Crossovers are taking over the utility vehicle market, and hybrid vehicles continue to increase in popularity and number year after year. But the amount of hybrid utility vehicles is still relatively low, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few great options on there to choose from! For instance, Toyota offers the Highlander Hybrid, a more fuel-efficient midsize crossover. We thought we’d see how it measures up to one of the other hybrid utility vehicles on the market, by comparing the 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs 2018 Volvo XC90 Hybrid.
One thing to note is that the Volvo is a luxury vehicle, so it is likely packed with much more premium content both inside and out, but it’s also much more expensive than its Toyota counterpart. We put together the table below to look a bit closer at some of the specifications each crossover offers, so that we can see the advantages and disadvantages of each.
2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2018 Volvo XC90 Hybrid
|28 mpg||Combined Fuel Efficiency||25 mpg|
|306 HP||Horsepower||400 HP|
|141 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||103.8 cu. ft.|
The first row of the table looks at what is obviously the most important aspect to consider when looking at any hybrid vehicle: fuel efficiency. The Highlander Hybrid’s combined average across city and highway ratings is 28 miles per gallon, which is three mpg more than the XC90 Hybrid achieves. Of course with the Highlander Hybrid offering superior fuel efficiency, on top of the Volvo being a luxury vehicle, the XC90 Hybrid obviously fires back in the second row by delivering 94 more horsepower.
But that doesn’t end things for the Toyota crossover. The third row shows that both vehicles offer seating for the same number of passengers, but the fourth row shows that those 7 people will have much more room to stretch out and get comfortable in in the Highlander. To be exact, 37.2 extra cubic feet of space. If you’d like a 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid of your own, be sure to get in touch with us.