They-re just as comfortable and high-tech. There may have been a time when hybrid vehicles only offered one thing - fuel economy, but now hybrids feature everything consumers could want. The 2016 Highlander, for instance, offers a huge list of upscale content like keyless ignition and entry, heated and ventilated seats, touchscreen interfaces for audio and internet, and also safety features to protect everyone onboard.
Safety features are especially impressive in the Highlander with a list that includes:
- rearview camera
- blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors
- frontal collision mitigation system
- automatic braking
- lane-departure warning
- Toyota Safety Connect telematics with emergency assistance, stolen vehicle location, and automatic collision notification
Hybrids are also just as comfortable as standard vehicles, and the Highlander shows this with three rows of seats that provide good support and adjustability to fit the needs of every passengers individual needs.
You-ll save big on gas. In an era of gas prices that aren-t very friendly, hybrids like the Highlander are a smart choice. Hybrids can go at least 600 miles before requiring gas, which means less time spent at the pump and major savings!
So how do hybrids work? Unlike cars that run solely on gasoline, hybrids run on both a rechargeable battery and gasoline. And unlike electric cars that have to be plugged in, the electric motor in hybrids also act as a generator during deceleration and braking in order to continually recharge the battery as you drive.
The 2016 Highlander Hybrid, for example, is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that-s combined with multiple electric motors, a battery pack, and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). CVTs work like this: when power is not needed, such as at a red light or in bumper-to-bumper traffic, the engine shuts down. It then revs up again when the accelerator is pressed. This means gas is not wasted and toxins are not emitted - a win for you and a win for the environment!
You-ll help protect the environment. Want to leave the world a better place for future generations? Driving a hybrid is an excellent way to do so. Hybrids not only get better gas mileage than most standard cars, but most produce a good 90 percent fewer smog-forming tailpipe emissions. That-s a huge percentage, all with the simple and subtle change of switching to a hybrid.
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