Looking for an SUV with class-leading fuel economy? Orlando Toyota shoppers will find exactly that in the 2012 Highlander Hybrid. This powerful model gets a class-leading EPA-estimated 28 city and 28 highway miles per gallon!
Toyota of Orlando, a leading Orlando Toyota dealer serving Winter Park, Florida and surrounding areas, is proud to offer our shoppers the 2012 Highlander Hybrid; learn more about this amazing new model now then visit us later for a test drive!
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.
Orlando Toyota shoppers will love that the 4WD Highlander Hybrid produces 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.
In the 2012 Hylander Hybrid, Orlando Toyota buyers will get a slew of amazing features that add to the entertainment, comfort and practicality of the vehicle. 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 are included. In addition, all models feature a standard 50/50 split third-row seat and rear climate control to ensure that Orlando Toyota passengers have maximum comfort and versatility with this vehicle.
The optional tow package for V6 models enables up to a 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.
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. Now, the current, second-generation Highlander is even better. With such amazing features and hybrid availability, every Orlando Toyota shopper will soon fall in love with this unique SUV.
Toyota of Orlando, a leading Orlando Toyota dealer serving Winter Park, Florida and surrounding areas invites area shoppers to explore this fuel efficient SUV now at our dealership. If you still have questions, our knowledgeable Toyota experts have answers; please call us at 888-471-2501 today.