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Thanks for your info. I paid to have all coils replaced after I had two fail- one at a time on a 2008 HH which had 55,000 miles on it-a negotiated price $1000. I agree, Toyota is notorious for failure to act or acknowledge serious problems. I am ditching this car before another failure kills me. I have been a loyal Toyota owner for 30 years-too bad the one time I ... Read More
"Don't buy this hybrid at all. Our fleet got 9 escape hybrids, all of them with problems. One of it turned dead won't start. The dealer cannot even find out the problem, why it won't start amazing. 2008 escape hybrid dead, may be in a year all of them will die, will be selling them to junkyard . Good thing is that our company figured it out and started to go ... Read More
Don't buy this hybrid at all. Our fleet got 9 escape hybrids, all of them with problems. One of it turned dead won't start. The dealer cannot even find out the problem, why it won't start amazing. 2008 escape hybrid dead, may be in a year all of them will die, will be selling them to junkyard . Good thing is that our company figured it out and started to go ... Read More
I have had the identical problem with my 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Every time it rains or on a cold day with excessive moisture, the Climate Control stops working and the GPS screen shuts down with a meesage that there is a connection problem. The READY light no londer displays and the hybrid electrical system no longer works. I can only control the drive side window and the dash lights up ... Read More
The TCH is a great car ....mine is a 2008 with no problems and 36.5 mpg over 62K miles....I do caution you however that if your mother has a wheel chair or ever requires one...that it WILL NOT fit in the trunk of the TCH. I might suggest looking at the Toyota Highlander hybrid but the price is higher. You will easily fit a wheelchair in the trunk of the regular ... Read More
Have a 2008 highlander hybrid. bought it 5 months ago with 32k miles. was getting about 25mpg. Then about a month into it, around the same time the soon to be recalled issue of the sensor started going off (http://www.autorecalls.us/recall_search.php?hdRecallMake=Toyota%7C79&hdRecallMo- del=Highlander+Hybrid%7C1476&ddRecallMake=Toyota%7C79&ddRecallModel=Highlander+H- ybrid%7C1476&x=25&y=10) , and the dealer reset the warning, the MPG plummeted to around 19mg! although isn't terrable, it is terrible for a hybrid. I visually checked the battery and , ... Read More
" I have noticed that the MPG given on that little screen to the right does not match the fuel gauge in the center." I have a 2008 HiHy. This is the nature of the electronic gas milage function. It is an estimate. Mine is usually overstating gas milage by 1.5 mpg, but every once in a while it understates the mpg. The computer is using an algorithm to estimate milage ... Read More
So this seems to be a pretty common thread all over the Internet, and my '08 HH is in the same boat. The first serious snow of the season happened this week, and I might as well have strapped ice skates to the bottom of the darned thing, for all the traction those awful Toyo OEMs provided... Fortunately, I have a friend in the tire business, and he's in the process ... Read More
So what is the best tire alternative for a 2008 HH limited? I just bought a used one and even with 12,0000 miles, the tires are shot. I don't want to get replacement TOYO ones, 245 55R19, certainly not at the Toyota dealer for $310/each ! Can I go down to 17 inches? What about other options? What is the best for inclement driving in snow and ice?
I have been searching Highlander Battery issues and most that I've seen are from having the vehical sit for extended periods of time. My issue is different. I own a Catering Business and frequently need to work out of the back of my car. I have been a toyota owner for many years and I purchased (Brand New) a Highlander Hybrid in April 2008. The first time the battery went dead ... Read More
Tranquiloon - Just back from a trip and it looks like you were addressing me, rather than monte8. My service manager is David Pearce at Open Road Toyota in Port Moody and he phoned me this morning to let me know the Michelins are not expected in for about 2 -3 weeks - I have forgotten the size but he has adjusted it to the smaller wheel to replace my 17inch ... Read More
Hi AKDeeDee' We live in SE AK and are considering buying a used highlander hybrid 4wd. Are you still getting poor millage in Anchorage? What issues should we consider before buying? We have a few days each winter with -0 temps. Thanks.
Funny thing when you do get serious, you get more options. I was keen on Nokian winter tires and checked out prices across the border in Lynden/Bellingham, Washington, with the thought they might be cheaper in the US - well, not really. The exchange rate is still against us. Then I checked out Consumer Reports and Nokian rates no better than Michelin. So the short story is that my local Vancouver ... Read More
Toyota just released the new V9.1 DVD map disc. I picked up mine for $199! I bought one 2 years ago for $265. I also got the part numbers for the Highlander or hybrid: 86271-GEN04-09 86271-33049 2004-2007 HIGHLANDER 86271-GEN05-09 86271-53024 2008-2011 HIGHLANDER 86271-GEN06-09 86271-73011 2011 HIGHLANDER
I was told by a Toyota service manager that the outside diameters have to match since the electronic sensors key off of that. I would consult with someone with some expertise before I made the purchase.
my SUV has 19inch rims and I am getting ready to order the Michelin latitude tour 255/60/19R tires as i do not want to buy the poor quality toyo or bridgestone tires. I am getting a good deal at Discount tire for $190 per tire with a rebate from michelin. I would like to know if anyone has had problems with slightly off size tires on the toyota HH 2008. Thx ... Read More
". . . I am mistified by the whining about the tires on Highlander Hybrids . . ." The problem is that 2008 and later HH's come equiped with 19" rims and 245 55 19 tires. 17" rims are "standard" on the 2008 HH, but in fact Toyota only shipped them with option packages that included the "upgrade" to 19" wheels. I have only been able to find a very limited ... Read More
Monte8 How did your install go with your fog lights from blinglights.com? I just ordered mine for my 2008 Toyota Highlander Base model.
A recent incident with my 2008 Toyota Hybrid Highlander raises major safety concerns in my mind. I wonder whether Toyota is taking steps to avert such problems in the future, and whether other drivers have experienced anything similar. Last week, I parked the Highlander in my garage, believing that I had pushed the power button, thus turning off the vehicle. I do not recall hearing the typical warning beep that occurs ... Read More
"Anybody out there know of a snow tire that will fit my HH? 245/55R19.." Yes, Bridgestone makes Blizzak tires in this size. So far that is the only ones I have found. I live in NE North Dakota and we have had a very snowy fall, and had lots of snow last winter (I bought my 2008 HH in Nov. 2007). It does great in the snow. I haven't been able ... Read More
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"That concerns me re: people getting only 20 - 22mpg over the first 1000 miles. I have a 1998 BMW 740i. The city mileage is awful, 14MPG at best driving methods. The highways is a different story for I get 22-23 going 75mph (speed limit is 70). I would love to get a HH, however want the city to be at least 26 and highway about the same. I would drive ... Read More
That concerns me re: people getting only 20 - 22mpg over the first 1000 miles. I have a 1998 BMW 740i. The city mileage is awful, 14MPG at best driving methods. The highways is a different story for I get 22-23 going 75mph (speed limit is 70). I would love to get a HH, however want the city to be at least 26 and highway about the same. I would drive ... Read More
I've read a couple 2008 reviews on the Internet stating the 08 Highlander Hybrid isn't the best 4WD because of of the modifications of the Hybrid system... "Though the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a four-wheel-drive vehicle, it is not very well suited for harsh road or weather conditions." or Edmunds "Bear in mind that this setup differs significantly from the 4WD/all-wheel-drive system on the regular Highlander: There's no center differential and ... Read More
Hi- We are currently looking to purchase a new 2008 Highlander Hybrid and were told by one dealer that Toyota is slowing production on the Highlander Hybrid so that they can use the batteries to produce more Prius's. By doing this, the availability of the Highlander Hybrid will go down, therefore increasing the price. Has anyone else heard about this? Also, will the 2009 models be any different from the 2008's? ... Read More
I have had my 2008 highlander hybrid for almost 4 weeks now. (No Nav system or moon roof but has 3rd row seats) First week I got 27mpg city and 26mpg highwy. Next week I got 25/city and 23/highway. Now I am only getting 21-22mpg in the city with warm weather and slow accelerations. Anyone else knows what is going on here? The Toyota mechanic doesn't
Hybrid sales in Mar-2008 have set records again. Prius - 20,635 Camry - 6,930 Highlander - 2,239 Rx400h - 1,570 LS600 - 113 GS450h - 65 Toyota Total 31,552 Honda Civic & Accord sold total of 3,782 and total of Toyota & Honda is 35,334. SUV's & PU's have gone down while CUV's and many small cars have gone up. The Top-4 companies (GM, Ford, Toyota & Chrysler) have suffered sales ... Read More
Just picked up my 2008 HH and I have been averaging around 20 - 22mpg over the first 1000 miles.
We live in Minnesota. We received our new 2008 Highlander Hybrid at the end of January during a cold snap (daily high temperatures below 10 degrees F). As the temperature has slowly increased during the last month and a half, we've watched our average mileage increase from just over 20 mpg to about 26 mpg. The Highlander definitely seems to get better mileage when the weather is above freezing. It spends ... Read More
Hybrids do get better mileage on the highway than non-hybrids, so the arguement that one would be "better off getting a non-hybrid if you do primarily hwy driving" may not pan out. Looking at the specs of a vehicle that is offered in both non-hybrid and hybrid, the Toyota Camry, the specs say this: 2008 4 cylinder, automatic trans.: Mileage Estimates: city 21 mpg / hwy 31 mpg; 2008 Hybrid: Mileage ... Read More
I'm in Anchorage and get 27 MPG on my 2006 Highlander Hybrid in the warmer months and 17 MPG in the cold months, a 37% decrease in fuel efficiency. The decrease in mileage in the cold months is supposedly due to numerous factors including winter oxygenated fuels, snow tires, heating up the car before driving, using the heater on high while while driving, decreased traction from slippery/snowy roads, or not topping ... Read More
I reside in Alaska, and purchased my vehicle new in Nov. 2007. My gas mileage has been abysmal. According to the dealership, all systems are functioning within normal perameters. However, something is not right. Here are stats that I have gleaned, based on mileage posted in the car's center panel, and my own MPG computations: City Driving: 11-12 MPG, as compared to the EPA average estimate of 27 MPG, which is ... Read More
I visited a dealership to see the 2008 HH. I love the interior, and the drive was much nicer than previous HH model. What was dissapointing was exterior cosmetics; the small amount of color options and the different grill - we like the gas H grill much better, but can't get that in the HH without paying for it to be changed. We have an 07 Lexus 400h, and want to ... Read More
The bad news is that I have Version 6.1 and, unfortunately, I still cannot get the correct address even when I put in the city first. It may just be me but I don't know what I could be doing wrong. Again, most address do work but The good news (hopefully!) is that Version 7.1 was just released. I am hoping it will be better. Give me a few days and ... Read More
You CAN get them with more specified options, but Toyota in general sends our cars with certain packages on them most of the time ... they will tell you it's b/c they are the most commonly sold, but it is a money-making proposition (duh, I know). If you special order one, you should be able to pick out the EXACT options you want on it ... otherwise you'll have to just ... Read More
My husband and I have been doing research this past year and have finally decided on the 2008 Highlander Hybrid. What I'm running into is 4 different dealers saying "these vehicles only come with 1 of 2 packages, the PO (Popular Package) or PP (Popular Package Plus)" which adds an extra $2000-$3000+ depending on which dealer you talk to. My husband and I only want a standard without packages or options ... Read More
Probably the major reason I did not purchase a Lexus 400h hybrid a couple of years ago was the fact that it did not have adaptive cruise control, even though the "regular" Lexus 350 did. Which I thought was somewhat strange because I would think the ability to automatically (and smoothly) slowdown and speed up in stop-and-go and rush-and-slow traffic would increase fuel economy. Can I get adaptive cruise control with ... Read More
I finally got to test drive a new 2008 HH this week in the Chicago area. It's a great vehicle with the usual Toyota quality and quite well optioned from the base model up to the Limited. It was, of course, very smooth and refined and, to me, rode the same as the ICE version. I did try the Economy mode and you could really feel the difference. It didn't turn ... Read More
The 2008 Highlander Hybrid still tows only 3500-lbs. Please see the following link: http://www.toyota.com/highlander/specs.html If the link takes you to general specifications, click on the "CAPACITIES" tab and it will show the towing limits. So the car still does not have enough continuous torque to tow. This is the only time I wish they do not detune the V6 in the hybrid model. Make this a 350-hp monster with electronic speed ... Read More
RE: As others have mentioned, the 2006 HiHy has extraordinary power for its 3500lb tow rating. The 2008 is another story - same engine, 500 extra pounds, and a 5000lb tow rating. Does the '08 really have a 5,000lb tow rating??? I can't verify that anywhere - Toyota's website,etc. I am anxious to find out -- It will make a difference in whether or not we purchase the HiHy. Thanks!
I have a 2008 Camry Hybrid, and am wondering if bumper guards can be installed. Since its chassis is supposedly identical to that of Toyota Highlander, and there are tubular bumper guards for the latter, is it possible to install them to the Camry? Has anyone tried installing bumper guards on Camry Hybrid?
FYI -- Toyota's website says the '08 HH can tow only 3500-lb, while the gas Highlander can tow 5000-lb max. Looks like early reviews and reports were mixing the gas version with the hybrid version.
http://www.hybridcars.com/market-dashboard/aug07-us-sales.html Aug-2007 Hy sales were much lower compared to the last few months and even less that Aug-2006 when all other months in 2007 were better than the same months in 2006. Infact, the share of Hybrids among total vehicle sales is less than 2.0 % Reason Prius-2008 is coming in Sep with Standard Edition costing $ 1,200 lesser. Camry-2008 is coming in Sep with Standard Edition costing $ 1,000 lesser. ... Read More
The 2008 model is 270-hp, so there is no 300-hp HH unless Toyota has changed its spec. The '06 version is 268-hp. I saw the torque curve of our 2006 HH and I believe it applies to the '07 as well but not sure about the '08. In any case, maximum torque is achieved at around 1200+ RPM so the car will rocket off the starting line and push you into ... Read More
The main difference I see is in the way the interior space is used. The second row console can be removed (and replaced), so that you can have a second row bench seat, or two non-removable captain chairs, and a pass through to the third row. Also, the third row folds down, so when you don't need it, you have extra space in the back. For me this is important because ... Read More
It all depends on what you are looking for. Price will be close but MPG is significantly different as I understand it. I would also check out reliability and general fit and finish if I am going to pay all that cash for a GM car. The 2008 HH is supposedly getting the same MPG as the 2006, 2007 HH. Using the 2008 new EPA computation, that will put it generally ... Read More
Toyota, as usual, is being awfully close-mouthed about what the next hybrids will be. I can't get a sniff other than there will be a Prius 3.0 in late 2008 as a 2009 model. I did get an email from the 'HSD mothership', maybe some others got one as well, stating that the next Prius definitely will have Lithium-Ion batteries. That tells me that they've solved the technical difficulties. The new ... Read More
I've owned a Hh since July '05 [26K] and I understand Toyota's reasoning. No other auto company offers an All Wheel Drive, SEVEN passenger vehicle that will race to 60mph in LESS than 7 seconds and get up to 28 MPG. If you want a 4 cyl. hybrid they have the Camry. Consider this: a 4 cyl. All Wheel Drive RAV 4 gets 1 mpg better than Saturn's TWO WHEEL Drive ... Read More
Check this out. Looks like Toyota has been listening. It looks really good. http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/02/07/2008-toyota-highlander/ Wes
A couple of years ago, Gary and I were discussing whether or not hybrids would "survive" and I was saying how many upcoming hybrids there were. He was somewhat doubtful. Here is the current list: * Ford Escape 2WD Hybrid Model Year 2008 * Mercury Mariner 2WD Hybrid Model Year 2008 * Ford Escape 4WD Hybrid Model Year 2008 * Mercury Mariner 4WD Hybrid Model year 2008 * Chevrolet Silverado 2WD ... Read More
I had earlier asked the same question about the economy mode on the 2008 highlander non-hybrid board but got no answer. I did some Googling and found that the Ford Escape Hybrid 2008 model will have an economy mode too. What it does is to switch off the AC when the vehicle is idling. That way the ICE can always be shut off at a stop whether you have AC on ... Read More
Here's the link to Toyota's official site for the 2008 (they emailed this out last week, sorry, been busy): http://www.toyota.com/vehicles/future/highlander.html Videos from Chicago Auto Show, pictures and details. Regular this summer, hybrid fall. Here's what the first page says: The design of the all-new 2008 Toyota Highlander does more than evoke the future; with available Hybrid Synergy DriveŽ, your mileage is futuristic, too. The all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid intelligently captures energy ... Read More
"According to everything I have read, the '08 Hh's drivetrain is virtually identical to mine. Your statement about a big change and the '08 being the real deal is nuts. The interior and exterior are changing, the VDIM and hybrid systems are the same. Post a link that supports your statement - you can't." According to Toyota, there are changes to the powerplant, though the below does not specifically say that ... Read More
February 1, 2007 To: All Ford and Lincoln Mercury Dealers Subject: 2008 Escape/Mariner Hybrid Tax Credit Update Update to Tax Credits The 2008 Escape and Mariner Hybrid will be arriving in dealerships early this year. Among the many updates we have made to the vehicles this year, one which you should be especially aware of is an improvement in real world fuel economy versus 2007MY (Window label numbers reflect new EPA ... Read More
Yes, I believe you're right. There appears to be a problem connecting regenerative braking with the roll stability program. Ford has a patent in this area, but there seems to be a problem with implementing it. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid seems to have it working correctly, though. I understand that on January 26, Ford/Mercury began production of the 2008 Escape and Mariner.
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I know... I am dying to find out as well! I am holding off buying a 2007 Highlander Hybrid until I know just a bit more about the 2008 model. If they go with a 4-cylinder and make the body any bigger, I'll plunk down my money for a 2007. I REALLY like the performance of the V6. But I can see why they would position the 2008 as the "value" ... Read More
Very Good Sidebar on right side listing upcoming Hybrids The present and future of hybrids TOYOTA Hybrid vehicles: Prius, Camry, Highlander, Lexus RX400h, Lexus GS450h. What's ahead: The Lexus LS 600h L coming in 2007; Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe says his company hopes to achieve worldwide sales of 1 million hybrids a year by the early 2010s. HONDA Hybrid vehicles: Civic, Accord, Insight (being phased out). What's ahead: Plans to launch ... Read More
General consensus on the non-hybrid Highlander boards is the HL will be redesigned in the 2008 model year (a salesman thinks it may possibly come out early, in mid 2007). This is backed up by motortrend.com ("2008 Toyota Highlander: Redesigned on the Avalon platform, growing larger in size to make room for the RAV4") and the fact edmunds.com recently revised their prediction that it would be redesigned in 2007, be it ... Read More
What if.. with a smaller less costly system Toyota just decided to put the HSD in every 4c vehicle. Blam it's just in there. Corolla, Prius, Camry. It becomes commonplace just like ABS and AC are now. IMO this next step in the spring with the advent of the HSD Camry is crucial to see if the main part of the buying public will take home a hybrid with little or ... Read More
Fukui also said Honda is considering a hybrid SUV for the United States but the company hasn't made a decision. Honda's U.S. sales unit is asking for one to counter the hybrid Toyota Highlander and Lexus RX models coming this spring. You can read whatever you want into those articles. Toyota has had the prototype for the RX for about 3 years and it is still not in the showrooms. ... Read More
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