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2010 Toyota Highlander Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Toyota Highlander's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

2010 Toyota Highlander Gas Mileage (MPG):

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Toyota Highlander Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 17.0
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 17.0  
  Averages flat light light 0 0 100 0 17.0
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Toyota Highlander fuel economy has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Toyota Highlanders in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of miles per hour (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Toyota Highlander in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9  
  Averages flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9
With the 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Toyota Highlander has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Toyota Highlanders in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 85 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in the city (5 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Toyota Highlander in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2010 Toyota Highlander

2010 Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
29mpg highway, >30mpg city in hybrid trim so far
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
lowest in class
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a daily driver it was nice to be able to get a vehicle with all the space with above 20 MPG fuel rating.
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am averaging 27 mpg on my 2.7L engine on my mostly highway commute. During summertime it is close to 30 and during winter it goes to about 25, with snow tires. Best MPG for a 7 passenger non-hybrid out there.
2010 Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far city driving is at 14 mph - hoped for better