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.
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