The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is based on the popular Highlander SUV, boasting a more environmentally-friendly gas-electric hybrid engine that delivers excellent fuel economy and lower emissions. There are six trim levels offered on the 2018 Toyota Highlander: LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum trim levels. It employs an advanced Hybrid Synergy Drive system ? a 231-hp 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator ? producing 306 net horsepower and mated to an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission.Trim specific standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, an Entune stereo with a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a backup camera, Bluetooth streaming, heated mirrors, 5 USB ports and third-row seating. Safety is aided by anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control, as well as optional items like a blind-spot monitor. Of course, should an accident occur, the Highlander is equipped with eight airbags to help minimize any possible damage to its occupants. After a large series of changes for the 2017 model year, the Highlander enters into 2018 mostly unchanged.
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|MPG||Up to 30 city / 28 highway|
|Transmission||2-spd CVT w/OD|
|Power||231 @ 5800 rpm|
|Curb Weight||4,398 - 4,861 lbs|