Toyota Highlander 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Excel Premium 5dr CVT Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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Toyota Highlander 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 rear cornering
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 rear right tracking
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 right tracking
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 left static boot open
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior front seats
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 boot open
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 front cornering
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 rear cornering
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior dashboard
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior infotainment
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 rear right tracking
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 right tracking
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 left static boot open
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior front seats
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 interior rear seats
  • Toyota Highlander 2022 boot open
RRP £57,950What Car? Target Price£55,545
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Highlander isn’t a bad car. It’s relatively frugal for something so big, offers seating for seven – albeit with limited head room – and should prove reliable. Sadly, one thing makes it very hard for us to recommend: Toyota’s pricing. It isn’t nearly good enough to wear the price tag it does, and it’s also astronomically expensive for those buying on PCP finance.

Helping to justify the extraordinary price tag somewhat, the Toyota Highlander’s only trim level gives you loads of standard equipment

A 2.5-litre petrol and electric motor endow the Highlander with reasonable performance. Real-world fuel economy isn't bad, either – in our tests the Highlander averaged 36.4mpg.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH8.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

631

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

159

g/km