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Old 07-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Rokeby View Post
As an interesting sidebar, at Toyota's website,
the base model Highlander's MPG is 20/27,
(other Highlander packages get 18/24)
the Highlander Hybrid's MPG is 27/25.

What's up with the hybrid's lower highway MPG?
Batteries and other hybrid components add weight to the car (they tend to weigh a bit more than the base model). And having more to drag down the freeway where being a hybrid doesn't have any advantages produces worse FE.
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