2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Overview.
The Toyota Highlander is Toyota’s most admired SUV and has been since the first production was revealed. The 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid becomes smooth and comfortable, a SUV with plenty of space for passengers and cargo, though its high asking price for the base model means it will take quite a few years of driving to make up for the extra up-front costs of the Hybrid over the regular Highlander.
For 2011 the Highlander Hybrid comes in with a fresh new look, new powertrain and new fuel economy figures for gas mileage. According the critics this hybrid drives almost like a conventionally-powered car, which is a huge compliment for any hybrid vehicle. The trim levels for Highlander Hybrid comprise the base and Limited, with most of the equipments resembling the standard Highlander.
The Highlander Hybrid looks very similar to the standard Highlander, but distinguishes itself with a different front outlook, modified rocker panels and blue-shaded headlamps. In spite of the rise in engine size and power, the 2011 Highlander Hybrid manages to get improved gas mileage than the 2010 model. All of this results in a mid-size hybrid SUV that gets better upon the already well-considered 2010 Highlander Hybrid.
The interior of the 2011 Toyota Highlander is well designed, the front seats are comfortable, and visibility is good to all corners. Head and leg room are generous in the first and second rows. This signifies a smooth, quiet ride and comfortable seating for up to seven passengers even though the third row is slightly rigid compared with a number of the Highlander's competitors.
The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid even though it’s smaller it does offer better mileage than the Highlander Hybrid for more than $7,000 less. At an EPA-rated 34 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway, the Escape Hybrid can go more than 500 miles on a single tank which is excellent for a hybrid.