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 fully adjustable giving me comfortable seating. My previous hybrid was a 4 cylinder and although it was a compact, it was sluggish and very noisy. This Highlander is bigger and heavier and is very quiet and when I want to accelerate, I do. Those are two of the biggest reason I like this SUV. The 'Expert reviewers' seem to agree with me on these two points. The 3rd reason finds me in disagreement with most of the 'Expert reviewers'. Most seem to suggest the hybrid is to be avoided because it is too expensive up front considering the low price of gasoline these days.I look at it different. I bought my last hybrid when gasoline was $4 a gallon. I expect it to be there again one day. Until then I am happy leaving a smaller carbon footprint when I drive. I also smile when my Scangauge II shows I am running at 34.0 mpg on the highway.