Power Liftgate/DeckLid, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, JBL Sound System, Satellite Radio Ready, Rear View Camera
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.5L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 62K Miles, White/Tan
Every should switch to a hybrid. The savings in gas are amazing. We traded our Jeep and instantly could see the fuel savings. Our first trip in the hybrid was to the mountains in TN and had no problems on the steep roads to the cabin then turned around and went to alabama right after that. I know hybrids cost more out the door of the dealership so order a used one that has the depriciation already and they are a great value and amazing technology. Dont be afraid when the engine cuts off on its own its supposed to do that it cranks back up when needed thats part of the smart gas saving technology.
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)...
We replaced a Ford Explorer with the new Highlander Hybrid - we wanted something with similar space, with a better ride and that got better gas mileage. Overall, we are very pleased with this vehicle. The front and back seats have a lot of space. Love the instrumentation that shows when you are using gas vs battery. The keyless proximity entry is great, keys can remain in your purse or pocket. We have been a little disappointed with the gas mileage but it is better than what we were getting. We seem to average about 24 mpg. We got 25 driving the highway to Florida and 23 on the way back and almost 30mpg while on the island. Oh, and the ride is fantastic and it has very good acceleration.