The Toyota Highlander Hybrid mid-size SUV was introduced in 2006, and, like its conventionally powered counterpart, it received a full redesign in 2008
Power comes from a combination of a 209 horsepower 3.3 liter V6, a 68 horsepower rear electric motor, and a 167 horsepower front electric motor. Power is sent to an on-demand 4-wheel drive system via a continuously variable transmission.
Mileage for the Highlander Hybrid comes in at 27 miles per gallon city driving, and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
Trims are Base and Limited. Standard features on both models include vehicle stability control, 17 inch alloy wheels, 4 wheel antilock brakes, and a tow prep package.
Base MSRP for the 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is $34,700. A fully loaded Limited model will top out around $52,000. The Highlander Hybrid is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid delivers sharp styling in a well-executed SUV that is more fuel efficient where it's driven most...around town.