2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid  -  $35,500


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,500
Base Invoice: $32,377
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: 4WD 4dr (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 27 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 4WD 4dr (Natl)
Transmission: Electronically controlled continuously variable automatic transmission
Engine: 3.3L DOHC MPI 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine w/permanent magnet motors

Pros

Roomy, versatile interior; seating for seven; surprising acceleration; confident ride; available hybrid and 4-cylinder models; towing ability.


Model News

Following a major redesign in 2008, the 2009 Highlander sees few changes. A new base-level 2-wheel-drive 4-cylinder model joins the lineup, featuring a 187-horsepower 2.7-liter engine that gets an estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway and is rated as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle by the EPA. Two-row seating is standard in the base model, with third-row seating and an upgraded stereo optional.


Value Writeup

The 2009 Toyota Highlander offers seating for seven and is surprisingly versatile, with properly equipped versions able to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The base model is a strong value, while the Sport and Limited can be loaded to the gills with luxury features. Also, the Highlander offers a very robust list of standard safety features, including a total of seven air bags.


Model Highlights

Toyota's 2009 Highlander is available in base, Sport and Limited models. A 2.7L 187-horsepower 4-cylinder is now standard on the base model, but a 3.5L V6 engine making 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque is optional on the base model and standard on the Sport and Limited. There's also a Highlander Hybrid model, offered in base or Limited trims, that pairs a 3.3L V6 engine with an electric motor and generator system to make 270 horsepower together. The Hybrid now has an EV mode, for driving short distances at low speed on electric power only, and there's also an ECON mode that limits acceleration to conserve energy. The new 4-cylinder model is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while V6 versions get a 5-speed automatic. The base model comes only in 2-wheel drive when equipped with the 4-cylinder, while V6 models are available in either 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive. The V6 can be equipped to tow 5,000 pounds, while the 4-cylinder can pull 3,500.

All three powertrains are quite fuel-efficient. The 2.7L 4-cylinder delivers 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, while the 3.5L V6 returns 18 city, 24 highway. The Hybrid gets 27 city, 25 highway, according to EPA estimates.

Inside, there's optional seating for seven, with a third-row seat that folds and stows away, and a 40/20/40-split folding second row that slides fore and aft and also reclines. The Highlander is one of the most refined vehicles in its class. In particular, Toyota employs new measures to minimize road noise, and uses a sophisticated engine mounting system to isolate noise and vibration.

Vehicle safety control and anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist are standard on the Highlander; a total of seven air bags are offered, too, including front side air bags, roll-sensing side-curtain bags and even a driver's knee bag.

An electric power steering system is installed across the model line. The system also serves several safety functions. The non-hybrid Highlanders have straight-line steering, which means the power steering system helps offset a pull to the side due to different surfaces in hard braking. All Highlanders also have a corner braking feature in which power steering assist guides the driver toward restoring vehicle stability.

The Highlander Hybrid also includes the VDIM (vehicle dynamics integrated management) system, which integrates all of the safety electronics--including throttle and brakes--together to more seamlessly intervene if a loss of control is anticipated. Also, to help when negotiating a steep hill where traction might be difficult, both hill start assist and downhill assist control are offered.

The Highlander's standard feature list includes keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control and power accessories. The Sport model adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, leather-trimmed steering wheel, power driver's seat, and a number of appearance improvements. At the top of the line is the Limited, which adds leather upholstery and Satin Mahogany interior trim, automatic climate control, an upgraded sound system with a 6-disc changer Smart Key entry system, fog lamps, heated power mirrors and a heated windshield, along with a host of cosmetic details.

Major options include a power back hatch that can be opened with the key fob, voice-activated navigation, leather upholstery and multi-stage heated seats, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, tri-zone air conditioning, a tow package, a moonroof and a JBL premium audio system with Bluetooth.


Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
464.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
430.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6

Displacement
3.3L/-TBD-

Fuel System
MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
209 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
212 @ 3600

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
145.4 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
43.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.7 in

Front Hip Room
56.7 in

Second Head Room
39.8 in

Second Leg Room
38.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.3 in

Second Hip Room
56.3 in

Wheelbase
109.8 in

Length, Overall
188.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.2 in

Height, Overall
68.1 in

Track Width, Front
64.0 in

Track Width, Rear
64.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
94.1 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4508 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson

Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.2 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V689000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 22, 2015

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,000,000

Summary
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Scion xB, 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2006-2011 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, and 2009-2010 Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. During the manufacturing of the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts.

Consequence
If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. If abnormality is found, the PWMS circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is C0M.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Cold weater pkg -inc: heated pwr exterior mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer grid

3.3L DOHC MPI 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine w/permanent magnet motors

Electronically controlled continuously variable automatic transmission -inc: ECON Mode w/throttle control

EV Mode -inc: electric driving mode for short distances

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

Electronic on-demand 4-wheel drive w/intelligence (4WD-i)

Sealed nickel metal hydride battery

5935# GVWR

Hybrid tow prep pkg -inc: trailer prewiring, transmission oil cooler w/water cooler, HD radiator, 240-watt fan coupling

Front independent Macpherson strut suspension w/coil springs

Rear independent dual-link Macpherson strut suspension w/coil springs

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering w/pwr assist (EPS)

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Electronically controlled brake system (ECB) w/regenerative control

17" x 7.5" 6-spoke machined-finish aluminum wheels

P245/65R17 all-season BSW tires

Full size spare tire w/alloy wheel

Color-keyed bumpers w/black rear step bumper cover

Silver painted lower bumper cover

Color-keyed rear spoiler w/integrated stop lamp

Silver painted unique hybrid grille w/chrome surround

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off

Blue-tinted headlamp & taillamp bezels

Color-keyed foldable heated pwr mirrors

UV reduction windshield

Rear privacy glass

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Intermittent rear window wiper

Chrome door handles

Light silver painted rear license plate garnish w/chrome surround

AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback capability, aux audio jack

In-glass antenna w/FM diversity

High fabric front captains chairs -inc: 8-way manual driver seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat, 2-way active head restraints, seatback pockets

Cloth 40/20/40 2nd row fold-flat slide & recline seat -inc: Center Stow seat & console, one-touch right hand walk-in function, outboard armrests

Center console -inc: (6) cup holders, storage compartment, 2nd row heat vents

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & multi-function display controls

LED illumination for center console

Optitron blue-illuminated gauges -inc: pwr meter, ready indicator, transmission shift indicator, coolant temp, fuel, oil pressure, scheduled maintenance indicator, EV & ECON mode indicators

3.5" multi-function display -inc: rear backup monitor, clock, outside temp, cruise info, warning messages, air conditioning, trip computer, tire pressure

Pwr windows w/driver auto up/down, jam protection

Pwr door locks w/auto shifter activation

Remote keyless entry system

Cruise control

Smart Key System w/push button start & remote illuminated entry

Remote hood & fuel door releases

Engine immobilizer system

Defroster-linked air conditioning w/air filter

Rear window defogger

Birch woodgrain-style interior trim w/silver finish & chrome door handle accents

(2) front & (1) cargo area 12V auxiliary pwr outlets

Overhead console w/maplights, conversation mirror, sunglass holder

Dual sun visors -inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions

(6) assist grips

Illuminated entry system

Leather-wrapped shift knob w/birch woodgrain-style inlay

Cargo area tie down hooks

Cargo area under floor storage compartment

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD)

Vehicle stability control (VSC) w/cutoff switch & traction control (TRAC)

Vehicle dynamics integrated management (VDIM)

Side impact door beams

Front & rear crumple zones

High-voltage battery deactivating collision sensors

Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor

Driver & front passenger seat-mounted side airbags

All row roll sensing side curtain airbags

Drivers knee airbag

3-point shoulder belts in all seating positions -inc: drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions

Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters, adjustable belt anchors

Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for 2nd row seating positions

ISO-FIX child restraint system (CRS) anchors for outboard seating positions

Rear child safety door locks

Direct tire pressure monitor system

Collapsible steering column

Head impact protection structure for A/B pillar trim panels

 
50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$0

 
BLIZZARD PEARL
$220

 
CLASSIC SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
CYPRESS PEARL
$0

 
WAVELINE PEARL
$0

 
ICED AMETHYST MICA
$0

 
ASH, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SAND BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
POPULAR PKG
$2,800

 
POPULAR PLUS PKG
$3,920

 
EXTRA VALUE PKG 1
$2,100

 
EXTRA VALUE PKG 2
$2,940

 
ANTI-THEFT ALARM W/IMMOBILIZER
$220

 
FRONT DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
$375

 
MANUAL REAR AIR CONDITIONING
$585

 
AUTO REAR AIR CONDITIONING
$785

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$308

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$353

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$263

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$308

 
CONVENIENCE ACCESSORY PKG
$403

 
BLU LOGIC HANDS FREE PHONE SYSTEM
$299

 
IPOD INTERFACE SYSTEM
$299

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
CARPETED FLOOR & CARGO MAT SET
$230

 
CARPETED FLOOR, CARGO & 3RD ROW MAT SET
$275

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR & CARGO MAT SET
$185

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR, CARGO & 3RD ROW MAT SET
$230

 
MOLDED DASH APPLIQUE
$275

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
VIP RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
VIP GLASS BREAKAGE SENSOR
$247

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$529

 
SHIFT KNOB
$75

 
AUTO DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR
$299

 
BODY SIDE MOLDINGS
$199

 
TOW RECEIVER HITCH W/WIRE HARNESS
$659

 
VALOR EXHAUST TIP
$85

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$155

 
RUNNING BOARDS
$649

 
MUDGUARDS
$99

 
CROSSBARS
$229

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

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