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MSRP: $28,240 - $44,370 Find it Used
Bodystyles: SUV, Hybrid
Class: Mid-Size SUV, Hybrid SUV
Engines: 2.7l 4-cyl. (187hp)
3.5l 6-cyl. (270hp)
3.5l V6 hybrid (231-280hp)
EPA Mileage:
[mpg]
17 - 28 (City)
22 - 28 (Highway)
Our Rating:
Overview & Pictures
2012 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 Picture
2012 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 Picture
2012 Toyota Highlander Limited V6 Picture

Available with gas and hybrid drivetrains, the Toyota Highlander offers good built quality and a versatile interior with space for up to seven passengers.

All Highlanders were extensively revised for 2011, with freshened styling and upgraded audio and safety systems. There are no additional changes to the 2012 Highlander.

The 2012 Highlander comes with a choice of powerplants. The base 2.7-liter four-cylinder makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and delivers EPA fuel economy ratings of 20/25 mpg City/Highway. It's matched with a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive transmission, and is available only with two-wheel drive.

The optional 3.5-liter V6 is extremely smooth and delivers 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. Also smooth is its 5-speed automatic transmission, which downshifts seamlessly to provide ample punch for passing. Front-wheel-drive Highlanders with the 3.5-liter V6 are EPA-rated at 18/24 mpg City/Highway; Highlander AWD (all-wheel drive) models are rated slightly lower at 17/22 mpg, which is about what we got in the AWD V6 we drove, including a 300-mile freeway run.

Specs & Features

The 2012 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 versions and trims of the 2012 Toyota Highlander and their standard equipment and prices below.

SUVHybrid

The 2012 Toyota Highlander SUV is powered by a base 2.7-liter Inline-4 with 187 hp. Also available is a 3.5-liter V6 with 270 hp.

Standard features on the 2012 Toyota Highlander SUV include cloth seat-upholstery, 8-way driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, folding bucket rear seats, split-folding third-row bench seat, AM/FM radio with CD-player, cruise control, tilting and telescoping steering-wheel, power windows, front and rear air conditioning, ABS, stability control, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, knee airbag and tire-pressure monitor.

2012 Toyota Highlander SUV Specs & Features

The 2012 Toyota Highlander SUV is available in 8 trim levels:

TrimMSRP
Toyota Highlander$28,240
Toyota Highlander V6$29,395
Toyota Highlander V6 AWD$30,845
Toyota Highlander SE$32,845
Toyota Highlander SE V6$34,000
Toyota Highlander SE V6 AWD$35,450
Toyota Highlander Limited$35,745
Toyota Highlander Limited AWD$37,195
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The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 hp.

Standard features on the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid include cloth seat-upholstery, 8-way power driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, folding bucket rear seats, split-folding third-row bench seat, AM/FM/Satellite radio with CD-player, wireless connectivity, cruise control, tilting and telescoping steering-wheel, power windows, front and rear air conditioning, parking assist, ABS, stability control, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, knee airbag, tire-pressure monitor and trailering hitch.

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Specs & Features

The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is available in 2 trim levels:

TrimMSRP
Toyota Highlander Hybrid$38,715
Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited$44,370
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