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Brand New 21 Toyota Highlander 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid Excel Premium 5dr CVT

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£458 per month+ VAT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" Multi information display screenAdjustable speed limiter switch on steering wheel
Blind spot monitorBluetooth connectivity
Colour multi information displayDynamic guide lines on reversing camera
eCall emergency call systemElectric power steering
Emergency steering assistHead up Display
Intelligent adaptive cruise controlIntelligent front parking sensors with clearance sonar and automatic braking
Intelligent rear parking sensors with clearance sonar and automatic brakingIntersection turn assist
Key reminder warningKick activated boot opening
Lane departure alert with steering controlLane trace assist
Multimedia switches on steering wheelPanoramic view monitor
Power bootRear cross traffic alert
Remote boot door release in cabinRemote boot door release on key
Reversing camera with washer functionSmart entry and push button start
Smartphone integration compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTailgate release with push button
Telephone switch on steering wheelTrip computer
Voice recognitionVoice recognition switch on steering wheel
Washer fluid level warningWireless Mobile Phone Charger


Audio switch on steering wheelAux-in connector
DAB digital audio broadcastJBL Premium sound system with 11 speakers
Mic with (array mic)Rear passenger USB connectors x 2
Toyota touch 2 multimedia system with 8" displayToyota touch 2 with go navigation system
USB connector x3 

Exterior Features

Body colured rear spoilerAnti-jam protection on power windows
Auto folding heated mirrors with puddle lightsAuto up and down function on all power windows
Automatic high beam - AHBAutomatic wipers
Black painted upper front grilleBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door handlesBody coloured door mirrors
Body coloured roofChrome door belt moulding
Chrome insert on upper front grilleChrome roof rails
Chrome surround on upper front grilleClear headlights design
Dark grey rear under-runDigital rear view mirror
Fitting correspondenceFront and rear power windows
Glossy black front pillarHeadlight cleaners
Heated washer nozzle on windscreenIndicators integrated on door mirrors
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
LED front light guideLED High mounted stop light
LED rear brake lightsLED rear combination lights
Lower front grille shapeManual headlight levelling
Noise reduction layer on front windowsNoise reduction layer on windshield
Power adjustable door mirrorsProjector Dual beam LED Lights
Rear tailgate with fixed windowRear window defogger
Rear window wiperRHD aiming
Shark fin antennaToyota skyview opening panoramic sunroof
Trailer Sway ControlUV-filter on driver and passenger windows
UV-filter on rear windowsVariable intermittent windscreen wipers
Windscreen wiper de-icer 

Interior Features

2nd row rear passenger room LED light2nd row rear passenger window manual sunshades
3rd row 2-seat rear bench3rd row rear passenger room LED light
5 rear headrests60/40 split folding 2nd row rear seat
60/40 split folding 3rd row rear seatAdjustable rear headrests
Assist grips frontAssist grips rear
Boot underfloor storageCentral armrest
Chrome insert on front cup holdersClean air filter
Door courtesy lightDriver and front passenger air ventilated seats
Driver and front passenger personal LED lightsDriver and front passenger Whiplash Injury Lessening seats
Front 2x12V power socketFront footwell lights
Grey roof liningGrey stitching on steering wheel
Heated driver and front passenger seats and outer rear seatsHeated steering wheel
Height adjustable front head restraintsHIGHLANDER door scuff plates
Leather gear shiftLeather like front door armrests and door trim
LED boot lightLED centre room light
Light blue ambient lighting on open trayLight blue lighting on dashboard
Light on driver sun visorLight on passenger sun visor
Manual telescopic steering wheelManual tilt adjustable steering wheel
Manually adjustable lumbar support on front passenger seatMemory function for driver seat
Mirror on driver sun visorMirror on passenger sun visor
Paddle shiftsPerforated leather upholstery
Pollen filterPower adjustable lumbar support on driver seat
Power height adjustable driver seatPower reclining front passenger seat
Power sliding driver seatPower sliding front passenger seat
Rear armrestRear cup holders
Rear door pocketsRear passenger air conditioning
Rear passenger air conditioning control panelRear passenger air vents
Rear passenger footwell heating ventsReclining 2nd row rear seats
Reclining 3rd row rear seatsResin speaker grille
Sliding 2nd Row rear seatsTicket holder on driver sun visor
Toyota easy flat systemTriple zone automatic air conditioning


3x3 point rear seatbeltsActive Traction Control (TRC)
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)Brake assist function
Emergency brake light signal (EBS)Front seatbelt reminder
Front ventilated disc brakesHAC-Hill-start Assist Control
ISOFIX child restraint systemPassenger airbag on/off switch
Pre-collision system with pedestrian and cyclist detectionPre-tensioners and force limiters
Rear seatbelt reminderRear ventilated disc brakes
Supplemental restraint system (SRS) airbags - 7 airbags including driver, front passenger, curtain, side and knee airbagsTyre pressure monitoring system


Anti tamper alarmChild safety door lock
ImmobiliserPower door locks
Speed detecting automatic door lockTilt detection sensors


McPherson strut front suspensionVehicle Stability Control (VSC)


20" 10 spoke dark grey machine face alloy wheelsTemporary spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Noise Level dB(A)68NOx0.007
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb159
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max163WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min159
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High182WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min182WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High141
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max144WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min141
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low165WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max168
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min165WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium144
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max147WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min144

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2487Compression Ratio14.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)87.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)103.5
Engine CodeA25A-FXSEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Number of Valves16TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max8.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max7.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min6.4WLTP - MPG - Comb39.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max39.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min39.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High34.9WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max34.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min34.9WLTP - MPG - High44.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max44.1WLTP - MPG - High - Min44.8
WLTP - MPG - Low38.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Max38.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min38.7WLTP - MPG - Medium44.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max43.5WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min44.1


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC2.5
Badge Power248Coin DescriptionVVT-i Hybrid
Coin SeriesExcel PremiumGeneration Mark4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0740PStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)8.3Engine Power - BHP248
Engine Power - KW182Engine Power - RPM4300
Engine Torque - LBS.FT176Engine Torque - MKG24.4
Engine Torque - NM239Engine Torque - RPM4500
Top Speed112 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Wheel Type20" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions


Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)65Gross Vehicle Weight2720
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)631Max. Loading Weight670
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
Minimum Kerbweight2050No. of Seats7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota's Highlander Hybrid offers something new in the mid-sized 7-seat SUV segment. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

A mid-sized 7-seat SUV is nothing new but one with a proper full-Hybrid engine that you don't have to plug-in very definitely is. That's what's on offer from Toyota's Highlander Hybrid. Does any car in this class make more sense than this one?


The Highlander is a newcomer here but North American, Japanese and Australian markets have already had three previous generation models, the first of which launched back in 2000. This MK4 design was introduced at the 2019 New York Auto Show and the growth in European sales of mid-sized 7-seat SUVs has convinced Toyota to offer it on this continent, including in our market. The Highlander sits in Toyota's range between the RAV4 and the Land Cruiser and its size and 7-seat format puts it up against similarly orientated SUV rivals like Skoda's Kodiaq, Peugeot's 3008, SEAT's Tarraco, Volkswagen's Tiguan Allspace, Hyundai's Santa Fe and Kia's Sorrento. There are various types of hybrid technology featuring this sector, but the Highlander's alone in offering a full-Hybrid engine and self charging tech.

Driving Experience

Basically all the engineering here is borrowed from a Toyota Camry, including the TNGA-K Global Architecture platform and the 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle full-Hybrid petrol engine, which features electric motors mounted on both axles. The rear motor operates the variable 4WD system, though you shouldn't consider this a really capable off-roader - choose a Land Cruiser if you want that. Light tracks are well within the Highlander's remit though - indeed, there's a selectable 'Trail' function amongst the driving modes. In addition, there's an electric-only 'EV' mode, which won't take you very far - only just over a mile - but it does differentiate this Toyota's full-Hybrid powerplant from mild hybrid units that can never run independently on electric power. Full-Hybrid tech isn't about zero emissions range - buy Toyota's RAV4 PHEV if you want that. Instead, it's about the electrified elements constantly chipping in to help the petrol powerplant, which happens to such a large extent that for large chunks of time in urban driving, as in a Prius, you won't be consuming any fuel at all. The four-cylinder engine develops 241hp and works via a CVT auto gearbox. There's a capable 2-tonne towing capacity.

Design and Build

The Highlander might share its GA-K platform with a RAV4 but it's quite a lot bigger, 4950mm long, 1,730mm tall and 1,930mm wide. It rides on big 20-inch wheels and there are the usual roof rails and chunky wheel arches common to cars in this segment. Inside, many of the fixtures and fittings are, predictably, recognisable from a Camry but the leather-upholstered cabin still manages to feel reasonably premium. There are lots of storage compartments, as you'd want in a family Crossover, and USB ports are provided for both front and 2nd row seated occupants. Ah yes, the 2nd row. It can slide over 180mm to improve legroom either for 2nd or 3rd row occupants. The 3rd row is really only suitable for children, as is typical in this class, but a couple of uncomplaining adults could be accommodated over short-to-medium length journeys, provided they're not too tall. Out back, a kick sensor that operates the powered tailgate provides access to a 658-litre boot (when the 3rd row is not in use), extendable to as much as 1,909-litres when the 2nd row is folded. That's pretty good for a full-Hybrid SUV. There's also an underfloor storage area.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at just over £50,000 and two variants are available, the 'Excel' and, for just under £2,000 more, the 'Excel Premium'. The 'Excel' specification includes 20-inch alloy wheels, leather seat upholstery, three-zone air conditioning, a panoramic roof and a JBL Premium Sound set-up. Other equipment features include a multimedia system, satellite navigation, wireless phone charging, smartphone connection via Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto and a digital rear-view mirror that provides a wide image unobscured by rear passengers or headrests. The 'Excel Premium' model adds a head-up display, a power tailgate with hands-free operation, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a 360-degree camera and a different 20-inch alloy wheel design. The Highlander is also equipped with the latest Toyota Safety Sense package of active safety and driver assistance systems. These include a Pre-Collision System with active steer assist, to provide further collision avoidance support. The PCS set-up can also detect pedestrians in the vehicle's path by both and day and night - and bicycle riders in daylight. Other features include full-range Adaptive Cruise Control with Road Sign Assist, Lane Departure Alert and Lane Tracing Assist, and Automatic High Beam.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the WLTP figures. Toyota quotes 42.8mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 emissions reading of 146g/km - returns that look very strong compared to rivals in this segment. Insurance is group 24E. Unlike earlier Toyota hybrid models, there's no extended warranty for the hybrid components; early Prius's were covered for up to eight years. However, after this car's standard five year warranty expires, you can renew it at extra cost for a further year or 10,000 miles - and do so every twelve months up to the 15th anniversary of the car's initial registration, provided a 'Hybrid Electric Service' is regularly carried out at a main dealer 'Toyota Hybrid Electric Specialist'. As standard, Highlander customers get five years of pan-European roadside breakdown assistance, a three year paint warranty and twelve years of anti-perforation cover. As for looking after your car, well routine maintenance is needed every 10,000 miles or 12 months, depending on which comes round soonest; that may be a little frustrating if you're a higher mileage driver. Hybrid models are subject to extra service checks, but Toyota doesn't charge any more to do it. There's a dedicated 'My Toyota' website that allows you to book a service online and Toyota has a 'Fixed Price Servicing' plan, so you'll know in advance exactly how much any work will cost before you check into a dealer. You could also take advantage of the optional pre-paid 'Service Plan' that that dealer will offer at point of purchase, this enabling Highlander owners to cover the cost of routine maintenance with monthly or one-off payments in advance.


We can see why you might be attracted to a Highlander. Prior to its arrival, if you didn't want smoky diesel fuel in the mid-sized 7-seat SUV segment, your only choices were either mild hybrid petrol engines (only marginally more efficient than their conventional counterparts). Or pricey plug-in hybrid models (that give you extra weight and all the hassle of plugging in). This Highlander's self charging full-Hybrid powertrain offers the perfect compromise between these two extremes - or so Toyota hopes anyway. For too long, Toyota's SUV range was limited to the RAV4 and the Land Cruiser. The Highlander sits roughly between these two cars and with the lower end of this Japanese maker's Crossover line-up also developed with the Yaris Cross and the CH-R, the brand now looks properly placed in the SUV market. With the Highlander being possibly the most sensible option the company offers.


** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£458
Initial Rental£2748
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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