The new 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD seven-seater SUV outperforms many competitors, even those who come from the same Toyota house.
The fourth-generation Toyota Highlander had its premiere last year in the United States. After the Toyota Camry, it is the second Toyota model to arrive directly in Europe from the United States.
Economical hybrid technology has allowed Toyota to expand its European offering with models that will so far only be available for markets in Asia and the United States. After the luxury Camry sedan, the big Highlander SUV is coming to the Europe.
The Highlander is a standard seven-seater! The second row of seats moves longitudinally, but despite the large dimensions of the body, it is necessary to play with the position of the seat, in order to accommodate seven people inside. If we move the second row of seats all the way back, only children can be accommodated in the third row. Fully moving forward will reduce the space for adults in the second row of seats. However, if we find the right position, the car can accommodate seven adults. However, we recommend the third row only for children, because the seat part of the seat is low positioned and more people will definitely feel like they are squatting. If we need to compare with some other car, then we can say that the Highlander has far more space in the rear than, for example, the Skoda Kodiaq.
Conceptually, it’s the same technique available in the smaller RAV4. However, with the Highlander, the petrol engine develops a maximum power of 140 kW and a maximum torque of 239 Nm. The front electric motor develops 134 kW and 239 Nm, and the rear develops 40 kW and 121 Nm. The result is a combined maximum power of 182 kW. Thus, all-wheel drive is provided by a combination of electric motors. The batteries have a capacity of 6.5 Ah and it is clear that they serve to “help” the gasoline engine, and in no way to offer independent movement on clean electricity.
Large family SUV models are becoming increasingly popular in Europe and that is why the arrival of the Highlander on the Old Continent is a complete hit for Toyota. Especially if we take into account the fact that Toyota has extensive experience in developing such cars. The Highlander offers superior comfort with plenty of space and low consumption, especially in urban conditions. If you are looking for a quality family SUV, the Toyota Highlander should definitely be on your “menu”.
2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV MSRP
Starting price for 2022 Toyota Highlander LE Hybrid is $38,855 and for the top level vehicle 2022 Toyota Highlander Platinum Hybrid the price is $49,010.