2008 Toyota Highlander Review

2008 Toyota Highlander V6 4WD 3.5L V6 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carToyota Highlander


Overall good vehicle, questionable reliability


Engine developed a very audible piston slap around 35K. Sounds like a diesel engine, and the dealer claims that it is normal. This appears to be a very common problem on these engines. Look up "Toyota 3.5L piston slap" on google before you spend your money on a vehicle with a 2GR-FE.

General Comments:

Comfortable car with a good ride. Tows 5000Lbs. It would have been perfect if it was as reliable as the older Toyotas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th February, 2011

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review