Fly-fishermen looking for an environmentally friendly tow vehicle need look no further than the new Highlander Hybrid from Toyota.
The 2008 hybrid offering gained about 300 pounds, growing significantly inevery dimension and receiving extensive body and chassis reinforcement. Highlander’s advanced HybridSynergy Drive system’s 3.3-liter V6 engine with its high-torque,electric-drive motor-generator has been extensively upgraded and refined for both power and economy. With an impressive 270 net-horsepower output, the SUV enjoys 27-mpg economy on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. Rated to tow 3,500 pounds, it’s a perfect choice for nearly any skiff or bay boat.
The Highlander Hybrid is available in six exterior colors, including Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Black, Cypress Pearl, Wave Line Pearl and, exclusive to the hybrid model, Iced Amethyst Mica. The vehicle enjoys an industry-leading, 36-month/36,000-mile, basic new-vehicle limited warranty. www.toyota.com