2016 Toyota Highlander  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#15 of 2016 SUVs

#22 of all 2016 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Toyota Highlander
The Highlander, a mainstay 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 can easily bypass mud and snow. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is above 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 2016 Toyota Highlander has a score of 85, implying a 0.035% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.034%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.1%.

We estimate that the 2016 Toyota Highlander has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0354% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0391%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0354% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0391% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Toyota Highlander is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2016 Toyota Highlander is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Toyota Highlander offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 3%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9958Hyundai Santa FeNissan MuranoToyota 4RunnerAcura RDXKia SedonaKia SorentoJeep Grand CherokeeDodge DurangoHonda PilotToyota HighlanderToyota SiennaFord ExplorerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Toyota Highlander with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 99. The 2016 Toyota Highlander is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2016 Nissan Murano, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner, the 2016 Acura RDX, the 2016 Kia Sedona, and the 2016 Kia Sorento and less safe than the 2016 Honda Pilot, the 2016 Dodge Durango, and the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2016 Toyota Sienna.

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