Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2019 is number one midsize SUV of 2019 because of its potent hybrid power, upmarket cabin, powerful and fuel efficient powertrain and on a whole we can call it as a versatile family car which is ranked on the top among Midsize SUVs, SUV with three rows and Crossover SUVs if you are looking for a spacious cabin with a lot of technological and safety features along with outclass powertrain then Toyota Highland Hybrid should be your first choice. The major difference between standard Highlander and Hybrid version is in the powertrain of both models among which the standard model is powered by a choice of four or six cylinder engine whereas the hybrid model is powered by V6 engine paired with electric motor.
While talking about the available trims of 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid then we should mention that it gives us the option of three variations: Hybrid LE, Hybrid XLE and Hybrid Limited.
The LE is the base trim which is equipped with eighteen inches wheel, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, 6.1 inches touch screen with 6 speakers audio system and rear view camera.
XLE is an upgraded version with a comparably fair price and it is equipped with heated and power adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, blind spot detection, tri zone climate control system, 8.1 inches touch screen, navigation system and a lot of safety features.
The Limited Trim is the high level trim which features nineteen inches wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, leather covered seating with memory function of driver’s seat, twelve speakers and rear parking sensors.
Limited trim is further upgraded with a Platinum package model called Limited Platinum which features panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats and parking sensors at front. We will discuss the features and specifications of Highlander Hybrid Limited trim of 2019 in detail in this article
Powertrain of Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited:
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2019 comes with two options of drivetrain: the All-wheel drive 3.5 liters V6 24 valve VVT-iw engine with electronic continuously varying transmission paired with electric motor generating horsepower of 259 hp at 6600rpm and torque of 263lb-ft at 4700rpm while the other model is powered by AWD-i 3.5 liters V6 engine paired with electric motor and provided with Platinum package with Eco and Power modes.
It offers an eight speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with intelligence provided with Dynamic revolution, sequential mode, snow mode and uphill or downhill shift mode. The electric power steering with power assisted rack and onion is well weighted and it is stable even at high speeds and requires very less efforts at low speeds. The full throttle results in a racket engine to race up resulting in hitting sixty miles per hour in 7.5 seconds while the braking pedal is very light to use and the routine braking is very smooth and confident as compared to panic stop. The highlander Hybrid Limited is very smooth in handling and very confident when turning around corners while the all season tire grips is outclass ensuring your drive safe and thrill even at uneven pavements. The All-wheel drive option makes the hill hold, hill descent control and advantageous approach. It has an awesome fuel economy and it provides a mileage of twenty seven mpg in city and twenty nine mpg on highways.
Exterior and interior features of Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited:
The 2019 Highlander Hybrid Limited is a master piece of Toyota whose design inspires everyone with an eye catching front fascia having a dynamic front grille with Toyota’s logo embossed on it and the expressive bold LED headlights tailored uniquely on its side. The headlights are featured with daytime running lights to amplify the light and the Platinum model has chrome accented housings for headlights and fog lights to finalize the sleeker appearance. The athletic style of Highlander is showed off with its sophisticated nineteen inches alloy wheels with five spoke dark chromatic design. The LED tail lights on rear add more visibility and aggressiveness at the rear while rear is also equipped with rear parking sensors to assist in parking.
It is a three row midsize SUV with a seating capacity for eight passengers and a very spacious interior providing you more comfort all along your journey. The second row has captain chairs that adds more comfort and even the Platinum model offers heating facility for 2nd row captain chairs along with first row heating and memory function provided with power adjustable seats. Highlander provides a quiet cabin with silencing insulation materials that will keep your cabin calm and peaceful from the outside noise. It is also provided with panoramic moon roof to give the passengers view of the whole sky and enlighten the moon light in the cabin. It can accommodate a lot of cargo by folding the 2nd and third row by 60/40 to fulfill your needs.
The rear seats also have their entertainment by the nine inches display screen mounted on the roof of car that comes with RCA jacks, 2 remotes and 2 wireless headphones while five USB ports are given inside the cabin with three ports on front and three on rear seats. The birds eye view camera will give you 360 degree view of your surrounding while driver’s easy speak feature has built-in microphone that commands your voice from front to back seat passengers while there is an eight inches touch screen mounted on dashboard to provide you with infotainment and it also displays hybrid power meter letting you know when the electric motor needs to be charged and how’s power consumption.
Some of the safety features of Highlander include blind spot detection, cross traffic alert, star safety system, eight advance airbags, and LATCH and tire pressure monitor system.
Some of the major rivals include Acura MDX 2019, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2019, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Subaru Ascent 2019 and Honda Pilot 2019.
It has a starting price of 45,860 US dollars while the Platinum package is available at a starting price of 49,980 US dollars.
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Ground Clearance (mm)
Turning radius (m)
11 m (Curb to Curb)
Kerb Weight (KG)
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Track Rear (mm)
Engine Capacity (cc)
Peak Torque (Nm@rpm)
Max out (Kw@rpm)
DOHC 24 Valves with VVT-iW and VVT-i
Horse Power (HP)
City/Highway: 29/27 MPG
Electric power assist speed sensing steering-Rack and Pinion
strut with coil Spring
Double Wishbone with coil spring
Seat Cover Material
Perforated leather seat trim
Top speed 115 mph and 0 to 60 in 7.0 seconds
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24V V6 with VVT-IW and VVT-i-inc: aluminum block and heads
Transmission: electronic continuously variable-inc: planetary gear unit for gear reduction and power splitting
3.542 axle ratio
Engine auto stop start feature
Transmission with driver selectable mode-sequential Shift control and oil cooler
Automatic full time all wheel drive
Engine oil cooler
Battery with run down protection
Hybrid electric motor
1305# maximum pay load
Gas pressurized shock absorbers
Front and rear anti roll bars
Single stainless steel exhaust
Permanent locking hubs
4-wheel anti lock braking system-brake assist-hill descent control and hill hold control
Nickel metal hybrid traction battery
Wheels: spoke dark chromtec alloy-inc: black center caps
Steel spare wheel
Compact spare tire stored underbody with crank down
Clear coat paint
Body colored front bumper
Body colored rear bumper with black rub strip/fascia accent and chrome bumper insert
Black wheel well trim
Chrome side windows trim
Body colored door handles
Body colored power heated side mirrors with manual folding and turn signal indicator
Flip up rear window with fixed interval wiper and defroster
Deep tinted glass
Rain detecting variable intermittent wipers with heated wiper park
Fully galvanized steel panels
Power lift gate rear cargo access
Tail gate/rear door lock included with power door locks
Roof rack rails only
Fully automatic projector beam halogen auto high beam day time running lights preference setting headlamps with delay off
Front fog lamps
LED brake lights
Radio: entune premium JBL audio with NAV and app suite-inc: the entune multimedia bundle (8” high resolution touch screen with split screen display-AM/FM CD player-MP3/WMA play back capability-12 JBL green edge speakers-auxiliary audio jack-USB 2.0 port with iPod connectivity and control-advanced voice recognition-hands-free phone capability-phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology)
Radio with seek scan-clock-speed compensated volume control-steering wheel control andinternal memory
Window grid diversity antenna
2 LCD monitors in the front
Heated/ventilated front bucket seats-inc: 8 way power adjustable memory driver’s seat with power thigh and lumbar support-4-way power adjustable passenger seat
Bucket folding front facing manual reclining fold forward seatback rear seat with manual fore/aft
Front center armrest and rear seat mounted armrest
Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-engine coolant temp-traction battery level-power/Regen-trip odometer and trip computer
Power rear windows-fixed 3rd row windows and with manual dun blinds
Fixed 60-40 split bench 3rd row seat front-manual recline-manual fold into floor-3 manual and adjustable head restraints
Heated leather/metal look steering wheel
Front cup holder
Rear cup holder
2 12V DC power outlets
Proximity key for doors and push button start
Remote keyless entry with 4 door curb/courtesy-illuminated entry-illuminated ignition switch and panic button
Remote releases-inc: power cargo access-power fuel and keyfob rear window
HomeLink garage wheel controls
Dual zone front automatic air conditioning
Rear HVAC with separate controls
HVAC-inc: under seat ducts and headliner/pillar ducts
Locking glove box
Driver foot rest
Full cloth headliner
Leatherette door trim insert
Leather/metal look gear shift knob
Interior trim-inc: simulated wood/metal look instrument panel insert-simulated wood/metal look panel insert-chrome and metal look interior accents
Day night auto dimming rear view mirror
Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with driver and passenger illumination-driver and passenger auxiliary mirror
Full floor console with covered storage-mini overhead console with storage-conversation mirror-2 12V DC power outlets and 1 AC power outlet