2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited-Platinum V6 AWD-I new car reviews

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Platinum V6 AWD-I. Try saying that mouthful 5 times fast.

Long name aside, the list of changes to the 2019 Highlander are rather small.

From Toyota:

For 2019, the Toyota Highlander receives numerous exterior upgrades across all grades. For the LE, LE PLUS and XLE grades for both gas and hybrid, a new black bodyside rocker panel has been added.
For the SE grade, exterior upgrades now include black headlights, black tail lamps, black bodyside rocker, black wheels and black chrome LED fog lamps. For the Limited and Platinum grades for hybrid and gas, the 2019 Highlander comes standard with chrome LED fog lamps.”

Our full-tilt Limited Platinum came in at $48,630, with delivery and handling driving the final price up to $49.939.

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David S. Wallens David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

Toyota’s SUV enjoy stable footing in today’s SUV market. You just know what they’re going to deliver, and usually it’s something rather rock-solid.

Just about everything about this one felt rubbery, though, and I don’t mean that in a good way. Rubbery, numb steering. Rubbery, numb drivetrain response.

It looks good and the cockpit controls were easy to figure out, but I just couldn’t get past the driving dynamics.

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spacecadet HalfDork
6/21/19 11:47 a.m.

MY dad gets 32mpg around town in his luxobarge RX450H... and this thing is rated at 30 mpg... hybrid and EV tech was literally the best thing to happen to SUV's. 

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