Auto Cruise Control, 4WD/AWD, Satellite Radio Ready, Rear View Camera, 3rd Rear Seat, Fold-Away Third Row
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 13K Miles, White/Black
Great vehicle overall, I think it has nice acceleration considering it is a Hybrid. Great interior features/quality. If your going to buy one, get the Limited edition, it is great having all the features like power lift rear tailgate/navigation(blue tooth calls)/etc biggest complaints are that the rear power-lift tailgate had to go back to Toyota to fix multiple times, but it has been fine for over a month now, so I think they finally got it right... Awesome mileage on 87 octane in northern Virginia area during spring/summer months, so far averaging 28-30MPG in mixed driving Cons: limited "EV only" mode (engine starts up around 25mph or so) and poor controls over when EV mode is on and off (if you want to control it) styling is too "rounded/bubbly" for me, but it did everything I wanted and has a great interior so I bought it anyway Lack of selectable FWD/AWD modes Pros: BIGGEST reason I bought it: HOV access! mileage interior space seating for 7 (4 adults comfortable, the middle second row seat is marginal, the 3'rd row seats are good for short rides but hard to get into the row) 3500lbs towing AWD mid-full size space, in a mid size vehicle that drives just like a car Conclusion: Great vehicle, would buy again.........however personally, if it was not for the HOV access, I would not have spent this kind of money on this vehicle, the hybrid is such a premium I doubt its worth it for gas savings alone (plus it lowers your towing from 5000 to 3500)...
After doing extensive research on several known internet car websites, I found that the Toyota Highlander Hybrid was the best choice. It has the same or better gas mileage than my old sedan and it's an SUV! Many SUV's seem the same, but one thing I noticed that was different was that the driver seat had adjustable lumbar positioning for your lower back, which is especially helpful for those of us that have lower back or posture problems and those that drive long distances. The ride is smooth and it handles curves like it is spooning the road. Overall, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is an excellent choice for a midsize SUV with all the options from 3rd row seating to 6-disc CD changer to leather seats.
I bought my 2008 Toyota Highland Hybrid Limited in September 2011 and so far so good as of December 2011! I do mostly city driving so I haven't gotten the mpg as high as I hoped (average around 21/22), but the ride is so smooth and it has great storage and seating. I have a sunroof that is a little noisy when I drive over 45 mph but if I keep the cover closed it's not too bad. Love the look, love the ride, love being able to fit 7! Great value!