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2009 Suzuki XL7 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Toyota Highlander
     
FWD 4dr Premium
  • FWD 4dr Premium
  • FWD 4dr Luxury
  • AWD 4dr Premium
  • FWD 4dr Limited w/Navigation
  • FWD 4dr Limited w/Navigation & DVD
  • AWD 4dr Luxury
  • AWD 4dr Limited w/Navigation
  • AWD 4dr Limited w/Navigation & DVD
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (SE)
FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)

Prices

MSRP $25,595 $34,700 $27,600
Invoice $24,572 $31,577 $24,840
Avg. Paid $9,953 $18,443 $15,930

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.1 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.1 8.9 8.8
Performance 7.0 8.5 7.8
Interior 7.3 8.0 8.1
Operating Cost 7.7 8.1 7.8
Safety 8.9 8.9 9.2
Reliability 2.5 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin
  • Adult-friendly third row
  • Large cargo area
  • Optional third row for family-friendly capacity
  • Seamless hybrid powertrain
  • Quiet ride, especially for a hybrid
  • Fuel-efficient base engine
  • Smooth ride
  • Top reliability score
  • Good safety ratings
Cons
  • Low-quality interior
  • Low reliability and safety scores
  • Some poor-quality interior materials
  • Fuel savings may not justify the premium price
  • Base stereo system is disappointing
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Cramped third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.5L/- TBD -
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4-Door 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.4 109.8 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 197.2 188.4 188.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 75.2 75.2
Height, Overall (in) 68.9 68.1 68.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4030 4508 3979

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 146.1 145.4 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 41.3 40.6 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.2 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 59.7 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 56.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.8 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8 38.4 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 59.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 30.9 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 95.2 94.1 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 49.4 42.3 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 14.0 10.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.3L/- TBD - 3.5L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 252 @ 6400 209 @ 5600 270 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 243 @ 2300 212 @ 3600 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 41.8 39.0 38.7

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 27 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 17.2 19.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multilink Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Nivomat Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Self-leveling Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard