2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is, estimated to return up to 36 mpg in combined city and highway driving, beating smaller Kia Sorento Hybrid the larger and more expensive Ford Explorer Hybrid. It’s also sensibly priced compared to the non-hybrid Highlander, making it a smarter pick since you could easily recoup the added hybrid upfront costs within nine months and save US much Alaihi Salam $900 in fuel costs every year after that.
2023 Highlander Hybrid holds an insurmountable advantage over For Kia Sorento and Ford Explorer hybrids, but its not perfect. We cover the good, the not-so-good and every other topic that’s important in our Expert Rating below.
2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interiors
The first and second row of seats convey a relatively large space. Unfortunately, the Highlander’s third row means one of the most limited by mid-sized 3-row SUV standards. If you plan to use full passenger capacity on a regular basis, make sure it meets your needs first.
Adjusting the driver’s seat is quick and easy, and there are lots of adjustments. Tall drivers will most likely want the steering wheel to be more telescoped. Outward visibility, especially for a vehicle of this size, is excellent. The windshield pillars are thin, helping you see around a turn or in tight parking situations.
The Highlander Hybrid’s ride quality is luxurious. It smooths out most of the road’s imperfections while remaining manageable without much float at higher speeds. Wide front seats are comfortable enough even on long journeys the available secondrow Capt seats provide nearly the same level of quietness.
The Highlander gas model received changes that helped use the new, higher-torque, high-efficiency turbocharged engine. The 265-hp, two.4L turbocharged four-cylinder, which uses balance shafts for smoother performance, produces 310 lb-ft of torque, a significant 17 percent increase over the previous 263 lb-ft of the previous three.5L V6 engine. Just as importantly, the fuel efficiency remains the same as a V6 for this high-torque engine with a combined fuel consumption of 9.8 L/100 km that the manufacturer estimates.
2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Price
2024 Toyota Highlander starts at $38,015 and goes up to $52,470, The base L trim is, affordable, but much simpler than mid-range and high-end examples like the XLE and Platinum. in our view, the mid-range XLE will be the one to get. It has heated front seats, a wireless smartphone charging pad, as well as a power sunroof, among other delights.
The gas-powered Highlander is available in five different models – LE ($45,650), XLE ($48,350), XSE ($50,650), Limited ($53,890) and Platinum ($55,550). The Hybrid is also available in 5 trims – LE ($48,150), XLE ($50,850, $54,640 for the XLE Bronze Edition, Limited ($56,390) and Platinum ($58,050).
2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Specification
In addition to JBL’s premium 11-speaker audio system (built-in from 2022), the Limited and Platinum trims now come standard with two 12.3-inch multi-info display screens. Just as importantly, content can now occupy the full glare-reducing 12.3-inch screen. In both trims, a second 12,3inch fulldigital instrument cluster display replaces the previous 7-inch TFT, now sporting four distinct visual modes Calm, Smart, Reliable, and Sporty — for a personalized touch.
The central 8-inch touchscreen is standard for the XLE and XSE trims. these 2 trims still use a 7-inch TFT gauge cluster screen, on the LE, this same 7inch TFT replaces the 4.2-inch TFT for increased usability. The 8-inch touch screen is now standard for the Hybrid Bronze Edition.
Safety Features and Driver
in the Toyota way, the Highlander delivers a standard set of driver assistance features. The package includes adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking using pedestrian detection and automatic spotlight headlamps.
The For more information on Highlander crash test results, visit National Highway Traffic safety Administration NHTSA and Insurance Institute for Highway safety (IIHS) websites.