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Toyota Highlander MPG

 

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Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 4dr SUV 245-hp 3.5L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD 32.52
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With the 257-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid engine, CVT transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2012 Toyota Highlander has been averaging 32.52 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Toyota Highlanders in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Toyota Highlander in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2012 2012 4dr SUV 270-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 21.04
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2012 2012 4dr SUV 187-hp 2.7L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 22.97
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Toyota Highlander

2012 Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 22 mpg is exceptional for an SUV of this size. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
29mpg highway, >30mpg city in hybrid trim so far see full Toyota Highlander review
2012 Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A complete pig. Yes, we were doing mostly urban assault driving but 14.8 MPG (according to the trip computer I reset when we drove away - did not calculate actual mileage since it was a rental and do not know how full the tank was when we received it) is pretty deplorable. see full Toyota Highlander review
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far city driving is at 14 mph - hoped for better see full Toyota Highlander review
 

2012 Toyota Highlander Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Toyota Highlander's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.