Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Hybrid

Total=482mi

Seats 8

83.7ft3 Cargo

L=192.5
W=75.8
H=68

1.9kWh Battery

If fuel economy and reducing your CO2 footprint is important to you, and you’re looking for a 3-row family SUV that's also a hybrid, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is an excellent choice. Toyota claims it sells about 10,000 of its successful Highlanders a month worldwide. For storage space, people-moving efficiency, a friendly cabin, decent mileage, renowned reliability and extensive safety features, Highlander Hybrid is a slam dunk.

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 transport vehicle 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. Given this unique layout, the family-friendly Highlander Hybrid is considered an all-wheel drive vehicle.

The 2019 Highlander Hybrid comes in 3 trims: Hybrid LE ($37,520 MSRP), Hybrid XLE ($42,580 MSRP), and Hybrid Limited ($46,060 MSRP).

Edmunds reviewers discussing the 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."

The 2019 Highlander Hybrid has received and EPA-estimated MPG of 29/27/28 city/highway/combined. Highlander Hybrid drivers will save $500 in fuel costs over 5 years compared to driving a comparable new fossil fuel vehicle. Highlander Hybrid has a Total Range of 482 miles. Concerning MPG, Toyota’s website states the Highlander Hybrid gets 30 est. city and 28 est. highway. “Optimizing fuel efficiency means making enhancements all over – like the transmission and efficient engine that help enhance EPA MPG estimates and earn a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) rating.”

The hybrid’s powerful front end features an aggressive grille and available LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). LED taillights complete this Hybrid SUV’s signature look. With a unique grille tailored for each grade, Toyota says, “there’s a Highlander that perfectly matches your style.”

For a sleeker, more adventurous look, the Nightshade Edition Package shows off black trim that covers the rear spoiler, shark-fin antennae, door handles and mirror caps. 19-inch wheels are available, as well as black headlights and fog lights to provide a dynamic, designer vibe.

Multimedia includes: Entune Audio, a 6.1-in. touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary port, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology and Siri Eyes Free. (No ApplePlay or Android Auto.)

The Highlander Hybrid generates electric power with its regenerative braking. The system uses power-assisted ventilated 12.9-in. front disc brakes and solid 12.2-in. rear disc brakes. The Hybrid Energy Monitor displays electric power consumption and system charging rates. You’ll be able to track power usage when your hybrid is using the electric motor, gasoline engine or a combo of both.

Highlander has silencing insulation materials along its floor to help keep things quiet, and acoustic-type glass in the windshield to further limit noise from entering the cabin.

A rear-seat Blu-ray Disc entertainment system with 9-in. display, RCA jacks, remote and two wireless headphones is available.

Highlander’s available Driver Easy Speak feature has a built-in microphone up front that picks up your voice and transmits it to rear-seat passengers through the back speakers.

The SUV earned a top tier five-star overall rating from the NHTSA. It’s also a 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Safety features include:
• Toyota Safety Sense P(TSS-P) — Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
• Star Safety System — includes Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB), Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
• ToyotaCare featuring a no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance


REWRITTEN JULY 2019

Specs

Performance:

  • Hybrid engine — 3.5-Liter V6 Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-Valve direct-injection Atkinson-cycle-capable engine with VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) intake and VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) exhaust; EV,85, 81 ECO and POWER Modes; 306 hybrid system net hp (228 kW)
  • Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)
  • Evaporative Emission Certification — Zero Evaporation
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) battery
  • Permanent magnet synchronous motors drive front and rear wheels
  • 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
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion
  • Reinforced unibody
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension; double-wishbone style multi-link rear suspension
  • Power-assisted ventilated 12.9-in. front disc brakes; solid 12.2-in. rear disc brakes with Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system, integrated regenerative braking and Star Safety System
  • Towing capacity: 3500 pounds
  • Heavy-duty radiator with engine oil cooler, 240-watt fan coupling and supplemental transmission oil cooler
  • ToyotaCare featuring a no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance
  • Free maintenance: 2 years / 25,000 miles
  • Basic Warranty: 3 years / 36,000 miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 years / 60,000 miles
  • Hybrid Component Warranty: 8 years / 100,000 miles

Interior:

  • Back-up Camera
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Assist
  • Apple Car Play
  • Navigation
  • Lane Departure Alarm
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Auto Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Electric power steering
  • Air Conditioning for Hybrid LE: Front and rear air conditioning with air filter and second- and third-row vents
  • Air Conditioning for HYbrid XLE and Hybrid Limited: Three-zone automatic climate control with air filter, separate second-row control panel, individual temperature settings for driver, front passenger and rear-seat passengers, and second- and third-row vents
  • 4.2-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display in meter cluster with odometer, current/average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, AWD torque distribution (AWD gas models only), cruise control guide, navigation53 with turn-by-turn directions, audio status, hands-free incoming call notices, telephone information, ECO Driving Indicator and energy monitor (hybrid models only)
  • Fabric-trimmed front- and second-row seats; 6-way adjustable driver's seat; 4-way adjustable front passenger seat; 60/40 split, sliding and reclining fold-flat second-row seats
  • Gated shift lever with knob, silver metallic shift bezel and LED indicator illumination
  • Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel with metallic accents and audio, Multi-Information Display (MID), Bluetooth®71 hands-free phone, voice-command Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC),52 Lane Departure Alert (LDA)57 and multimedia controls
  • Optitron instrumentation with blue-illuminated speedometer and tachometer/hybrid system power meter (hybrid models only) and 4.2-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start and remote keyless entry system with illuminated entry
  • Power windows with driver and front passenger auto up/down and jam protection
  • Rear liftgate window defogger
  • Power door locks with shift-linked automatic lock/unlock feature
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • 24.5-liter soft-touch roll-top center console with removable utility tray, Soft-touch in-dash shelf with easy cable management feature, Eight cup holders and four bottle holders, Dual sun visors with sliding function and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Two 12V auxiliary power outlets (one front and one center console)
  • Five total USB ports (three front and two second row)
  • Four cargo area tie-down cargo hooks
  • Cargo area lights
  • Front- and second-row-seat reading lights
  • Digital clock
  • Compass
  • External Temperature Display
  • Trip Computer
  • Tachometer
  • Driver Easy Speak — driver voice amplification (XLE and LImited)
  • In-Car Entertainment (LE): Entune Audio — includes 6.1-in. touch-screen display, AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary port, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology and Siri Eyes Free
  • In-Car Entertainment (XLE): Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and Entune App Suite89 — includes 8-in. high-resolution touch-screen with split-screen display, AM/FM cache radio, HD Radio, CD player, six speakers, auxiliary port, USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology, Siri Eyes Free, HD Radio Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month All Access trial
  • Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) — Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Star Safety System — includes Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB), Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Safety features: Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver knee airbag, front passenger seat-cushion airbag and all-row Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA), Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats, Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning sensor, 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) includes lower anchors and tethers on outboard second-row seats and tether anchor on middle of second- and third-row seats, Child-protector rear door locks
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Energy-dissipating interior trim
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Downhill Assist Control (DAC)
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Rear parking assist sonar (Hybrid Limited)

Exterior:

  • Projector-beam halogen chrome-accent headlights with auto on/off feature
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL) with on/off feature
  • LED taillights and stop lights
  • Hybrid Blue accent badges
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal lights and folding feature (Hybrid LE)
  • Color-keyed outside door handles
  • 18-in. split 5-spoke machined alloy wheels and black center caps with P245/60R18 105S tires (LE)
  • 18-in. turbine-look alloy wheels with painted finish and black center caps with P245/60R18 105S tires (XLE)
  • 19-in. 5-spoke Chromtec alloy wheels and black center caps with P245/55R19 105S tires (Limited)
  • Black front and rear mudguards
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear wiper
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • UV reduction glass on all windows
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass on front and rear side windows
  • Privacy glass on rear side, quarter and liftgate windows
  • Flip-up rear hatch window
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection
  • Black side rocker panels
  • Color-keyed shark-fin antenna
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stop light
  • Chrome rear badging
  • Chrome rear Toyota emblem
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