2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid User Reviews
- $12,833 - $14,124
- MPG NOT AS ADVERTISED!
- LOOKS OLD, UNAPPEALABLE STYLE, HIGH PRICE, WEAK BRAKES
I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT MY HIGHLANDER DID NOT PERFORM AS ADVERTISED. THE MPG WAS WAY OFF THE STICKER RATING. THERE SHOULD BE A PENALTY FOR FALSE ADVERTISEMENT BY CAR MAKERS!!!
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- More comfortable than most cars. Great visibilty. If driven properly can get 30 mpg overall.
- Not enough special options, ie. no rear camera or keyless entry option.
Was a little apprehensive buying this suv. BUT I am very pleased with my choice. This suv is the most comfortable suv I have ever driven. I an get close to 30 mph just by coasting down grades, accelerating smoothly and anticipating stops. This is a great car.
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- Performance, economy, and a federal income tax credit of $2600
The previous reviewer obviously doesn't own the Toyota Highlander Hybrid nor any other hybrid vehicle. If he had bought the Highlander Hybrid between 1-1-2006 and 9-30-2006, he would know that the feds are giving him a $2600 income tax credit - that's right, just about the difference in cost of the hybrid and non-hybrid models. At the present time - if you buy now - the tax credit is still $1300. And, what Toyota recalls?? I haven't received any in the past nine months. The gasoline/electric hybrid by Toyota works and works very well. Try it before you criticize it...!...read morehide
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- No trim specified for this review
- Not much, is there?
- Price, unproven reliability, Toyota issues on defects & recalls
The Highlander hybrid is an experiment just like the Prius Hybrid which has not been proven to actual be a money saver in terms of fuel economy. What's cutting into the savings is the high cost to purchase the hybrid. Might as well buy a fuel economy gas powered car with a lower cost and save fuel as well. It just not a feasible buy, not with the question on actual mileage and then the after sales cost of maintenance....read morehide
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- Great performance with good fuel economy. Roomier than most hybrids.
- Too few people know how great gas/electric hybrids are!
I own a 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WDi. Odometer reading at last fillup: 6846 miles. First fillup was at 310 miles. Since that fillup, it has used 217.6 gallons of premium gasoline. Go figure...
For the 6536 miles driven, it averaged 30.04 mpg. Even if you round up the gallons at each fillup to the next higher tenth of a gallon, it would be 220.1 gallons used for 29.7 mpg.
NOT BAD for a roomy, mid-sized SUV with a combined gas/electric output of 268 BHP!
Mileage, of course, depends upon how you drive. Braking slowly and smoothly helps save fuel because more electrical energy is saved. Use premium fuel and keep the tires fully inflated (I use 36 psi).
Other owners will dispute these mileage figures, but the figures I've given for my 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid are FACT....read morehide
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- Toyota quality. And, you get the best of both worlds - performance and economy.
- Third-row seat is for smaller people. No other complaints.
I bought the 2006 Highlander Hybrid 4X4 last March and have nothing but praise for this SUV. Mileage is consistently around 30 mpg, occasionally dropping to 28 mpg with high-speed driving. You get the same chassis and power train as the Lexus RX400H at about $10,000 less, but with more interior room and a third-row seat. Although the style of the Highlander Hybrid has been around for a while, it is still one of the best-looking SUVs. Be sure to buy the 4X4 model since it uses TWO electric motor/generators, one alongside the 3.3 liter V-6 engine, and the other next to the rear differential.
Performance, economy, and less dependence upon Middle Eastern oil - what more can you ask?! Rated at 268 BHP, it can be driven up to 500 miles with its 17.2 gallon gas tank....read morehide
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- No trim specified for this review
- Rides Smoothly, Nice Looking
- Gas Mileage is nowhere near what is advertised. I would not have paid as much if I had known.
I agree with another reviewer. I wish I had read these reviews before I bought this car. I bought it for the purported gas mileage of 31MPG in the city, which is primarily what I do. I'm lucky if I get 22-24. Toyota is saying it's my driving, but even doing everything they recommend,(and getting every motorist behind me really ticked) I can't get the mileage up. Now Toyota is trying to run a guilt trip on me that people buy this because of environmental responsibility and not because of mileage. I don't know the specifics, but I get the sense that the engineering is not the same as in the Prius. Toyota claims that they are forced by the EPA into publishing these numbers, but nothing stops the salesmen from disclosing the truth, especially if you tell him that mileage is the issue for you. Not Fair Toyota! And False Advertising to Boot....read morehide
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I own a 2006 Toyota Highlander hybrid 4x4. I have over 30,000 miles on it.
The sticker on the window when I purchased it indicted I would get 31 mpg in the city and 29 on the hwy.
I am lucky if I get 23 to 24 mpg.
Very misleading advertizing!
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- On a long HWY trip you will be glad you bought the highlander
- older model looks and a tad less mpg than expected.
The MPG is twice as good as my durango got. the ride is much nicer than our rav-4 on longer trips.The highlander is just fun to drive !! Also there is loads of power for mountain driveing and towing. I love mine.. 28 mpg summer and 24mpg winter.
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- Smooth ride, a lot of room
- it doesn't come with a hitch
This car is perfect for people who want a bigger car, but still want to minimize the pollution. It is important to pay attention to the electric motor/gasoline motor exchange while driving, in order to use your hybrid to its potential.
It is even comfortable for cross-country trips.
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