The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is three in a row crossover midsize offered Limited and Limited Platinum trims. 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, seven passenger seating is the standard, with a layout that includes the two second-row captain’s chairs and 60/40-split third-row bench with three seats. The Highlander gas is monitored separately.
The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid standard features include 19-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, LED running lights, fog-lights, a flip-up rear hatch window, adjustable-height power lift-gate, rear spoiler, ignition keyless and entry, ambient interior lighting, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated and air front seats, leather upholstery, eight-way power driver seat, tilt-wheel and its telescoping, driver memory functions, a Four Way passenger power seat, the driver who makes the word by speaking passengers in the rear, the table in the second row captain’s chairs and retractable second-row sunshades. Features Electronic include a navigation system, blind-spot monitoring system with the rear cross-traffic alert, back-up camera, rear parking sensors, an 8-inch central screen, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth phone and the audio Connectivity, and 12-speaker JBL audio system along satellite radio, HD radio and iPod / USB connectivity.
Optional for the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited package Driver Technology, which adds to Toyota’s Safety Connect Telematics, collision mitigation system with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, the lane travel warning system and automatic control high-beam headlights. A rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system with 9 inch display is provided as a stand-alone option. The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum includes all those things plus a panoramic sunroof, the heated steering wheel and heated 2nd row seats.
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interior
Although the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vehicles may have a unique interior flourishes to set them apart from the non-hybrid counterparts, 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid does not. Without the usual smattering estimate of hybrid-specific information screens, the Hybrid of Toyota Highlander Limited with different powertrain. While its may be disappointing to some, especially considering the price starting markedly higher Hybrid Highlander’s interior is nice enough to pass up. Supple cover the top of the dashboard surfaces with subtle stitching at the seams. Cabin The Infiniti QX60 Hybrid may look and feel more special, but deficit Toyota modest here should not be deal-breaker.
Toyota has baked a lot of storage features into the interior of the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. There is a unique built-in shelf on the dashboard, for example, that can be a place for phones and other small personal effects. However, The length of the short shelf, it can be difficult to really fit your hand where to place or retrieve those items. Background is spacious storage box under the console armrest large enough bag.
Operating features a variety of electronics has a feel simple, but they are far from the driver. The 8 inch screen offers a crisp graphics, large buttons “virtual” and quickly accessed mode buttons around its perimeter. Intuitive navigation system, and the audio features of the tried and true volume knob to the left and Tuning handle to the right.
The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes Limited trim, it does not offer tree second-row bench that is a lesser standard on non-hybrid Highlander model. The two captain’s chairs, however, very sweet and the slide farther forward than before, allow easy third row. Commenting on the way back, adults will still find it cramped relative other competitors, but the kids will be fine, and three-across seating third row is offered the credentials Highlander as a substitute of the truck.
Although the cargo’s ability to 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is diminished by its battery pack, there is still much storage space inside, especially if you start folding the rear seats down. There is usable 13.8 cubic feet of space behind the third row, rising 42.3 cubes and the third row folded, and maximum 83.2 cubic feet of capacity with both rows folded the rear.
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Engine
The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is powered by a V6 3.5-liter combined with multiple electric motors and battery. Total output is rated at 280 horsepower. All-wheel drive is the standard, as is an automatic transmission continuously variable (CVT). Under normal conditions, the hybrid works as car front-wheel drive, but wheel slippage is detected or a serious rush sought, motor axle building’s electric kicks in for full traction power.
During the test, the 2015 Toyota Hybrid Highlander from zero to 60 mph just 7.9 seconds. That is a slightly quicker than average for a crossover this site, not to mention the hybrid version. According to the EPA, the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid returns 28 mpg combined (27 city / 28 highway), which is the almost as good as it gets for three crossover. A well equipped Highlander Hybrid can be said up to 3,500 pounds, or 1,500 fewer than conventional Highlander V6.
2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Safety
The 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes with stability control, hill-start assist, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, front passenger seat-cushion airbag, driver knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbag. A camera rearview and blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors are also standard, and the optional Driver Technology package adds a frontal collision mitigation system with automatic braking, lane-departure warning and Safety Connect Telematics Toyota.
Braking tests, the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid stood at 60 mph in 127 feet, which is a few feet needs to be part of. In government crash tests, the 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid earned five out of five stars for overall crash protection, including four stars for frontal-impact safety and stars five for side-impact safety.
In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the non-hybrid Toyota Highlander received the highest possible rating of “Good” in the moderate-printing directly overlap, the side-impact and roof-tests. In the frontal test print a small overlap, 2015 Toyota Highlander Hybrid received a second rating of “Acceptable.”