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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid unveiling

2007 Chicago Auto Show

The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid unveiling at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. The fuel economy, according to Toyota, is virtually unchanged, there is more room, and more power. The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has an electric vehicle mode switch, and its hybrid system gives it particularly low emissions.

The Highlander is a car-based SUV, known as a crossover (CUV). Toyota says they were the first company to bring out a crossover, pioneering the way thirteen years ago with the Toyota RAV4.

Toyota sold 67 percent of all hybrids sold in 2006, including 31,000 Highlander hybrids.

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid specs

MPG: 27 city / 25 highway
Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs
Battery: 288 V nickel-metal hydride
Engine: 3.3 L V6
Fuel tank capacity: 17.2 gal
Wheel Base: 109.8 inches
Engine: V6, Hybrid, 3.3 Liter
Fuel Capacity: 17.2 gallons
Number of Doors: 4 doors

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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