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Toyota Highlander

  • tickLots of space inside
  • tickGood value for money
  • tickGenerous spec

Toyota Highlander SUV (2020 - )

If you need a big family SUV with seating for seven and an efficient hybrid powertrain the arrival of the Toyota Highlander to the European market throws a fresh option into the mix. A competitor for popular premium seven-seater rivals like the Land Rover Discovery and Volvo XC90, the Highlander combines generous equipment levels with an attractive price and Toyota’s proven hybrid technology. You can’t plug it in and run on pure electric power like the XC90 and the interior can’t match the premium feel of some of its established rivals but the Highlander – literally – offers a lot of car for your money.
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Before comparing the Highlander against its rivals you need to understand where it sits on the hybrid spectrum. So-called mild hybrids are now common across the board and use a small electric motor to support the start-stop system and deliver a small power boost. Plug-in hybrids (or PHEVs), meanwhile, use a bigger motor and battery combination to support pure electric driving for short distances, options at this level ranging from the Mitsubishi Outlander to the swanky Volvo XC90 like the one we’ve been enjoying on long-term test. These are especially attractive for company drivers, thanks to their low Benefit In Kind costs but, in the case of the Volvo, cost more to buy. Toyota’s ‘full’ hybrid system sits between the two, is well-proven, more affordable and effectively delivers the fuel and running costs of the diesel engines still used by many rivals but without the stigma of fuelling from the black pump.

Purchase costs look reasonable given the space and kit you get, but the Highlander is squeezed on one side by the Mitsubishi Outlander and top-end versions of the Peugeot 5008, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento and their ilk and more premium seven-seaters from Land Rover and Volvo on the other. Several of these alternatives offer PHEV versions with the associated benefits in running costs, too.

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