Is the Toyota Highlander a luxury SUV?

I want a luxury SUV but I can’t afford most of the classic luxury brands. The Toyota Highlander looks similar to some luxury SUVs, but I don’t know if it fits under that umbrella.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Officially no, the Toyota Highlander is not a luxury SUV. But some drivers argue that, if you opt for the Platinum trim, the differences between the Highlander and your standard luxury vehicle are pretty minimal.
Some optional features available in the Highlander that make it feel like a luxury SUV include:
  • Leather front seats
  • Faux wood door trim
  • Chrome-finished interior door handle
  • The Power Panoramic View Moonroof
In short, if you want the premium feel of a high-end SUV without paying as much as classic luxury brands typically cost, the Toyota Highlander is a great option to consider.
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