After some updates, the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is going to be on the market with new goals. The plug-in crossover is already one of the leaders in the class. Its sales records are growing each year and it becomes popular in every part of North America. The hybrid variant of Highlander exists for 15 years and there is nothing strange why it is becoming better.
In 2019 we can expect update leading to better fuel economy. Also, bosses can modify the price. Whatsoever, it shouldn’t go too much upwards. Besides that, there won’t be radical stylish changes and upgrades. Inside, the dashboard could suffer small revisit. New display with updates on infotainment system is always needed in modern times.
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Specs
For the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid engineers will add batteries to the existing 3.5-liter drivetrain. The electric motor is an AC 650-volt battery, which will boost output for about 10 hp. So, total energy coming out of the plug-in system is 305 hp. Significant boost is expected in city drive fuel economy. Standard crossover delivers 21 mpg at its best. Highlander Hybrid will return 10 mpg more than its petrol sibling.
Emissions and Towing Capacity
Another advantage of the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will be low emission rating. According to estimations, it will belong to SULEV – Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle with a rating of 22. In AWD mode, this SUV will have a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interior and Exterior
The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will bring a lot of excitement for occupants. First of all, there is room for eight persons. Furthermore, 60/40 third-row split will allow extra cargo space. The entertainment system is not limited just to front seats. Passengers on the back seats will have a 9-inch display, Blue-Ray Disc player, USB ports and wireless headphones available for use. The quiet interior will make every ride cozier and overall impression goes to another level with a panoramic sunroof.
Bold grille and aggressive headlights are dominating features on the front fascia. The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will be available in four trim levels. So, everyone will choose best options for their crossover. Standard wheels options are 19-inch alloy, while the top trims get 5-spoke dark-chromed wheels of the same size.
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Safety
Plenty systems and features will make 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid very safe. Toyota Safety Sense brings lane departure warning as the standard system. It comes with steering assist feature. As some kind of an autopilot, plug-in SUV will have dynamic radar cruising control. Camera and radar on the front part will detect pedestrians and with help of the pre-collision system, it will make a vehicle stop before an eventual incident.
How Much is 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid?
Since is use more technology and advanced features, the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will cost more than the petrol version. The difference in price will be around $5,000 between base trims. However, the plug-in model is going to offer four versions, with starting LE at $37,000. Furthermore, Highlander Hybrid Limited and Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum are coming with plenty of features, and next season we could see their price tag above $50k. SUV will probably arrive before the RAV4 Hybrid, also announced for 2019.