2022 Toyota Highlander  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#22 of 2022 SUVs

#29 of all 2022 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 Toyota Highlander packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2022 Toyota Highlander is safe 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 2022 Toyota Highlander has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 Toyota Highlander has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0292% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.3324%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0292% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.3324% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Toyota Highlander is 37% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Toyota Highlander is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Toyota's Safety Sense active safety features can protect loved ones by reducing accident severity and preventing accidents. An active safety system that is standard on the 2022 Toyota Highlander is Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). Optional safety features on the 2022 Toyota Highlander which we recommend include Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) and Blind Spot Monitor.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Automatic High Beams (AHB) are optional on the 2022 Toyota Highlander. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Toyota Highlander. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9777Kia SorentoNissan MuranoGMC AcadiaHyundai PalisadeMazda CX-9Volkswagen AtlasToyota HighlanderNissan PathfinderHonda PilotSubaru AscentAcura RDXKia TellurideComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Toyota Highlander with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 77 to 97. The 2022 Toyota Highlander is safer than the 2022 Kia Sorento, the 2022 Nissan Murano, the 2022 GMC Acadia, and the 2022 Hyundai Palisade and less safe than the 2022 Mazda CX-9. It is about as safe as the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder and the 2022 Volkswagen Atlas.

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