I purchased a hybrid Highlander a couple of days ago and have been driving it locally and geting to know it better. I own a 2001 Prius and a 2004 Prius and was very interested in the Highlander as a replacement for an older van. So far I am enjoying the ride and happy with the purchase. The hybrid system combined with a V6 demonstrates tremendous power and pickup. A sunroof was another plus along with obviously more room and versatility. The power seats, leather, heavier weight, 17 inch tires and other touches make for a much improved ride. This is a Prius forum so I won't go into a lot of detail, but as hybrid enthusiasts, if you are interested in the Toyota or Lexus SUV's, the hybrid option looks very attractive and seems to perform very well.