2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for Sale in Smithfield, RI

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The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a midsized three-row crossover that supplies everything the modern driver could possibly want in a vehicle: style, versatility, a rich assortment of amenities, and of course, exceptional fuel economy. It’s a terrific alternative to the gas-exclusive model when you’re looking to save on fuel costs but don’t want to sacrifice on the rugged capabilities, and it can seat either seven or eight (depending on the second-row configuration). For 2022, the Highlander Hybrid offers a one-of-a-kind Bronze Edition trim level that’s not offered with the traditional gas-only version. As the name implies, it shows off unique bronze accents both inside and outside the vehicle.

Trims and Performance

The five trims of the ’22 Toyota Highlander Hybrid are LE, XLE, Bronze Edition, Limited, and Platinum. All come with a hybrid powertrain made up of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and either two or three electric motors (two with front-wheel drive and three with all-wheel drive). The combined system output of this powertrain is 243 horsepower. According to the official EPA estimates, FWD Highlander Hybrids return 36 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, while with AWD they get 35 city/35 highway. The ’22 Highlander Hybrid is able to tow as much as 3,500 pounds.

Desirable Amenities

Some standouts among the eight-passenger LE’s exterior attributes are LED headlights and fog lights, heated side mirrors with turn signal and blind-spot indicators, a windshield wiper de-icer, and rear privacy glass. The LE is also compatible with Toyota’s Smart Key system, which lets you unlock the front doors and liftgate by simply grabbing the handles with the key fob in proximity. Inside, the LE features push-button start, three-zone automatic climate control, 14 cup/bottle holders, illuminated vanity mirrors, an overhead console sunglasses holder, a power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, five USB ports (one USB-A media port and four USB-C charging ports), two 12-volt power outlets, and 60/40-split second- and third-row seats.

The XLE adds a moonroof, roof rails, a wireless phone charger, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, first- and second-row synthetic leather seats, heated front seats, a power front passenger’s seat, a 7-inch multi-information display, second-row fold-down captain’s chairs (which will limit the seating capacity to seven), and second-row sunshades. An in-car PA system is available, as is the second-row bench seat found in the LE. The brand-new Bronze Edition takes the XLE’s standard equipment slate and swaps in graphite-colored seats with bronze contrast stitching, interior and exterior bronze-colored accents, and illuminated bronze doorsill scuff plates.

The Limited goes back to the traditional color scheme but gets the in-car PA system as standard. It also comes with reverse-gear tilt-down side mirrors with puddle lights and position memory, higher-output LED fog lights, a hands-free liftgate, first- and second-row leather upholstery, ventilated front seats with driver’s position memory, front doorsill metal scuff plates, two 120-volt power outlets, ambient interior lighting, and a cargo area tonneau cover. The richly appointed Platinum gains an adaptive front lighting system, rain-sensing wipers, a panoramic moonroof, a 10-inch head-up display, illuminated doorsill scuff plates and a rear bumper scuff plate, and heated second-row seats.

Audio and Connectivity

The LE, XLE, and Bronze Edition all come with the Audio Plus Package, which contains an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a six-speaker sound system, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The XLE is eligible for navigation, which the Limited gets as standard equipment along with an 11-speaker JBL sound system. If you want a larger touchscreen, the Limited can be ordered with one that’s 12.3 inches (this comes standard in the Platinum).

Convenient Driver Assistance Technology

The Toyota Sense 2.5+ safety suite is standard on all Highlander Hybrids. It includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, and full-speed dynamic radar cruise control. The Limited is outfitted with front and rear parking sensors and qualifies for a surround-view camera system, which the Platinum gets automatically.