Highlander Hybrid combines an efficient 3.5-liter V6 and an electric motor to produce 280 hybrid system net horsepower. At the same time, this powertrain offers an impressive EPA-estimated 30 city and 28 highway mpg, which helps give this hybrid SUV a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) rating.
Highlander Hybrid's Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive with intelligence (AWD-i) is designed to help make any trek a sure-footed experience, with an electric motor that delivers instant torque to the rear wheels whenever you need more traction.
Optimizing fuel efficiency means making enhancements all over. Like the transmission and efficient engine that help to enhance EPA mpg estimates and earn an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II) rating.
The 2018 Highlander Hybrid features an inspired front fascia with a dynamic front grille and expressive headlights, making for one bold first impression.
Let's shine a light on style. Redesigned headlights now feature integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRL), amplifying the 2018 Highlander's signature look. The all-new SE grade ups the excitement with its dark-black-accent headlights, while Highlander Limited Platinum has a powerful presence of its own with smoked-chrome headlight housings. Every Highlander gets all-new LED taillights for added visibility in the rear.
Highlander shows off its athletic side with a selection of available alloy wheels. The sporty Highlander SE has 19-in. multispoke alloy wheels with a machined finish.
In-seat entertainment for everyone. Your passengers have the whole sky to entertain them, thanks to the available panoramic moonroof that is part of the Platinum Package.
Highlander Hybrid both generates and uses electric power- and you can see how much with the hybrid system power meter. It lets you know when the system is charging also shows you electric power consumption. With the energy monitor display, you can see when Highlander Hybrid is using its electric motor, gasoline engine or a combination of both.
No matter where you go, the temperature’s perfect inside. The three-zone climate control available on Highlander features individual temperature controls for the driver and front passenger, along with a separate control panel in the back for the second- and third-row vents.
Part of enjoying the road is not to hear it. Highlander has silencing insulation materials along its floor to help keep things quiet, as well as Acoustic-type glass in the windshield to further reduce noise entering the cabin.
With a total of five USB ports, it's easy to power up the family for a road trip. Three USB ports up front and two USB ports in the rear to help everyone keep their favorite portable electronic devices plugged in.
With the available Entune™ Multimedia Bundle, Highlander has the tech to make any drive a whole lot more fun. With the available 8-in. high-resolution touch-screen display, integrated navigation and a suite of popular apps, this is one smart way to help keep you connected. With integrated SiriusXM® Satellite Radio compatibility, you've got coast-to-coast access to over 150 channels of commercial-free music, sports, talk, comedy and more.
Highlander features the Star Safety System™, a suite of six active safety features that include Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology® (SST).
Highlander's available Driver Easy Speak feature has a built-in microphone up front that picks up your voice and transmits it to rear-seat passengers through back speakers.
Highlander's available Bird's Eye View Camera helps you see nearby objects and get in to and out of the smallest spaces with ease. The system includes Perimeter Scan- an innovative feature that displays live, rotating 360-degree views of your surroundings when you're parked.
The available Blind SPot Monitor (BSM) is designed to heighten your awareness on the road by alerting you when a vehicle enters your blind spot on either side. Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) work similarly. When you slowly back out of a driveway or parking spot, it provides audible and visual indicators to warn you of approaching vehicles.