Does A Toyota Highlander Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Toyota Highlander Timing Overview (All Model Years)

All 4 cylinder Toyota Highlanders from 2001 up to 2021 are equipped with a timing chain and an interference engine.

All V6 Toyota Highlanders from 2007 and older have timing belts and non-interference engines.

All V6 Toyota Highlanders from 2008 to 2021 have timing chains and interference engines.

Model Years Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Kits For Purchase
Toyota Highlander 2001-2007, 2009-2014 4 Cylinder timing chain interference Amazon
2001-2007 V6 timing belt non-interference Amazon
2008-2021 V6 timing chain interference Amazon
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2006-2010 V6 timing belt non-interference Amazon
2011-2021 V6 timing chain interference Amazon

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 295 hp (2GR-FKS) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid, 243 hp (A25A-FXS) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2020 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 295 hp (2GR-FKS) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid, 240 hp (A25A-FXS) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2019 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 295 hp (2GR-FKS) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 306 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2018 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 295 hp (2GR-FKS) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 306 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2017 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 295 hp (2GR-FKS) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 306 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2016 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2015 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2014 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2013 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2012 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2011 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Toyota Highlander models have a timing chain and an interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon

2010 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All conventional 2010 Toyota Highlander models have timing chains and interference engines while the Highlander Hybrid has a timing belt along with a non-interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 90k Amazon

2009 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

All conventional 2009 Toyota Highlander models have timing chains and interference engines while the Highlander Hybrid has a timing belt along with a non-interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 90k Amazon

2008 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

The conventional 2008 Toyota Highlander models have timing chains and interference engines while the Hybrids have timing belts and non-interference engines.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 90k Amazon

2007 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 4 cylinder 2007 Toyota Highlander has a timing chain and interference engine while both the conventional V6 and Hybrid V6 have timing belts and non-interference engines.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 100k Amazon
3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 100k Amazon

2006 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 4 cylinder 2006 Toyota Highlander has a timing chain and interference engine while both the conventional V6 and Hybrid V6 have timing belts and non-interference engines.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 100k Amazon
3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 100k Amazon

2005 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 4 cylinder 2005 Toyota Highlander has a timing chain and an interference engine while the V6 has a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 100k Amazon

2004 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 4 cylinder 2004 Toyota Highlander has a timing chain and an interference engine while the V6 has a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 90k Amazon

2003 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 4 cylinder 2003 Toyota Highlander has a timing chain and an interference engine while the V6 has a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 90k Amazon

2002 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 4 cylinder 2002 Toyota Highlander has a timing chain and an interference engine while the V6 has a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.4L 4 Cyl., 155 hp (2AZ-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 90k Amazon

2001 Toyota Highlander - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 4 cylinder 2001 Toyota Highlander has a timing chain and an interference engine while the V6 has a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles) Replacement Kits For Purchase
2.4L 4 Cyl., 155 hp (2AZ-FE) timing chain interference lifetime Amazon
3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE) timing belt non-interference 90k Amazon

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