2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs 2016 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
Toyota is well-known as the company that kicked off the entire hybrid craze, after they introduced the Prius – the first mass-produced hybrid in the world – nearly two decades ago. It goes without saying that hybrid technology has improved since then, and the number of hybrid vehicles Toyota offers has only increased. Now with roughly seven hybrid vehicles available on the lineup, even one of their biggest utility vehicles has a hybrid model available.
The Highlander Hybrid was introduced for the 2005 model year, just five years after the crossover’s initial debut. We wanted to see how the hybrid crossover measures up to one of its biggest competitors on the market, so we decided to compare the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs 2016 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid. So let’s see how they stack up.
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The table above shows that the two vehicles are quite comparable to one another, but the Highlander Hybrid still pulls ahead in most instances. Starting from the top of the chart, the Highlander Hybrid offers an extra 30 horsepower. While efficiency is obviously more important in hybrid vehicles like these, crossovers are quite large and more power is important to making sure that your ride is smooth, so those extra 30 horses are a pretty big deal.
Speaking of efficiency, averaged out between both highway and city, the Highlander Hybrid offers a better combined fuel efficiency than the QX60 Hybrid by 0.2 l/100km. That’s not a huge advantage, but it will save a bit of change at the gas pump over time. Space is just as important in vehicles like these, and the Toyota crossover offers an extra 6.7 cubic feet of max cargo capacity. So when the seats are folded flat, the Highlander Hybrid can accommodate more.
Both crossovers are equal in terms of towing capacity, so neither has an obvious advantage in terms of hauling extra stuff behind you. If you think that the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the right vehicle for you be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website.