When hybrids first entered the social consciousness, they were often considered small and ineffectual for drivers who wanted a spacious, powerful vehicle. However, as the need for fuel-efficient vehicles reached a tipping point, brands like Toyota took the initiative to create hybrid versions of many of the most popular models. Due to that, drivers who are looking for a vehicle with a little more oomph can likely meet their match in a model like the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. While your performance isn't going to be the same as it would in the 2018 Toyota Highlander, the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is more than capable of holding its own. See for yourself how the 2018 Toyota Highlander works in Bloomington, IN at Royal South Toyota.
One of, if not the, most important feature of a hybrid vehicle is the fuel economy. However, when you're looking at a vehicle like the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, performance is one of the other criteria that may come to mind. The hybrid engine on the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a 3.5L v6 Atkinson-cycle-capable engine paired with two permanent magnet synchronous motors in the front and rear. Together, these systems produce 306 horsepower. When only using the engine, your performance is a still-impressive 280 horsepower. While these performance specs are impressive, the real showstopper is the 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Many would think that with the hybrid system, the towing capacity, which is one of the main draws to a large SUV, would be virtually non-existent. However, on the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, drivers are able to tow a trailer weighing up to 3,500 pounds which is more than enough power to haul some of the more bulky items.
Of course, if you're looking to move bulky items, you might not even need to pull out the trailer thanks to the exceptional interior space provided in the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The interior specs in the 2018 Toyota Highlander match exactly with those in the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. When you fold down the back two rows, you increase your cargo volume to a roomy 83.7 cubic feet, which is more than enough for some of the larger items that you might need to transport. As you add the seats back in, you maintain a spacious cargo hold, with 42.3 cubic feet behind the second row, and 13.8 cubic feet if you're utilizing all seven or eight seats. To experience the cavernous interior and high-powered performance of the 2018 Toyota Highlander in Bloomington, IN, schedule a test drive at Royal South Toyota.