Innovative Nightshade Edition: The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid introduces a striking Nightshade Edition, featuring blacked-out elements for a bold and sophisticated look.
Diverse Model Lineup: With six Hybrid and five gas grades, the 2024 Highlander offers a wide range of choices for customers seeking a versatile SUV.
Efficient Powertrains: The Highlander Hybrid is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine, while the gas models feature a 2.4L turbocharged engine, balancing power and efficiency.
Hands-Free Convenience: The MY24 Highlander now includes hands-free power liftgate as a standard feature on specific grades, enhancing practicality.
Varied AWD Options: With multiple AWD drivetrains, including electronic on-demand AWD and Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD, the Highlander ensures optimal traction for different driving conditions.
Carbon Neutrality Commitment: Toyota's Highlander plays a part in Toyota's vision for a "Beyond Zero" future, contributing to carbon neutrality through a diverse lineup of electrified vehicles.
Turbocharged Performance: Gas Highlander models with a 2.4L turbocharged engine offer a powerful yet efficient driving experience, equipped with Stop and Start Engine technology.
Advanced AWD Systems: Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD provides precise control, while features like Downhill Assist Control enhance off-road capability.
Spacious and Luxurious Interiors: The 2024 Highlander offers plush accommodations with premium materials and noise reduction, providing a comfortable environment for passengers.
Cutting-Edge Multimedia: Toyota's multimedia system features an 8-inch or 12.3-inch display, offering connectivity, Over-the-Air updates, and a range of entertainment options, including JBL Premium Audio.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander Turbo Limited is set to make a bold statement for the upcoming model year. Toyota is introducing a Nightshade Edition for the 2024 Highlander Hybrid, adding a touch of sophistication to this already diverse lineup. This edition features a blackout treatment that extends to the wheels, grille, mirror caps, and rear badging, enhancing its style quotient. Notably, this striking Nightshade Edition is available for the Highlander Hybrid LE and XLE models.
The 2024 Highlander offers a wide range of options with six different Hybrid grades and five different gas grades, accommodating up to eight passengers. The Hybrid models are equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine, while the gas grades feature a 2.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine introduced in 2023. For the 2024 model year, the hands-free power liftgate convenience feature is now standard on all XLE (gas, hybrid, Nightshade) and XSE (gas) grades, continuing from the previous year. Additionally, hands-free power liftgate remains a standard feature on all Limited and Platinum (gas and hybrid) grades.
Highlander buyers can choose between Front-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive options, with various AWD drivetrains available. These include electronic on-demand AWD for the Hybrid grades, mechanical AWD for the gas LE and XLE grades, and Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD for the gas XSE, Limited, and Platinum grades. With two efficient powertrain options, the 2024 Highlander achieves impressive fuel efficiency, with a manufacturer-estimated 36 MPG combined rating on the Hybrid (LE/FWD) and up to 29 MPG on the gas model (LE/FWD).
Toyota's commitment to a "Beyond Zero" future is evident with the Highlander's role in achieving carbon neutrality. Toyota aims to reach carbon neutrality across its products, services, and operations, and the Highlander plays a part in this vision. Toyota offers a range of electrified vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles like the bZ4X, and the hydrogen fuel cell electric Mirai, giving customers choices to reduce their carbon footprint.
For customers seeking both efficiency and power, the Highlander offers gas grades with a 265-horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, generating 310 lb.-ft of torque. Equipped with a Stop and Start Engine system, these models can achieve an estimated 22 city/29 highway/25 combined MPG. The engine pairs with an 8-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission (AT) with selectable drive modes, including Eco, Normal, Sport, and Snow modes. The 2.4L Turbo models are available with Front- or All-Wheel-Drive and come with Multi-Terrain Select for added versatility. AWD-equipped Highlander turbo models can tow up to 5,000 pounds and include Trailer Sway Control (TSC) for added safety.
The 2024 Highlander turbo models offer different AWD systems to suit various driving needs. The gas LE and XLE models feature an optional mechanical AWD system that can send up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels when needed. The XSE, Limited, and Platinum turbo models step up to Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Drive Mode Select and Driveline Disconnect, enhancing performance and control. In addition, Downhill Assist Control (DAC) is available for the gas Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD, further improving off-road capability. The system automatically disengages AWD when not needed, contributing to fuel efficiency.
Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD goes beyond addressing wheel slippage. It utilizes an AWD Integrated Management (AIM) system to optimize handling by managing Electric Power Steering (EPS), throttle control, transmission shifts, and torque distribution. Drivers can select different modes using the Multi-Terrain Select control dial, such as Mud & Sand for beach driving or Rock & Dirt for off-road trails. The Multi-Information Display (MID) provides real-time information on torque allocation and slip control.
The 2024 Highlander prioritizes comfort and versatility across all its grades. The interior is designed with premium elements, featuring soft-padded surfaces and meticulous stitching from the door trim to the instrument panel. Inset steering wheel controls add a modern luxury touch to all grades. Noise reduction measures, including acoustic glass for Limited and Platinum grades, contribute to a quiet ride, enhancing conversation quality.
The Highlander offers seating options to suit various needs. The LE grade comes with a second-row bench for up to eight passengers, while the XLE and Limited grades feature a standard Captain's Chair second row, accommodating seven passengers. The XLE Nightshade, XSE, Hybrid Limited, and Platinum grades come with seven-passenger seating and second-row Captain's Chairs. Large rear doors provide easy access to the third row, and three-zone climate control ensures comfort for all passengers.
Seat surfaces vary by grade, with options ranging from comfortable woven cloth in Graphite or Black for the LE grade to SofTex®-trimmed seats in Harvest Beige, Graphite, or Black for the XLE, and perforated leather trim in Limited and Platinum grades. The XSE grade stands out with black SofTex®-trimmed seats with fabric inserts or a striking red and black leather-trimmed option. The Platinum grade offers embossed, perforated leather-trim in Harvest Beige, Graphite, Black, and Glazed Caramel. Ambient LED cabin lighting sets a relaxing mood on XSE, Limited, and Platinum grades.
The Highlander offers ample cargo space, with 16.0 cu. ft. behind the third row. Folding the 60/40 split fold-flat third-row seatbacks expands space to 48.4 cu. ft., and folding the second row increases it to 84.3 cu. ft. The cargo area is designed for maximum space utilization, with side surfaces and pockets providing additional storage options.
Multimedia features in the 2024 Highlander are impressive, with an 8-inch standard and an available 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia system designed by Toyota's Connected Technologies team. This system offers enhanced connectivity and convenience, including Over-the-Air (OTA) updates. Drivers can interact with the system through touch and voice activation controls.
Connected Service Drive Connect* provides access to Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation, and Destination Assist. Intelligent Assistant responds to voice commands, allowing users to search for directions, adjust audio controls, and more. Cloud Navigation utilizes cloud data for up-to-date maps and traffic information, while Destination Assist connects users to live agent assistance.
The Highlander supports dual Bluetooth® phone connectivity and offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It also features Wi-Fi Connect* with 4G connectivity for up to five devices, turning the Highlander into an AT&T Hotspot. Integrated Streaming allows customers to link their Apple Music® and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle for onboard control.
For audiophiles, the Highlander offers a JBL® Premium Audio system with 1,200 watts of power and 11 speakers in nine locations, enhancing the audio experience. Clari-Fi® technology breathes life into compressed digital music formats. This system is available on XSE grades and standard on Limited and Platinum grades.
The 2024 Highlander includes various Connected Services. Safety Connect* offers features like Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification, and Stolen Vehicle Locator. Service Connect* provides Vehicle Health Reports, Maintenance Alerts, and reminders. The Toyota app offers a 1-year trial of Remote Connect service, allowing users to control various vehicle functions remotely, including starting the vehicle and checking vehicle status.
To meet charging needs, the Highlander is equipped with five USB ports in the cabin. Up front, two Type-C USB ports and one Type-A port are located at the bottom of the center stack. Second-row passengers have two Type-C USB ports at the bottom rear of the center console.
Convenience features include Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking, available on Limited and Platinum grades. Limited and Platinum models also offer a Panoramic View Monitor with Perimeter Scan, providing a 360-degree view around the vehicle.