Toyota Highlander 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Toyota Highlander 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Highlander zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Highlander 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


Increase Horsepower

The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Toyota Highlander engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2021 Toyota Highlander 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4145 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
L 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4330 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
LE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4145 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
LE 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4330 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
XLE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4195 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
XLE 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4370 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
XSE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4205 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
XSE 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4400 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4260 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4450 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Platinum 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4260 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Platinum 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4450 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0

2020 Toyota Highlander 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4145 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
L 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4330 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
LE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4145 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
LE 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4330 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
XLE 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4195 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
XLE 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4370 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4260 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4450 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Platinum 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4260 Weight, 21 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Platinum 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4450 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

2019 Toyota Highlander 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LE I4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 4134 Weight, 20 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
LE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4244 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
LE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4398 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
LE Plus V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4244 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
LE Plus V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4398 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
XLE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4310 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
XLE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4464 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
SE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4310 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
SE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4464 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Limited V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4354 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Limited V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4508 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Limited Platinum V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4354 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0
Limited Platinum V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4508 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 0

2018 Toyota Highlander 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4535 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
LE Plus V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4535 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
XLE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4590 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
SE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4590 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
Limited V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4655 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
Limited Platinum V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4655 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
LE I4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 4165 Weight, 20 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
LE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4370 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
LE Plus V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4370 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
XLE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4430 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
SE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4430 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
Limited V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4495 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
Limited Platinum V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4495 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87

Car And Driver Results

2017 Toyota Highlander 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4535 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
LE Plus V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4535 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
XLE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4590 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
SE V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4590 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
Limited V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4655 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
Limited Platinum V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4655 Weight, 20 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.4 @ 90
LE I4 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 4165 Weight, 20 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
LE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4370 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
LE Plus V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4370 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
XLE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4430 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
SE V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4430 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
Limited V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4495 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87
Limited Platinum V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
295 Hp, 263 Lb-Ft., 4495 Weight, 21 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 15.9 @ 87

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph 18.4 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.5 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.8 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.6 sec @ 93 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 181 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.79 g
Source: С&D


Toyota Highlander 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

7.2 sec

15.5 @ 0 mph
2020

7.2 sec

15.5 @ 0 mph
2019

7.2 sec

15.5 @ 0 mph
2018

7.1 - 7.8 sec

15.4 @ 90 - 15.9 @ 87 mph
2017

7.1 - 7.8 sec

15.4 @ 90 - 15.9 @ 87 mph
2016

6.9 - 10 sec

15.2 @ 89 - 17.6 @ 80 mph
2015

6.9 - 10 sec

15.2 @ 89 - 17.6 @ 80 mph
2014

6.7 - 9.6 sec

14.9 @ 94 - 17.3 @ 84 mph
2013

6.7 - 9.6 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 17.3 @ 81 mph
2012

6.7 - 9.6 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 17.3 @ 81 mph
2011

6.7 - 9.6 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 17.3 @ 81 mph
2010

6.6 - 9.7 sec

15.1 @ 90 - 17.5 @ 80 mph
2009

6.7 - 9.8 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 17.5 @ 80 mph
2008

6.7 - 7.2 sec

15.1 @ 89 - 15.6 @ 87 mph
2007

7.5 - 10.5 sec

15.6 @ 86 - 17.8 @ 76 mph
2006

7.4 - 10.5 sec

15.8 @ 86 - 17.8 @ 75 mph
2005

6.9 - 10.4 sec

15.4 @ 89 - 17.7 @ 75 mph
2004

6.9 - 10.4 sec

15.4 @ 89 - 17.7 @ 75 mph
2003

7.3 - 10.5 sec

15.5 @ 86 - 17.8 @ 75 mph
2002

7.5 - 10 sec

15.8 @ 0 - 18.5 @ 0 mph
2001

7.4 - 10 sec

15.7 @ 0 - 18.5 @ 0 mph

If you have even so much as looked into SUVs in the past, then there is little doubt that you will have heard of the Toyota Highlander. It is the traditional SUV, and the 2018 model is one of the best they have ever produced. Perfect for families of all sizes.

 

Toyota Highlander 0-60

There are multiple engine choices available for your Toyota Highlander. This includes:

  •  2.7-liter I-4 185hp
  • 3.5 liter V6 with 295HP
  • 3.5 liter with three electric motors. All combine to give you 306 HP.

If you opt for the lower model, then you will have a six-speed automatic transmission. If you go for one of the other two, then you get an eight-speed automatic. Obviously, each of the engines has their own pros and cons, but the bulk of people are likely going to want to splash the cash and get something a little bit more powerful.

Interestingly, there is very little difference between the engines when it comes to the Toyota Highlander 0-60. You are going to get around 7.0 seconds, with the slowest hitting 7.2 seconds. The quarter-mile acceleration is approximately 14 seconds, which is not too bad for a vehicle of this size.

The real difference between the engines comes with the gas consumption. The basic model will give you 20/24mpg on the city/highway. The V-6 will provide 20/27 and your hybrid will give 30/28. However, it is going to be utterly dependent on what drive you offer, with the all-wheel drives providing a little more gas consumption.

 

Exterior & Interior

The Toyota Highlander is not the biggest SUV on the market. It is SUV style, but small enough that you should be able to get it around the smaller roads. This is a vehicle which has clearly been made for those who live in towns and cities but want to get out and about easily.

There are three rows of seating in this SUV. The front two rows offer a perfect amount of space for an adult, although the back row is a little lacking in area. This tends to be a problem with most SUVs anyway. You will be able to get children in there. An adult could probably fit, but they are not going to want to travel back there for long periods of time.

You get a ton of features included in the Highlander as standard too. The best being the Safety Sense package, which makes this one of the best SUVs on the market. Couple this with the 18-inch alloy wheels, the information display, keyless entry, USB ports, and a rearview camera and the base model is fully functional before you even think about throwing in various other upgrades.

 

Conclusion

For a family vehicle, you are probably going to struggle to find something better than the Toyota Highlander, particularly at this price. There is just so much space inside. You won’t really need to spend anything on extras either as there is just so much packed into the vehicle as standard.



Toyota Highlander specs