Toyota Highlander Hybrid


482mi Range

Seats 8

83.7ft3 Cargo


1.9kWh Battery

Toyota claims it sells about 10,000 of its successful Highlanders a month worldwide and would like to sell around 140,000 units a year. The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has been designed with three rows of seats which offer space for 7-8 passengers, which makes it an excellent people-mover for the price. Its power train mates an updated 3.5-liter V-6, a CVT, and three electric motors, including one that powers the rear wheels. The front wheels are powered by the gas engine and an electric motor. Because of this unique layout, the family-friendly Highlander Hybrid is considered an all-wheel drive vehicle.

The Highlander Hybrid comes in 4 trims; LE, XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum. Edmunds reviews say about all Highlander choices: "Lexus-lite. The Highlander's seats, ride comfort and utterly silent atmosphere are nearly as good as those found in SUVs by corporate cousin Lexus. The Highlander's standard suite of accident avoidance tech is a big reason to consider this family crossover, especially if you don't have the money for a range-topping model. Infotainment tech is pleasantly easy to use."

Standard on all Highlanders are forward collision warning and automatic braking (including pedestrian detection), adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and steering assist. Optional: Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Fuel efficiency has been measured at around 27-28/28 mpg city/highway. The Highlander Hybrid’s interior is considered a showcase of innovative storage solutions, including a dashboard with an integrated shelf that holds smaller items. The SUV earned a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA. The entire Highlander lineup comes standard with the Safety Sense bundle of advanced driver assistance technology, including forward collision prevention, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and pedestrian detection capability. Inside, the 2017 Highlander Limited Platinum will be available with a new brown leather interior option. Toyota has also added 4 more USB ports (5 total) for more mobile device charging.

The Hybrid Limited model starts at an MSRP of $47,870.



  • Hybrid engine — 3.5-Liter V6 Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-Valve with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i); EV and ECO Modes; 280 hybrid system net hp (209 kW)
  • Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery
  • Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) with sequential shift mode
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Electronic On-Demand AWD system with intelligence (AWD-i)
  • Power-assisted ventilated 12.9-in. front disc brakes; solid 12.2-in. rear disc brakes with Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system and Star Safety System
  • 4-wheel ABS


  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Electric power steering
  • 4 one-touch power windows
  • Hands-free entry
  • Heated mirrors
  • 2 one-touch power windows
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 4-way power passenger seat, 8-way power driver seat, Bucket front seats, Driver seat thigh extension, Height-adjustable driver seat, Multi-level heating driver seat, Multi-level heating passenger seat, Ventilated driver seat, Ventilated passenger seat, Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support, Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, Airbag, child seat anchors, Deployment Notification
  • Front seatback storage
  • Front, side, and rear view camera
  • Keyless ignition
  • In-Car Entertainment: 12 total speakers, 3 Months of provided satellite radio service, JBL premium brand speakers, JBL premium brand stereo system, USB connection, auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control, satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio, speed-sensitive volume control, AM/FM stereo
  • Airbag Deployment Notification
  • Emergency Service
  • Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Overhead console with storage
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Interior air filtration
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Turn signal in mirrors
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
  • Three zone climate control
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Post-collision and Pre-collision safety systems
  • remote anti-theft alarm system
  • stability control
  • tire pressure monitoring
  • traction control
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Rear height adjustable headrests
  • Turn signal mirrors
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • External temperature display
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Auto delay off headlights
  • Blind-spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dusk-sensing headlights
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Front fog/driving lights


  • Hybrid Synergy Drive® blue accent badges
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal indicators and folding feature
  • Color-keyed outside door handles
  • 19-in. 5-spoke Chromtec® alloy wheels and black center caps with P245/55R19 105S tires
  • Projector-beam halogen smoked-chrome-accent headlights with auto on/off feature / LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate w/ Push Button Start and remote keyless entry system w/ illuminated entry
  • Chromtec wheels and roof rails
  • Chrome-clad wheel covers
  • Temporary spare tire
  • Underbody mounted spare tire
  • 19 x 7.5-in. wheels
  • All-season tires
  • P245/55R19 tires
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