CarComplaints.com Notes: 2008 is the first year of the 2nd generation Highlander, & it may be a model year to avoid as Toyota most likely worked out some production quality issues with the new model.

The 2009 Highlander is the has far fewer complaints.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideRollover
2008 Highlander 4-DR. w/SAB***********************
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2008 Highlander Hybrid 4-DR. w/SAB***********************
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2008 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV

2008 Toyota Highlander 4-door SUV *** NEED TO ADD QUALIFIER TEXT PARSING FOR OLD FORMAT TSP FILES ***

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
A Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
G Structure
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Not tested. G Overall
G Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
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G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
TEST NOTES: Manual cloth seats AHR. Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
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Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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