3.5l 6-cyl. (270hp)
3.3l Hybrid (270hp)
EPA Mileage:
17 - 27 (City)
23 - 27 (Highway)
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Completely new for 2008, the current Toyota Highlander is larger than the previous-generation in every significant dimension.

New for 2009 is a brand-new four-cylinder engine. It displaces 2.7 liters, makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and delivers attractive EPA fuel economy ratings of 20/27 mpg City/Highway. It has a variable intake manifold and Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) to optimize torque and fuel efficiency and to deliver strong response at all engine speeds. The new four-cylinder is matched with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive transmission, and is available only with two-wheel drive. Otherwise, the Toyota Highlander is unchanged for 2009.

A versatile cabin adds to the attractiveness of the Highlander as a family vehicle. The second row can slide forward and back, and the third-row seat is hospitable for children and capable of carrying adults. Getting in and out of the first two rows is easy, and Toyota provides both a walk-through and a fold-and-slide-forward second-row seat to ease access to the third row.

Specs & Features

The 2009 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 2009 Toyota Highlander and their standard equipment and their prices below.


The 2009 Toyota Highlander SUV is powered by a base 2.7-liter Inline-4 with 187 at 5,800 hp. Also available is a 3.5-liter V6 with 270 at 6,200 hp.

2009 Toyota Highlander SUV Specs & Features

The 2009 Toyota Highlander SUV is available in 7 trim levels:

Toyota Highlander 4-cyl.$25,705
Toyota Highlander V6$27,600
Toyota Highlander V6 AWD$29,050
Toyota Highlander Sport$30,000
Toyota Highlander Sport AWD$31,450
Toyota Highlander Limited$33,070
Toyota Highlander Limited AWD$34,520
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The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 with 270 net hp.

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Specs & Features

The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is available in 2 trim levels:

Toyota Highlander Hybrid$34,700
Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited$41,020
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