Toyota Highlander Hybrid Electric Car Not As Efficient As Could Be
Fuel Efficiency Only in the Twenties
The Highlander Hybrid model’s Hybrid Synergy Drive features a new, more powerful 3.5-liter V6 for 2011, replacing the previous 3.3-liter V6. While it is a V6? it has a “high-torque electric drive motor-generator for total system output of 280 net horsepower and better than that a second rear-mounted motor provides automatic on-demand four-wheel drive traction. Yet, the 2011 Highlander Hybrid receives EPA estimated fuel economy ratings of 28 MPG city and 28 MPG highway.
They need to work on this a little more. Get some more gas mileage please! Drop to a V4 with more electric and you know what’ll happen.
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