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2009 Toyota Highlander

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Engine Engine 3.5LV-6
MPG MPG 17 City / 23 Hwy
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2009 Highlander Overview

The Toyota Highlander is a family hauler that's smooth and comfortable with generous space for passengers and cargo.The Hybrid model delivers excellent fuel economy with minimal emissions, while a new four-cylinder engine for 2009 offers decent fuel economy at a lower price point.An available V6 engine delivers smooth performance and respectable fuel economy.

Completely new for 2008, the current Highlander is larger than the previous-generation in every significant dimension.

New for 2009 is a brand-new four-cylinder engine.It displaces 2.7 liters, makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and delivers attractive EPA fuel economy ratings of 20/27 mpg City/Highway.It has a variable intake manifold and Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) to optimize torque and fuel efficiency and to deliver strong response at all engine speeds.The new four-cylinder is matched with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive transmission, and is available only with two-wheel drive.Otherwise, the Highlander is unchanged for 2009.

A versatile cabin adds to the attractiveness of the Highlander as a family vehicle.The second row can slide forward and back, and the third-row seat is hospitable for children and capable of carrying adults.Getting in and out of the first two rows is easy, and Toyota provides both a walk-through and a fold-and-slide-forward second-row seat to ease access to the third row.

In addition to the new four-cylinder engine, there are two other powertrains.A 3.5-liter V6 delivers 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.The 3.5-liter V6 is buttery smooth, as is its five-speed automatic transmission, which downshifts seamlessly to provide ample passing punch.Front-wheel-drive Highlanders with the 3.5-liter V6 are EPA-rated at 18/24 mpg City/Highway, while all-wheel drive models are rated slightly lower at 17/23 mpg.

The Highlander Hybrid has a 270-hp gas/electric powertrain that provides smooth, plentiful power.The gasoline engine is a 3.3-liter V6 that delivers 208 horsepower and 212 pound-feet of torque and is matched to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT).In combination with the electric motors, the complete Hybrid powertrain can deliver 270 horsepower to the driving wheels.The Hybrid is rated at 27/25 mpg City/Highway.

Gasoline-only Highlanders come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available for customers who want all-weather capability and enhanced safety.Hybrids come standard with all-wheel drive.

The Highlander is a so-called crossover SUV, meaning it's built more like a car than a truck.The Highlander is based on the architecture of the Toyota Camry midsize sedan.As a result, the Highlander offers a quiet cabin and a luxurious ride quality.Overall, we found the Toyota Highlander to be a pleasant way to carry a group of people.
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2009 Highlander Overview

The Toyota Highlander is a family hauler that's smooth and comfortable with generous space for passengers and cargo.The Hybrid model delivers excellent fuel economy with minimal emissions, while a new four-cylinder engine for 2009 offers decent fuel economy at a lower price point.An available V6 engine delivers smooth performance and respectable fuel economy.

Completely new for 2008, the current Highlander is larger than the previous-generation in every significant dimension.

New for 2009 is a brand-new four-cylinder engine.It displaces 2.7 liters, makes 187 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque, and delivers attractive EPA fuel economy ratings of 20/27 mpg City/Highway.It has a variable intake manifold and Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) to optimize torque and fuel efficiency and to deliver strong response at all engine speeds.The new four-cylinder is matched with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic overdrive transmission, and is available only with two-wheel drive.Otherwise, the Highlander is unchanged for 2009.

A versatile cabin adds to the attractiveness of the Highlander as a family vehicle.The second row can slide forward and back, and the third-row seat is hospitable for children and capable of carrying adults.Getting in and out of the first two rows is easy, and Toyota provides both a walk-through and a fold-and-slide-forward second-row seat to ease access to the third row.

In addition to the new four-cylinder engine, there are two other powertrains.A 3.5-liter V6 delivers 270 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque.The 3.5-liter V6 is buttery smooth, as is its five-speed automatic transmission, which downshifts seamlessly to provide ample passing punch.Front-wheel-drive Highlanders with the 3.5-liter V6 are EPA-rated at 18/24 mpg City/Highway, while all-wheel drive models are rated slightly lower at 17/23 mpg.

The Highlander Hybrid has a 270-hp gas/electric powertrain that provides smooth, plentiful power.The gasoline engine is a 3.3-liter V6 that delivers 208 horsepower and 212 pound-feet of torque and is matched to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT).In combination with the electric motors, the complete Hybrid powertrain can deliver 270 horsepower to the driving wheels.The Hybrid is rated at 27/25 mpg City/Highway.

Gasoline-only Highlanders come standard with front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available for customers who want all-weather capability and enhanced safety.Hybrids come standard with all-wheel drive.

The Highlander is a so-called crossover SUV, meaning it's built more like a car than a truck.The Highlander is based on the architecture of the Toyota Camry midsize sedan.As a result, the Highlander offers a quiet cabin and a luxurious ride quality.Overall, we found the Toyota Highlander to be a pleasant way to carry a group of people.Hide Full Review