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