2016 Toyota Highlander LE FWD

2016 Toyota Highlander LE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
  • MSRP$30,490 Invoice$27,837
    • 20 City
    • 25 Hwy
  • Seating8
  • Cargo391 L (14 cu.ft.)
  • Towing680kg (1,500lbs)

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,338 $914 $702 $575 $491 $431

2016 Toyota Highlander Buyer's Guide

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a mid-size SUV that boasts many of the same amenities and features that distinguish bigger SUVs, especially its generous interior that can accommodate up to eight passengers with three available rows of seating. Though it's not a luxury SUV, the Highlander looks the part, with great styling. The Highlander also consistently earns excellent safety ratings. The Highlander is especially popular with families, which has helped this SUV become one of the most popular vehicles in the Toyota lineup. Power and driving dynamics are comparable to the other vehicles in the class. The Toyota Highlander was last redesigned for the 2014 model year, and there are no notable changes for 2016, although a revised version is due to be released next year.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Toyota Highlander LE
  • 2.7 Liter 4 cylinder engine
  • 18-inch 5-spoke wheels
  • Color matching rear spoiler
  • 5 inch LCD multi-information display
2016 Toyota Highlander XLE
  • 8-inch Entune Media display
  • Smart key with power liftgate feature
  • Leather-trimmed front seats
  • Moonroof
2016 Toyota Highlander Limited
  • Heated/ventilated front seats
  • 19 inch chrome wheels
  • Rear parking sonar
  • Second row captain’s chairs with third row
2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  • Navigation system
  • 280 total horsepower V6 engine/electric motor
  • Heated/ventilated front seats
  • Rear parking assist sonar

What makes it move?

Though the 2016 Toyota Highlander has an adequate amount of power to move, even when it’s loaded down with people and gear, excitement isn’t its strong point. The 2016 Highlander offers the choice of two drivetrains: a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that yields 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.5-liter V-6 with 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque. Both come with a six-speed automatic transmission, which can put power to the front wheels or all four corners.

Why buy the 2016 Toyota Highlander?

The 2016 Toyota Highlander has several characteristics that make it one of the most competitive vehicles in its class, even though the competent but modest engine output might deter some potential buyers. Both versions offer good fuel economy for a mid-size SUV. The four-cylinder gets up to 20 mpg city and 25 highway, while the V-6 gets up to 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Passengers are treated to high-quality finishes as well as plenty of head room and leg room. Available second-row captain's chairs reduce available seating to seven, but increase comfort. The Highlander is offered in four trim levels for different equipment and features. Families who want a safe and reliable mid-size SUV should consider the 2016 Toyota Highlander. 

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