The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is one of the most popular crossover SUVs for busy families. With three rows of seats for seven or eight passengers, the Highlander is versatile, spacious, easy to drive and live. The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is available in four trims, all very safe thanks to a robust suite of driver-assistance and accident-avoidance systems. The V6 engine is not only more powerful but also more efficient. Toyota midsize SUV remains a strong competitor to the Honda Pilot, as well as new competitors such as Subaru Ascent and Volkswagen Atlas. The only disadvantage from the Highlander Hybrid is its lack of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration
The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a large three-row crossover SUV with seating for eight or seven. Its available in four trim levels: LE, XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum. The regular Highlander is reviewed separately.
The base LE is pretty basic but does include the Toyota Safety Sense suite, keyless entry, the Entune infotainment system with a 6.1-inch touchscreen and a total of five USB ports. We think you’re far better off in at least an XLE Plus model. It has power tailgate with flip-up hatch window, tri-zone climate control, better-quality fabric seating, 10-way-power driver’s seat, and an 8-inch touchscreen with more robust Entune infotainment system.
Every 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with three electric motors. Together, this combination produces a total output of 306 horsepower. A continuously variable-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. In track testing, the 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds. The Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
3.5-liter V6 + AC 650-volt permanent-magnet motors with CVT
306 hybrid system net horsepower
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 30/28 mpg (LE) and 29/27 mpg (XLE, Limited, Limited Platinum)
The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The base LE has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $38,000 (including destination fee). The XLE starts at $42,030, while the Limited trim at $45,510. Prices continue to climb up to $48,630 for the Limited Platinum.