The Highlander Hybrid is in the “Mid-sized SUV/SUV more than $30,000” category. According to CNN’s story about the CR top picks:
The Highlander Hybrid has quick acceleration, a comfortable ride and a third-row seat. The Highlander Hybrid and the closely-related Lexus RX400h were the only SUVs to earn an overall “Excellent” score in Consumer Reports’ testing. The magazine recommended the Honda Pilot as another good choice with a better third-row seat.
It’s interesting to note that Japanese manufacturers took all ten spots in CR’s list this year. Honda was the big winner with five. Toyota and Subaru had two each, and Nissan had one.