Overview & Reviews
For 2012, the third-row seat and rear climate control are now standard on all Highlander Hybrid models.
- Exceptional balance of performance and fuel economy
- Attractive cabin
- Flexible second-row seat design.
- Steep price compared to standard Highlander
- Cramped third-row seat.
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 2 of 2.00
So Far, so good - 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
By rgw54 - August 27 - 9:30 am
Have about 1,000 miles on the Highlander Hybrid Limited. Very happy with the vehicle so far. For spending so much money on a car, I miss a few things that seem like they should be standard: Memory seating/mirror position. One tap (three blink) turn signal lane change indicator, to name a couple. Not exactly deal breakers, but would be nice. Only other frustration is directed at Toyota in general...not being able to change navigation settings or use telephone phone book while moving is maddeningly archaic. Passenger should be able to input without coming to a complete stop.
Not The Best Buy - 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
By lazarus2 - March 27 - 2:07 pm
Unlike a gasoline engine, electric motors have maximum torque the instant you apply power. You can go from 60 to 80 in about three seconds if you punch it. But there is a big problem for the unwary; the Highlander has severe torque-steer and could drag an unsuspecting driver right into another vehicle they are passing. Does not come close to EPA fuel economy ratings. The 28/28 mpg only works at around 40 mph. Otherwise it is 23/26 with a combined mpg of 25 no matter how you drive.