2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Consumer Review: Great SUV, Terrible XM

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV - Consumer Review

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Great SUV, Terrible XM
By ToyotaMan on


2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)


I've had this car for 6 months now. I'm averaging 27 mpg in mixed driving. I really love the way this car drives and looks. The 2nd row seats are very roomy and great design. The 3rd row that I thought I would never use, has saved the day on several occasions. I love every single thing about this car except for one. The XM radio receiver I had installed at my dealership came with a little surprise. Toyota engineers didn't think to make the radio display scroll information. It only displays 13 characters. So while I'm enjoying the wide range of music, I get to play a guessing game if the name of the band or song are more than 13 letters. Huge disappointment!

Best Features

Ride, quietness, MPG, great looking SUV. Really good power with econo button off.

Worst Features

Better XM display of songs. Make fog lights an available option on the base Hybrid (even the dealer won't install them).
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