2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
There are 18 user reviews for the Limited 4X4 trim shown below
- the dealership sold it to me with the wrong oil filter on it which almost destroyed the engine.
Purchased As Used
Our family needed a vehicle like this and we bought one on July 20th on the way home from a family reunion riding in an Avis Dodge Caravan. It was a one owner SUV and only had 34,000 miles on it. I reminded the dealer that it was getting toward the end of the month which meant he had to meet his quota; his boss probably wanted it out of the way to make room for the 2011 models; and it is a buyer's market plus I don't have a lot of money. We struck a deal of buying it for $30,000 which included tags, title, and taxes.
It is a wonderful vehicle. I've driven Buick LeSabres for years and my 1997 has 114,000 miles on it with a great ride and on the highway gas mileage of 27+. But this Hylander Limited Hybrid is outstanding....read morehide
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- Very Smooth Ride, best of any SUV, good acceleration
- I like the older styling a little better, very rough Cruise Control, touchy controls on radio
I have owned 2 Limited edition Hylanders, 2002 and 2005. I test drove the 2007 hybrid and it was very smooth. I suspect all the reviews with low MPG ratings are bogus. With my 3.3 liter V6 I get 19 - 20 MPG around town and 24 - 25 on the highway. Allround average of about 21.5 - 22. I refuse to believe that the Hybrids don't do better than this. I think these other review are being written by people intentionally trying to drive down the rating. Both the two I have owned and the one I test drove were Very, Very smooth. They rode like a luxury sedan, rather than an SUV. A couple of cons - The cruise control will floor the accelerator if the speed drops for more than 20 - 30 seconds (like when you are on a hill). Also, the heater is either full on or off. The heater in my Corolla LE is better. This vehicle is a dream to drive. Note - spend the buck for the leather seats and the seat heaters!...read morehide
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- Good gas mileage 26.5 mpg avg, great acceleration, safety results, handling
- Arm rest too thin, Non-telescoping steering wheel, No bluetooth available
After reading some of these reviews, I was going to take a pass on this vehicle. Well having owned my Highlander Hybrid for two months now, I don't know what vehicle they were driving because the one I own is great.
I wasn't expecting to get 31 mpg city and 27 highway like the sticker claimed. So far the best I've been able to do is 28 mpg when driving mostly around town. Overall, I've been averaging 26.5 mpg without too much difficulty and I'm very happy with that considering I was getting around 15 mpg overall with my Trailblazer.
The acceleration is something else on this vehicle too for an SUV. I had to pass a truck the other day on a two lane highway. When I floored it I was doing 50 mph, by the time I had passed the truck and turned back into my lane I was doing almost 80 mph. The thing about it, the acceleration was so smooth I had no idea as was going as fast as i was.
I had considered waiting for the 2008 Highlander Hybrid but I got tired of paying as much as I was at the pump. If the new model turns out being that much better, I'll give my 2007 to my wife and pick up the new model.
All in all, I'm am very pleased with this vehicle and it is my first Toyota too so I'm being a bit skeptical....read morehide
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- PRICE TOO HIGH FOR ITS WORTH. NOT BUYING ANYTHING THAT IS OVERPRICED!
- 20MPG IS LOW FOR A HYBRID, ROAD NOISE, WEAK BRAKES, OLD STYLING & SHAPE!
FOR THE AFOREMENTIONED REASONS, IT LET ME DECIDE QUICKER TO SELECT EITHER A SATURN VUE HYBRID WHICH WHICH COST ABOUT $23,000 MAKING A TRUE 27/32MPG WITH 170HP OR A FORD ESCAPE HYBRID COSTING $25,000 WITH 36/31MPG WITH 133HP. THE TOYOTA HIGHLANDER COSTING $36,000 IS VERY HIGH PRICE TO PAY FOR SAVINGS IN FUEL. RATE OF RETURN IS TOO STEEP TO RECOVER!...read morehide
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- High price, road noise, weak brakes, bad MPG
- same as pros
The wrong MPG and high cost makes me want to trade it in for the Saturn Vue green costing $23,000 and making 27/32MPG. I am not happy with the Highlander's high price and bad MPG.
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- fuel poor--23mpgal--average---misrepresented---
poor knee room for tall person--gps screen at night reflects top of windshield affecting night vision and is a distraction--limited versision should have back-up camera, blue tooth--also xm radion
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- NOT THE BEST SUV HYBRID AROUND!
- PRICEY, BAD MPG, UGLY STYLING, QUALITY IS DOWN, NEW MODEL GOING TO SHOW UP!
THE HIGHLANDER IS GETTING UGLIER BY THE MINUTE AND SHOULD BE REPLACED BY THE NEW MODEL COMING UP. NOT THE BEST LOOKING SUV AROUND. THE FORD ESCAPE COST $26,OOO AND HAS 36MPG!
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- 27.9 MPG avg. in 13,000 miles. Good pick up.
- Braking is poor, lots of squeaks and rattles - quality not what I expected.
Toyota has probably the best hybrid technology available and it is certainly delivering improved fuel economy. My driving is 50/50 highway and city. The city is where you see the benefit. If you drive mostly highway miles, forget the hybrid. I'm very disappointed, though, in the overall quality. The car is "loose" and doesn't have a solid feel. I've had lots of annoying squeaks and rattles. It doesn't handle real well on rough roads. The braking, due I believe to design issues with the regenerative technology, is so poor I won't let my teenage kids drive the car. You need to develop a "feel" for when the regenerative braking will transition to full disc braking because the car lurches forward right at that point. It requires a quick response in terms of increased brake pressure to maintain desired braking power. The climate control system has a mind of its own and is hard to manage. And finally, the GPS system does not allow input when the car is moving. I understand the reason for this, but many times I have a passenger in the front seat and this interlock should have a selectable override....read morehide
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- 29 MPG for a standard SUV is unbelievable, very comfortable
- Could get more toys for the buck
My wife's RAV 4 was totaled in an accident so we replaced it with a 4x4 Limited Highlander nd have been very impressed with it so far. It rides very smoothly, plenty of room to spread out in (both passengers and cargo), and is very comfortable.
We are most happy with the mileage. My wife drives from Central New Jersey to Staten Island for work so it's a nice mix of local and highway driving (even though the highway is usually local driving...it is New York). Putting in standard 87 gas, we're averaging 28.9 MPG. It's incredible for a standard SUV! We have a bigger car than before and have a smaller gas bill! Is it enough to make up the monthly payment difference? Of course not, but the fact we now have a much larger vehicle out of it for a little bit more per month (and the 2.9%/60 mos doesn't hurt any) we're very happy with the purchase.
That being said, my one gripe are some of the features. The CD does not play MP3 or WMA, there is no satellite radio, a car alarm is not standard, no port to attach an iPod or other music device, and there is a casette deck which is a bit of a waste.
Other than those annoyances, the Highlander Hybrid is a great vehicle which I highly recommend for anyone who has a considerable commute...read morehide
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- 30 mpg in the city, in a 268 hp SUV!
- Could be a plug in
Beautiful car, acceleration, and gas saver. My favorite part is cruising around town on electric power. Its so smooth. We average about 30 mpg in the city, but we've gotten 32 and we average 25.5 mpg on the highway, which is much better than our previous car, the RX300. With the tax credit included, the extra cost the hybrid drivetrain will be paid off in two years with gas savings. Very nice. Not to mention that its not just about fuel economy. Its being environmentally responsible, and this car is. One thing to remember is that hybrids don't get optimal gas mileage until running up 5,000 miles. So if you buy one and are frustrated at first, time will make it better....read morehide
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