2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Features

January 26th, 2016 by

2016 Highlander Hybrid

The 2016 Toyota Highlander is one of Toyota’s fuel-efficient sport utility vehicles fitted out with an eco-friendly hybrid synergy drive. Toyota designed its SUV hybrid with an eye towards features that make it easier to drive and handle, giving you the power and control you love in any car. See what hybrid features you’ll get on your 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid in the South Jordan, Salt Lake City, and Draper area from Brent Brown Toyota.

Hybrid Synergy Drive

The 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid features a hybrid synergy drive, which combines a powerful gas engine and efficient electric motor to bring you a reliable and unique engine. The 3.5L V6 engine and permanent magnet synchronous motors work together to produce up to 280 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, with an impressive 28 mpg highway and a super ultra low emission vehicle rating.

Energy Monitoring

The Highlander Hybrid uses electric power to drive the motor, but also generates electricity as it drives by charging the battery through the vehicle’s energy. The hybrid system power meter shows you when the system is charging the battery, as well as how much power is being used to drive the car. It also lets you see when the Highlander is using the gasoline engine alone, the electric motor alone, or both, so you know exactly what’s going on under the hood.

Driving Modes

The Highlander Hybrid comes with two special modes that you can use to drive. In ECO mode, the throttle is modified to help improve fuel economy. It also makes it easier to accelerate on surfaces such as snow or ice that have low traction. When you’re in EV mode, only the electric motor will be in use. This is excellent in situations where it’s only necessary to drive short distances at low speeds, such as in a parking lot or garage.

Get the Highlander Hybrid Today

Are you ready to get into the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid? Contact Brent Brown Toyota for a test drive today! Call us at (801) 224-1320 or come see us at 1400 S Sandhill Rd, Orem.

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