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2022 Toyota Highlander vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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2022 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,855 to $49,960
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2022 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

MSRP*: $39,555 to $51,460
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MPG - City 20 - 21 MPG 35 - 36 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 MPG 34 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 84.3 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 243-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 295 hp 243 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 194.9 - 197.4 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 76.0 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Toyota Highlander offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota Highlander and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota Highlander, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota Highlander will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Toyota Highlander is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Highlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander has the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Highlander has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Toyota Highlander does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Toyota Highlander offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Toyota Highlander as you will in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.