Do you think that the engineers who introduced hybrid technology knew it would one day be utilized even to make large utility vehicles more fuel efficient? Well, whether they knew it or not, even vehicles like the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid in Moline IL exist now. Offering all the performance and utility that shoppers have come to expect from the Highlander with the hybrid powertrain benefits similar to the Prius lineup.
The Hybrid was introduced to the Highlander lineup in 2005, five years after the Highlander was introduced itself. Since then it has become almost as popular as the standard, gasoline-powered Highlander itself. The Highlander family was just facelifted for the 2016 model year, meaning it’s still fairly fresh on the Toyota lineup as a whole.
Going back to wondering what the engineers were expecting to develop from their initial technology, we wonder if they could have ever foreseen a hybrid vehicle delivering 306 horsepower. Powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, in addition to the 306 HP it delivers, the Highlander Hybrid achieves 30 miles per gallon through city streets and 28 mpg on the highway. A hybrid vehicle that offers that kind of power/efficiency blend is unheard of, and we’re so happy to be able to provide it to shoppers here in the Quad Cities.
The Highlander Hybrid doesn’t just deliver efficiency, it also has plenty of great content throughout the cabin and the vehicle as a whole, not to mention all of its versatile utility. There are 5 USB ports found throughout the cabin, split-folding seats for up to 8 passengers total, even the Toyota Safety Sense P package. If you’d like to learn more about everything that the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has to offer, be sure to check out the rest of our website or give us a call with any questions that you might have. We look forward to helping you get into the driver’s seat of your very own Highlander Hybrid.