The 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers all of the incredible functionality of the original Highlander but with class-leading fuel economy. This model offers exceptional value while also providing reprieve at the fuel pump with 28 mpg in the city and on the highway.
The first-generation Highlander pioneered the midsize crossover utility vehicle segment, ushering in car-like performance, comfort and fuel efficiency with SUV-like roominess and versatility. The current, second-generation Highlander amplifies those attributes and is among the leaders in the segment in standard active and passive safety features. All models feature a standard 50/50 split third-row seat and rear climate control for customer comfort and flexibility.
North Charlotte Toyota fans can find the 2012 Highlander at Toyota of North Charlotte today. Call (888) 475-3924 for more information on pricing and availability.
Produced at Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Princeton, Indiana, the Highlander is a three-row crossover that offers a choice between four-cylinder and V6 power, front-wheel drive (FWD) and full-time four-wheel drive (4WD).
The 2012 Highlander Hybrid model’s Hybrid Synergy Drive gained a new, more powerful 3.5-liter V6 in the previous model year, replacing a 3.3-liter V6. The system pairs the gasoline V6 engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator for total system output of 280 net horsepower. A second rear-mounted motor provides automatic on-demand four-wheel drive traction.
The 4WD Highlander Hybrid available at our Toyota dealer serving North Charlotte uniquely generates rear-wheel power with a separate electric motor that provides additional drive torque on demand. Thus, the Highlander Hybrid 4WD-i system does not require power-transfer gearing or a driveshaft from the front. The system electronically varies front and rear torque distribution depending on traction conditions.
Activating an EV mode switch located on the front center console allows the driver to operate strictly in electric-mode under certain conditions for a limited distance at low speeds, or in some stop-and-go driving conditions. A new ECON drive mode switch activates a throttle control program that adjusts the throttle response during acceleration, enhancing fuel economy. The Hybrid System Indicator in the instrument gauge panel provides the driver with a guideline to help optimize fuel consumption.
A variety of available options and accessories on the Highlander include a voice-activated touch screen navigation system with an eight-inch screen, JBL audio systems, leather-trimmed seats with front seat heaters, and a power tilt/slide moonroof. The optional tow package for V6 models enables up to 5,000-pound maximum towing capacity, while the four-cylinder tow package enables up to 3,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity. A power liftgate that can be opened and closed with a key fob or driver side control is an available option on the Highlander grade and standard on SE and Limited at our Toyota dealer serving North Charlotte.
Toyota of North Charlotte invites shoppers to explore the high-performance and feature-packed 2012 Highlander Hybrid. Contact Toyota of North Charlotte today at (888) 475-3924 to learn more about the impressive 2012 Highlander Hybrid and how it can help you save on fuel costs!