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Toyota Highlander vs. Nissan Xterra Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Toyota Highlander 0
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Highlanders, 3.7 months of data per Highlander, average 4200 miles

 

2015 Toyota Highlander 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  65 Highlanders, 10.1 months of data per Highlander, average 11900 miles

 

2014 Toyota Highlander 38
65.4285714286% 65.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Highlanders, 10.4 months of data per Highlander, average 25800 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problem with infotainment head unit.

 

2013 Toyota Highlander 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Highlanders, 9.5 months of data per Highlander, average 36800 miles

 

2012 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Xterras, 9.3 months of data per Xterra, average 42700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Toyota Highlander 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Highlanders, 10.5 months of data per Highlander, average 56800 miles

 

2011 Toyota Highlander 20
10.3174603175% 10.3174603175% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Highlanders, 9.9 months of data per Highlander, average 67900 miles

 

2010 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Xterras, 9.7 months of data per Xterra, average 60300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Highlander 38
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Highlanders, 9.1 months of data per Highlander, average 67500 miles

 

2009 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Highlanders, 10.6 months of data per Highlander, average 81700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Xterras, 12.0 months of data per Xterra, average 105600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Toyota Highlander 39
21.4285714286% 21.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Highlanders, 9.3 months of data per Highlander, average 100200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Xterras, 8.1 months of data per Xterra, average 83200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Highlanders, 8.8 months of data per Highlander, average 116000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Xterras, 8.9 months of data per Xterra, average 111000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Toyota Highlander 47
27.4025974026% 27.4025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Highlanders, 9.0 months of data per Highlander, average 121700 miles

 

2005 Nissan Xterra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Xterras, 9.9 months of data per Xterra, average 129800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Highlanders, 8.6 months of data per Highlander, average 137900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Toyota Highlander 47
19.2640692641% 19.2640692641% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Highlanders, 8.9 months of data per Highlander, average 120800 miles

 

2002 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Highlanders, 12.0 months of data per Highlander, average 127300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Highlander   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Highlanders, 8.3 months of data per Highlander, average 147400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Toyota Highlander

2015 Toyota Highlander Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 The Toyota Highlander's top draw remains reliability. While the crossover has been thoroughly revised, its engines and transmission have been around for years. Direct injection as in the Hyundai? A continuously variable transmission (CVT) as in the Pathfinder? You'll find neither raising doubts about long-term durability beneath the hood of the Toyota. Looking at past Highlanders, you'll find a happy face for every year with sufficient responses in our car reliability survey (which covers through the end of 2013 at the time of this review). Both the Nissan and the Hyundai have experienced teething pains over the past year. full 2014 Toyota Highlander review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Toyota Highlander

2015 Toyota Highlander Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Outstanding reliabilty. No problems at all. full 2012 Toyota Highlander review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Nissan Xterra

2015 Nissan Xterra Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Bulletproof. Drive and enjoy. Wear and tear is the only things you will care about. Trust me, I owned 4 of them, and they all are still in the family. This vehicle withstands a real abuse. If you do minimal maintenance - it will serve you for 10 years at least. full 2012 Nissan Xterra review
2012 4dr SUV 261-horsepower 4.0L V6
6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
In spite of the fact that this car normally receives a reliability rating of 5/10, I have found that if you perform the required preventive maintenance, the car will provide outstanding reliability. full 2012 Nissan Xterra review