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Updated March 2012.

We in this car after 5 years for smaller and less expensive Camry). It was a wonderful vehicle NO need for any maintenence the entire we owned it. Would highly this year/make/model..

My wife was fed up the amount of time her 2002 CLK 430 spent in the repair shop. If owned any Mercedes, you know I’m talking about!

It was to move up to dependability. Before the she drove a 2003 Tahoe she really enjoyed. But, she like having to hike her 5 ft 1 inch frame up into the seat.


With a budget of or less, she spent a month or so and talking to friends. She eventually it down to a Lexus RX 330 or 400h. a Pilot, and the regular Highlander

I did the research at Edmunds, NADA and Direct. I also researched the technology which the Toyota As far as I was concerned, all of the vehicles were by me. I was fortunate enough to speak to face with one of the engineers on the development team.

I was impressed with his answers to tough questions I gave

She chose the Toyota because it was easy to enter/exit, it had plenty of and good visibility. Those her three main concerns.

she bought it, I personally wanted to the non-hybrid version, and the Hybrid

Test Drive-Non Hybrid: I it drove fine. which to people would mean The interior fit and finish, horsepower and was O.K. by me. it was everything the research it was. Toyota appears to be at the top or near, compared to the others, to professional auto reviewers. (I can with authority they are ahead of Mercedes and the lack of Mercedes has with electronics!)

we drove the Hybrid . Wow! major, major difference. The suspension and steering are WAY better the non-hybrid version.

All in all, it about 400 pounds more the gas only version, due to the batteries. happen to be placed low under the which brings the center of lower. That is a good feature, which they advertise.

To manage the additional weight, made the chassis of the Highlander The Lexus RX, Lexus ES 350, Camry and Toyota Highlander are all on the same platform with modifications between the sedans and the

You really have to test both and you will know I mean. The Hybrid is just a different ride. I was surprised there was any difference at all, they are the same vehicle.

The drives more like her CLK did, than a SUV.

The is awesome. A BIG part of the reason: The curve is actually a straight If you don’t understand torque, a quick lesson. On a normal the max torque is produced at a certain Each engine has a different RPM at maximum torque is produced.

never the highest RPM.

say that a car’s max torque is RPM. That means, no what speed you are going, if you on the gas, you will get max torque when the engine hits RPM. Once you pass it drops off quickly. That’s you ‘up shift’ to bring the down and increase your again. (If you are racing, that Horsepower and torque are related, but stick with torque, other than the Wankle engine of old, I don’t of another engine with a torque ‘curve’.

Well, of course other and/or hybrids would a straight torque curve,

Anyway, the Toyota HYBRID maximum torque all the way up toit’s maximum 4400 RPM’s. In a engine, the torque increases as the increase, then if falls In the Toyota Hybrid engine, the MAX is at ANY RPM up to 4400! Have the need for With the Highlander Hybrid, hit the gas, and bye-bye.

Woo-hoo, really fun to drive this of a speedster.

If I’m going 20 and I hit the ALL the torque is there slamming me into the seat. If I’m 70 and hit the gas, the power is still Yes, you can enter freeways, and Semi’s with no sweat.

I power for safety reasons, I’ve found that is a good thing to have in to avoid certain dangerous When I drove a Corvette, it was so I wanted to avoid accidents at all

Frequently, that meant the gas pedal instead of the brakes to a collision!!

FUEL CONSUMPTION . In the Hybrid, we get 27 MPG around town, the A/C running all the time. (we live in We’ve put 40,500 miles on it as of 2012. Never had it on the highway, so know what that MPG be.

So far 2 oil changes have been the maintenence needed.

Steering is a big with me. I do not like front drive cars at all . And, the has front wheel drive. I don’t notice it. I believe partly due to the Electronic Stability

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To me, it means the front tires get ‘slippery’ when you are turning accelerating. In other words, the doesn’t require much from the driver. It feels rear wheel drive, is my top choice.

I’m 6 feet, 240 and I fit easily into the driver’s My sweetie (for 30 years) is and it fits her very well,

Now, shall we address the people have about versus payback in fuel Well, we didn’t buy it to save We bought to replace a luxury-sporty car something that would groceries and friends in style, and safety. We are very pleased the gas mileage.

We do not want to waste gas, and we are with our planet, so don’t get me But, if you can afford the extra the Hybrid is the only way to go.

Through the and on the freeways, we have more power than most cars on the road. Emphasis on because of the torque.

Remember, the motors do not hesitate like a a engine. The power is IMMEDIATE. really cool.

The best to own the Highlander Hybrid, (for is because it is big and roomy on the inside, handling, LOTS OF AIR BAGS. The is very similar to the perforated in the Mercedes, which means you get hot or cold. I can’t find a to this car at all.

It’s safe to drive, and fun to drive. gas mileage.

Remember, this SUV was not to be a gas sipper, it was made to be a big vehicle, for seven, with good power, handling, and safety Home run on all accounts.

Resale value is a two way street. an unknown. We can all speculate that it be worth LESS or MORE, so I not to speculate.

We leased it, so at the end of the term, our choice to buy it or return it.

HYBRIDS: people don’t know and I learned it from the engineer who is on the hybrid development team.

The Hybrid Synergy drive in the 2006 models is their recent version.

Toyota their OLDER Hybrid to Ford and Honda among They also spent 7 testing this new version releasing it to the public. Wow, did get it right.

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