2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited

Consumer Guide Automotive 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles driven: 299

Fuel used: 9.6 gallons

Real-world fuel economy: 31.1 mpg

Driving mix: 60% city, 40% highway

EPA-estimated fuel economy: 27/28/28 (city, highway, combined)

Base price: $47,500 (not including $885 destination charge)

Options on test car: Rear-seat entertainment system ($1810), Driver Technology Package ($1400), mat package ($225)

Price as tested: $51,820

CG Report Card
Room and ComfortA
Power and PerformanceB
Fit and FinishB
Fuel EconomyA+
Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup.


Quick Hits

The great: Class-leading fuel economy, excellent ride quality

The good: Roomy cabin, plenty of cargo space

The not so good: Hybrid drivetrain available only on pricier Highlander models

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2015 Highlander Interior
Any Highlander offers more-than-adequate front and second-row space. Access to the 3rd-row seats is relatively easy, though only younger riders will want to spend much time back there.

CG Says:

The Highlander always ranks among our favorite crossovers, and is no less compelling in hybrid guise. Along with a family friendly amount of passenger and cargo space, Highlander Hybrids boasts impressive fuel economy. In Consumer Guide testing, the Highlander Hybrid averaged over 31 mpg, well above its class competitors (and conventionally powered versions of the Highlander). Unfortunately, the hybrid powertrain is available only on pricey Limited and Platinum trim levels. Still, if you’re looking for a near-luxury crossover that’s easy on the planet–and you can foot the bill–Highlander Hybrid belongs near the top of your test-drive list.

Toyota Highlander cargo area
Flush-folding 2nd- and 3rd-row seats help Highlander owners accommodate large volumes of cargo with ease.

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