2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid User Reviews

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Users ranked 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Review
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    35

    Very Good Everyday Driver. — Overall, the Highlander has been outstanding. A huge amount of cargo space, especially with the 3rd row seat folded down. It has a very smooth ride, and a great sounding stereo with easy connectivity to your phone. The drivers seat seems almost infinitely adjustable. And finally, it really gets out of its own way. Great power for passing and climbing long grades, but without sacrificing efficiency.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Great power and MPG given its size.  Super comfortable

    Cons: Factory roof rack is pretty weak and does not have much clearance over the actual roof top.

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    Best Vehicle For The The Family On The Go. — This vehicle can be a daily commuter or a vehicle for the week end get aways. Tows my boat with no problem all the way from NY to NJ. The leather is easy to clean and the heated seats are great in the winter.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fits the family and friends with room to spare.  Can't get lost with the navigation system and the entertainment system keeps the kids happy for the long family trips.

    Cons: With having OCD, black was not the best choice.  When cleaned, nieces looking vehicle around.  I wash and wax it all the time but that can be the OCD;)

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    Great Car... Don't Waste Your Time Getting The Hybrid — I love this car and love Toyota's. Decent room in the front and back seat but the 3rd row is a waste. A 9 year old couldn't even comfortably sit back there. I did not like how there is no AC in the back half of the car but did like how they have heat. (No idea why they would have one without the other). This car would be great for a family of 4-5 with no car seats. The 3rd row can pretty much be folded down and made into more cargo space.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Drives great and lasts forever

    Cons: The "Hybrid" really doesn't save anything on gas. I get around 22.5-23.6 miles per gallon. Only 2 miles per gallon compared to someone I know with the same year, same size non hybrid Highlander.

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    Great Family Car! — The Highlander Hybrid is a great family car. It has been reliable in all weather conditions. The fuel economy is good. Once you learn how to use the hybrid system the fuel economy increases. The third row easily reclines to more cargo space. The DVD system is terrific and comes with wireless head phones.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: The car is great. Very reliable and safe.

    Cons: No seat  memory.

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Base Review
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    Happy In Paradise — I tow a 2 ton trailer. I am happy with the mileage (about 15). I adde a blue tooth so am able to have both hands free while driving. The monitor system is wonderful showing current gas mileage, tire pressure, etc.

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Back-up camera

    Cons: Tailgate window doesn't roll down (lift gate)

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    Toyota Highlander Hybrid Rocks — Very luxurious for a Toyota, almost like getting a Lexus for a Toyota price. The Hybrid has a few features like the 19" rims that even the limited non-hybrid does not have. I get 21-23.X miles per gallon and was hoping for more.

    Pros: gas mileage, looks, feel, comfort

    Cons: not as high gas mileage as hoped for, no rain sensor for the windshield wipers

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Review
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    Highlander Hybrid Great For Family — The car drives well. It has good fuel economy (for a van.) It comfortably holds up to 7 people. The seats fold down (we just carried a large dining room table along with 6 chairs in the back.) The sound system and air system work very well. It is fun watching which way the energy is going on the dash.

    Pros: comfort, size, drive quality, sound and air

    Cons: none

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    Nice Remake By Toyota For Their Suv — Toyota did a nice job in redesigning the Highlander for '08. Acceleration is great and the ride and handling are excellent. I bought the I have the Hybrid Base model w/a Popular Plus pkg. Could use the auto light feature that comes w/the limited model though. The steering is an issue w/clunking on right turns, but it doesn't effect performance or handling.

    Pros: nice redesign; great ride; great acceleration

    Cons: Base w/Popular plus pkg needs auto light pkg included; Steering "clunk" on right turns

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Review
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    2008 Highlander Hybrid---the 4500 Pound "economy" Crossover — Lexus-like interior with great MPG...and the kids love it! There are eleven cupholders, 2 power points up front for both spouses cell phones, and a power rear hatch. Nice touches. With some practice, I've mangaged 30.9 mpg on the highway, and nearly the same in the city cycle. Wold like a slightly firmer suspension tune, but that's the compromise. And it runs on 87 octane fuel.

    Pros: MPG; interior design

    Cons: long hood

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    2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Review
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    Highlander Hybrid — This is a well built SUV that rides like a luxury car. It handles like a mid-size car. Accelerates quickly, it is a little pricy but you pay for luxury. I love it.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

    Real Mpg = 24-25 By Dan

    I bought the car in large part due to the stated MPG of 28/28 (city/highway), so very disappointed that it gets far less than stated. The dealer attributes the poor mileage to the gas I buy, my driv... Read More

    2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

    Excellent Economy And Ride, Perfect Small Family Vehicle By Mich

    My dilemma was AWD minivan or SUV? I wanted a snow car that could seat up to 7 (extended family). I had a 2WD Sequoia - at 19MPG and a 100 RT commute daily, the gas was killing me. This sporty loo... Read More

    2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

    Great Comfy Car By KKatCar

    I've loved having this car and wondering if I should really make the switch or not...I want a Jeep but this car has the best features and my daughter and I love it. I have had 3 SUV's and this one by... Read More

    Highlander Hybrid - Excellent Choice By highlander09

    The car is excellent for a growing family. There is plenty of room for everyone. The only thing I would suggest would be adding a cargo rack on the back or something in that nature because when all ... Read More

    2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

    Great Family Car For Enviormnetally Contious People. By KVA

    Great car. Third row seat is strictly for kids (you might be able to get an anorexic adult back there). No problems with any of the hybrid components. Important to follow routine maintenance schedule ... Read More

    I Would Buy This Car Again By Shenay

    excellent car. I have owned MANY cars and this is one of my favorites. more power than my 2001 ford expedition, fun, easy to park, 30 MPG, 3rd row of seats, excellent sound system. Read More

    2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

    Great Vehicle By Ssuugg

    I loved my Highlander Hybrid for its power, comfort, smooth shifting, and reliability. I owned it for seven years and never had any problems. The Highlander's middle row of seats slide forward and bac... Read More

    Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2006 By dhsmith1001

    I bought this car used with 97k miles. For a car that age it rides really well and has had no mechanical problems. The interior is comfortable and well-appointed. It rides nicely on the highway, which... Read More

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