How Does the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Powertrain Work?

At St. Cloud Toyota, we’re excited to unveil the innovative powertrain behind the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. As the Toyota brand continues to lead the charge in eco-friendly transportation, this SUV sets a new standard for performance, efficiency, and versatility.

How Does the Hybrid Powertrain Work?

Hybrid powertrains, such as the one in the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, merge internal combustion engines with electric motors to enhance fuel efficiency and cut emissions. The electric motor takes over during low-speed or light-load driving to conserve fuel, while the gasoline engine engages for added power during acceleration or uphill climbs. This intelligent system seamlessly alternates between electric and gasoline power, ensuring optimal performance under varying driving conditions for a smooth and efficient ride.

Powerful Performance and Smart Efficiency

This thoughtfully engineered SUV boasts an impressive manufacturer-estimated 36 mpg combined rating, offering efficiency without compromising power. Drivers can tailor their experience with selectable driving modes like Normal, Eco, Sport, EV Mode, and Trail Mode, providing options for everyday efficiency, enhanced acceleration, or added traction on challenging terrain.

Powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with either two or three electric motors, depending on the model, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid delivers a combined output of 243 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. With its continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), seamless gear shifts ensure a smooth and responsive performance on any journey.

Enhanced Drivetrain Options

With the option of front-wheel drive (FWD) or electric on-demand all-wheel drive (AWD), the Toyota Highlander Hybrid adapts to diverse driving needs. Front-wheel drive offers intelligent capability, ideal for urban commuting and highway cruising. Meanwhile, AWD models provide enhanced traction, ensuring confident handling in adverse weather conditions and off-road adventures.

Test Drive the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid in Waite Park Today

Experience the remarkable performance and efficiency of the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for yourself by scheduling a test drive at St. Cloud Toyota today. Let our team assist you with finding the perfect model to suit your needs!

March 20, 2024
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