2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid- A Review
The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the new midsize crossover ready to hit the roads. The new car has a muscular build, powerful engine, spacious interior and high tech safety features. Uptill two generations of hybrid model have been in markets by the famous auto company since 2005. However, this new model will please those who want to enjoy their road trips with their whole lot of family.
Highlander Hybrid exhibits a bold exterior and brawny chassis with dark silver grille, color-keyed power outside mirrors and color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stop lamp. The lower grille is fashioned with chrome accent. The UV reduction glass windshield protects the occupant from harmful sunrays. The 17-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels are incorporated elegantly to the side soft chassis.
The interior is spacious enough so that 7 people can sit comfortably. The fabric-trimmed front seats with seatback pockets, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seat let you relax the this car. The front and rear air conditioning with air filter keeps the temperature inside the vehicle moderate. The tilt steering wheel provides easier grip and control over the car. Smart Key system for front doors and lift gate provides assistance. The cargo capacity is also great and you can easily tuck in your entire luggage whether you are going on short trips or long adventures.
The outstanding performance is achieved with the powerful engine. The 2.7-Liter Double Overhead Cam 16-Valve 4-Cylinder gasoline engine can give an output power of 187 hp. The Toyota Direct Ignition technology gives you a fuel efficient drive. The fastest acceleration is achieved with 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission.
Stat-of-the-art safety is ensured by high tech safety systems. Star Safety System is introduced which includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and Smart Stop Technology. Moreover, the advanced air bags, 3-poi seat belts, Latch System and child protect door locks protects your family. The Hill Start Assist control let you drive this vehicle easily on hilly terrains.
Entertainment is provided with AM/FM CD player that has MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers and auxiliary audio jack. However, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology are available as an optional package.
So, cruise with style with the new 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and enjoy a thrilling driving experience.