Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Key specifications

Highlights
3,500 lbs
Towing Capacity
Gas/Electric I-4
Engine Type
35 - 36
Combined MPGe
243 hp
Horsepower
Engine
175 @ 4400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 6000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
2.5 L/152
Displacement
Gas/Electric I-4
Engine Type
Suspension
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Weight & Capacity
3,500 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
350 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
3,500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
350 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
Safety
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Standard
Backup Camera
Entertainment
Standard
Bluetooth®
Standard
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®
Electrical
N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
Brakes
13 in
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Notable features

Three-row mid-size SUV
Seating for seven or eight
Turbo four-cylinder or gas-electric hybrid powertrain
Front- or all-wheel drive
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Adaptive cruise control standard

Engine

175 @ 4400 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 6000 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
2.5 L/152 Displacement
Gas/Electric I-4 Engine Type

Suspension

Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Suspension Type - Front

Weight & Capacity

3,500 lbs Maximum Trailering Capacity
350 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
3,500 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
350 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
3,500 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A Curb Weight - Rear
N/A Curb Weight - Front
4,330 lbs Base Curb Weight
0 lbs Total Option Weight
N/A Curb Weight
N/A Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17 gal Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Safety

Standard Lane Departure Warning
Standard Blind Spot Monitor
Standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Standard Backup Camera
Standard Stability Control

Entertainment

Standard Bluetooth®
Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®

Electrical

N/A Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Brakes

13 in Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
N/A Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type

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Factory Warranties

Basic
3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion
5 years
Powertrain
5 years / 60,000 miles
Battery
8 years / 100,000 miles
Maintenance
2 years / 25,000 miles
Roadside Assistance
2 years
2023 Report Card

Car Seat Safety

Latch
A
Infant
A
Rear-facing Convertible
A
Front-facing Convertible
A
Booster
A
Front-facing Convertible (3rd)
D
Booster (3rd)
C
Third row access
A
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The good & the bad

The good

Multimedia controls
Interior quality
Cabin storage
Second-row car seat accommodations
Hybrid’s fuel economy

The bad

Engine drone
Cargo space
Third-row comfort and space
Third-row car seat accommodations

Consumer reviews

4.7 / 5
Based on 3 reviews
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Comfort 4.7
Interior 4.3
Performance 4.3
Value 4.3
Exterior 4.7
Reliability 4.7

Most recent

5.0

Best Highalnder Ever

2023 Highlander Hybrid greatly improved over the 2009 model. Over 37+ miles per gallon , smoother quieter ride than our 2009 which we enjoyed until finding how improved the 2023 models are plus the safety features.

4.0

I’d Buy it again, but it is NOT a solid vehicle

Bought a 2023 Highlander Hybrid, Limited. My first Toyota. Ride comfort is good, mileage is fantastic (35-38). Two things disappoint me. First, the wind noise...pretty bad. I’m hesitant to have the dealer touch it because they say nobody has complained about. If you search online, it is a known problem (the noise is TERRIBLE...

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2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review: Our expert's take

By Jennifer Geiger

The verdict: Shoppers looking for a hybrid three-row SUV have a short list to consider, and the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid should definitely be on it. It does some things well — namely fuel efficiency and multimedia controls — but misses when it comes to the third row. Good news: The larger, forthcoming 2024 hybrid Grand Highlander should solve that issue (if you can wait).

Versus the competition: The Highlander Hybrid has few direct competitors, but its closest one is the Kia Sorento Hybrid. The Highlander is a bit bigger, but the Kia is less expensive. They have similar EPA-estimated fuel economy, though Kia also offers a plug-in hybrid version of the Sorento for shoppers looking for even better efficiency.

The 2023 Toyota Highlander is available with a gas-only or gas-electric hybrid powertrain (see their specs compared), but this review mostly covers the hybrid model. The Highlander was last redesigned for the 2020 model year, and changes for 2023 include larger available cabin screens and a new 265-horsepower, turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for the gas-only Highlander, replacing the previous V-6. The Highlander Hybrid competes in a small group of hybrid three-row SUVs that also includes the Sorento Hybrid and Ford Explorer Hybrid; see them compared.

Related: Up Close With the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander: Grander in Every Way

Power and MPG Efficiency

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The verdict: Shoppers looking for a hybrid three-row SUV have a short list to consider, and the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid should definitely be on it. It does some things well — namely fuel efficiency and multimedia controls — but misses when it comes to the third row. Good news: The larger, forthcoming 2024 hybrid Grand Highlander should solve that issue (if you can wait).

Versus the competition: The Highlander Hybrid has few direct competitors, but its closest one is the Kia Sorento Hybrid. The Highlander is a bit bigger, but the Kia is less expensive. They have similar EPA-estimated fuel economy, though Kia also offers a plug-in hybrid version of the Sorento for shoppers looking for even better efficiency.

The 2023 Toyota Highlander is available with a gas-only or gas-electric hybrid powertrain (see their specs compared), but this review mostly covers the hybrid model. The Highlander was last redesigned for the 2020 model year, and changes for 2023 include larger available cabin screens and a new 265-horsepower, turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for the gas-only Highlander, replacing the previous V-6. The Highlander Hybrid competes in a small group of hybrid three-row SUVs that also includes the Sorento Hybrid and Ford Explorer Hybrid; see them compared.

Related: Up Close With the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander: Grander in Every Way

Power and MPG Efficiency

Read more