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I think this is great news. I was hoping to see if Toyota released any info around weight savings on the new Highlander, since going from 310hp to 240hp for the hybrid is a sizable decrease. If they were able to shave some weight off, that would be great... but this decision tells me that Toyota's own research shows that Highlander hybrid buyers are most concerned with MPG, and going from 28 to 34MPG on a three row SUV is insanely awesome.New Highlander Hybrid gets a 240hp version of "300h" powertrain vs 219hp for AWD Rav4 and 215hp for Avalon Hybrid.
Considering that Avalon already has 39hp battery output, I doubt the difference of 25hp is all due to the increased battery output? But it might be.