2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Key specs

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Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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Related: Top 10 Most Efficient Electric Cars

Seating capacity

194.9” x 68.1”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Smooth-revving V-6
  • Interior quality
  • Cabin storage
  • V-6’s 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • Hybrid’s estimated gas mileage

The bad:

  • Automatic transmission kickdown response
  • Cargo space
  • Third-row comfort
  • Brake pedal feel (hybrid)

5 trims

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Notable features

  • New Bronze Edition for hybrid
  • Three-row SUV
  • Seating for seven or eight
  • V-6 or hybrid drivetrain
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

The Toyota Highlander is a three-row SUV with room for seven or eight, depending on the seating configuration. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and powertrain choices include a 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine or a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain rated at 243 total hp. Competitors include the Honda Pilot, Kia Telluride and Ford Explorer

The Highlander offers 24.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row and 8.6 cubic feet behind its third row, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements

What’s New on the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

A new Bronze Edition for the Highlander Hybrid is based on the XLE trim level and adds bronze exterior and interior trim, bronze 18-inch wheels, unique SofTex-trimmed seats with bronze stitching and unique floormats.  

What Features in the 2022 Toyota Highlander Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Push-button start
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control 
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system 
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity 
  • Satellite radio
  • Five USB ports
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keeping assist 
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Second-row captain’s chairs
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen 
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system 
  • Head-up display

Should I Buy the 2022 Toyota Highlander?

The Highlander is a good choice for families thanks to seating for up to eight, towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds with the V-6 engine and a lengthy list of standard active-safety features. The Highlander Hybrid’s estimated gas mileage is impressive, and it can also tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. Highlander downsides include a third row that’s on the small side and less cargo room than some competitors. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 4.3
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Most recent consumer reviews


Engine is broken just after 1000 miles

I have purchased my Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2022, made in USA for Middle East market and get it delivered to my home country Azerbaijan. Just after 1000 (!) miles, the engine went out of order. Toyota service center has found out that connecting rod in the engine is broken. Where has gone the famous Toyota reliability? I am in a trouble, since nobody from Toyota cares. I was told by authorised dealer that since the car is not bought in the country, but was transported from UAE, no warranty applies. It is not fair. Will I buy the same car again? Lol...


Love the Highlander

My wife had a smaller all wheel drive car from another company that drove me nuts trying to do the driving for me. It was a total hassle to turn it off every time you restarted the vehicle and I complained every time I drove it. Now with the highlander every time I drive it I comment how much I like it. Even considering a second one for my company car. By the way this is our first hybrid vehicle.


Amazing technology, lots of little rattles

I've been waiting for years to find a car to replace my 2006 4Runner. I finally gave up on seeing a 4Runner redesign and decided I wanted something that was better for the environment. The Highlander hits the sweet spot for me. I've averaged 33 mpg overall since getting the car in late April. I saw an improvement in mpg once Summer gas became available. My best trip mpg has been 40 when driving from the Portland OR area to the coast. If you can keep speed in to 50 - 60 range, this car gets amazing mileage. I've been amazed at how often the gas engine is shut off and the car runs in EV mode. The transition is pretty seamless too. Disappointments: 1) My biggest gripe is that in order to switch the air flow to recirculating mode, you have to access a setting in a menu. I use this often when encountering dust or smoke, and it's much harder to switch via a menu than it would be with a mechanical switch. From the pictures I've seen, it appears that the 2023 model has resolved this issue. 2) The wireless phone charger is worthless. I'm lucky if my phone doesn't lose charge while on that charger! 3) My platinum model did NOT come with the digital rearview mirror. I really wanted this, but not sure how much I would use it as I wear glasses and the focal distance to the digital image is a bit too close unless I tilt my head back. 4) There are a lot of little rattles on rough roads... more than my 2006 4Runner had after 178k miles! 5) I'd like to be able to force the AWD system to be on under certain conditions. I barely made it to my friend's cabin due to the front wheels spinning in mud. 6) When the battery isn't fully charged and you downshift to slow down, the regenerative braking system should kick in but instead the engine is engaged. Overall I'm very happy with this car, but it could be better with some small changed. I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 miles
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
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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