I agree with "Guest". Any hybrid SUV ought to be able to acheive an overall average MPG of something in the mid-30's. And yes, a smaller and/or more fuel-efficient option should be made available!Anonymous said:I think they should have strove more for higher MPG rather than "acceleration". Or at least have a smaller engine available. Some people would probably be more likely to drive it if it got 40/50 mpg.
The post your refering to sounds like a troll to me.Msmith said:That's very narrow-minded.
Our family has two cars - a sedan and an SUV. The SUV is used for carrying large items, and getting us through the snow in the winter.
It sounds like you'd want everybody driving rollerskates, and having big polluting diesels delivering large items to our homes.
Why does an environmentally-sound vehicle have to be small with little carrying capacity?
I look foward to replacing my Jeep with a Highlander once it's available. I'd probably own a hybrid SUV already if anybody had built one. I WON'T sacrifice functionality for the right to shoehorn myself into a hybrid rollerskate.
I do hope you know Lexus is a subsidary of Toyota. The reason why the launch was delayed was because Toyota wanted to stock up on the inventory to minimise the waiting time that it's experiencing with the PriusTWQ83 said:Guy's,
I currently work at a Toyota Dealership in VA. The MISPRINT in the paper was just that, people see a introduction date of 2005 and ASSUME that it must be a 2006 Model !!! The Introduction of the 2005 Highlander Hybrid is set for the end of Feburary 2005/earily March 2005. It will be a 2005 Model and will follow the introduction of the LEXUS HYBRID which was produced for LEXUS by Toyota since they had no HYBRID TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES!!! That is the only reason for the delay in production and introduction...
Umm. Lexus is to Toyota like Cadillac is to Chevolet. Same company. In fact for a long time Lexus was known outside of the US as "Toyota Crown Series"TWQ83 said:produced for LEXUS by Toyota since they had no HYBRID TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES!!! T