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    Toyota Highlander Timing Overview (All Model Years)

    All 4 cylinder Toyota Highlanders from 2001 up to now 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 and newer have timing chains and interference engines.

    Model Years Engine Type Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
    Toyota Highlander 2001-2007, 2009-20144 Cylindertiming chaininterference
    2001-2007V6timing beltnon-interference
    2008-2020V6timing chaininterference
    Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2006-2010V6timing beltnon-interference
    2011-2020V6timing chaininterference

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    2020 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 292 hp (2GR-FKS)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.5L 4 Cyl. Hybrid, 240 hp (A25A-FXS)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2019 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 295 hp (2GR-FKS)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 306 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2018 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 295 hp (2GR-FKS)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 306 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2017 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 295 hp (2GR-FKS)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 306 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2016 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2015 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2014 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2013 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2012 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2011 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.5L V6 Hybrid, 280 hp (2GR-FXE)timing chaininterferencelifetime

    2010 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference90k

    2009 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    2.7L 4 Cyl., 185 hp (1AR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference100k

    2008 Toyota Highlander

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

    Engine Type (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    3.5L V6, 270 hp (2GR-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference100k

    2007 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference100k
    3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference100k

    2006 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference100k
    3.3L V6 Hybrid, 270 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference100k

    2005 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference100k

    2004 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference90k

    2003 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.4L 4 Cyl., 160 hp (2AZ-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6, 230 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference90k

    2002 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.4L 4 Cyl., 155 hp (2AZ-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6, 220 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference90k

    2001 Toyota Highlander

    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 (Engine Code) Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference Replacement Interval (Miles)
    2.4L 4 Cyl., 155 hp (2AZ-FE)timing chaininterferencelifetime
    3.3L V6, 220 hp (3MZ-FE)timing beltnon-interference90k

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