As it approaches the end of its third incarnation, the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains one of the few ways to propel eight people using hybrid power. Quietness and refinement are still hallmarks, though some technology features are noticeably absent.
What's New for 2019
A replacement model is due in 2020, so the Highlander Hybrid returns unchanged from last year.
Choosing Your Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The Highlander is a big and heavy vehicle, but its 3.5-liter V6 engine and accompanying electric motor generates 306 net horsepower. Electric motors at the front and rear axles provide additional pulling power at lower speeds, through a electronically controlled continuously variable transmission with sequential shift mode. The Highlander Hybrid, which utilizes an all-wheel-drive system, achieves an EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 28 combined.
SUV buyers tend to prioritize safety, and the Highlander Hybrid has a wealth of standard safety features. Smart stop technology cuts engine power to improve braking performance, while every model offers a forward collision warning system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and adaptive cruise control. There are side, knee, seat-cushion, and curtain airbags, while an integrated backup camera is also standard.
There are four trims available:
The price differential between LE and XLE models makes the latter hard to justify, despite a number of welcome comfort and safety upgrades. The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid makes the most sense in its most affordable guise.
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