There’s so much to love about the Toyota Highlander: it offers premium performance, intuitive technology, a spacious cabin, and more. But with two great models — the Toyota Highlander and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid — to choose from, how do you decide? The team at Centennial Toyota is here to help.  

Performance and Power 

Right off the bat, the biggest difference you’ll notice between the 2023 Toyota Highlander and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is their powertrains.  

Toyota Highlander  

  • 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine 
  • Stop and start engine system  
  • 265 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque 
  • Tows up to 5,000 pounds  

Toyota Highlander Hybrid  

  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motor-generators 
  • 243 total system horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque  
  • Tows up to 3,500 pounds 


With two distinct powertrains, you’ll also see a difference in fuel economy between the two SUVs. While they’re both efficient, the hybrid model will give you more bang for your buck at the pump. 

Toyota Highlander  

  • FWD models – 29 mpg highway/21 mpg city 
  • AWD models – 27 mpg highway/20 mpg city  

Toyota Highlander Hybrid 

  • FWD models – 35 mpg highway/36 mpg city 
  • AWD-e models – 35 mpg highway/35 mpg city  
  • Limited and Platinum AWD-e models – 34 mpg highway/35 mpg city 

Exclusive Style Options 

There’s no denying that the Toyota Highlander and Toyota Highlander Hybrid are both eye-catching SUVs. They each have exclusive styling options, making it easy to differentiate the two.  

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition includes with show-stopping 18-inch bronze wheels and exterior accents, as well as bronze-colored stitching throughout its refined cabin. The Toyota Highlander XSE features a statement two-tone red and black leather-trimmed interior, as well as exclusive exterior accents, including all-black 20-inch wheels.  

Curious to learn more? Visit our Las Vegas Toyota dealership to chat with our team today!