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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Base 4WD 4dr (GS)

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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4-Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
27 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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February 14, 2012, 9:05 am

Maria S

Question: How do I get better gas milage?

I used to have a Prius and was able to get over 40mpg. Bought a used 2008 Highlander Hybrid Limited can't get mpg better than 22 in city 23 on freeway. Used Berrymans B 12 it didn't make a difference.

San Antonio TX

February 17, 2012, 8:44 am

Tyler O

Keep the fluids clean and proper, tires inflated and keep your foot out of it. That's about it.

You can have the engine checked for fault codes and check the fuel correction trim if you really want to make sure.

The maximum millage you should get is 25-27, and that in an optimal situation. 22-23 is about right for reality unfortunately. Remember you are driving a heavy truck now, not an economy box.

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