Many vehicles available can get up to eight people where they need to be in Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro. But where do you look if style, capability, comfort, reliability, build quality, and fuel efficiency are essential factors in your purchasing decision? The answer is simple: the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, a fuel-efficient hybrid version of one of the very best three-row midsize crossover SUVs on the market.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a model that proves you don’t have to give up on style in the name of practicality. The Highlander Hybrid is as practical and flexible as a minivan, with comfortable seating inside for up to eight people and their belongings. But instead of a functional vehicle with an exterior you can put up with, the Highlander is a genuinely attractive SUV that plenty of people would buy for its style alone.
And there are four different versions of the Highlander in its Hybrid form to choose from. The 2024 Highlander Hybrid LE is the most affordable model, followed in the lineup by the Hybrid XLE, Hybrid Limited, and the range-topping Hybrid Platinum. The four trim levels cover a broad spectrum of specifications and appeal to an equally wide range of budgets. However, there are also Nightshade versions of the LE and XLE, but it would be a stretch to claim they represent separate trim levels.
Carrying up to eight people and their belongings they bring with them means a considerable amount of weight, and that requires a suitably potent powertrain to avoid sluggish performance. The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid strikes a superb balance of performance and efficiency, with a hybrid system built around a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 16-valve gas engine with Dual VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent, intake controlled by electric motor).
Front-drive versions feature a pair of permanent magnet synchronous motors at the front of the Highlander, while all-wheel drive models add a third motor at the rear. The combined output of the Toyota’s hybrid system is 243 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, which gets to the wheels through an electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT). All three trim levels are standard front-wheel drive, with AWD available. Front drive models get EPA-estimated fuel economy of 36 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 36 mpg combined, and AWD only reduces the city and combined figures by one mpg.
Even the most affordable version of the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets an impressive list of standard features, but it’s hard to resist stepping up to the XLE or higher. The XLE adds a power moonroof, roof rails, SofTex-trimmed front- and second-row seats, wireless smartphone charging, and more. Of course, the Platinum touches on a luxury specification with leather upholstery, heated front & second-row seats, a 10-inch color head-up display, and a 12.3-inch color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID).
Toyota always puts safety features to the fore, and the Highlander Hybrid is no exception. All trim levels get Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 and the Star Safety System. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a superbly efficient and reliable way of getting up to eight people where they need to be in comfort and style. Check out what else the Highlander Hybrid offers with a test drive from Nelson Toyota at 980 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, Virginia, or call us at (276)-666-8390 for more information, and we can arrange an appointment that fits your busy schedule.
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