Toyota Harrier Hybrid
The new Toyota Harrier Hybrid 2.5G has everything going for it.
It comes with a great hybrid engine and being a newer model from Toyota, it boasts the new design language that moved the Japanese carmaker from making amazingly capable and reliable, but rather bland models, to something that looks modern and eye-catching.
On the outside, the Toyota Harrier Hybrid 2.5G benefits from a modern, sleek body that seems divided into sections. The lower sections are larger, inspiring confidence and even some ruggedness. The upper sections, however, add a bit of flair to spice things up.
It is just a matter of putting those two aspects together into a coherent unit and Toyota seems to have hit the nail on the head with the Harrier Hybrid.
The top section of the front hosts thin, stylish LED headlights connected by a narrow grille that holds the Toyota badge. The bonnet also narrows towards the grille, putting more emphasis on it. The lower front section is rather thick, however, giving far more space to its few features.
The side view is a continuation of this, giving a glimpse of the elongated headlights as the line continues just under the side windows and gets an additional crease as it reaches the back to keep the eyes on the line despite the elevation of the window behind the rear doors. Speaking of which, the roofline has a sloping shape that helps the rear side window lines meet at the far back, giving it a more streamlined shape that modern buyers will welcome. The standard wheel size for this trim is 18”.
The rear continues the general idea with thin, sleek taillights and two chunky, minimalistic sections under it.
All in all, the new Toyota Harrier looks elegant and contemporary without being too over the top. It is in tune with the modern trends but it doesn’t take things too far in any way. Perfect for its target market and the automotive segment it belongs to.
Engine and Powertrain
The engine in the 2021 Toyota Harrier is a 2.5L petrol aided by an electric motor for improved fuel efficiency and throttle response. The engine produces 178 hp and 221 Nm of torque. With the electric motor added, the combined power output gets up to 215 hp.
The power is sent to the wheels via an advanced eCVT gearbox which makes the most of the available power and also helps improve fuel efficiency which officially stands at 22.7km/L. Magnificent for a 1700 kg SUV that comes with a 2.5 naturally aspirated petrol engine. This makes the Toyota Harrier surprisingly fuel-efficient.
This powertrain combo makes the Harrier seem zippier than the numbers would suggest.
Push the pedal and the electric motor provides that instant torque before the engine kicks in with more zest. Moreover, the eCVT helps the engine get to its most efficient revs really fast.
All this translates to a responsive ride that never feels underpowered. The hybrid powertrain paired with the eCVT is more than sufficient for both driving in the city and on the expressway.
On the inside, the new Toyota Harrier 2.5G is neat and functional. An intuitive design that ticks all the main boxes. The 8” screen is easy to read and use and its position is just perfect. It still has a fine amount of physical buttons and knobs to make everyday operation a breeze even without looking.
The central console is large and reassuring, with large cup holders and armrests. The leather-wrapped, three-spoke steering wheel holds the most common multifunction controls, laid out in an intuitive manner.
The cabin is also covered in soft-touch surfaces and lots of leather. The infotainment screen stands out from the uniformed design of the interior and it actually looks bigger than it is. It also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth and USB connectivity and SmartDeviceLink.
Passengers in the rear will also have enough space and even adults should have no issues with legroom or headroom, despite the sloping roofline design. Rear air vents and the most common amenities make the Harrier Hybrid a proper family car, designed for both long travels and zippy city performance.
The boot is large and flat, with a wide opening and a minimal load lip. If you need even more space, the seats split 60/40 and fold into the floor. An additional benefit is an electric tailgate that is standard on the Harrier.
Being a Toyota, it is no surprise that the Harrier has many features to keep you and your family safe on the road. Just some of the features include the advanced Toyota Safety Sense that includes things like Pre-Collision System and the new Cyclist Detection system, as well as Lane Departure Alert, Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, ABS, EBD, Hill Start Assist and much more.
Is The Toyota Harrier Hybrid A Good Car?
The Toyota Harrier Hybrid 2.5G has a lot of space, a modern yet widely approachable design, an accommodating interior, all the most important tech and connectivity features, fine storage capacity, modern safety features and enough boot space to hold all the cargo a family needs.
Add to this zippy, yet fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain and the new Toyota Harrier Hybrid 2.5G becomes an even more enticing offer.
With such a modern, comprehensive offer, the Harrier is not just a good car in its segment and price range. It is in fact one that should be on your shortlist if you are looking to jump onto the mid-size SUV bandwagon.
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*Photo & Specs/Feature shown are for 2.5G version. There is also the 2.5S version available.
Engine capacity 2,487 cc
Engine type 4-cylinder in-line
Battery type Lithium ion
Fuel type Petrol-Electric
Power (Engine) 176 bhp
Power (Motor) 118 bhp
Power (Combined) 215 bhp
Torque 221 Nm
Top speed unknown
Fuel consumption 22.7 km/L
CO2 emission unknown
Misc technical data
Transmission E-CVT (A)
Drive type Front-wheel drive
Vehicle type SUV
Dimensions (L x W x H) (4740 x 1855 x 1660) mm
Wheelbase 2,690 mm
Min turning radius 5,500 mm
Kerb weight 1,650 kg
Fuel tank capacity 55 L
Boot/Cargo Capacity unknown
Brakes (Front) Ventilated disc
Brakes (Rear) Disc
Suspension (Front) McPherson strut type coil spring
Suspension (Rear) Double wishbone type coil spring
Number of airbags 7
Traction control Yes
Multi-Function steering wheel Yes
Keyless engine start Yes
Auto headlights Yes
Rain sensing wipers Yes
Electrical retractable side mirrors Yes
Paddle shifters No
Cruise control Yes
Electric park brake button Yes
Navigation system Yes
Bluetooth Interface Yes
Smart key Yes
Remote boot release Yes
Electric tailgate Yes
Daytime running lights LED
Front fog lamps Yes
Sunroof/Moonroof/Panoramic roof No
Multi-zone aircon Yes
Rear aircon Yes
Reverse camera Yes
Driver’s electric seat Yes
Passenger’s electric seat No
Driver’s memory seat No
Passenger’s memory seat No
Knockdown rear seats Yes
Leather seats Yes
Leather steering wheel Yes
Toyota Safety Sense
The following are terms and conditions for the above listed sale price:
- Guaranteed COE without Topups
- High COE rebates
- No Accessories
- Maximum applicable finance discounts applied
- 6 months free road tax
- In-house warranty of 5 years* or 100,000km, whichever comes first
- 5 years free servicing*
*subject to terms and conditions
Please check with our consultants for the exact number of COE bids, level of COE rebates as well as the different accessories packages that we offer.
Based on MAS guidelines, the maximum loan you can take for this car is 60/70%, with a maximum loan tenure of 84 months.The current industry interest rate is about 1.88%.
Specs/Features are courtesy of Sgcarmart.com, and all other values are provided as a buyer service. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any of these values.