2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid User Reviews
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- $12,833 - $14,124
- 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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- No trim specified for this review
- It is not the best of price, fuel mileage and style!
- Same as above!
I will not get any Toyota vehicles because Toyota has not really made a car that will last the owner more years and be satisfied with the gas mileage. Toyota diverts the truth by making it overrated for the innocent people around to believe their advertisement. This is wrong to publish erroneous numbers for the fuel economy of their cars!...read morehide
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- Hybrid Synergy Drive, great performance, good fuel economy and excellent quality
- A bit pricey
For nefarious reasons, some reviewers are trying to discredit this great SUV and hybrids, in general. Could it be that Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive is just a better idea? How much would you pay for a performance boost (about 56 HP) that also improves fuel economy by about 25 percent? Toyota's hybrid technology does just that.
I've owned a 2006 Highlander Hybrid 4WD-i for over a year and it's mileage is consistently between 28 and 31 mpg. I am extremely pleased with the vehicle and would definitely buy another....read morehide
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- Nice ride
- 20 MPG city (60%) of advertised, people rating 28/30 MPG must be dealers. HELP
Real poor city/mpg. Understand some models have EV switches so veh runs more on hybrid and less on gas. So far have had my veh. back to the dealer once. Waiting to run a few more tanks of gas - then step two.....
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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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