The market of plug-in hybrid crossovers is about to get another redesigned member for the year 2019. Namely, one of the most popular and best-selling three-row crossovers in the US market, known as Toyota Highlander, will show its 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited version soon. The fans should expect some serious improvements in terms of efficiency and safety.
When it comes to exterior design of the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited, you probably shouldn’t expect any major or revolutionary changes on this model. Instead, this three-row crossover will undergo some minor updates and refreshments in terms of look. The new Highlander Hybrid is definitely expected to improve its safety and stability. Also, its towing capacity will be increased to 3,500 pounds. This model will be available in four trim levels and probably some new body paint choices. The front end of the vehicle will be aggressive and dominated by its large three-bar grille and a massive bumper. You will also notice its LED headlamps with daytime running lights. The new Highlander Hybrid should stand on its standard 19-inch alloy wheels.
As we have already mentioned, the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will offer a three-row seating configuration. It will be able to perfectly accommodate up to seven or eight passengers. The third row will probably be the most suitable for children. Also, the back rows are expected to get their own 9.0-inch display with features such as USB ports and wireless headphones. Behind the seats, the driver can expect a large cargo area. The cabin will also be quieter and a panoramic sunroof will only add up to the overall pleasure and comfort. The new Highlander Hybrid will also pay special attention to its safety systems and driver assist features. Therefore, it will include lane-departure warning, radar cruising control, camera system, pedestrian detection, ABS, airbags, brake assist and others.
The 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will use an innovative plug-in hybrid system under its hood that will largely improve the efficiency of this crossover and lead to better fuel economy. When it comes to gas engine, the new Highlander Hybrid will use a 3.5-liter V6. This engine will be combined with an electric motor and a 650-Volt battery that will additionally boost the power. This combination is expected to deliver the total output of 305 horsepower. The Highlander Hybrid will be paired with a CVT.
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited Release date and Price
If not earlier, the release date of the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is expected to happen in spring 2019. The estimated price of the base model starts around $37,000.
Competitors: Honda Pilot, Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder.