These days, life can be filled with challenges. Fortunately, the 2013 Toyota
Highlander is filled with solutions. Its versatile interior offers comfortable
seating for up to seven, and amenities for everyone. It provides an array
of advanced safety features. It delivers responsive performance, while
achieving remarkable fuel efficiency. And as you might expect, it offers
Toyota’s legendary reliability. All this, wrapped in a sleek, handsome exterior.
With a variety of trim levels to choose from, including Highlander, Highlander
Plus, SE and Limited, there’s sure to be a model that’s just right for you. In
fact, you can even get one with the eco-advanced technology of Hybrid
Synergy Drive.® But Highlander shines especially brightly when it’s filled with
one thing in particular: your family. 2013 Toyota Highlander.
From its roomy versatility to its
many thoughtful amenities, the
2013 Highlander was designed to
help active and growing families
get the very most out of life.
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Limited shown in Classic Silver Metallic with available accessory roof rack cross bars.
Available in two lines of thoughtful.
Whether you decide to go with the Highlander or the Highlander Hybrid, you’ll be
driving a vehicle you can feel good about. In addition to their different approaches to
power, each model also has its own distinct styling. But the choices don’t stop there:
Highlander is available with either 2- or 4-Wheel Drive and with a 4- or 6-cylinder engine.
Looks like Highlander has thought of everything.
SE shown in Nautical Blue Metallic with available accessory roof rack cross bars. Hybrid Limited shown on right in Predawn Gray Mica.
Transporting seven people is one thing; making sure everyone enjoys the ride is quite
Seats one big happy family.
another. Remarkably, Highlander does both. The seats are engineered to offer both
comfort and versatility. Gauges are easy to read and controls are readily at hand. And
the advanced navigation and entertainment systems add convenience, information and
fun. You might just find that when it comes to spending quality time together, the sit-down
family dinner has met its match.
Display Audio With Navigation1 Entune®2 and JBL®
With your compatible smartphone, the
Standard on Limited and Hybrid Limited, the Display Audio system with
available Entune® multimedia system
Navigation, Entune® and JBL® includes a 6.1-in. touch-screen with integrated
helps make any trip more entertaining
backup camera3 display, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback
and informative. Enjoy three years of
capability, nine JBL® speakers including subwoofer, and SiriusXM Radio4
complimentary access to apps like
with a 90-day complimentary trial. The system also includes HD Radio5 with
Bing iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com,
iTunes® Tagging,6 auxiliary audio jack, USB port7 with iPod®8 connectivity and
OpenTable® and Pandora.® You’ll also
control, and hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced
enjoy updates on fuel prices, sports,
voice recognition and music streaming via Bluetooth®9 wireless technology.
stocks, traffic and weather.
Smart Key System10
Highlander’s available Smart Key System offers you an added bit of
convenience. When you approach the vehicle with the Smart Key fob in your
pocket or purse, the interior illuminates automatically. The doors unlock
when you touch either front door handle, the power liftgate opens with the
touch of its handle, and the engine starts with the push of a button.
Rear-Seat DVD Entertainment System
If the scenery isn’t grabbing their attention, rear passengers can while away
the miles by watching movies or playing games on the available rear-seat
DVD entertainment system11 featuring a 9-in. display. Better yet, with
wireless headphones12 they can enjoy their entertainment without distracting
With the drop-down 9-in. screen
Parents will appreciate the
On Limited and Hybrid Limited
the other passengers.
on the available rear-seat DVD
standard conversation mirror that
models, the driver can extend the
entertainment system, second-row
allows them to make eye contact
cushion on the perforated leather-
passengers can watch the latest
with those in back. Located
trimmed driver’s seat with the
movie blockbuster or play video
above the rearview mirror, it also
push of a button. There’s nothing
games. Your kids may never ask
conceals a storage compartment
like a little extra thigh support to
1. See footnote 14 in Disclosures section.  2. See footnote 15 in Disclosures section. 
“Are we there yet?” again.
for sunglasses.
further ease the journey.
3. See footnote 10 in Disclosures section.  4. See footnote 16 in Disclosures section.  5. See
footnote 17 in Disclosures section.  6. See footnote 18 in Disclosures section.  7. See footnote
11 in Disclosures section.  8. See footnote 12 in Disclosures section.  9. See footnote 13 in
Disclosures section.  10. See footnote 21 in Disclosures section.  11. Available on Highlander
Limited and Hybrid Limited models only.  12. See footnote 20 in Disclosures section.
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Limited interior shown in Sand Beige.
Whether you’re taking the gang to hockey practice or helping your eldest move into their
Kids change quickly.
college dorm, Highlander is up to the task. Within moments, the second- and third-row
So does Highlander.
seats fold flat, opening up 95.4 cubic feet of cargo space1 for all sorts of bulky items.
And there’s stadium seating to enhance the sense of space for those in the second and
third rows. So no matter what you’ve brought along for the ride — passengers, cargo or
both — Highlander handles it all with ease.
Center Stow System
A perfect example of Highlander’s incredible versatility is its Center Stow
system. Beneath the center console, there’s a Center Stow seat you can pull
out, lock in place between the second-row captain’s chairs and fold open. Or
replace it with the Center Stow console to hold drinks and smaller items.
Three-Zone Automatic Climate Control
With the three-zone automatic climate control system and air filter found in
Limited and Hybrid Limited, every occupant can ride in total comfort. The
system offers dual zone climate control in the front, a separate second-row
control panel, and vents for the second- and third-row seats, so everyone
can optimize their own cabin environment.
With the available power liftgate,
there are two convenient ways
to access the roomy cargo area.
When loading bulky items, open
the entire power liftgate. Or, if
you just have a small item to load,
pop the available lift-up glass
hatch. Either way, you won’t need
to use a key.
1. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
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A growing family’s gear comes in
Seating for up to Seven
all shapes and sizes. That’s why
Highlander’s 50/50 split third-row seat makes seating for seven not only
Highlander offers as standard
possible, but also comfortable. The second-row seat reclines, slides and
equipment a 50/50 split third-row
features armrests on the outboard seats. Plus, the passenger side has a
seat. This versatile feature allows
one-touch lever that allows you to fold and slide the seats forward to
you to transport long or unwieldy
make access to the third row that much easier.
cargo, while still allowing you to
take up to six passengers.
SE interior shown in Ash leather trim.
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SE shown in Magnetic Gray Metallic with available accessory roof rack cross bars and available Display Audio with Navigation1 and Entune.®2
1. See footnote 14 in Disclosures section.  2. See footnote 15 in Disclosures section.
Highlander’s all-around smart performance is due in part to a technology called Dual
The intelligence to pass
Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This advanced system knows precisely how
on any grade.
to adjust the valve timing to optimize the engine’s “breathing” and maximize performance.
So whether you’re passing on a hill, tooling around town or just sitting at idle, Highlander
always delivers high marks in power, efficiency and reduced emissions.
The 4-cylinder and V6 models
2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder
of the 2013 Highlander earned
Highlander’s fuel-efficient 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine uses Dual VVT-i to help
an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II
generate 187 hp and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. Dual VVT-i precisely times the
(ULEV-II) rating. This designation
opening and closing of the engine’s intake and exhaust valves to maximize
means the Highlander produces
power while reducing its fuel consumption. When coupled with a 6-speed
extremely low average amounts
Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i),
of smog-forming emissions
this engine allows Highlander to get an EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg.1
compared to new cars of the
same model year.
3.5-Liter V6
Drivers interested in more power should go with the available 24-valve V6.
The powerful engine uses a Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) and Dual
VVT-i to deliver 270 hp and 248 lb.-ft. of torque with an EPA-estimated
24 highway mpg.2
Highlander Plus shown in Magnetic Gray Metallic.
  1. 2013 EPA-estimated mileage for Highlander 4-cylinder 2WD models. Actual mileage will vary.  2. 2013 EPA-estimated mileage for Highlander V6 2WD models. Actual mileage will vary.
Hybrid Limited shown in Shoreline Blue Pearl.
With an EPA-estimated 28 city/highway mpg1 and a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)
Engineered for your kids.
rating,2 Highlander Hybrid is engineered with future generations in mind. While you may
And theirs.
be familiar with its environmental attributes, you may not know that it also offers the same
level of performance as the non-hybrid V6. In fact, its gasoline engine and Hybrid Synergy
Drive® produce an impressive 280 net horsepower. Altruism has never been so much fun.
Highlander’s advanced Hybrid
Energy Monitor
Synergy Drive® powers the vehicle
Highlander Hybrid’s handsome instrumentation panel not only conveys
in different ways depending
your speed, but also indicates your driving mode and driving economy.
on demand. Sometimes the
When conditions permit, Hybrid Synergy Drive® will seek the most efficient
vehicle is propelled solely with
power source.
the gas engine, sometimes
with just the electric motors,
EV Mode3, 4
and sometimes with both.
In EV Mode, Highlander Hybrid cuts the gasoline engine and uses its rear
electric motor, saving fuel while reducing noise and emissions. EV Mode
is designed for situations where you’re driving at very low speeds for short
distances, such as pulling cautiously out of a crowded parking garage.
ECON Mode
For more economical operation in normal driving situations, Highlander
Hybrid offers ECON Mode. By pressing the ECON button and then applying
the accelerator, you can modify throttle response to help reduce fuel
consumption. ECON Mode can also help when you’re accelerating in
low-traction situations, like on snow-covered roads.
Highlander Hybrid is a testament
In addition to providing many
to the success of our hybrid
standard gauges, such as the
technology. Far from being a
speedometer, Highlander Hybrid
drive system reserved for smaller
also features a hybrid system power
cars, Hybrid Synergy Drive® has
meter that lets you know when
demonstrated that it’s an effective
the system is charging and shows
and efficient system for nearly
electric power consumption.
any regular consumer vehicle.
1. See footnote 8 in Disclosures section.  2. See footnote 3 in Disclosures section.  3. See footnote 1 in Disclosures section.  4. See footnote 2 in Disclosures section.
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Starting
normal running
Full acceleration
deceleration / braking
stopping
From initial light or moderate
When driving under normal
During heavy acceleration, the
When slowing, the gasoline engine
When Highlander Hybrid comes
acceleration to low speeds,
conditions, Highlander Hybrid is
gasoline engine is used while the
begins to shut off and the electric
to a stop, its gasoline engine
Highlander Hybrid is powered
powered by the gasoline engine
battery supplies increased drive
motors convert momentum into
shuts off to conserve fuel and
solely by the high-torque
and is assisted by the electric
power to the electric motors.
electricity, storing it in the HV battery.
reduce emissions.2
electric motors.1
motors as needed.
Hybrid Limited shown in Shoreline Blue Pearl.
1. Gasoline engine utilized for acceleration on cold starts and full acceleration.  2. The preceding is based on a “likely scenario” for optimal driving conditions.
SE shown in Magnetic Gray Metallic.
When it comes to driving, Toyota doesn’t accept the old adage that what can go
Refute Murphy’s Law.
wrong, will. Real safety involves anticipating trouble and then avoiding it. That’s why
every Highlander is equipped with a suite of active safety features known as the Star
Safety System. Of course, in the event trouble proves unavoidable, Highlander is also
equipped with a host of passive safety features, such as seven airbags1 crumple zones
and advanced seatbelts.
Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)2
To help compensate for a loss of traction while cornering, Highlander utilizes
Enhanced VSC. The system adjusts engine power, braking and steering
torque-assist control to help the vehicle follow the direction it is being steered.
Traction Control (TRAC)
Using advanced braking technologies, TRAC is a traction control system
that helps control wheelspin when starting or accelerating on a slippery
surface. TRAC is supplemented by the Enhanced VSC’s steering torque-
assist control to help maintain appropriate driving force during straight-line
acceleration and to offset left or right pull.
Ventilated disc brakes
Brakes slow a vehicle down by
ABS, EBD and BA3
using friction to convert kinetic
The standard Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) on Highlander is a key active
energy into heat. If the brakes get
safety feature. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) helps optimize the
too hot, they can become less
distribution and amount of brake force between the front and rear wheels,
effective, a phenomenon known
based on driving conditions and vehicle load. EBD also distributes brake
as brake fade. The front brakes
force between the left and right wheels during cornering to help maintain
on Highlander employ a ventilated
vehicle control. Brake Assist (BA) is designed to detect whether the driver is
disc design, helping to better
attempting a panic stop, and if so, applies increased braking power.
dissipate heat and providing
confident stopping power.
Smart Stop Technology (SST)4
At speeds greater than five miles per hour, when the accelerator is
depressed first and the brakes are then applied firmly for longer than
one-half second, Smart Stop Technology is designed to help the driver
bring the vehicle to a stop.
1. See footnote 29 in Disclosures section.  2. See footnote 25 in Disclosures section.  3. See footnote 26 in Disclosures section.  4. See footnote 27 in Disclosures section.
At Toyota, one of our most
important initiatives is to help
Your family. Our priority.
protect you and your family. To
that end, we’ve equipped the
2013 Highlander with some of
the most comprehensive safety
features in the industry.
Backup Camera1
Knowing what’s around your vehicle is crucial to safety. When you’re
backing up, the area behind Highlander that’s visible to the camera is
displayed on the audio screen.2
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)3
When you’re accelerating from a standstill on an incline, HAC helps
prevent the vehicle from rolling backward. When activated, the feature
holds the brakes for approximately three seconds as the driver switches
from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
Downhill Assist Control (DAC)3, 4
Highlander 4WD models come with an innovative feature called Downhill
Assist Control, or DAC. Designed to help provide a controlled descent on
steep inclines, it sets a target vehicle speed of approximately 2-4 mph. To
help maintain that speed, DAC signals the brakes to modulate automatically.
Tire Pressure Monitor
4WD
Pet travel Safety
System (TPMS)5
To help you feel confident behind
Toyota offers a wide range of pet
Proper tire pressure is important
the wheel, Highlander offers traction
accessories designed to help you
for safe driving. TPMS evaluates
and safety systems, including an
transport your furry companions
the pressure of the tires and issues
available full-time 4WD system.
in comfort and security. Ask your
a warning if the pressure becomes
Highlander Hybrid provides a
Toyota dealer for details.
critically low.
similar measure of security with
standard Electronic On-Demand
4WD with intelligence (4WD-i).6
1. See footnote 10 in Disclosures section.  2. Not available on Highlander grade.  3. See footnote 31 in Disclosures section.  4. Full-time 4WD models only.  5. See footnote 19 in Disclosures section.  6. See footnote 5 in Disclosures section.
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Highlander comes standard with
Seat-mounted side airbags help
The front seats in Highlander also
Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags
LATCH (Lower Anchors and
an Advanced Airbag System1
provide protection to the driver
incorporate active headrests,2 which
(RSCA) help provide protection
Tethers for CHildren) helps protect
that includes both driver and front
and front passenger in the event
move up and forward, helping to
for all rows of seats in certain
the smaller members of your
passenger dual stage airbags.
of certain types of severe side-
reduce the severity of whiplash
types of side collisions and in the
family. LATCH includes lower-
There’s also a knee airbag to
impact collisions.
injuries to the driver and front
event of a roll.
mounted anchors and tethers on
further enhance driver protection.
passenger in the event of certain
all outboard rear seats.
lower-speed rear-end collisions.
4
3
1
2
5
Photo not intended to replicate actual inflated airbags.
1. See footnote 29 in Disclosures section.  2. See footnote 30 in Disclosures section.
A wide range of Genuine Toyota Accessories is available to help you make your Highlander
As unique as your family.
your own. Considering how appealing Highlander is to begin with, these high-quality
products will be like icing on the cake. Some accessories may not be available in all
regions of the country. See your Toyota dealer for details.
All-weather floor mats1
Ashtray cup
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Ball mount
Body side moldings
Cargo cover
Cargo divider
Cargo liner
Cargo net - envelope2
Cargo tray2
Cargo liner
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Cargo net - spider2
Cargo tote
Cargo tray2
Carpet cargo mat
Carpet floor mats1
Door edge guards
Emergency assistance kit
First aid kit
Hood protector
Hybrid Synergy Drive® sticker
Mudguards
Paint protection film3
Rear-seat entertainment
Running boards
Cargo cover and carpet cargo mat
Remote Engine Starter4
Roof rack cross bars
Running boards
Towing hitch receiver
Towing wire harness
Trailer ball5
Vehicle Intrusion Protection (VIP)
RS3200 Plus Security System with
Glass Breakage Sensor (GBS)4
Wheel locks
Wireless headphones6
Cargo net — envelope2
Towing hitch receiver
1. This floor mat was designed specifically for use in your model and model year vehicle and SHOULD NOT be used in any other vehicle. To avoid potential interference with pedal operation, each mat must be secured with retention
hooks/clips. Do not install a floor mat on top of an existing floor mat.  2. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.  3. The Toyota Genuine Accessory Warranty will only apply when the installation is performed by a
trained Toyota-approved installer. If the film is installed by anyone else, the Toyota “Parts Only” warranty — 12 months — will be applicable instead. Please see dealer for details.  4. Available only with vehicles with keyless entry.
5. See footnote 7 in Disclosures section.  6. See footnote 20 in Disclosures section. 
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Combinations
INTERIOr color choices
Fabric
EASY-CLEAN FABRIC
Leather trim
Perforated Leather trim
HIGHLANDER
HIGHLANDER PLUS and Hybrid
SE (standard) and Hybrid (available)
LIMITED and HYBRID LIMITED
ASH
sand beige
ASH
sand beige
Black
ASH
sand beige
Black
ASH
sand beige
EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR COMBINATIONS
Black
Nautical Blue Metallic1
ShoreLine Blue Pearl
Cypress Pearl1
Black
Ash
sand beige
Sizzling Crimson Mica
Predawn Gray Mica2
Blizzard Pearl3
Magnetic Gray Metallic1
Classic Silver Metallic
Sandy Beach Metallic1
Black
Black
Ash
sand beige
wheels
1 Highlander, Highlander Plus,
SE and Hybrid 17-in. 7-spoke
1
2
3
alloy wheel
2 Limited 19-in. 5-spoke alloy wheel
3 Hybrid Limited 19-in. 10-spoke
alloy wheel
1. Not available on hybrid models.  2. Hybrid models only.  3. Extra-cost color.
Specifications
Mechanical and Performance
HIGHLANDER
HIGHLANDER Plus SE
Limited
Hybrid
Hybrid Limited
Gasoline engine — 2.7-Liter 4-Cylinder Double Overhead Cam (DOHC)
16-Valve with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i);
187 hp @ 5800 rpm, 186 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm
Standard
Standard
NA
NA
NA NA
Gasoline engine — 3.5-Liter V6 Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-Valve
with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i);
270 hp @ 6200 rpm, 248 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm
Available
Available
Standard
Standard
NA NA
Hybrid engine — 3.5-Liter V6 Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-Valve
with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), EV1, 2 and ECON Modes;
280 hybrid system net hp (209 kW)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Standard Standard
Emission Rating
Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II)
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
NA NA
Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)3
NA NA NA NA Standard Standard
Evaporative Emission Certification — Zero Evaporation
NA
NA
NA
NA
Standard Standard
Electric Motors (two, front and rear)
Function: drive front and rear wheels, regeneration during braking
NA
NA
NA
NA
Standard Standard
Electric motor type: permanent magnet motor
NA
NA
NA
NA
Standard Standard
Traction Battery
Battery type: sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Standard Standard
Transmission
6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with
intelligence (ECT-i), sequential shift mode and Snow Mode
Standard
Standard
NA
NA
NA NA
5-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with
intelligence (ECT-i), sequential shift mode and Snow Mode
Available4
Available4
Standard
Standard
NA NA
Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Standard Standard
drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Standard Standard Standard Standard NA NA
Full-time 4WD
Available4
Available4
Available
Available
NA NA
Electronic On-Demand 4WD with intelligence (4WD-i)
NA
NA
NA
NA
Standard5 Standard
5
Body construction
Reinforced unitized body
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Suspension
4-wheel independent MacPherson strut suspension with front and
rear stabilizer bars
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Steering
Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard Standard
Turning circle diameter, curb to curb (ft.)
38.7
38.7
38.7
38.7
38.7
38.7
Brakes
Power-assisted ventilated 12.9-in. front disc brakes/solid 12.2-in. rear disc
brakes and Star Safety System™
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
NA NA
Power-assisted ventilated 12.9-in. front disc brakes/solid 12.2-in. rear disc
brakes with Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system, integrated
regenerative braking and Star Safety System™
NA NA NA NA Standard Standard
See numbered footnotes in Disclosures section.
Specifications (continued)
Exterior Dimensions (in.)
HIGHLANDER
HIGHLANDER Plus SE
Limited
Hybrid
Hybrid Limited
Overall length/width
188.4/75.2 188.4/75.2 188.4/75.2 188.4/75.2 188.8/75.2 188.8/75.2
Overall height
68.1 69.3 69.3 69.3 69.3 69.3
Wheelbase
109.8 109.8 109.8 109.8 109.8 109.8
Track (front/rear)
2WD
64.0/64.2 64.0/64.2 64.0/64.2 64.0/64.2 NA NA
4WD
64.0/64.0 64.0/64.0 64.0/64.0 64.0/64.0 64.0/64.0 64.0/64.0
Coefficient of drag (Cd)
0.34
0.34
0.34
0.34
0.34
0.34
Interior Dimensions (in.) (front/second-row/third-row seats)
Head room without moonroof
40.6/40.1/36.3
40.6/40.1/36.3
NA
NA
40.6/39.8/36.3 NA
Head room with moonroof
NA
NA
39.7/40.1/36.3
39.7/40.1/36.3
39.7/39.8/36.3 39.7/39.8/36.3
Shoulder room
59.7/59.5/55.0 59.7/59.5/55.0 59.7/59.5/55.0 59.7/59.5/55.0 59.7/59.5/55.0 59.7/59.5/55.0
Hip room
56.7/56.5/42.3 56.7/56.5/42.3 56.7/56.5/42.3 56.7/56.5/42.3 56.7/56.5/42.3 56.7/56.5/42.3
Leg room
43.2/38.3/29.9 43.2/38.3/29.9 43.2/38.3/29.9 43.2/38.3/29.9 43.2/38.4/29.9 43.2/38.4/29.9
Off-Highway
Approach/departure angle (degrees)
22/23 22/23 22/23 22/23 NA
5 NA
5
Ground clearance (in.)
8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 NA
5 NA
5
Weights and CAPACITIES
Curb weight (lb.) (4-cylinder/V6 2WD/V6 4WD)
3946/4045/4266
3946/4045/4266
NA/4045/4266
NA/4255/4464
NA/NA/4641 NA/NA/4762
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lb.) (4-cylinder/V6 2WD/V6 4WD)
5500/5800/6000
5500/5800/6000
NA/5800/6000
NA/5800/6000
NA/NA/6150 NA/NA/6150
EPA passenger volume (cu. ft.)
145.7
145.7
145.7
145.7
145.4
145.4
Cargo volume6 (cu. ft.) (behind front/second-row/third-row seats)
95.4/42.3/10.3
95.4/42.3/10.3
95.4/42.3/10.3
95.4/42.3/10.3
94.1/42.4/10.3 94.1/42.4/10.3
Fuel tank (gal.)
19.2 19.2 19.2 19.2 17.2
17.2
Seating capacity
7 7 7 7 7 7
Towing7
Heavy-duty radiator with engine oil cooler, 200-watt fan coupling,
supplemental transmission oil cooler and 150-amp alternator
Standard4
Standard4
Standard
NA
NA
NA
Heavy-duty radiator with engine oil cooler, 200-watt fan coupling and
supplemental transmission oil cooler
NA
NA
NA
Standard
NA
NA
Heavy-duty radiator, 240-watt fan coupling and supplemental
transmission oil cooler
NA
NA
NA
NA
Standard
Standard
Towing capacity (lb.)
4-cylinder
1500 1500 NA
NA
NA NA
V6
5000 5000 5000 5000 NA NA
Hybrid
NA NA NA NA 3500 3500
TIRES
Type
All-Season steel-belted radials
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Standard
Spare
Full-size on alloy wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Standard
Mileage Estimates (mpg city/highway)8
4-cylinder 2WD
20/25 20/25 NA
NA
NA NA
V6 2WD
18/24 18/24 18/24 18/24 NA NA
V6 4WD
17/22 17/22 17/22 17/22 NA NA
Hybrid
NA NA NA NA 28/28 28/28
See numbered footnotes in Disclosures section.
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hybrid
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Exterior
PL
IMITED
PL
IMITED
Projector-beam headlights with auto on/off feature
S S S S S S
17-in. 7-spoke alloy wheels with P245/65R17 105S tires S S S
S
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
S S S S S S
19-in. 5-spoke alloy wheels with P245/55R19 103S tires
— S
Integrated fog lights
S S S S S
19-in.10-spoke alloy wheels with P245/55R19 103S tires
— S
Unique hybrid grille
S S
Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
and intermittent rear wiper
S S S S S S
Hybrid Synergy Drive® blue accent headlights,
taillights and badges
S S
UV reduction glass windshield
S S S S S S
Color-keyed power outside mirrors with folding feature
S
Windshield wiper de-icer
P
S S S S S
Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with
Privacy glass on rear side, quarter and liftgate windows
S S S S S S
folding feature
P S
S
S
Lift-up glass hatch
S S S S S
Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with puddle
Power liftgate with jam protection
— S
S
— S
lights and folding feature
— S
— S
Color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center high-mount
Color-keyed outside door handles
S
S S
S
stop light
S S S S S S
Chrome outside door handles with touch-sensor
Black roof rails
S S
S
lock/unlock feature
— S
— S
Chrome roof rails with black end caps
— S
— S
Power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade
— S
S
P S
Interior
Front and rear air conditioning with air filter and
Fabric-trimmed front- and second-row seats; 8-way
second- and third-row vents
S S S
S
adjustable driver’s seat; 4-way adjustable front
passenger seat; 40/20/40 split, sliding and reclining
Three-zone automatic climate control with air filter,
separate second-row control panel, individual
fold-flat second-row seats with Center Stow™ seat
and Center Stow™ console
S
temperature settings for driver, front passenger and
rear-seat passengers, and second- and third-row vents
— S
— S
Easy-clean fabric-trimmed front- and second-row
seats; 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with
Backup camera10
S S S S S
power lumbar support; 4-way adjustable front
Display Audio — includes 6.1-in. touch-screen (with
passenger seat; 40/20/40 split, sliding and reclining
integrated backup camera10 display on Highlander Plus
fold-flat second-row seats with Center Stow™ seat
and SE), AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback
and Center Stow™ console
S
S
capability, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB port11
Leather-trimmed front- and second-row seats;
with iPod®12 connectivity and control, and hands-free
multi-stage heated front seats; 8-way power-adjustable
phone capability, phone book access and music
driver’s seat with power lumbar support; 4-way
streaming via Bluetooth®13 wireless technology
S S S
adjustable front passenger seat; 40/20/40 split, sliding
Display Audio with Navigation14 and Entune®15 — includes
and reclining fold-flat second-row seats with Center
6.1-in. touch-screen with integrated backup camera10
Stow™ seat and Center Stow™ console
— S
P
display, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback
capability, six speakers, SiriusXM Radio16 with 90-day
Perforated leather-trimmed front- and second-row seats;
multi-stage heated front seats; 8-way power-adjustable
complimentary trial, HD Radio™17 with iTunes® Tagging18
driver’s seat with power thigh and lumbar support;
auxiliary audio jack, USB port11 with iPod®12 connectivity
and control, and hands-free phone capability, phone
4-way power-adjustable front passenger seat; 40/20/40
split, sliding and reclining fold-flat second-row seats
book access, advanced voice recognition and music
with Center Stow™ seat and Center Stow™ console
— S
— S
streaming via Bluetooth®13 wireless technology
— O
S
Fabric-trimmed 50/50 split fold-flat third-row seat
Display Audio with Navigation14 Entune®15 and JBL®
with folding headrests
S
S
S
includes 6.1-in. touch-screen with integrated backup
camera10 display, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA
Leatherette-trimmed 50/50 split fold-flat third-row
playback capability, nine JBL® speakers including
seat with folding headrests
— S
S
P S
subwoofer, SiriusXM Radio16 with 90-day complimentary
Cruise control
S S S S S S
trial, HD Radio™17 with iTunes® Tagging18 auxiliary audio
Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information
jack, USB port11 with iPod®12 connectivity and control,
and hands-free phone capability, phone book access,
Display and Bluetooth®13 hands-free phone controls
S
S
S
advanced voice recognition and music streaming
Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with
via Bluetooth®13 wireless technology
— S
— S
audio, Multi-Information Display and Bluetooth®13
3.5-in. TFT Multi-Information Display with customizable
hands-free phone controls
— S
settings, outside temperature, clock, climate control
Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio,
settings (Limited and Hybrid Limited), fuel economy
Multi-Information Display, Bluetooth®13 hands-free
history, distance to empty, TPMS19 hybrid system
phone and voice-command controls
— O
information (hybrid models only) and warning messages S S S S S S
Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with
Rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 9-in. display,
audio, climate, Multi-Information Display, Bluetooth®13
RCA jacks, one 120V AC power outlet, remote and
hands-free phone and voice-command controls
— S
— S
two wireless headphones20
O
O
S = Standard O = Optional
- = Not Available P = Feature is available as part of an option package.
See numbered footnotes in Disclosures section.
Features (continued)
highlander
highlander SE
limited
hybrid
hybrid
highlander
highlander SE
limited
hybrid
hybrid
INterior (continued)
PL
IMITED
PL
IMITED
Optitron instrumentation with red-illuminated
Power door locks with shift-linked automatic
speedometer and tachometer; LCD display with
lock/unlock feature
S S S S S S
odometer and tripmeters; scheduled maintenance
Day/night rearview mirror
S
S
S
indicator and warning messages
S S S S
Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass22
— S
S
P S
Optitron instrumentation with blue-illuminated
speedometer and hybrid system power meter; LCD
Overhead console with maplights and
conversation mirror
S S
S
display with odometer and tripmeters; EV1, 2 and
ECON Mode indicators, scheduled maintenance
Overhead console with maplights, conversation mirror
indicator and warning messages
S S
and HomeLink®23 universal transceiver
— S
S
P S
Metallic interior door handles
— S
S
S
Center console with covered storage compartment,
six cup holders and two 12V auxiliary power outlets
S S S S S S
Metallic and leather interior trim
— S
P
Wood-grain-style and leather interior trim with
Dual extendable sun visors with vanity mirrors
S
chrome interior door handles
— S
— S
Dual extendable sun visors with illuminated
vanity mirrors
S S S S S
Remote keyless entry system with remote
illuminated entry
S S S
S
Cargo area 12V auxiliary power outlet
S S S S S S
Smart Key System21 on front doors with Push Button
Cargo area tonneau cover
S S S
Start and remote illuminated entry
— S
— S
Cargo area second-row-seat one-touch fold-flat levers
S S S S S
Power windows with driver-side auto up/down and
Second-row reading lights
S S S S S
jam protection
S S S S S S
Digital clock24
S S S
S
S
S
Rear liftgate window defogger
S S S S S S
Safety and Convenience
Star Safety System™ — includes
Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors and driver
Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control
and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with
(VSC),25 Traction Control (TRAC),
force limiters
S S S S S S
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)26 and Smart
includes lower anchors and tethers on outboard
Stop Technology (SST)27
S S S S
second-row seats
S S S S S S
Star Safety System™ — includes Vehicle Dynamics
Child-protector rear door locks
S S S S S S
Integrated Management (VDIM),28 Enhanced Vehicle
Collapsible steering column
S S S S S S
Stability Control (VSC)25 Traction Control (TRAC),
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force
Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
S S S S S S
Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)26 and Smart Stop
Side-impact door beams
S S S S S S
Technology (SST)27
S S
Energy-dissipating interior trim
S S S S S S
Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System29
S S S S S S
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)19
S S S S S S
Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags,
driver knee airbag and all-row Roll-sensing Side
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)31
S S S S S S
Curtain Airbags (RSCA)29
S S S S S S
Downhill Assist Control (DAC)31 (4WD models)
O4
O4
O4 O
Driver and front passenger active headrests30
S S S S S S
Engine immobilizer32
S
S
Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning sensor
S S S S S S
Anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer32
— S
S
P S
3-point seatbelts for all seating positions;
driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and
Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR)
on all passenger belts
S S S S S S
S = Standard 
  O = Optional 
  - = Not Available 
  P = Feature is available as part of an option package.
See numbered footnotes in Disclosures section.
Packages and Options
Model choices
Highlander
Highlander PLUS
The basic Highlander is anything but, with a 50/50 split third-row
New for 2013, Highlander Plus offers all the features that make
seat, 17-in. alloy wheels, Center Stow™ second-row seat, a
driving a pleasure: a backup camera10 driver lumbar support,
convenient Multi-Information Display (MID) and Toyota’s Star
easy-clean fabric-trimmed seats, and heated outside mirrors.
Safety System™
SE
Limited
Highlander SE is well-appointed, offering everything Highlander
Highlander Limited has it all, including wood-grain-style interior
Plus does, as well as additional features like power liftgate,
trim, 8-way power driver’s seat with thigh and lumbar support,
leather-trimmed interior, power tilt/slide moonroof and multi-stage
three-zone automatic climate control, and Smart Key System.21
heated front seats.
Hybrid
hybrid limited
Enjoy extra peace of mind in a Highlander Hybrid, offering the
Hybrid Limited offers all that the standard Hybrid model does,
earth-friendly technology of Hybrid Synergy Drive® with EV1, 2 and
plus additional features like wood-grain-style interior trim, 8-way
ECON Modes and Electronic On-Demand 4WD.5
power driver’s seat with thigh and lumbar support, three-zone
automatic climate control, and Smart Key System.21
Highlander
SE
Cold Weather Package — includes windshield wiper de-icer and heated outside mirrors
Display Audio with Navigation14 and Entune®15 — includes 6.1-in. touch-screen with integrated backup camera10
display, AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers, SiriusXM Radio16 with 90-day
complimentary trial, HD Radio™17 with iTunes® Tagging18 auxiliary audio jack, USB port11 with iPod®12 connectivity
and control, and hands-free phone capability, phone book access, advanced voice recognition and music
streaming via Bluetooth®13 wireless technology
Limited
Hybrid
Rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 9-in. display, RCA jacks, one 120V AC power outlet and two
Leather Premium Package — includes leather-trimmed front- and second-row seats, multi-stage heated front seats,
wireless headphones20
leatherette-trimmed third-row seat, leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information
Display, Bluetooth®13 hands-free phone and voice-command controls, leather-trimmed chrome-accented shift lever
with metallic inlay, metallic interior trim, HomeLink®23 universal transceiver, power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade,
auto-dimming rearview mirror and anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer32
Hybrid Limited
Rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 9-in. display, RCA jacks, one 120V AC power outlet and two
wireless headphones20
Toyota Financial Services
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*On approved credit. You must have a valid permanent home address in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Terms,
you make, the Toyota Rewards Visa® adds even more value to doing the things you love.
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Program Terms and Conditions received with your card. Points earned are based on net purchases. Points-earning maximums
Turn everything you buy into points to redeem toward parts, accessories or an eligible vehicle
apply and points will expire as described in the Rewards Terms and Conditions. Redemption only available at participating Toyota
purchase or lease at your Toyota dealer. Earn 5 points for every $1 spent at participating
dealerships in the continental U.S. and Alaska. Points cannot be redeemed for cash. Please contact your participating Toyota dealer
Toyota dealers and 1 point for every $1 spent everywhere else Visa is accepted*
for information regarding restrictions your dealer may impose on the use of credit cards related to vehicle purchases or leases. The
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creditor and issuer of the Toyota Rewards Visa is Toyota Financial Savings Bank. Toyota Financial Services is a service mark used
by Toyota Financial Savings Bank.
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is a leading provider of automotive financial services, offering an extensive line of
Toyota Financial Services is a service mark for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation and Toyota Motor Insurance Services, Inc.
financing plans along with a variety of vehicle and payment protection products to Toyota customers and dealers
in the U.S. For more information on TFS products and services, visit www.toyotafinancial.com
See numbered footnotes in Disclosures section.
WARRANTIES
Every Toyota Car, Truck and SUV is built to exceptional standards. And that’s not idle boasting. We back it up with
Accessories: For Genuine Toyota Accessories purchased at the time of the new vehicle purchase, the Toyota
these Limited Warranty Coverages:
Accessory Warranty coverage is in effect for 36 months/36,000 miles from the vehicle’s in-service date, which is
Basic: 36 months/36,000 miles (all components other than normal wear and maintenance items).
the same coverage as the Toyota New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Hybrid-Related Component Coverage: Hybrid-related components, including the HV battery, battery control module,
For Genuine Toyota Accessories purchased after the new vehicle purchase the coverage is 12 months, regardless
hybrid control module and inverter with converter, are covered for 8 years/100,000 miles. The HV battery may have
of mileage, from the date the accessory was installed on the vehicle, or the remainder of any applicable new vehicle
longer coverage under emissions warranty. Refer to applicable Warranty and Maintenance Guide for details.
warranty, whichever provides greater coverage, with the exception of car covers. Car covers are warranted for 12
months from the date of purchase and do not assume any coverage under the Toyota New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Powertrain: 60 months/60,000 miles (engine, transmission/transaxle, drive system, seatbelts and airbags).
You may be eligible for transportation assistance if it’s necessary that your vehicle be kept overnight for repairs
Rust-Through: 60 months/unlimited miles (corrosion perforation of sheet metal).
covered under warranty. Please see your authorized Toyota dealership for further details.
Emissions: Coverages vary under Federal and California regulations. Refer to applicable Warranty and
For complete details about Toyota’s warranties, please visit www.toyota.com, refer to the applicable Warranty and
Maintenance Guide for details.
Maintenance Guide or see your Toyota dealer.
Note: Highlander hybrid models are not designed to be driven off-road.
For details on vehicle specifications, standard features and available equipment in your area, contact your Toyota dealer. A vehicle with
Toyota Highlander is designed to meet most off-road driving requirements. Abusive use may result in bodily harm or damage. Toyota
particular equipment may not be available at the dealership. Ask your Toyota dealer to help locate a specifically equipped vehicle.
encourages responsible operation to protect you, your vehicle and the environment. Seatbelts should be worn at all times. Please do
All information presented herein is based on data available at the time of posting, is subject to change without notice and pertains
not allow passengers to ride in the cargo area. Towing receiver hitches/ball mount kits are not intended to provide crash protection.
specifically to mainland U.S.A. vehicles only. Prototypes shown. Actual production vehicles may vary.
DISCLosureS
1. CAUTION! When driving a hybrid vehicle, pay special attention to the area around the vehicle. Because there is little vehicle noise in electric-only mode, pedestrians, people riding bicycles or other people and vehicles in the area may not
be aware of the vehicle starting off or approaching them, so take extra care while driving.  2. EV mode works under certain conditions at low speeds for up to a mile. See Owner’s Manual.  3. Meets Tier-2/Bin-3 Federal emissions standard.
4. V6 models only.  5. Highlander hybrid models are not designed to be driven off-road.  6. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.  7. Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded
properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and
available equipment. Calculated with new SAE J2807 method.  8. 2013 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.  9. Toyota strives to build vehicles to match customer interest and thus they typically are built with popular options and
option packages. Not all options/packages are available separately and some may not be available in all regions of the country. See toyota.com for information about options/packages commonly available in your area. If you would prefer a
vehicle without any or with different options, contact your dealer to check for current availability or the possibility of placing a special order.  10. The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You
should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.  11. May not be compatible with all mobile phones, MP3/WMA players and
like models.  12. iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.  13. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toyota is under license. Other
trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. The Bluetooth® wireless technology phones listed on toyota.com have been tested for compatibility with Toyota vehicles. Performance will vary based on phone software version,
coverage and your wireless carrier. Phones are warranted by their manufacturer, not Toyota.  14. Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the navigation system or any XM services mentioned (if installed) are dependent upon
many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services not available in every city or roadway. Periodic navigation updates available at additional cost. See your Navigation System Owner’s Manual or contact XM for
details.  15. Always drive safely, obey traffic laws and focus on the road while driving. Apps/services vary by phone/carrier; functionality depends on many factors. Select apps use large amounts of data; you are responsible for charges. Apps
identified by “TM” or “®” are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. For enrollment, cost and more details, see toyota.com/entune.  16. XM services require a subscription after trial period, and are sold separately
or as a package. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement; see www.siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your XM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically renew
and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C.  17. HD Radio™ Technology
manufactured under license from iBiquity Digital Corporation U.S. and Foreign Patents. HD Radio™ and the HD, HD Radio, and “Arc” logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corp.  18. iTunes® Tagging is a registered trademark of
Apple Inc. All rights reserved.  19. The Toyota Tire Pressure Monitor alerts the driver when tire pressure is critically low. For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge; do not rely solely on the
monitor system. See your Owner’s Manual for details.  20. Headphones are for passenger use only. Do not use while operating vehicle.  21. The Smart Key System may interfere with some pacemakers or cardiac defibrillators. If you have one
of these medical devices, please talk to your doctor to see if you should deactivate this system.  22. Compass deleted from auto-dimming rearview mirror on models equipped with navigation system.  23. HomeLink® is a registered trademark
of Johnson Controls, Inc.  24. Clock displays on Multi-Information Display on vehicles so equipped.  25. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is
not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VSC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.  
26. Brake Assist is designed to help the driver take full advantage of the benefits of ABS. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake-system maintenance and tire and road conditions.
27. Smart Stop Technology operates only in the event of certain simultaneous brake and gas pedal applications. When engaged, the system will reduce engine power to help the brakes bring the vehicle to a stop. Factors including speed,
road conditions and driver input can all impact stopping distance. Smart Stop Technology is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving and does not guarantee instant stopping. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.  28. Vehicle
Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver
steering input can all affect whether VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.  29. All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed
to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral
G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects
in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See your Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings.  30. Active
front headrests can help reduce the extent of whiplash in certain types of rear-end collisions.  31. Downhill Assist Control (DAC) is designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control and speed on steep, downhill descents. Hill Start Assist
Control (HAC) is designed to help minimize backward rolling on steep ascents. Neither system is a substitute for safe driving judgment and practices. Factors including speed, grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether
DAC and HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner’s Manual for further details.  32. The engine immobilizer is a state-of-the-art anti-theft system. When you insert your key into the ignition switch or bring a
Smart Key fob into the vehicle, the key transmits an electronic code to the vehicle. The engine will only start if the code in the transponder chip inside the key or Smart Key fob matches the code in the vehicle’s immobilizer. Because the
transponder chip is embedded in the key or Smart Key fob, it can be costly to replace. If you lose a key or Smart Key fob, your Toyota dealer can help. Alternatively, you can find a qualified independent locksmith to perform high-security key
services by consulting your local Yellow Pages or by contacting www.aloa.org
For Toyota Mobility program details, go to www.toyota.com/mobility
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