2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Consumer Review: New owner

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid - Consumer Review

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By Monte521 on


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


I have had the 2008 Highlander Hybrid for only a short time so there are some items I cannot yet address. The car is very comfortable and quiet. Handling is good, but I have not yet had an opportunity to test it in harder driving (twisting roads, etc.). It is much larger, inside and out, than the 2007 model. The biggest shortcoming is rear visibility. The rear window is so darkly tinted that nothing can be seen when backing in the dark. (Obviously, the rear camera helps a lot in this case.) The second is the ugly color choices. I was able to purchase it for a few hunderd dollars under list.

Best Features

Love the back up camera. Driver seating position is just about perfect with the power seat.

Worst Features

Better choice of colors. More sensible option packages. Ability to purchase leather and upgraded audio system in the base model.
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