Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the Perfect Road Trip Car

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the perfect combination of features and performance for an incredible road trip. Forbes.com says that the Highlander is probably the best road trip vehicle available if you want to avoid minivans, and the Highlander Hybrid offers the same performance and technology with a boost in fuel economy.

The Highlander is the only mid-size SUV on the market to be offered with a hybrid option, mostly because the difference in fuel economy doesn’t look as good as it does in smaller cars, where the difference tends to be much greater. The Highlander Hybrid’s 28 mpg on the highway may not look like much, but compared to the regular Highlander’s 20 mpg, the hybrid is a surprising improvement.

And since SUVs and minivans are the preferred road trip car of families everywhere thanks to their superior seating and cargo volume, it makes sense to offer a car that also saves you money and time on your road trip because you don’t have to stop for gas as often. The Forbes.com writer who reviewed the Highlander Hybrid said that on his road trip they averaged 30.8 mpg on the highway, which is almost three mpg higher than the EPA estimate.

The Highlander Hybrid also comes with such comforts as a rear-seat Blu-ray player, and V6-equipped Highlanders come with a standard towing package with engine-cooling systems. The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid have everything you need for the perfect road trip!

Toyota Supra Spy Pictures Released

Finally, Toyota Supra spy pictures have surfaced! The Supra, which Toyota is producing in conjunction with BMW, looks just like the Supra that went out of production in the early 2000s, and fans are thrilled. The iconic Supra sports car seems to have taken some inspiration from the FT-1 concept Toyota introduced at the Detroit Auto Show.

First announced in 2012, the Toyota-BMW partnership to produce a sports car hasn’t technically been named, but enthusiasts have long speculated that the car will be a remake of the Supra. Hints from the engineers working on the project have furthered rumors, and with these new photos, it’s all but confirmed.

BMW and Toyota will eventually produce a Z5 released under the BMW name as well as what is speculated to be a new Toyota Supra. This isn’t the first time two automakers have come together to produce low-volume, high-price models they would struggle to fund individually—Mazda and Fiat partnered to produce the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Fiat 124 Spider.

In other Supra-related news, MotorTrend released a recent article that suggested the Supra may eventually include a hybrid model. The Toyota Europe CEO said he does not “have any doubt whatsoever that in the long-term future there will be a real Toyota sports model using electrification,” but nothing has been confirmed.