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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Hybrid 27 24 $37,870 $42,080
AWD 4-Door Hybrid 26 24 $39,130 $43,480
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 27 25 $30,780 $34,200
4WD 4-Door w/3rd Row Limited 27 25 $36,202 $40,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,870
$30,780
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,080
$34,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$701 / month
$570 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line With the carbon footprint of a small car and all the comforts and technologies of a luxury SUV, the 2008 Lexus RX 400h is a green family’s dream. The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 59.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 145.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 59.7
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.1 7.3
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 68.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 64.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.6 75.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 84.7 94.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.3 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.0
Steering Type Electric pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/65SR17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size P225/65SR17 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/65SR17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4190 4508
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 212 @ 4400/- TBD - 212 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.3L/202 3.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5600/60 @ - TBD - 209 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas/Electric V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.54 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. ECVT CVT Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door SUV 4 Door
Vehicle Name Lexus RX 400h Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-Link Strut Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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