Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
List price range
$10,994 - $15,989

Pros

  • Hybrid powertrain provides ample power and high fuel economy, excellent cabin design and materials, versatile second-row seating.

Cons

  • Third-row seats fold as one piece rather than in split sections, not suitable for off-road or serious winter duties.

Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for Sale

Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
103,497 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Limited
List$14,981
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Dealer Notes
2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD with 3rd Row SUV with 103,000 miles. Cypress Pearl over Sand Beige Leather Interior. Options Include: Hybrid System, Automatic Transmission with All Wheel Drive, Limited Package, Navigation, Back up Camera, DVD Rear Entertainment System, Extra Value Package 3, Moonroof, Bluetooth System, Satellite Radio, JBL Premium Sound System, Alarm System, 19-inch Alloy Wheels, Roof Rails, Smart Entry System, Split Fold Down Rear Seats, 3rd Row Seats, and much more. This car is in great shape with a Clean Accident Free CarFAX History Report. The car has been inspected by our Factory Trained Technicians and passed Virginia State Inspection. Tires were recently installed by the previous owned. An Extended Warranty is available for this car. Call Today for an Appointment. *Reconditioning Work performed by us includes: New Front Brake Pads and Rotors, New Battery, New Wipers, Fresh Oil Change, and Full Detail.**Stop By Today *Come in for a quick visit at Honda of Tysons Corner, 1580 Spring Hill Rd, Vienna, VA 22182 to claim your Toyota Highlander Hybrid!
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
186,601 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Limited
List$10,994
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Blizzard Pearl Bluetooth, Back-Up Camera, 19' 10-Spoke Aluminum Alloy Wheels, Navigation System, Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
99,015 miles
Used 2009
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Limited
List$15,989
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is an ideal choice for shoppers wanting a vehicle that offers high fuel economy and seven-passenger practicality.

vehicle overview

There's no denying that most hybrid passenger cars save on fuel costs. A side benefit is the feeling that you're helping to reduce our oil dependence and pollution output. But hybrid SUVs are more of a mixed bag. While these vehicles may sport "Hybrid" badges that give their owners the warm green fuzzies, they often offer only marginal environmental improvements over their conventionally powered counterparts.

Such is not the case with the 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which genuinely boasts the best of both worlds. Although it's a fairly large crossover SUV, the Highlander Hybrid turns in a very respectable 26 mpg in the EPA's combined fuel economy estimate, which is 6-7 mpg better than the conventional V6-powered Highlander. Yet this superior fuel economy doesn't come at the expense of power. The V6 and electric motor combo provides remarkably brisk and seamless acceleration. At the same time, the Highlander offers the same advantages as the regular Highlander, including an attractively designed and versatile cabin with comfortable seating for up to seven passengers.

This all-around excellence helps the Highlander stand out from other competitors, hybrid or otherwise. This isn't to say there aren't drawbacks, however. Even in base form, the Highlander Hybrid is more expensive than the loaded-up Limited variant of the regular Highlander. And although the Highlander is all-wheel drive, we don't think the Hybrid's AWD is as effective as a more traditional AWD setup. Still, for crossover shoppers with environmental leanings looking for a seven-passenger vehicle, Toyota proves there can be only one -- the Highlander Hybrid.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a midsize crossover SUV that is offered in base and Limited trim levels. The base model seats five passengers and comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, an eight-way manually adjustable driver seat, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, air-conditioning, a six-speaker sound system with a CD/MP3 player and an auxiliary audio jack, full power accessories, keyless ignition and entry and a multifunction display with a back-up camera.

The Highlander Limited adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a power rear liftgate, an in-dash six-CD changer, satellite radio, leather seats, heated and power-adjustable front seats, and third-row seating for two more passengers. Many of these features are available as optional add-ons for the base model.

Options for either trim level include dual-zone automatic climate control, rear automatic climate control and a separate rear air-conditioning unit. Further enhancements can be added to the Limited model and include a sunroof, a nine-speaker JBL sound system with Bluetooth, a voice-activated navigation system and a rear-seat entertainment system.

performance & mpg

The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid's starting point is a 3.3-liter V6 gasoline engine that cranks out 209 horsepower. It's matched to a pair of electric motors, one of which is primarily used as a starter/generator. Peak power for the gasoline-electric combo is a healthy 270 hp, and it's routed to the front wheels through a specialized continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The Hybrid does have an AWD system in which a third electric motor is used to drive the rear wheels when extra traction or torque is needed. However, this setup differs significantly from the 4WD/all-wheel-drive system on the regular Highlander. There's no center differential, and the V6 engine never provides power to the rear wheels. As such, the Hybrid isn't really meant to go off-road, and even buyers shopping for a serious snow vehicle may not find it robust enough to meet their needs.

In our tests, we managed to hustle the Highlander Hybrid to 60 mph in only 7.5 seconds. That's quick for any seven-passenger SUV, regardless of powertrain type. Fuel economy comes in at an EPA-rated 27 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 26 mpg in combined driving. City mileage is slightly higher than highway mileage because the Highlander relies more on the electric motors for propulsion at low speeds.

safety

The 2009 Highlander Hybrid comes standard with antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, traction control, hill start assist, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags for all three seating rows, driver knee airbags and a back-up camera.

In government crash testing, the Highlander Hybrid scored a perfect five stars for driver protection in frontal impacts, while front passenger protection garnered four stars. Side-impact protection earned another five stars for both front and rear occupants. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Highlander Hybrid its highest score of "Good" for frontal-offset and side-impact protection.

driving

The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid's ride is comfortable and hushed. Handling is competent and sure-footed but certainly not sporty. What is sporty, though, is the acceleration when the gas and electric motors are both laying down the power. In normal driving, the transition from electric to gasoline power is seamless. The Highlander Hybrid also feels relatively maneuverable, especially when compared with the competing Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid.

In the interest of maximizing fuel economy, the driver can select either "EV" or "Econ" driving mode. In EV mode, the vehicle is motivated solely by electric power, but only at very low speeds for short distances. More useful is Econ mode, which restrains throttle response for the benefit of fuel economy. Switch it on in stop-and-go traffic and you'll never miss the extra power.

interior

The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid's cabin is a pleasant place to be. We're particularly fond of the hideaway center seat in the second row. When you don't have a middle passenger in the second row, this seat stows in the back of the front console, and you can snap down a table with cupholders. Alternatively, you can leave this space open so older kids can access the optional third row without forcing you to move and reinstall any car seats that might be in the second-row outboard positions.

The third-row bench can seat adults in a pinch, but it's certainly not as roomy as some third-row seats in other large crossovers. The Highlander's third row is also a one-piece fixed design, so you can't configure the cargo area for a storage and passenger mix. However, the seat does fold flat into the floor, allowing for 42 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. With the second row folded down, the space opens up to a capacious 94 cubes.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Still early, but lovin' it!
wvgasguy, 12/2/2008
I'm at about 1000 miles and still breaking it in. Averaging 24.5 in winter weather so extremely happy with that. Traded a Camry Hybrid in after 63,000 miles so I know how to maximize this from the "get go". It's so much more functional than the Camry, and I wanted an awd for the wife who is now driving daily in all types of weather and needs the space to haul the grandkids around. I am pleasantly surprised at how much more comfortable it is over the TCH. It is extremely versatile yet an economical vehicle to drive. You do have to "baby it" to maximize the mileage, but even my wife is getting around 23.5 and she does nothing special.
Best Car I've Owned
Jerry, 1/5/2009
I have had my Highlander for 11 months and have little over 12,000 miles. The car is great to drive it handles better then any if my previous SUVs (Suburban, 4 Runner, 2002 Highlander Limited). The mileage in town (all city driving) is between 23.5 to 25. There is a sweet spot for the EV at 35-40 MPH.
Up and coming
music man, 2/6/2009
Although I have only about 400 miles I am extremely pleased with my purchase so far. Traded a Lexus and this vehicle is far more comfortable and roomy.
Poor Navigation System
Scott, 6/22/2009
We love the soft leather seats and smooth ride. The Navigation System is difficult to use and not very intuitive. The Nav System in my 2006 Acura MDX is far superior...easier to use....has much greater utility. Wish I had saved the $2K and bought a $200 hand-held GPS instead. We always have to mapquest destinations because of the Highlander's frustrating nav system. Other than that, nice vehicle, although getting the advertised MPG is a challenge, so far, unachievable....best we've gotten is around 23MPG combined.....you really need to drive conservatively to get close.
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Features & Specs

MPG
27 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
270 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
27 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
Continuously variable-speed automatic
Hybrid
270 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Overview

The Used 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and Limited 4dr SUV AWD w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

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