2010 Toyota Highlander  RealSafeCars80Safety Rating

#14 of 2010 SUVs

#20 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Toyota Highlander
The Highlander, part of Toyota's lineup since 2001, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 8. The Highlander has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2020. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Toyota Highlander is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Toyota Highlander has a score of 80, implying a 0.042% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Toyota Highlander has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0417% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.7573%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0417% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.7573% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Toyota Highlander is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Toyota Highlander is 0% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8463Mitsubishi EndeavorHyundai VeracruzDodge JourneyJeep Grand CherokeeNissan MuranoMazda CX-7Toyota HighlanderToyota 4RunnerSubaru TribecaToyota FJ CruiserSubaru OutbackFord EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Toyota Highlander with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 84. The 2010 Toyota Highlander is safer than the 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor, the 2010 Hyundai Veracruz, the 2010 Dodge Journey, the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2010 Nissan Murano, the 2010 Mazda CX-7, the 2010 Ford Edge, the 2010 Subaru Outback, and the 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It is about as safe as the 2010 Toyota 4Runner.

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