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Toyota Highlander vs. Acura MDX Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2017. 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 and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2014 - 2016 Toyota Highlander Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Toyota Highlander
12.2857142857% Best 59% Worst
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2014 - 2016 Acura MDX Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Acura MDX
34.5714285714% Best 98% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Acura MDX Reliability by Generation2010 - 2013 Acura MDX
8.85714285714% Best 53% Worst
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2008 - 2013 Toyota Highlander Reliability by Generation2008 - 2013 Toyota Highlander
15.1428571429% Best 64% Worst
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2007 - 2009 Acura MDX Reliability by Generation2007 - 2009 Acura MDX
28.8571428571% Best 88% Worst
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2004 - 2007 Toyota Highlander Reliability by Generation2004 - 2007 Toyota Highlander
32.2857142857% Best 94% Worst
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2004 - 2006 Acura MDX Reliability by Generation2004 - 2006 Acura MDX
53.4285714286% Best 131% Worst
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TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota Highlander

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 Toyota Highlander

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
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Reputation and history as reported in Consumer Reports is unbeatable. full 2011 Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
good reliability ratings in consumer reports full 2010 Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
quality and coverage of extended guarantee, past history of reliability (found on web and in research on net malice the programme for maintenance and pre-fixed prices for regular check-ups full 2010 Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Has been very reliable, no issues at all full 2009 Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
No reports of any problem yet full 2008 Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Legendary toyota reliability full 2008 Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am confident that the vehicle is well made and is a good investment for my money full 2008 Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It just goes and goes. I had a 2001 and got this one and have not been disappointed. Never had a problem - just oil changes and routine maintenance. full 2008 Toyota Highlander review
2007 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I bought it used and after 1 year, it works solidly with no problems full 2007 Toyota Highlander review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the Toyota Highlander

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 Toyota Highlander

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
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Reputation and history as reported in Consumer Reports is unbeatable. full 2011 Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
good reliability ratings in consumer reports full 2010 Toyota Highlander review
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
quality and coverage of extended guarantee, past history of reliability (found on web and in research on net malice the programme for maintenance and pre-fixed prices for regular check-ups full 2010 Toyota Highlander review
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Has been very reliable, no issues at all full 2009 Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
No reports of any problem yet full 2008 Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Legendary toyota reliability full 2008 Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am confident that the vehicle is well made and is a good investment for my money full 2008 Toyota Highlander review
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It just goes and goes. I had a 2001 and got this one and have not been disappointed. Never had a problem - just oil changes and routine maintenance. full 2008 Toyota Highlander review
2007 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
I bought it used and after 1 year, it works solidly with no problems full 2007 Toyota Highlander review