2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is relieved. Toyota Highlander is a popular crossover, made on revides platform of Toyota Camry. When it debuted in 2000 on New York Auto Show it was the first crossover SUV to be made on the sedan platform. It rise to fame fairly quickly and by the 2006 it was the best-selling Toyota crossover, competing with Toyota 4Runner for a leading position among Toyota vehicles.
Things changed from 2006, when Toyota RAV4 came out and instantly became the best selling Toyota vehicle, worldwide. In Japan this crossover SUV is labeled as Toyota Kluger (smart or wise in German), since Highlander is the name of Hyundair Terracan trim level. Hybrid version of Higlander came out in first generation of the vehicle. It was promoted on 2004 North American Auto Show in Detroit and in United States is is labeled as Toyota Highlander Hybrid. It uses highly efficient Toyota Synergy Drive technology.
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Interior and Exterior
Unlike most of the new crossover, Toyota Highlander kept its SUV line alnmost intact. It maybe looks kind a boxy for some people, but it sales tell otherwise. On its exterior styling we can see numerous influences from other Toyota, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet etc crossovers and SUVs.
Since the begining of its production Highlander was known to be spacey. It comes with three rows of seats, it has enough leg and head room in front, middle and back and comes with generous luggage space of amazing 43 cubic feat of space if you fold the back seat.. It is possible to fit 3 adult passengers in the back seat, although it can become a little tight, when going on a longer journeys.
It comes with highly elegand and luxurious, Lexus-like interior styling, with mix of quality materials and dark tones. When it comes to hi tech features, Highlander Hybrid comes with variety of those all recharged from the lithium-ion battery Highlander has. Its infotainment system comes with easy layout and it is fairly simple to use, unlike the ones on some other Toyota vehicles.
Under the Hood
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid came with 3.5-liter V6 and electric motor system which can deliver 280 horsepower. Since fuel economy is the most important thing when it comes to hybrid vehicle stats, and Highlander’s 27 mph in the city conditions and 28 on the highway are as good as it gets when it comes to crossovers, this engine system will probably stay for another model year or two. We can maybe expect some increase in power and acceleration.
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Price and Release date
Price of Highlander Hybrid is traditionally more expensive then the regular gasoline version of this crossover. 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid could be bought for $47,000, which is almost $20,000 more then the price of the regular Highlander. 2015 model will come in almost the same price range, and we can also expect a big price difference when comparing hybrid and gasoline versions of this crossover. There is still no information on when 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is going to be released.