Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2016 - vs - Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 2018

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Average Price: 
70,106
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
41,730
Updated: 
22 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2018
Total Seating: 
7
8
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.40gals
19.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#888785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Alumina Jade Metallic
#5D655E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Toasted Walnut Pearl
#6C534E
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Celestial Silver Metallic
#979CA0
Ooh La La Rouge Mica
#581826
Predawn Gray Mica
#5D5B60
Shoreline Blue Pearl
#425C73

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ranked #4 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 35 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good fuel economy
Strong acceleration
Many standard driver assistance features

Cons
Lackluster handling

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Handling
V-6 gas mileage
Consistent cabin quality in first and second rows
Handy dashboard device tray
Huge storage bin between front seats
Power-adjustable cushion length available (driver's seat)

Cons
Sluggish acceleration from a stop (V-6)
Firm, busy ride
Vague steering feel
Whistling sound at highway speeds
Small third row
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto not offered

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid receives no significant changes.The 2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes with a good amount of standard equipment in the base LE trim. But we recommend upgrading to the midlevel XLE. On top of the standard systems such as forward collision mitigation and lane departure intervention, the XLE gets blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as well as the upgraded 8.1-inch touchscreen.

PROS
Impressive fuel economy for a three-row crossover
Just-right size for many families
Added peace of mind from standard accident-avoidance tech
Quiet and compliant ride

CONS
Touchscreen and other controls may require an extra-long reach
Third-row seat isn't as roomy as those of many competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
29.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
17.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
560ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
550hp
at 5 250rpm
295hp
at 6 660rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
202.60in
192.50in
Width: 
84.30in
75.80in
Height: 
72.80in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.50in
8.00in
Front Track: 
64.80in
64.40in
Rear Track: 
65.60in
64.20in
Wheel Base: 
121.10in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.20
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
40.00
39.60
Front Leg Room: 
40.30in
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.50in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
57.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.50in
59.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
52.50in
57.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in
59.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
93.80cu.ft
83.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
13.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
31.00degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
26.00degrees
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
5754.00lbs
4464.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Massaging
10 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4-Way Power Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
14 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
1 subwoofer(s)
36 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
830 watts stereo output
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Power glass sunroof
Remote sunroof operation
Roof rack
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 x 10.0
18 X 7.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear Side Air Bags (SPC)
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Night View Assist PLUS (SPC)
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Brake drying
Pre-collision safety system
Self-leveling headlights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
High pressure washers headlamps
Glass Breakage Sensor
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Designo Auburn Brown Leather Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Porcelain Leather Package
Protection Package #3
Preferred Accessory Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Protection Package #1
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Exterior Options: 
21" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Black Wheel
Trailer Hitch (Class IV)
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Door Edge Guards
Mudguards
Special Color
Towing Receiver Hitch W/Wire Harness Package
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Interior Options: 
Rear Seat Entertainment
Lockable Rear Storage Compartment (SPC)
Accessory Rear Seat Entertainment System
Designo Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
2nd Row Seat Pass-Thru (SPC)
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
SPLITVIEW (SPC)
Power EASY-ENTRY Feature for 2nd-Row Seats
2nd Row Manual Sunshades
Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
AMG Performance Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Carpet Mat Package
Cargo Net- Envelope
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Universal Tablet Holder
Wireless Headphones
Rear-Seat Blu-Ray DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Cover

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Almond Beige/Black, leather
#131313
Almond Beige/Mocha, leather
#B1A488
Almond Beige/Mocha, leatherette
#B1A488
Auburn Brown/Black, leather
#60544F
Black, leather
#1B1B1B
Black, leatherette
#1C1C1C
Grey/Black, leather
#908D8E
Grey/Dark Grey, leather
#A3A0A1
Grey/Dark Grey, leatherette
#918E8F
designo Auburn Brown Nappa, premium leather
#5B4F4A
designo Black Nappa, premium leather
#202020
designo Porcelain Nappa, premium leather
#ADADAD
Color: 
Ash, premium leather
#5B5B59
Black, premium leather
#353535