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  • 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    If you can't (or don't want to) plug in, the 2020 Highlander Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient way to carry up to eight people.

  • 2020 Toyota Highlander
    How the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3-row crossover gets compact-car economy

    The Highlander Hybrid is rated up to 34 mpg and can seat up to eight; that gas mileage beats any other three-row vehicle without a charge port.

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    2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, promises 34 mpg combined

    Facing its first three-row hybrid rival, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid that bowed Thursday at the 2019 New York auto show boasting one big number: 34 mpg combined, according to the automaker’s estimates. That’s 10 mpg higher than early estimates for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid...

  • 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016
    2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: brief drive of updated three-row SUV

    The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the only three-row hybrid crossover utility vehicle sold in the U.S. today. And for the 2017 model year, it's gotten some mild updates. a power increase, and a critical feature for family vehicles: a total of five USB ports. We had a chance to spend half an...

  • 2009 Toyota Prius
    Toyota hybrid battery replacement cost guide (2016 update)

    "Sure, but what do the batteries cost to replace?" is a question frequently posed to hybrid and electric vehicle owners. It's true that batteries aren't cheap, and at some point down the line they'll have expended their useful life and require replacement. But what do these packs actually cost, if...

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    2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid to be offered in four trim levels: Live photos

    The refreshed 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will debut at the 2016 New York Auto Show.

  • 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Palisades Interstate Park, New York, June 2014

    The Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains the sole seven-seat hybrid vehicle on the market, and it has been redesigned and updated for the 2014 model year. While smaller vehicles--the Prius far ahead of any other model--make up the bulk of U.S. hybrid sales, the 2014 Highlander Hybrid stands at the top of Toyota's mid-size SUV line. ALSO SEE: Harley Davidson Reveals LiveWire Electric Motorcycle: Video Our model was rated by the EPA at 28 mpg combined (27 mpg city, 28 mpg highway). That's a notable improvement on the best possible mileage in a gasoline version, which is 22 mpg combined (20 mpg...

  • 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
    How Long Do Hybrid Cars Last: Which Will Make 150,000 Miles?

    Which hybrid cars accumulate the most mileage over time? According to a new data analysis, there's one hybrid that stands head and shoulders above the rest--and it's not the Toyota Prius. Used-car listing aggregator iSeeCars analyzed more than 20 million used-car listings posted during April and...

  • 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    Recall: 2006-2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrids, 2006-2008 Lexus RX 400h

    Toyota announced yesterday that it would conduct a voluntary recall of 133,000 Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX400h crossover utility vehicles. The affected vehicles cover model years 2006 through 2010 for the Highlander, and 2006 through 2008 for the RX. Both vehicles share a platform and use the...

  • 2014 Toyota Highlander
    2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Debuts In New York

    A brand new generation of the Toyota Highlander crossover made its debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show this morning, and with it came a new version of the popular Highlander Hybrid. The new Highlander is bigger and bolder than the model it replaces, now looking much more like a full-blown SUV than...

  • 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Six High-Mileage Hybrids That Will Keep You Invisible

    Hybrid cars may not be universally popular, but most can appreciate the thinking behind them. After all, who actually likes paying high prices for gas? Even so, some may prefer the benefits of hybrid technology without the image that occasionally comes with it. We've picked six hybrid cars that...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Los Angeles, August 2012
    Making The Transition To A Hybrid Car? Here’s What To Expect

    Over the past decade, hybrid electric cars have gone from being niche market vehicles for movie stars and green thinkers to everyday vehicles that can save you big money on your gas bill. In fact, with more hybrid cars to choose from than ever before, there’s never a better time to make the...

  • 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

    If you need to carry up to seven people at once, and you're quite horrified by the mileage ratings on most of the three-row vehicles that are truly up to the task, we have the vehicle for you: the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. With EPA ratings of 28 mpg city, 28 highway, it's the highest-mileage three-row vehicle, based on Combined ratings—and it's by far the best in the city. But as we found out in a weeklong drive, the Highlander Hybrid might not return figures quite that high in real-world highway driving. However, there's a lot of good-old wholesome family vehicle in the latest...

  • 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid  -  Driven, May 2011
    2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Will Be U.S. Made, Says Toyota

    Buy a gasoline 2012 Toyota Highlander crossover in the U.S., and the chances are it will have been made at Toyota’s Princetown factory in Indiana. Opt for the more fuel efficient 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid model, and your car will have been made a third of the way around the world in...

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    Third-Row, 7-Seat Family Vehicles With Highest Gas Mileage

    We get asked a lot about hybrids with seven seats. The answer is simple: There's only one, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. But the question is really more about fuel efficiency: What family vehicles with a third row of seats that can carry seven people get the best gas mileage? It's a major...

  • 2011 Lexus RX 450h
    Beat Winter With The Top Five 2011 High-MPG All-Wheel-Drives

    Toyota's Prius is something of a figurehead for the green car movement, but despite its many talents, we'll admit it may not be suitable for all drivers. What if you want economy but don't want to sacrifice the utility and security of something a little bigger? Maybe you're still concerned about...

  • 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Five High-Mileage SUVs You’ll Want To Check Out For 2012

    You’re an SUV owner looking to upgrade your current car, but you’re also getting tired of increasing gas prices and the way those hybrid and electric car owners look at you on the freeway. At the same time, you’re not about to downsize to a sub-compact in order to get good gas...

  • 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    2006-2007 Lexus RX 400h, Toyota Highlander Hybrids: Recall

    Toyota will recall 2006-2007 Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h hybrid crossovers to inspect and repair a component that could fail in the hybrid control system.

  • 2011 Ford Vertrek concept

    Ford has made lots of changes to its model lineup of late, some of them remarkably quickly. Now comes word that the new Ford Escape compact crossover for 2013 may not include the Escape Hybrid model it has sold since 2004. We think that would be a terrible shame, because it takes off the market a unique vehicle: the only affordable hybrid crossover with mechanical all-wheel-drive. Vertrek previews new Escape The report was published by FordInsideNews, a website that follows Ford news, as part of a much larger rundown of what it says are Ford's latest product plans for the next 18 months. The...

  • 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
    Guide: How To Get Good Gas Mileage AND Third Row Seats?

    "We have not yet fully accepted the fact that we need a new car. Some call it denial. But we do need one." That's how our friend Gordon Platt began a note asking our advice on what cars he should consider as he sets out to replace the family's aging 2003 Toyota Sienna minivan. "What are your...

  • 2011 Toyota Prius
    How Much Gasoline Can You Save With A Hybrid Or Plug-In Car?

    As of the middle of April, gasoline is approaching $4.00 per gallon across the United States and oil is surging past $110 per barrel. More and more energy observers are talking about "$5 per gallon fuel" here in the U.S. So how do you minimize your gasoline costs and maximize your mileage? What...

  • 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Engine Stalling Investigated

    While Toyota clearly hopes the worst of its recall problems are behind it, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a new investigation into an older Toyota vehicle. On February 15, the NHTSA opened an investigation into 32 complaints of engine stalling in 2006 Toyota...

  • 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: New Styling, Higher Mileage

    The 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has been restyled and made more powerful as part of a comprehensive freshening of the Toyota Highlander line, last fully redesigned for the 2008 model year. Along with more prosaic gasoline-powered Highlanders, the front-end styling has been updated. The hood and...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
    Only One Hybrid Car Pays Back Its Owners; Know Which One?

    One of the criticisms of hybrid cars has historically been that there's no payback, especially given the cheap gasoline prices in the U.S. The extra money you spend on a hybrid isn't returned in gas savings, say critics. Well, that may be true, especially when regular gasoline is averaging $2.77 a...

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