With its smart key, leather seats, as-standard back-up camera, available voice-activated GPS navigation system, and Bluetooth hands-free calling, the Highlander borders on being a luxury SUV. The car's small, secondary LCD screen at the top of the central stack is the most unique aspect of its cabin tech.
At all trim levels, the Highlander's stereo can support CD-R/RW discs encoded in MP3 and WMA formats. With these discs playing, full ID3 tag information is available for artists, track names, and albums.
Drivers wanting to play their digital audio players through the Highlander's stereo system can make use of the as-standard aux-in jack concealed behind a plastic door at the bottom of the central stack.
Those wanting to upgrade the Highlander's standard stereo have two options: a six-disc in-dash changer with satellite radio prewiring hooked up to the same six speakers; or a JBL-branded system with the same six-disc in-dash changer and satellite radio capability with the addition of three speakers (including a subwoofer) and Bluetooth hands-free calling.