2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review and Specs
The new 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is out here is the review with some specs.
So, what is new for the car which has already been redesigned for the 2014? Well for instance, fuel economy is one of the most impressive and primary factors that a car might possess and with the addition of a roomier design and some extra space within the inside makes the new Highlander somewhat better than the previous model.
Some would say that it is a civil alternative from Toyota’s 4Runner car, which offers more room and a better driving feel to it. The inclusion of a four-cylinder V6 engine does also help this vehicle to make its own case as well. It is perhaps one of the most competitive utility vehicles on the market now and certainly one of the more inserting models of the year.
One of the greatest changes and factors for the emergence in popularity of the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vehicle is its exterior redesign. The car looks far better and incorporates a modern yet subtle look to it.
As you can see from the available pictures the 2015 Highlander is not just a Hybrid vehicle which is pleasant to drive and which incorporates very favorable fuel economy, but it is also a vehicle which makes people’s head to turn and one which is very pleasing to the eye.
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Exterior
Incorporating a perfect exterior look, the Highlander has taken a glance at the completion and actually has taken all of the good and favorable things about each vehicle and combined it in its own unique new design.
The unique mix inspired by the mash of other different vehicle’s make the Highlander car a great and unique SUV. If you could describe it, you will no doubt start with the words that go somewhat like “well it is rather a combination between a crossover and a SUV. “
Something that is most noticeable with the 2015 Highlander is the redesign of the grille at the front. It has given a little bit more tone to the vehicle and it is more than apparent that it has been inspired by a Mitsubishi car. Additionally the exaggerated parts around it and the protruding features further enhance the emphasis on the front, giving it a unique new aggressive look.
The wheel wells and the sills have also been enhanced a bit and have gained a bit more muscle. And finally, the new 2015 Toyota Highlander looks enormous. It has grown in length 10 inches, and is 6 inches taller, giving it an extra weight of 5000 lb than before. This is perhaps the best way to go for this vehicle, as it now looks pretty imposing on the road and has gained quite an attitude boost as well.
Interior of 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Owing to the its shape changes and the apparent dimension rise of the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the inside of the vehicle has gone through some alterations as well. Owing to the great expansion of the car the result was more interior space and more comfort as well. The car has three rows of seating and can fit four to five adult passengers now. It is needless to say that it is a great family vehicle with great drivability and more than enough space for everyone to enjoy.
The enhanced dimensions were not the only change for the car. It has received a modernized technological upgrade with various safety features and a cool new design to bolster the interior look.
The lines and textures of the vehicle’s inside have been brushed and sharpened and the dashboard has undergone some changes making it a lot more useful in driving situations, making your eyes firmly fixed on the road but providing you with the necessary input and information needed about the car.
Engine – 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Underneath the bonnet of the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, there is not that much surprise. The powertrain is taken from the previous model so the new Highlander has a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, and combined with a six-speed automatic transmission system gives us a power of 185 hp. This is of course the trim for the base models and besides being powerful it also has some pretty decent acceleration stats.
Optionally available is the trim which includes a V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission system. While the base trim was limited with only coming with front-wheel drive, this model comes optional with front or all-wheel drive for you to choose from. It can achieve a power of 270 hp.
As for the Hybrid model is concerned, it is very interesting that they include an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission system and an all-wheel drive as well. Thanks to the electric part of the engine, the hybrid vehicle can achieve the power of 280 horsepower.
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Price
Depending on the trim of the engine and the additional features and variables the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers, the price can fluctuate as well. If you are interested in the base model, then you will have to go somewhere at $30,000. For higher trim levels you will have to go as high as $45,000, while the ultimate experience and the entire package offered by an car like this will cost you around $50,000.