2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition

Pros: Hybrid’s fuel economy; comprehensive list of standard safety features; good driving dynamics; classy cabin trim in topline models

Cons: Small third-row seats are best suited for children

CG Says: For 2022, the Toyota Highlander carries over with no significant changes. The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid adds a special-appearance Bronze Edition with bronze wheels and unique trim accents. Toyota’s 3-row midsize crossover SUV was redesigned for 2020, gaining more cargo room; several newly available features; and a new, more-efficient hybrid powertrain. The Highlander Hybrid has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric powertrain that makes a total of 243 hp and can be had with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Non-hybrid Highlanders are powered by a 295-hp Both gas and hybrid engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Highlander’s standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, Wi-Fi connectivity, satellite radio, and Amazon Alexa compatibility. Standard safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, and road-sign assist. Available safety features include blind-spot alert, rear cross traffic alert, and obstacle detection. In terms of space, road manners, power, and available safety and technology features, the Highlander stands up well to its rivals in the very competitive three-row midsize SUV segment—but the excellent hybrid models might be the most compelling Highlanders of the bunch.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7 or 8
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices L: $36,230
AWD L: $37,830
LE: $38,430
AWD LE: $40,030
XLE: $41,430
AWD XLE: $43,030
XSE: $43,125
AWD XSE: $44,975
Limited: $45,385
AWD Limited: $47,335
Platinum: $48,585
AWD Platinum: $50,535
Hybrid LE: $39,880
AWD Hybrid LE: $41,480
Hybrid XLE: $42,880
AWD Hybrid XLE: $44,480
Hybrid Bronze Edition: $44,905
AWD Hybrid Bronze Edition: $46,505
Hybrid Limited: $46,835
AWD Hybrid Limited: $48,785
Hybrid Platinum: $50,035
AWD Hybrid Platinum: $51,985

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
295
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-29

Optional Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder/electric (Hybrid)
Horsepower
243
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
35-36
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
34-35