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Toyota Highlander Maintenance Costs

A Toyota Highlander will cost about $5,771 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service.

This beats the industry average for popular SUV models by $3,362. There is also a 16.08% chance that a Highlander will require a major repair during that time. This is 5.42% better than similar vehicles in this segment. The chart below illustrates how these costs and repair probabilities will increase over time.

Probability of a Major Vehicle Repair (%)
Est Annual Maintenance/Repair Costs ($)
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Toyota Highlander Maintenance Costs

Year Major Repair Probability Annual Costs
1 1.66% $225
2 2.75% $256
3 3.09% $306
4 5.45% $385
5 7.81% $451
6 8.78% $556
7 9.48% $767
8 12.25% $851
9 13.54% $929
10 16.08% $1,045
11 24.91% $1,060
12 30.98% $1,184

Toyota Highlander Maintenance Schedule

Mileage Recommended Maintenance
5,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
10,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter
15,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Inspect ball joints and dust covers, Inspect brake lines and hoses, Inspect drive shaft boots, Inspect engine coolant, Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings, Inspect radiator and condenser, Inspect steering gear, Inspect steering linkage and boots, Inspect rear differential oil/transfer case oil (4WD)
20,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter
25,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
30,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Inspect ball joints and dust covers, Inspect brake lines and hoses, Inspect drive shaft boots, Inspect engine coolant, Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings, Inspect radiator and condenser, Inspect steering gear, Inspect steering linkage and boots, Inspect rear differential oil/transfer case oil (4WD), Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter, Inspect transmission, Inspect fuel lines
35,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
40,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter
45,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Inspect ball joints and dust covers, Inspect brake lines and hoses, Inspect drive shaft boots, Inspect engine coolant, Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings, Inspect radiator and condenser, Inspect steering gear, Inspect steering linkage and boots, Inspect rear differential oil/transfer case oil (4WD)
50,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter
55,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
60,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Inspect ball joints and dust covers, Inspect brake lines and hoses, Inspect drive shaft boots, Inspect engine coolant, Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings, Inspect radiator and condenser, Inspect steering gear, Inspect steering linkage and boots, Inspect rear differential oil/transfer case oil (4WD), Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter, Inspect transmission, Inspect fuel lines, Replace spark plugs
65,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
70,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter
75,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Inspect ball joints and dust covers, Inspect brake lines and hoses, Inspect drive shaft boots, Inspect engine coolant, Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings, Inspect radiator and condenser, Inspect steering gear, Inspect steering linkage and boots, Inspect rear differential oil/transfer case oil (4WD)
80,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter
85,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
90,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Inspect ball joints and dust covers, Inspect brake lines and hoses, Inspect drive shaft boots, Inspect engine coolant, Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings, Inspect radiator and condenser, Inspect steering gear, Inspect steering linkage and boots, Inspect rear differential oil/transfer case oil (4WD), Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter, Inspect transmission, Inspect fuel lines
95,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
100,000 Inspect and adjust all fluid levels, Inspect wiper blades, Rotate tires, Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs, Replace cabin air filter, Replace engine oil and oil filter

What About Toyota Highlander Insurance Costs?

The average cost to insure a Toyota Highlander is about $1,752 per year. This adds up to around $8,760 after 5 years of vehicle ownership. Unlike regular maintenance, this expense can often be lowered by shopping around for lower insurance premiums. Comparing quotes will ensure that you are not overpaying if you already own a Toyota Highlander. Or, if you are just researching, then it would be money-wise to know this cost before buying. Try our Competitive Quote Tool or the form below to get free quotes. Advertising Disclosure

Toyota Highlander Maintenance Rankings

Maintenance Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Maintenance. See where the Toyota Highlander ranks for Maintenance compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the Highlander stacks up in our rankings for Depreciation, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Maintenance Rankings

Other Toyota Highlander Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on maintenance costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Toyota Highlander costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses:

Used Toyota Highlanders For Sale

2012 Toyota Highlander SE

2012 Toyota Highlander SE

Mileage: 107,497
Mileage: 107,497     Price: $13,999
Location: Naperville, IL ~ 1 miles away
Dealer: North Naperville Autos
Days on Market: 96
Colors (ext/int): Gray Metallic / Gray Leather

$13,999


2005 Toyota Highlander Base

2005 Toyota Highlander Base

Mileage: 108,119
Mileage: 108,119     Price: $8,500
Location: Naperville, IL ~ 1 miles away
Dealer: Private Collection Chicago
Days on Market: 90
Colors (ext/int): Gray / Silver

$8,500


2021 Toyota Highlander XSE

2021 Toyota Highlander XSE

Mileage: 6,576
Mileage: 6,576     Price: $41,698
Location: Naperville, IL ~ 2 miles away
Dealer: Toyota Of Naperville
Days on Market: 106
Colors (ext/int): MAGNETIC GRAY MET. / BLACK WITH LINEAR ESPRESS

$41,698


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