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  • Launched in 2021
  • SUV
  • Hybrid
  • Launch year
    2021
  • Body type
    SUV
  • Fuel type
    Hybrid

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Comfortable but expensive hybrid SUV

Best bits

  • Very versatile seven-seat SUV
  • Hybrid power means it should be fairly cheap to run
  • Better value for money than premium competitors

Not so great

  • Don't expect to travel any great distance on electric power alone
  • Interior is functional and hardwearing rather than plush
  • You can pick up a Skoda Kodiaq for a lot less

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Overall verdict on the Toyota Highlander

"If you're in the market for a hybrid SUV but the RAV4 isn't big enough, the Toyota Highlander is aimed at you. It's a very comfortable choice that's loaded with equipment and ought to be cheap to run – but it's not exactly cheap to buy."

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Now in its fourth generation, this is the first time Toyota has offered the Highlander in the UK. It's expected to be a relatively niche model, and its limited line-up reflects this. There are just two models to choose from, and one petrol-electric hybrid engine setup.


While the Highlander’s £50,000 plus price tag is quite hard to stomach (especially when you could pitch it as an alternative to the affordable Skoda Kodiaq), you do get a lot for your money. 


Excel models get 20-inch alloy wheels, leather seats (heated in the front), a premium sound system and a panoramic sunroof. You also get a powered tailgate, a reversing camera and an eight-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


Splash out the extra £2000 for the top-spec Excel Premium and you’ll get ventilated front seats, heated seats for those in the second row, a digital rear-view mirror and a head-up display.


The Highlander shares a platform with the popular Toyota RAV4, as well as the hybrid motor. All models are four-wheel drive, with a 2.5-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor on each axle.


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2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT

  • 2021
  • 2,833 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Snows TOYOTA Exeter
  • Devon, EX28FN
Price:£47,995
PCP: £665.15/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £665.15, Customer Deposit: £7,199.00, Total Deposit: £7,199.25, Optional Final Payment: £22,059.00, Total Charge For Credit: £4,543.50, Total Amount Payable: £52,538.50, Representative APR: 4.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 3.71%, Excess Mileage Charge: 17ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

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2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Excel 5dr CVT

  • 2021
  • 6,795 miles

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  • Steven Eagell Toyota Peterborough
  • Peterborough, PE15AU
Price:£45,998
PCP: £624.51/mo

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Ask the heycar experts: common questions

Is the Toyota Highlander available in the UK?

The Toyota Highlander has been sold around the world (namely in the USA and Japan) since 2000 and it's now in its fourth generation. The latest model, launched in 2021, is the first to be sold in the UK.

Andy Brady

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Does the Toyota Highlander have seven seats?

Yes, all Toyota Highlander models have seven seats. It's slightly bigger than the Toyota RAV4, pitched against rivals like the Kia Sorento and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.

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Is the Toyota Highlander a hybrid?

For the time being, the Toyota Highlander is sold exclusively as a hybrid. It shares an engine and platform with the RAV4, powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine combined with two electric motors.

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