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2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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2019 LE V6 4dr All-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $37,520
2019 XLE V6 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $42,580
2019 Limited V6 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $46,060
2019 Limited Platinum V6 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $49,180

Overview

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.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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:

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

LE

Priced at $38,015 (all prices include the $1,045 destination charge), LE models feature 18-inch split alloy wheels, privacy glass, and LED taillights. Air conditioning extends to all three rows of seats, with a recline function for the 60/40-split rear bench. There’s a smart key system for the front doors and remote keyless entry with push button start. Five USB ports should provide sufficient charging for everyone’s devices, while the 6.1-inch touchscreen powers a six-speaker audio system with voice recognition and Siri Eyes Free. There are no packages available on LE models.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

XLE

There’s a substantial price jump to $43,075 for the Highlander Hybrid XLE. It gains safety features that include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The touchscreen system expands to eight inches, with integrated navigation and Toyota’s Entune app suite, while a 4.2-inch driver information display joins the meter cluster. Other creature comforts include retractable sunshades, a HomeLink transceiver, a power liftgate, and a power moonroof. Leather appears everywhere from the steering wheel to the front- and second-row seats, with the former heated and power adjustable. Again, there are no options available on this model.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Limited

The Limited is priced at $46,555. External improvements over XLE trim include puddle lights in the heated folding outside mirrors, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, and chrome detailing. The front seats are perforated and ventilated, while wood-grain accents, blue LED ambient lighting, rear park assist sonar, and a 12-speaker audio system improve the cabin. There are still no packages available.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Limited Platinum

The Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum sits at the top of the lineup for a starting price of $49,675. This model gains unique 19-inch wheels, front parking assist sonar, a surround-view camera system, a leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel, a panoramic moonroof, and heated second-row captain's chairs.

CarsDirect Tip

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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Mid-size or large crossover? The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, like its conventional variant, occupies an interesting place in the market. Technically, it's a mid-size, three-row crossover utility vehicle. However, with its spacious interior and room for eight passengers, you’d be forgiven if you thought it was full-size.

When the second- and third-row seats aren't in use, you’ll find a generous 83.2 cubic feet of interior storage space available. Moreover, this hybrid can tow with its 3,500-pound trailering capacity. We’d also be remiss if we failed to mention that this model has standard all-wheel drive.

Rarity among hybrids. Nearly all hybrid vehicles are small as they typically utilize a four-cylinder engine and one or more electric motors. Larger vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, were only mild hybrids – they didn’t supply the full benefit and efficiencies of a hybrid.

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid finds the right balance between efficiency and performance with its 3.5-liter V6 engine. This model’s net power output is 306 horsepower and it gets an EPA-estimated 29 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 28 combined. Ford is jumping into this market with its 2020 Explorer Hybrid, but that vehicle is still a model year away.

Up and down technology. On the one hand, the Highlander Hybrid offers an impressive amount of technologies, including five total USB ports, Bluetooth wireless technology, and a 6.1-inch screen. On the safety front, you’ll find automatic high beams, a forward collision warning system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with steering assist, and adaptive cruise control. These are all good things.

Where the Highlander Hybrid falls short is in smartphone connectivity. You still can’t get Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone compatibility and that’s a bummer for anyone who expects it. Toyota is working out the proprietary and licensing kinks, but that doesn’t give you what you want right now.


Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Props for comfort. But not in luxury. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a mainstream model and nothing else. If you’re looking for luxury features, then you’ll need to turn to Lexus.

This model’s strength lies in its overall comfort. It has a quiet interior with very comfortable seats in the first two rows. The third row, like in other utility vehicles, is tight and best saved for the youngsters. Its strongest point here may be its comfortable ride. It's soft and even luxurious. We can’t help wondering if it was tuned by Lexus engineers.

Value packed. Hybrid models typically carry a price premium that adds thousands of dollars to each vehicle. That’s understandable as manufacturers must recover their costs.

On close inspection, the value proposition with the Highlander Hybrid is a strong one. This is especially so as you move up the trim range. Indeed, with the Limited edition, the differences between the two all-wheel-drive models is just $1,620. With a six mpg difference between these models, the extra cost of the hybrid should be recouped in about four years, according to EPA data.

Final thoughts. You might not consider a hybrid model when gas prices are low, but they represent valuable insurance in these days of unstable fuel prices. As with any hybrid, the longer you own one, the more likely you’ll see your return on investment. Fortunately, Toyota makes that return a short one with the 2019 Highlander Hybrid. That it rides comfortably and offers a versatile interior are two of its stronger points.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 231 HP / 215 ft.lbs.
Transmission
CVTi-S 2-spd sequential shift control CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
30 / 28 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 231 HP / 215 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
30 / 28 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Double Wishbone
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
17.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$66
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
83.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
145 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
192.5 "
Exterior Width
75.8 "
Exterior Height
68.1 "
Front Headroom
40.7 "
Rear Headroom
39.9 "
Front Legroom
44.2 "
Rear Legroom
38.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
59.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
59.6 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,398 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Silver
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
8
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Toyota Safety Sense P Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Alert (lda) W/steering Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision System With Pedestrian Detection Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Vehicle Sway Warning Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Automatic High Beams (ahb) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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Limited
Color: White
Price

$35,672

Mileage

63,042 mi

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Toyota of Glendora (34 mi)

Phone: (626) 505-1238

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