2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Model Review

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Key Features

  • Starting at $38,065 MSRP*
  • 3.5-liter V6 Hybrid engine with 306 hybrid system net horsepower
  • EPA-estimated 30 city / 28 highway MPG**
  • Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence (AWD-i)
  • Maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds (when equipped)
  • Optional rear-seat Blu-ray Disc™ entertainment system
  • Available Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
  • Optional height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection

2019 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 30 MPG highway fuel economy rating**. Even with its tremendous fuel economy, you won’t have to sacrifice on power thanks to a total of 306 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 standard Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence (AWD-i) 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’s standard suite of accident avoidance tech is a big reason to consider this family crossover, especially if you don’t have the money for a range-topping model. Infotainment tech is pleasantly easy to use.” — Edmunds
The comfortable front- and 2nd-row seats are great for long drives, and little ones in the third row will be satisfied, although adults should skip it. The dash-width shelf up front is perfect for your wallet, smartphone, keys or whatever else, and the huge center console bin can easily swallow anything too big for the shelf.” — Kelley Blue Book

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Features

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Efficiency

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.

2019 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 can make boredom a thing of the past thanks to an available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc™ entertainment system. Experience outstanding acoustic clarity along with access to a collection of useful apps with the available Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite.

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Towing 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 intelligence (AWD-i). 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 on for the journey. Available 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels add a touch of style to the Highlander Hybrid.

2019 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 taillights contribute to the instantly recognizable appearance of the Highlander Hybrid at the rear. 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

2019 Highlander Hybrid LE

Hybrid LE

  • Starting at $38,065 MSRP*
  • 3.5-liter V6 engine with Electronic On-Demand AWD with intelligence (AWD-i)
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)
  • Integrated backup camera w/ projected path
  • Smart Key System with Push Button Start
  • Soft-touch in-dash shelf with easy cable management

2019 Highlander Hybrid XLE

Hybrid XLE

  • Starting at $43,125 MSRP*
  • 18-inch turbine-look alloy wheels and Chromtec® roof rails
  • Leather-trimmed seats with heated front seats
  • Entune™ Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade and jam protection

2019 Highlander Hybrid Limited

Hybrid Limited

  • Starting at $46,605 MSRP*
  • Perforated heated and ventilated leather-trimmed front seats with memory function on driver’s seat
  • Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • 19-inch 5-spoke Chromtec® alloy wheels
  • Rear parking assist sonar

*MSRP includes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $930 for Cars (Yaris LB, Yaris Sedan, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1,095 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 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.

**2019 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.