The 2019 Toyota Highlander is a big player in the three-row midsize crossover SUV market. Last year it beat all competitors in sales, except for the Ford Explorer. It’s also the second-best-selling crossover in Toyota’s lineup, right behind the compact RAV4, which was the top-selling SUV in the U.S. in 2018.
While the Highlander doesn’t outdo the Toyota Sequoia for total interior space, the Land Cruiser for sheer toughness, or the RAV4 for fuel economy, this mid-size SUV offers a blend of passenger and cargo space, carlike ride and handling, and a wide selection of amenities that appeal to a broad range of buyers. As with most Toyota passenger cars and crossover SUVs, the Highlander — now in its third generation — is offered with a conventional gasoline powerplant or gas-electric hybrid. The hybrid's prices start at $38,015.