Aftermarket Bumper Protector for the 2014-2015 Toyota Highlander

As a quick followup to my earlier post about preventing rear bumper damage on your Toyota Highlander, I just wanted to share with you another bumper protection option that I recently ran across…

There’s now a third-party bumper protector (the so-called XU50) that is very similar to Toyota’s chrome protector, except that it costs about 40% less.

Here’s a direct link: Toyota Highlander XU50 Bumper Protector

As you can see, it’s made of ABS plastic and aluminum, has a brushed silver finish, and adheres to the rear bumper using 3M adhesive strips. All in all, it’s very similar to the Toyota option, but for a lot less money.

As of this writing, it’s selling for $59.99 w/free S&H, as compared to $100-ish for the official Toyota solution. Seems like a pretty good deal.

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3 comments… add one
  • Ron Aug 10, 2015

    Just purchased the XU50. First one was damaged in shipping. Replacement received and installed. Looks like it came with my 2014 Limited.

  • Jorge Sanchez Oct 6, 2015

    Price on amazon shows 89.99. For 10% difference I would rather buy the genuine one.

  • fastfriend Jan 31, 2016

    Or just keep your money in your wallet until you actually get some scratches on the rear bumper paint and THEN cover up the scratches with the new unscratched bumper “guard”. The silly things don’t protect the TOP EDGE of the bumper cover where the most damage is likely anyway. And I think it is totally ridiculous that they don’t come standard on the vehicle in the first place. How about redesigning the bumper cover so it isn’t prone to damage in the first place, now there’s a concept for you.

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