With EPA estimates in the 27 City/25 Highway range, the 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a great choice for the environmentally-conscious who want the performance and passenger-hauling capabilities of an SUV. In addition to seating capacity for up to seven with a third-row seat, the Highlander Hybrid is offered in Base and Limited trims with a capable 209 horsepower 3.3-liter gas/electric V6 mated to a 1-speed CVT automatic transmission under the hood. Standard equipment includes auto climate control, keyless entry, a trip computer and AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite audio.Read more Read less
The Toyota Highlander has been completely redesigned for 2008. The new Highlander is completely new mechanically and significantly larger; it's about four inches longer and about three inches wider, with an inch more ground clearance. A much more powerful 3.5L V6 replaces the former 3.3L engine, the four-cylinder engine is gone from the lineup, and a new set of active and passive safety features are introduced. Also, larger wheels are installed across the line.
Roomy, versatile interior; seating for seven; surprising acceleration; confident ride; available hybrid; towing ability.
The new 2008 Toyota Highlander is nearly a half-step larger in size, offering significantly more vehicle and a roomier interior without a major jump in price. The base model is a strong value, especially considering the now-standard V6, while the Sport and Limited can be loaded to the gills with luxury features. Also, the Highlander offers a very robust list of standard safety features, and the most inclusive air bag coverage ever in a Toyota vehicle, with a total of seven air bags.