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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
FWD 4-Door I4 XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,780
$22,116
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,200
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$570 / month
$388 / 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 its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 40.7
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 145.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 56.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 64.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 7.8
Length, Overall (in) 188.4 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 67.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.0 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 109.8 106.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.3 29.2
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 56.4
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 -
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) 12.2 x - TBD - 11.9 x .78
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) 12.9 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 19
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6 18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/65R16
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA QKG
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QKG
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4508 3664
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 212 @ 3600 161 @ 5100
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 3.3L/- TBD - 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 209 @ 5600 169 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
Trans Description Cont. CVT Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.96
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Type 1 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0-4
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Hybrid Saturn VUE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-link 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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