2017 Toyota Highlander Hyrbid Most Fuel Efficient Of Its Kind; Best SUV For 2017!

Mar 22, 2017 05:00 AM EDT | Eugene Paul

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The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the only three-row crossover hybrid SUV in the U.S. and it deserves to be the only one of its kind. It has enjoyed this distinction which has made Toyota very well in terms of sales out it. However, it is not that buyers don't have any other choice. The Highlander Hybrid is one of the best SUVs to own and that's what industry experts claim in unison.

According to , the site gave it an overall ranking of 8.8 out of possible 10 points. This speaks highly of what the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid can bring and deliver.

It also got the highest rating of 9.3 in its safety category with critics rating trailing closely behind having a score of 9.2. This data is credible and legit as it was obtained from 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The most notable feature of the Highlander Hybrid is its class-leading fuel efficiency. For a vehicle of this size, it can even do better than some of the mid-sized sedans in the market currently. It is nothing different than any other SUV except for the fact that it is a hybrid.

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Not only is it fuel efficient, but it also is packed with power too. It can produce 306-horsepower. It is also possible to tow up to 3,500 pounds enough for a small powerboat or utility trailer. It can even be made more powerful to 5,000 pounds in gas-powered V-6 engine. Its fuel efficiency returns 29 to 30 mpg in the city and 27 to 28 on the highway.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid also delivers smooth and stable ride. The steering is effortless. It also comes with a regenerative braking system which is assists in recharging the batteries. Braking can be a little bit of an issue as it feels over-responsive in the beginning but that's a minor setback as one can easily adjust and get used to it.

As added by , the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid shares the same more aggressive front end as its non-Hybrid Highlander counterpart. It does make up for the sheer size of the vehicle giving it that much-needed updated look and aesthetics.

The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is definitely one of the best vehicles for families who need third-row seating. It is also best suited for the practical buyers who are concerned about fuel economy. It will definitely continue to impress. See if the video below agrees with the experts.

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