The new and improved 2023 Toyota Highlander has been unveiled by Toyota. Not only that but this is also accompanied by a number of fresh updates. for 2023 Although the Highlander has a lot to offer, it barely ranks in the middle of the pack in the fiercely competitive mid-size SUV segment, which includes more than twenty vehicles. Its competitors include the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Mazda CX-9, Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade. Here is all the information you require for the Toyota Highlander 2023.
Model Trim Levels
For 2023, there will be six model levels of the Toyota Highlander, a midsize three-row SUV with room for up to eight passengers: L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, and Platinum. Capacity is reduced to seven passengers in midgrade trims and higher when the second-row bench is replaced with captain’s chairs.
Toyota highlander Exterior
When it comes to the 2023 Toyota Highlander, it has a more sophisticated appearance than its previous incarnations and has a sleek, bold design. Additionally, it has a brand-new body colour called “cypress” that adds to its curb attractiveness. Furthermore, power-folding mirrors that start working when the highlander is packed is available. Additionally, the Highlander boasts a hands-free power rear liftgate that opens when you kick your foot under the rear bumper, high beam LED headlights, and, moving to the back, a motorized rear liftgate. Unique chrome-plated dual-tip exhaust tips are displayed behind the rear bumper, providing a sportier rear appearance.
Toyota highlander Interior
Stepping inside, the 2023 Toyota highlander interior offers its passengers a more generous space in comparison to its rivals such as the Mazda CX-9. the base models and midrange L and LE respectively can pack up to eight passengers with their bench seats in the second and third rows. However, the seven-seating configuration with a second-row captain’s chair is only available up the trim levels. Materials making up the cabin look way more quality than the previous generation Highlander. Additionally, Interior features include heated front seats, a wireless charging pad, and a power sunroof.
Engine, Power, and Transmission
Under the hood, the 2023 Toyota highlander features a standard 2.4 litres four-cylinder engine that replaces the previous naturally aspirated V6 engine. The new four-cylinder engine delivers 265 Hp and 309lb-ft of torque. is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and Both front and all-wheel drive options are available for the new Highlander.
The 2023 Toyota highlander hybrid is powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder paired with two electric motors to produce 243 hp. It comes standard with continuously variable transmission and an option of both front and all-wheel systems. After ditching the old V6 engine Toyota says that the new Toyota Highlander will achieve a combined fuel economy of 24mpg .suprisingly, this is the same fuel economy as the old V6 engine.
Infotainment and connectivity features
In terms of infotainment features, the highlander base models come with an 8.0-inch infotainment system. However, moving up to the trims the limited and platinum models get a 12.3-inch infotainment display and digital gauge cluster of the same size. In the middle range model trims the 12.3 infotainment display is an optional feature and also these models down to the base models continue the use of the analogue gauges.
Other features in the new 2023 highlander include 11 speakers JBL audio system, a Toyota SiriusXM safelight radio, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot. Also apple car play, android auto and Amazon Alexa integration are available for all models. Additionally, a wireless smartphone charging pad is an optional feature.
Safety and Driver assistance features
The 2023 Toyota highlander comes with lots of Toyota’s Safety and Driver assistance features. these features include;
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane keep assist
- Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Automatic high-beam headlamps
- Standard blindspot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
2023 Toyota highlander price
Toyota has released the updated 2023 Highlander’s price. The hybrid starts at $41,550, while the base model’s new turbocharged engine costs $37755 for the L grade and goes up to $50410 for the Platinum. A fully equipped Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD costs $53,760.