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2018 Toyota Highlander XLE vs SE

The car shopping process can sometimes be a long one. It can be easy to forget that choosing the perfect make and model is not the last step of the process. After that, car shoppers still need to decide on an exterior color, a trim level, and any add-on packages they may want. With so many options offered on most models, it can start to feel overwhelming pretty quickly. At Fox Toyota, our goal is to make the car buying process smooth and enjoyable.

To help 2018 Toyota Highlander customers who are in the process of choosing a trim, we have created a 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE vs SE trim comparison that details what car shoppers can expect of each trim. Find some specs and key features of the 2018 Highlander XLE and SE trim below.

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Highlander XLE trim and the SE trim

2018 Highlander XLE


2018 Highlander SE

$38,920 MSRP $40,090
Yes Toyota Safety Sense Yes
Yes Moonroof Yes
18-inch Alloy Wheels 19-inch Alloy

Key Features in the 2018 Highlander XLE and SE

The XLE and SE trims sit right in the middle of the 2018 Toyota Highlander's six available trim levels and provide owners a great blend of safety and convenience features that are perfect for enjoying life on the go. Keep in mind that the features listed below are just the ones being added to that trim level. Each of the below trims also includes features from lower trim levels like the Toyota Safety Sense active safety bundle, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, tri-zone climate control, Bluetooth compatibility, and more!

XLE Trim

The XLE trim on the 2018 Highlander is when things start to get really interesting. Adding on to the already well-equipped feature list is a moonroof, roof rails, keyless entry and push-button start, heated front seats, a navigation system, and advanced active safety features including blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.

SE Trim

The SE trim is very similar to the XLE trim but adds a sporty twist. Added features include 19-inch alloy wheels, upgraded LED daytime running lights, painted roof rails, LED ambient lighting, leather-trimmed interior accents, a sport-tuned suspension, and sporty interior trim.

Each and every trim level in the 2018 Highlander is guaranteed to please even the pickiest family members. Bring the whole crew to the Fox Toyota dealership in Clinton and take everyone for a test drive.