2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid represents an important step Toyota makes towards new SUV’s market. It is exclusively fast-growing and highly competitive segment nowadays and entering on that game results with the best-designed car with a most useful engine. That is all we saw on new Highlander, together with small changes in decorations and cabin equipment. However, some fans complain to maybe too robust shape and size, with old fashioned parts of the car, but let say that it is a big but functional truck for daily driving and long traveling with family.
As we said, do not expect gentle soft truck under the name 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. There are many reviews which point on its robustness and aggressiveness. There is recognizable trapezoidal gridded air intake which covers almost the whole front bumper. Above it is thin front grille with two thin LED front lights on the sides, perfectly incorporated in hood line. There are thin fog lights under the piece of the metal below it. The rear end is as robust and sharp as the front end, with the rounded truck door, spoiler over the rear window and thin rear lights. There is visible plastic protection below them.
If the exterior design of 2018 Highlander Hybrid is ugly and robust, the inside looks more comfortable and warm. Thanks to the leather on the seats higher trim levels should be more comfortable, but equipment even in the base model is good enough for the average buyer. Together with Bluetooth connectivity, rich sound system, and 7-inch touchscreen, there is complete safety program, with navigation system, cruise control, advanced air conditioning and pre collision warnings. Toyota always puts the best of their technology, so there is expected Sync3 system as in every other model. The cabin is roomy and comfortable with three rows of seats or eight comfort seats with the option of dropping the back for extra cargo space.
As the manufacturer offers five trim versions, the engines will be in two sizes for 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The smaller engine is 2.7-liter four-cylinder with 187 horsepower is as a base model and stronger is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 295 horsepower. Both are paired with two electric motors and 45 kW nickel-metal hybrid battery. Together with that battery, Highlander gets 306 horsepower of strength.
2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Price
They said that 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a car for every type of buyers. Even though the price is not announced yet, it should be around $37,000 for the base model – little more than a last year model.