2023 Toyota Highlander  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#25 of 2023 SUVs

#30 of all 2023 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Highlander provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Toyota offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Toyota Highlander has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Toyota Highlander has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0288% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2857%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0288% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2857% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Toyota Highlander is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Toyota Highlander is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Toyota's Safety Sense can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2023 Toyota Highlander include the following active safety system: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD). Some safety features are optional on the 2023 Toyota Highlander--- although they add to the cost, one should consider the benefits of 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. Optional Automatic High Beams (AHB) on the 2023 Toyota Highlander automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9778Hyundai Santa FeINFINITI QX50Chevrolet BlazerNissan MuranoGMC AcadiaCadillac XT5Mazda CX-9Volvo XC60Toyota HighlanderFord ExplorerAcura RDXFord EdgeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Toyota Highlander with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 78 to 97. The 2023 Toyota Highlander is safer than the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2023 INFINITI QX50, the 2023 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2023 Nissan Murano, the 2023 GMC Acadia, and the 2023 Cadillac XT5 and less safe than the 2023 Mazda CX-9.

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