2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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$36,870

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

29
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

Miles per gallon-equivalent is how the EPA provides efficiency ratings for battery-electric vehicles in a way that can be used in comparison with gasoline-powered vehicles. Actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, elevation changes, weather, accessory usage (lights, climate control), vehicle condition and other factors.

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8

Seating capacity

192.5” x 68.1”

Dimensions

All-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Handling
  • V-6 gas mileage
  • Consistent cabin quality in first and second rows
  • Handy dashboard device tray
  • Huge storage bin between front seats
  • Power-adjustable cushion length available (driver's seat)

The bad:

  • Sluggish acceleration from a stop (V-6)
  • Firm, busy ride
  • Vague steering feel
  • Whistling sound at highway speeds
  • Small third row
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not offered

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Seats up to eight in three rows
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic available
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Hybrid version available

2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV that competes with the Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe and others. It’s available as a hybrid or a traditional gas-powered SUV.


The base LE trim comes with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Other gas models use a 3.5-liter V-6 and eight-speed automatic, and they’re available with front- or all-wheel drive.


All Highlander Hybrid models come with a 3.5-liter V-6, continuously variable automatic transmission, nickel-metal-hydride battery pack and all-wheel drive. An electric motor powers the rear axle for on-demand AWD.


There are no changes this year.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

One of the best mid-sized suv hybrids available

Seats are not as comfortable as we expected, especially for long trips. Everything else met or exceeded our expectations. Love the three row seating, quiet ride, very good gas mileage for a mid-sized suv...

5.0

Great! Gas mileage, an very reliable., nice ride..

Yes, the room the car has an a comfortable the ride in long distance rides., has enough room to ride six people like the body style, also..

5.0

The best SUV

Fantastic SUV hybrid electric motor offers quick acceleration and great gas mileage high end interior looks like a Lexus not a Toyota smooth drive J B L sound system lots of interior room great visibility when driving my wife likes it better than her BMW 535i it has AWDrive

See all 37 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
16.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
Yes
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