Which is better: the Toyota Highlander Hybrid or gas?

Should I get the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, or will I end up paying way more for repairs and stuff? I really want a hybrid car, but I’ve heard that they have expensive maintenance costs.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
When deciding between the
Toyota Highlander
hybrid and gas models, it’s important to think about when you want to save the most money on your vehicle: the initial cost of the car or the fuel economy.
As you might expect, the Highlander Hybrid is much more fuel-efficient than the gas-powered version, so you’ll save quite a bit on fuel economy by opting for the hybrid. However, the hybrid model is also more expensive than the gas-powered model, so you’ll need to pay more upfront in order to enjoy these savings later.
As for repair costs, the Highlander Hybrid costs an average of $5,963 for maintenance and repairs in its first 10 years on the road. The gas-powered Highlander will cost slightly less, about $5,771 in the first 10 years. This means that you might pay a little more for your Hybrid over time, but not much.
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