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The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is EPA rated at 27 mpg city, and 28 mpg highway. How did we do? Read on.

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD

Dates Tested: 6/12/2014-6/26/14

Miles Driven: 514

Fuel Used: 17.0 gallons

Driving Mix: 40% city, 60% highway

CG Real-World Fuel Economy: 30.2 mpg

EPA mpg Rating: 27/28 (city Highway)

 

Related CG Real-World Fuel Economy Results

2014 Audi Q5 TDI: 27.5 mpg

2014 Lexus RX 450h : 29.8 mpg

In light of Ford’s recent restatements of fuel economy for its hybrid Fusion and C-Max models, it’s easy to get the idea the hybrid vehicles as a group don’t live up to their EPA mileage estimates. In Consumer Guide testing, this is never the case with Toyota hybrids. In the case of the Highlander, over more than 500 miles we beat both the city and highway estimates by at least 2 mpg. It’s worth noting that we record nearly the same fuel economy in recent testing of the Lexus RX450h, a close mechanical cousin of the Highlander. It’s also worth noting that at 30.2 mpg overall, our test Highlander came in just .5 mpg thirstier than Honda’s subcompact 2015 Fit.

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