Platinum Edition, Technology Package, Power Liftgate/DeckLid, Auto Cruise Control, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 32K Miles, White/Black
Technology Package, Power Liftgate/DeckLid, Auto Cruise Control, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, JBL Sound System
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 31K Miles, Silver/White
This is my first Hybrid and it is quite interesting. You can not tell when it's running and it has a smooth ride. It has all the conveniences of a large SUV but not a gas guzzler as most .
This car drives like butter and you feel like you're on a couch!! No lie. Because of its hybrid battery you have more horesepower in the car and the battery breaks for you, saving you money on the break pads. We drove it cross country in the winter and it handled so well. We also have a trailer on it for various things we tow and it doesn't skip a beat. I have had no issues with this car. Thanks to Toyota's quality I will never switch to another car.
We�ve driven this mid-size SUV for about 6 weeks on both long trips and around town. It is very quiet, gets pretty good gas mileage, and accelerates quickly and smoothly. It handled pulling a light duty trailer with no effort; the rear wheel electric motor really helps with this. It also handled very well on winding mountain roads in heavy rain. The EPA estimate for this 2007 model revised to the new standards is 27 City/25 Highway (originally 31/27), which is about right. Using the A/C causes a 2 to 3 MPG decrease as does driving in excess of 70 mph. Short, less than 5 minute trips also reduced the mpg we experienced. The only real negatives are the Navigation System and the limited number & size of storage bins. Apparently all newer Toyota Navigation Systems can only be changed when you are stopped; this makes using it on the Interstate frustrating and essentially useless. We have a Garmin Nuvi Navigation system in our other vehicle and it is much more intuitive to use. As for the other very minor negative, the Hybrid Batteries and the 3rd row seats take up the space that could be used for storage, making it a challenge to hide tools, umbrellas etc. All-in-all, though, it seems like a very comfortable, practical and safe vehicle.