2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV Crossover Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV Crossover

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 Pros The hybrid powertrain delivers immediate acceleration.

 Pros The handling is well-composed as long as within a reasonable cornering speed.

 Pros The steering is responsive and the effort required to turn is balanced.

 Pros The base trim comes standard with several advanced safety and driver aids.

 Pros Excellent safety ratings provide a sense of security for the potential buyer.

 Pros Entering the cabin is easy because of the low ride height and large entrances.

 Pros The first and second rows of seats are roomy for the majority of passengers.

 Pros The seats are comfortable even during a long drive and the heating and ventilating worked as expected.

 Pros The range of adjustability for the front seats helps in accommodating the majority of passengers.

 Pros The leather upholstery is of good quality and has a good fit and finish.

 Pros The ride quality is pleasant and road imperfections are absorbed well.

 Pros The space for cargo is generous.

 Pros It achieves good fuel economy because of the hybrid powertrain.

 Cons The CVT exhibits a droning sound during increased acceleration.

 Cons The steering isn’t the most responsive and changing direction requires more input.

 Cons Feedback from the pavement is minimal and feels disconnected from the road.

 Cons There is a slight delay from the brakes and an oversensitive response when they finally bite.

 Cons The long stroke and a soft pedal make it more taxing to control the brakes.

 Cons There is no Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto available.

 Cons The LE and XLE trims have no option for bigger wheels.

 Cons The base trim does not have the option of a sunroof.

 Cons Access to the third row is impeded by how the second row folds down.

 Cons The third row of seats is best suited for kids.