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In today’s article we are going to discuss the key details of the Toyota Highlander, if you are interested in knowing the interesting facts about the Highlander then stay connected. We bet you see these things everywhere, but this fourth generation Toyota Highlander has received some updates. So, get ready to chill and have an exciting time because we are about to drop off a relaxed review of the new Toyota Highlander and it is not a mid-cycle refresh so relax on the graphic editor. Now without wasting time let’s go ahead.

2024 Toyota Highlander – From Spacious Interiors to Turbocharged Thrills

Launching date and price:

The Toyota Highlander is expected to be launched in summer 2024 and the pricing for a base Toyota Highlander starts at 36,420 dollars which is equivalent to approximately 30.32 lakh Indian rupees.

Interior design:

When you open the large doors of the Highlander, you see a modest but functional interior. Ingress and egress are simple and soft materials that line the cabin with plenty of spots to store small items. Comfortable and supportive front seats make it easy to find a relaxed position. The second new one supplies good and easy leg room and headroom even for tall people.

With standard USB ports our tester has bench seating arrangement, but Captain’s chairs are available on higher trims. Captain’s chairs would probably be our pick because it will be easier to access the third row especially if you have two child seats in place and talking about getting in third row. You also have some control handles right here that scoot the seat forward and back. Now let’s talk about the back seat that is not really meant for adults (meant for kids). The third row does not have any USB ports on any trim of the Highlander. Behind the third row here is 16 cubic feet (about twice the volume of a bathtub) of cargo room which is a little smaller than the Honda Pilot and a lot smaller than the Chevy Traverse.


Toyota finally brings their new multimedia system to the Highlander with an available 12.3-inch screen, a 12-inch digital gaze cluster also available and wireless charging has been moved from the center console box to under the center dashboard for easier access. The new multimedia system is great, the screen is nice, big and clear and the rear-view camera gives you a top-down view that is helpful when you are parking in tight spaces.

You also must add the HVAC controls are not integrated into the screen and you have tangible buttons for rotating and poking, which is great. It comes with a small key access with push button, start cloth seating for eight passengers and power-adjustable driver seat, 8-inch touchscreen with wireless phone connectivity, tri zone climate control and five USB ports. The Toyota Highlander is equipped with an 18-inch wheelbase, LED headlights, LED fog lights, roof rails, hands free liftgate,leather upholstery heated and ventilated front seats, heated second seats and a surround view camera


The Toyota Highlander has a new 2.4-liter turbo four cylinder linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission that now replaces the outgoing V6 horsepower takes a ding but relax torque gets a big bump which allows these four bangers to tow up to five thousand pounds. And this new power train is more environmentally conscious with an improvement in co2 emissions. This turbo four-cylinder engine does an excellent job at replacing the V6 off the line.

Driving impression:

The power delivery is prompt, there is no big turbo lag, and the shifts are nice and smooth, and that added torque makes this heavy SUV feel like it is moving with some gusto. The only thing that you will miss about the V6 is that it bursts more noice because this four-cylinder turbo, when you floor it can sound a little bit whiny. Along with the added torque this new power train improves fuel economy. Not by much but adding all-wheel drive only penalizes efficiency by one MPG. So, let’s count the small wins.

These numbers are on par with the segment but if you are looking for more efficiency the Hylander Hybrid will put out a combine 36 miles per gallon with the same one MPG ding If you opt for all-wheel drive. For a day-to-day driver this does simply fine, the brakes work nicely and is a nice tight turning circle. The seats are amazingly comfortable and overall, it does not feel like a huge SUV, it drives like a nice big sedan.

Safety features:

All Highlanders come with Toyota safety since 2.5 plus which includes pre collision with pedestrian detection Dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist and lane tracing assist. Blind spot warning is also available on all but the lowest base trim. The safety systems work great blind spot monitoring comes in clutch. When you look over your right shoulder, it lets you know if any vehicle is coming. Also, the lane keep assist works fine and it’s not too grabby and it directs you right back into your lane if you are drifting off which is surprisingly good.


The exterior dimensions of the Toyota Highlander are 201.4 inch in length and 78.3 inches in width and 70.1 inches in height. It also has a wheelbase of 116.1 inches.

Fuel base:

The fuel base of the Toyota Highlander is 373.8-liter which is equivalent to approximately 17.8 gallons and 498 miles per gallon.


For those who have large families and are looking to avoid that minivan life, the Toyota Highlander is a practical choice with bold muscular styling, seating for up to eight passengers and a hybrid choice. You can haul the crew in style. There are no huge changes to the exterior, but Toyota has added a brand-new color, Cypress Green.

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