The 2013 Toyota Highlander is an excellent choice for a do-all family vehicle, though several competitors offer more interior space and utility. To a platform with car-like handling and ride quality, add roomy passenger and cargo accommodations, bake in reliability and refinement, sprinkle liberally with convenience features, and wrap in attractive though conservative styling, the Highlander is the output. The 2013 Toyota Highlander is a crossover that will satisfy the appetites of countless savvy consumers.
Although it has spacious seating in the first two rows, decent cargo space, and high safety ratings, the Highlander has a weak four-cylinder base engine and doesn’t handle particularly well around turns. In the segment, the 2013 Toyota Highlander competes directly with the 2013 Honda Pilot, 2013 Ford Explorer, and 2013 Mazda CX-9. The safety features and ratings make it emerge victorious among its competitors.