Is the 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition worth it?

The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is now offering a new trim, the Bronze Edition. This special edition Toyota will add to the high-end XLE version and come in colors reserved for the Bronze Edition. How much will the reliable SUV cost? The price is reasonable for all of the upgrades offered.

Is a Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition worth the extra money?

While the Toyota Highlander is a popular SUV for families, the brand offers a more luxurious option for some. For starters, MotorTend shows the hybrid option comes in two colors: cement or wind chill pearl. Cement is only available with the Bronze Edition. It is also offered in all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive. The new electric-rear-axel all-wheel-drive option is new for 2022. The bronze wheels are only for the upgrade as well.

The bronze features go throughout the interior, too. Stitching, fabric inserts, and bronze door sill plates are included. Since this edition builds on the XLE trim, the SUV already has a lot of upgrades. The Bronze Edition adds on a digital rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, a 1500-watt power outlet, and some ambient lighting.

It also comes equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and two electric motors. The all-wheel-drive option comes with three motors. This gets about 243 horsepower, depending on the model.

Currently, Toyota says the Bronze Edition will fall between the XLE and Hybrid Limited editions. So, somewhere between $42,710 and $46,665.

How many miles does a Toyota Highlander Hybrid last?

The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE will be offered in a Bronze Edition trim | Joel Lerner/Xinhua via Getty Images

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Combining the longevity of a Toyota Highlander with a hybrid option sounds like a good idea. If the SUV is properly cared for and maintained, it can last for many years. Many Toyotas can last upwards of 200,000 miles. This means doing oil changes at the correct intervals, changing fluids, and switching out tires as needed. Since most new Highlanders will come with some included maintenance from the dealership, this should be easy to keep up with!

Consumer Reports frequently gives the Highlander a high reliability score. This also includes comments from actual owners of the vehicle. The 2021 Highlander currently has an overall score of 84. The predicted reliability and predicted owner satisfaction both received a score of four out of five. It is likely the 2022 Hybrid edition will follow suit.

While we don’t know all of the details yet, the Hybrid option should be rugged enough to last many years.

What is the best year for a used Highlander?

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There are many good years to choose from if you are looking for a used Toyota Highlander. The 2013 Toyota Highlander might be harder to find, but it also might be worth the effort. Consumer Reports says the price for one today lingers between $14,200 and $17,925. The reliability score received a full five out of five, while the owner satisfaction received a four out of five.

The 2015 SUV is around $18,900 to $25,325, depending on the mileage. The reliability score received the same five out of five, while the owner satisfaction received a four out of five. Some of the optional safety features are forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and anti-lock brakes.

Additionally, the 2020 Highlander is also a good option. You might be able to find one with a warranty still intact, too. Since these are newer, Consumer Reports offers a price of anywhere between $33,625 and $46,075.