2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Model Review

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Key Features

  • Starting at $39,320 MSRP*
  • 2.5-Liter L4HV engine with Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) and available electronic AWD with Trail Mode
  • 243 combined system horsepower and up to 36 City / 35 Highway**
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection
  • Audio Plus with six speakers, 8-inch touchscreen, and Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, & Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • Available digital rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Optional leather-trimmed front- and second-row seats with heated and ventilated front seats

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

About the Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Driving a Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the perfect solution to bringing style, efficiency, and versatility to your daily drive. Ready to go the distance, the Highlander Hybrid comes with an EPA-estimated 36 MPG combined fuel economy rating**. Even with its tremendous fuel economy, you won’t have to sacrifice on power thanks to a total of 243 hybrid system net horsepower and a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds (when properly equipped). Regardless of how treacherous the road conditions are, you can tread confidently thanks to an available Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive system found on the Highlander Hybrid. Perfect for keeping the whole family comfortable, the interior of the Highlander Hybrid is packed with impressive connectivity and luxurious amenities for all to enjoy. Whether it’s a quick trip across town or a cross-country road trip, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a great choice for those living active lifestyles.


What the Critics Say

The Highlander Hybrids we drove featured brakes with excellent feel for a hybrid. Sometimes, hybrid cars and SUVs will stop abruptly at the end of the pedal’s travel, but that wasn’t the case with the Toyotas we drove. Brake-feel and a compromise in interior space used to be two of the primary reasons to avoid hybrids, but those excuses don’t apply to this Toyota.” — Motor Trend
Perhaps more than any other automaker, Toyota knows its hybrids. The creator of the Prius was among the first to make a hybrid SUV, starting with the 2006 Highlander. The latest model builds on that legacy, enabling smooth power and great fuel economy.” — Kelley Blue Book


Toyota Highlander Hybrid Features

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Gauge Cluster

Hybrid Efficiency

Getting the most out of a tank of gas has never been more fulfilling thanks to the Toyota Highlander. Control drive settings with individual ECO and EV drive mode buttons. ECO Mode operates by adjusting throttle response in an effort to boost fuel economy and can also help when you’re accelerating slowly on low-traction surfaces such as snow or ice. EV Mode works by using solely the electric motor in situations where you’re traveling at low speeds for short distances, such as a parking garage. There’s even an energy monitor display and hybrid system power meter to keep you in command of your drive with real-time information.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interior

Comfortable Interior

Offering space for up to 8 occupants, the interior of the Highlander Hybrid gives everyone a comfortable environment to relax and unwind. Tame those frigid cold mornings or hot summer afternoons with available perforated heated and ventilated leather-trimmed front seats. Fill the interior with natural sunlight and fresh air with the optional panoramic sunroof. You’ll always be able to enjoy your favorite multimedia using your compatible smartphone thanks to standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Experience outstanding acoustic clarity along with access to a collection of useful apps with the available Premium JBL® Audio with Dynamic Navigation.

Toyota Highlander Performance

Proven Performance

Along with its remarkable efficiency, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid features powerful performance to take your adventures further. No matter how wet or slippery the road conditions are, you can drive with confidence from standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with Trail Mode. When properly equipped, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, making it possible to bring even your biggest toys along for the journey. Available 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels add a touch of style to the Highlander Hybrid.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Styling

Eye-Catching Style

Expressive headlights, a chiseled front fascia, and a dynamic front grille help you make a memorable first impression behind the wheel of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Standard LED fog lights contribute to the instantly recognizable appearance of the Highlander Hybrid at the front. Optional puddle lights project an illuminated “Highlander” logo directly onto the ground below the side mirrors, adding a tasteful accent to your arrival. It’s possible to carry even more cargo to your destination thanks to optional roof rail cross bars which add a stylish touch to your Highlander Hybrid.


Trims & Specs

Highlander Hybrid LE

Hybrid LE

  • Starting at $39,320 MSRP*
  • 2.5-Liter L4HV engine with Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT) and available electronic AWD with Trail Mode
  • Audio Plus with six speakers, 8-inch touch-screen, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, & Amazon Alexa compatibility
  • LED fog lights
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0)
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection

Highlander Hybrid XLE

Hybrid XLE

  • Starting at $42,120 MSRP*
  • SofTex®-trimmed front and second-row seats with heated front seats
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade
  • Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging
  • 7-inch color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID)
  • 18-inch machined-finish alloy wheels

2019 Highlander Hybrid Limited

Hybrid Limited

  • Starting at $46,170 MSRP*
  • Leather-trimmed front and second-row seats with heated and ventilated front seats
  • Height-adjustable hands-free power liftgate with jam protection
  • Integrated backup camera with dynamic gridlines
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Heated steering wheel

2019 Highlander Hybrid Limited

Hybrid Platinum

  • Starting at $49,370 MSRP*
  • Bird’s Eye View Camera with dynamic gridlines
  • Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation, JBL® w/Clari-Fi®, and 12.3-inch touch-screen display
  • LED projector headlights with Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS)
  • Power panoramic view moonroof with sunshade
  • Digital rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • 7-passenger seating with heated second-row captain’s chairs

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra, Yaris HB, Yaris Sedan), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally related equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.