Are you in the market for a versatile ride that’s ready for a weekend adventure? Do you also want something that’ll prove efficient on your daily commute? The Toyota Highlander Hybrid could be a great option for you. It’s ready to provide an all-around drive that checks off key boxes such as interior space, comfort, power, and fuel efficiency.
Does this make you eager and excited to learn more? Check out this 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid review from our team here at Ira Toyota of Orleans. That way, you can see if this hybrid SUV could be a potential fit for you near Orleans, Eastham, and Harwich, MA.
Highlander’s Hybrid Powertrain
Popping open the hood of the Highlander Hybrid, you will find an impressive powertrain. This starts with the engine setup, which features a 2.5L L4HV Double Overhead Cam 16-valve D-4S injection Atkinson-cycle combustion engine with Dual VVT-ie. This engine works in tandem with two synchronous electric motors, creating a hybrid experience that still produces ample power:
- 243 combined net horsepower
- 175 lb-ft of torque
This engine is mated to an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission, which will work to prioritize seamless acceleration and gear shifting, prioritizing fuel economy in the process. As a result, you will be able to earn an EPA-estimated 35 city/35 highway MPG, an especially impressive figure given the vehicle’s size.1
Cabin Space and Dimensions
Speaking of size, you will find a spacious cabin in the Highlander Hybrid. In fact, you will have 141.3 cubic feet of passenger volume to work with, allowing you to seat eight inside the cabin.
This space is allocated generously, providing all occupants with a comfortable ride:
- Headroom (first row/second row/third row): 41.2 inches/39.4 inches/36.1 inches
- Legroom (first row/second row/third row): 42 inches/41 inches/27.7 inches
Of course, you will also want your SUV to be able to haul equipment, like luggage and grocery bags. Fortunately, the Toyota SUV will prove quite capable here as well. Behind the third row, you will have 16 cubic feet of cargo volume to work with. You can also fold down the third-row seats to create up to 48.4 cubic feet of space for storage.
Highlander’s Technology Suite
The Highlander Hybrid would not be complete without its full complement of technology. Here, you will find the SUV is quite family friendly. It features Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+, a driver assistive package that includes:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
- Automatic High Beams
- Lane Tracing Assist
- Road Sign Assist
- And more
While these features monitor the roads ahead, working to keep you and all of your occupants safe, the SUV’s multimedia suite will keep you constantly connected on the go. Through the 8-inch display, you will have access to Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This will make it easy to seamlessly integrate your mobile device with your ride to utilize the app functionality.
Tour and Test Drive the 2022 Toyota Highlander Today
Impressed with the overall performance offered to you by this SUV after checking out this 2022 Toyota Highlander review? To get a true feel for the experience you can expect behind the wheel, you will want to come in for a tour and a test drive. Contact our team here at Ira Toyota of Orleans to set up your appointment today!
We’re proud to serve drivers near Orleans, Eastham, and Harwich, Massachusetts, and hope to assist you soon!
1 2022 EPA-estimated mpg ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive.