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Overview of 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Base By Eric Tallberg
For those considering a hybrid crossover, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Base offers 7-passenger seating, 94.1 cubic feet of total cargo capacity, spiffy fuel savings, 4-wheel-drive (4WD) traction and a plethora of standard features. As well, look for 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack and a rear spoiler to adorn this midsize crossover's profile, while premium cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable power driver's seat, and reclining and sliding second-row seats grace the surprisingly classy interior.
Full power accessories again come standard aboard this entry-level Highlander Hybrid, as do cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering and a rear-view camera. The simulated alloy steering wheel additionally boasts cruise and audio controls, while 3-zone air conditioning includes new rear-seat controls. A dashboard-mounted trip computer is complemented by a hybrid performance display, while Bluetooth hands-free technology is complemented by a single-CD player and 6 speakers, not to mention satellite radio, auxiliary iPod integration and a USB connection.
Options-wise, this gas/electric crossover can be delivered with a Preferred Accessory Package that flaunts carpeted floor and cargo mats, a cargo net and a first aid kit, as well as the Convenience Package, with exhaust tips, mudguards and roof-rack crossbars. The available Leather Package, meantime, adds leather upholstery, an upgraded hybrid performance display, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, upgraded cabin trim and a remote garage door opener to the mix. Standalone options, meantime, include remote engine start, rear-seat DVD entertainment, a 440-watt JBL stereo with 9 speakers, a power liftgate and a tow hitch and wiring.
At the heart of the Highlander Hybrid Base is a 3.5-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) V6 gasoline engine that mates with 3 electric motors (total 209 kilowatts) for a grand total of 280 hp and 215 lb-ft of torque. All this power is managed by a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to the tune of 28 mpg city/28 highway.
Regenerative braking helps the V6 charge up its nickel-metal hydride battery, while auto engine stop/start technology, as well as driver selectable Eco and EV (electric-only) modes, add to this hybrid's heady fuel-economy numbers. And finally, the standard on-demand 4WD system offers automatic shifting of torque from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip on slick surfaces, with a driver-selectable mode for shifting into 4WD on a whim.
Toyota's Star Safety System, of course, adorns the 2012 Highlander Hybrid Base and boasts 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, 3-row head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further safety equipment includes front fog/driving lights, daytime running lights and a post-collision safety system, while an emergency assistance kit and/or remote antitheft technology that can be bolstered by a VIP Plus security system and a VIP Plus glass breakage alarm are available as optional add-ons.
This overview covers the Base trim only.
Please see our 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Overview for more information.
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