Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 11 recalls, 2 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 197 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2010 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 4 5 5 4
2009 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 4 5 5 4
2008 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 4 5 5 4
2007 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 5 5 5 Not Rated
2006 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4-DR. Not Rated 5 5 5 5 Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Toyota has manufactured models of Highlander Hybrid 4WD for 8 years. They average 26.8 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2013 Highlander Hybrid 4WD above average at 28 combined MPG.

The 2013 Highlander Hybrid 4WD is electric and has a 288V Ni-MH motor charged via . All MPG estimates are "MPG equivalent," a conversion of electric energy consumption to gasoline equivalent.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2013 Highlander Hybrid 4WD to be $1,400 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $250 less over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Highlander Hybrid 4WD consumes about 12 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Highlander Hybrid 4WD emits 317 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,755,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 226 trees would offset these emissions. The Highlander Hybrid 4WD has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 28 28 28
2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 28 28 28
2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 28 28 28
2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 26 25 27
2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 26 25 27
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 26 25 27
2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 26 25 27
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD 26 25 27

MPG breakdown by model options

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD has 8 different model options on record with the EPA since 2006. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2013 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 28 28 28
2012 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 28 28 28
2011 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 28 28 28
2010 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 26 25 27
2009 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 26 25 27
2008 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 26 25 27
2007 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 26 25 27
2006 Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 26 25 27