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2013 Toyota Highlander Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 109.8 in
Length 188.4 in
Width 75.2 in
Height 68.1 in
Curb Weight 3946 lb.
Fuel Capacity 19.2 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 59.7 in
Hip Room, Row 1 56.7 in
Legroom, Row 1 43.2 in
Headroom, Row 2 40.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 59.5 in
Hip Room, Row 2 56.5 in
Legroom, Row 2 38.3 in
Headroom, Row 3 36.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 3 55.0 in
Hip Room, Row 3 42.3 in
Legroom, Row 3 29.2 in
Total Legroom 110.7 in (over 3 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 10.3 ft3
Cargo Volume, Behind R2 42.3 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 95.4 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2013 Toyota Highlander

2013 Toyota Highlander Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
Toyota replaced the 2013 Highlander's rear struts with control arms to enable a three-inch-wider third-row seat, and then used the extra space to cram in a third seating position. So if you need seats for eight people, only the Highlander will do in this threesome. A top-of-the-line Santa Fe only seats six. Other eight-pass options include the Honda Pilot and GM's large crossovers. But those three people best be small, as the Highlander doesn't have nearly as much rear legroom as the Pathfinder or the Santa Fe. To fit children of even middling size in the third row it's necessary to slide the second row well forward. The second row seat cushion is mounted too low for adult comfort. The Nissan's second row suffers from a similar shortcoming, but the Hyundai's does not. see full Toyota Highlander review
 

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2013 Toyota Highlander Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Perfect for two car seats. Really neat trick - the middle seat for the 2nd row rolls up into the center console. I did not remove it nor attempt to sit in it but that does make the 3rd row more likely to be used for those with car seats. I did not attempt to sit in the 3rd row (looked at it before folding into the floor for cargo space for the entire trip) so cannot opine on it. Use at your own risk. see full Toyota Highlander review
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am 6 foot tall, and there is plenty of head and leg room in the driving position. Easy access as well. see full Toyota Highlander review
2013 Toyota Highlander Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
3rd row seats are useless to me. Too little room for adults. Should have been an option for families with small children. With 3rd row seating, you lose storage space. see full Toyota Highlander review
 

2013 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Base Plus SE Limited Hybrid Hybrid Limited
Standard Engine 2.7L I4
DOHC-4v
187 hp@5800
186 lb-ft@4100
2.7L I4
DOHC-4v
187 hp@5800
186 lb-ft@4100
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
270 hp@6200
248 lb-ft@4700
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
270 hp@6200
248 lb-ft@4700
3.5L V6 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
245 hp@6000
234 lb-ft@4800
3.5L V6 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
245 hp@6000
234 lb-ft@4800
Optional Engine(s) 3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
270 hp@6200
248 lb-ft@4700
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
270 hp@6200
248 lb-ft@4700
    
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automaticCVTCVT
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic    
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDAWDAWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWDAWDAWD  
Standard Tires245/65R17 tires245/65R17 tires245/65R17 tires245/55R19 tires245/65R17 tires245/55R19 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2013 Toyota Highlander

2013 Toyota Highlander Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2014 While the Highlander's 3.5-liter engine does not include the latest tech or produce the most power, it remains the smoothest, sweetest-sounding V6 you'll find in the segment. Hitched to a six-speed automatic (offered only with the four-cylinder engine in past years), it feels stronger than its 270-horsepower rating. The Pathfinder and Santa Fe can also get to sixty mph in under eight seconds, but the Nissan doesn't sound or feel nearly as good in the process and the Hyundai's peakier engine doesn't provide as reassuringly solid a shove in typical driving. Fuel economy is about the same for all three crossovers. With all-wheel-drive (AWD), the Highlander earns EPA ratings for 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway. The Santa Fe is rated the same, the Pathfinder a single mpg high (likely thanks to its CVT). In my suburban driving the Highlander's trip computer reported somewhat lower numbers than the Pathfinders, high teens vs. low twenties, but unusually cold temps could explain much of this difference. On one drive home from my son's school the trip computer reported an average of 27, about even with the best observed in the Nissan. At a steady 65 mph on the highway the trip computer reported about 25, close to the EPA rating. Toyota offers two other engines in the Highlander. A 185-horsepower four-cylinder available only on the front-wheel-drive LE is much weaker and was just a single mpg more efficient in the EPA's testing. The V6 is easily worth the additional $1,305 Toyota charges for it. A hybrid V6 gets better fuel economy, especially in the EPA city test (27/28), but partly because you can't get it in XLE trim costs nearly $10,000 more. Limited-to-Limited the difference is still $6,200. see full Toyota Highlander review
 

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2013 Toyota Highlander MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV Base 29,020 26,494 845
4dr SUV Plus 30,475 27,824 845
4dr SUV SE 34,560 31,553 845
4dr SUV Limited 37,950 34,649 845
4dr SUV Hybrid 40,170 36,956 845
4dr SUV Hybrid Limited 46,370 42,428 845

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