2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
There are 2 user reviews for the Limited 4X4 trim shown below
- Its fast and efficient
- the engine needs about 10,000 km on it before it becomes efficient
Purchased As Used
I bought this car as a used demo with about 10,000km on it. In about 2 months I put 6000 km on it in all conditions. Driven hard on tightly cornered mountain roads it's about as efficient as a corolla sedan, (and by driven hard I mean taking closed road 40km/hr switchbacks at 80km/hr, cornering to the limits of the vehicle). Driven normally it's about as fuel efficent as a yaris, but the highlander seats 7. Pretty amazing when you think about it. I had an opportunity to take it on a mountain dirt switchback road and I have to say, I'm quite impressed. I ended up drifting a lot of corners, and the car had a very even balance of understeer and oversteer. Even under hard braking before a switchback the car tracked predictably in a skid and accellerated well while cornering on dirt (with stock tires I might add) At highway speeds on faster long corners the balance is quite even and the car gives plenty of feedback as you approach it's traction limits. A 60km / hr closed road corner in dry weather can be done at 100 without skidding and 110 can be done still maintaining a line but with slight understeer without braking and even balance under braking conditions. Harder braking engages the VDIM predictably quickly bringing your speed down to safe limits....read morehide
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- Luxury Drive - Luxury Features
- None - well - maybe the plasticy Toyota parts
Purchased As New
So I had to decide between the RX450h and the Highlander Hybrid - this was no easy feat. As much as Lexus pervades luxury - I don't think the Highlander is that far behind. The exterior is sweet with chrome handles, puddle lights that turn on as you walk by the smart key antennas, a taller, more powerful feel than many SUV's. But it's the ride and interior comfort that sold me. I can sit in the front seat and feel i am in a very roomy SUV -as compared to a car with big wheels feeling that you get from many of the "crossovers" in the market today. Plus, the ride is as smooth as butter. And as a family man, I needed to make sure that getting the kids in and out of the vehicle was no chore - this vehicle is a winner! Just look at the size of the rear doors - easily the largest door width of any vehicle I have seen. Oh yeah, and the third row is actually usable for an adult. Since the 2nd row seats actually slide forward/backward - you can make the 3rd row as roomy as needed. Overall - a good choice by me, and a great vehicle by Toyota. And, unlike the regular Highlander models, the Hybrid is Manufactured in Japan....read morehide
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