Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 4: Toyota Highlander
We got the chance to drive the Toyota Highlander hybrid a while back and came away thinking it was a bit overpriced. It's a bit cheaper than the Tahoe or Yukon, but not by much. When current incentives for the GM products are factored in, the difference may be a wash. So, let's examine its efficiency. Like the Tahoe, the Highlander hybrid also comes as a standard model, so a comparison can be made. The regular Highlander with four-wheel-drive gets 17 mpg in city and 23 on the highway. It'll run $3,188 for a year's worth of gas. The hybrid model improves things a bit to 27 city and 25 highway, leading to a savings of $855 for your year's supply of fuel.
All in all, the Highlander hybrid is a worthwhile improvement over its normal sibling. Is it worth the cost, though? That's hard to say, so we'd suggest looking at all of your options before making a choice. Let's move on.
- Our favorite reveals from the LA Auto Show
- You can probably get a great deal on a new Fiat
- 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
- Is it time to buy a Pontiac Aztek?
- Fastest-depreciating cars in the United States
- Most and least efficient car companies