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A recently introduced hybrid-powered version of Toyota's mid-size crossover SUV boosts both the vehicle's performance and its fuel economy. This is the same Hybrid Synergy Drive system that's also available in the Lexus RX, with which the Highlander otherwise shares platforms and components. The Highlander Hybrid combines a 3.3-liter V-6 powerplant with a high-torque electric drive motor/generator to deliver the acceleration of a V-8 with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder engine (33 mpg in city driving, 28 mpg on the highway). A gearless continuously variable automatic transmission and an electric power steering system are included. As in the standard versions, a choice of front or all-wheel drive is offered; the latter includes two separate electric motor/generators, one at each axle. Elsewhere in the line a fuel-efficient 160-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic transmission remains the standard powertrain, while the conventional version of the aforementioned 3.3-liter 230-horsepower V-6, mated to a five-speed automatic gearbox, is optional. Toyota's Vehicle Stability Control system, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution come standard. A third-row seat is available to expand the Highlander's seating capacity to seven riders.

 

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid by John Pearley Huffman (4/11/2005)
Take the RX400h, subtract the attitude.

 

 

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Monday, April 13, 2015
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A dependable people carrier

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Good value and very reliable vehicle. Exterior is on the bland side but the ride is comfortable, the 6 cylinder engine provides good highway ride and decent acceleration.
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Sunday, May 29, 2016
2016 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum (GS)

great all around vehical with excellent interior room and ride

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perfect vehicle for road trips and vacations. Plenty of room and an excellent ride .
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
2015 Toyota Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited (Natl)

Very nice ride

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Very nice vehicle. It has everything that I needed in an SUV. My only complaint, and it's very minor, is having to reach a little for the touch screen.
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