Best Bet
(4.7) 3 reviews
MSRP: $47,870$50,485
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 28
Engine: 231-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 7
2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Our Take on the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Our Take

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 and electric motor mated to a continuously variable transmission, and it has Eco and EV modes.Heated and ventilated front seatsBlind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert 19-inch wheelsHere's info on the regular Highland... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • High price
  • Third-row space
  • Seat folding
  • Ride quality
  • Cargo space behind third row
  • Basic AWD system

Notable Features

  • Seats seven
  • V-6 plus electric motors
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Standard nav system
  • Big fuel-efficiency gains
  • Available collision warning


Our Expert Reviews

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is a very good family SUV with three rows of seats, but the appeal of the expensive hybrid version is limited. The pricey Highlander Hybrid improves gas mileage by roughly a third over most conventional three-row SUVs. It has no direct competitors, and $2-a-gallon gas means it probably won't for some time to come. The Highlander Hybrid is based on the Highlande... Read full review for the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 3 reviews

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Economical, soft and easy family transportation

by mykecusa from Sacramento California on July 11, 2016

I agree with the 'Expert reviewers'. The 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is indeed a comfortable, pleasant ride. I find it sits above the traffic giving me excellent visibility and the drivers seat is f... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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