Toyota’s design team stayed away from the temptation to over-design the Grand Highlander. Instead, they created a distinctive and sophisticated identity for this SUV. The vehicle’s front is inspired by the Highlander shape, but in an entirely new way, thanks to the trapezoidal, hammerhead front grille and available 20″ wheels that make the exterior beautiful yet functional.
Available in three powertrains, the well-balanced 2.4L turbo gas engine, the efficient 2.5L hybrid, and the ultimate performance-seeking, 362-horsepower Hybrid MAX, the Grand Highlander is perfectly packaged for our Hawaii road trip. “Grand Highlander will serve as the ultimate tool that can take our customers anywhere from the school pick-up line to the ultimate long-weekend road trip,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president of Toyota Marketing. “We’ve sold over 3.3 million Highlanders in the U.S. and developed a loyal customer base in the process – and we think customers will give Grand Highlander similar praise when it comes to dealerships this Summer.”
The first-ever Grand Highlander checks all the well-design boxes. Wide rear doors that ease third-row seat access. Side surfaces flow seamlessly from the doors through the fenders to the front and rear tires, expressing a simple yet dynamic-looking design. For the Hybrid MAX grades, unique bumpers and black-accented two-tone wheels are offered for a premium look. Exterior visibility has been prioritized with a low hood line and large side glass windows, allowing confidence when driving in city environments.
Inside this 3-row SUV shines thanks to the soft-padded instrument panel which floats above the available wood-effect ornamentation that continues into the door trim. The form of the instrument panel upper continues into the door trim to emphasize the width of the cockpit, while the center console features independent driver/passenger side armrests allowing use regardless of whether the console lid is open or closed. High-quality stitchwork expresses modern and refined elegance. When behind the wheel you can enjoy available leather-trimmed seats with 10-way power driver and 8-way passenger adjustments (Limited and Platinum). The Grand Highlander also offers an available JBL® Premium Audio system with 11 speakers, creating a mobile concert hall. Standard on the Limited and Platinum grades, with the use of Clari-Fi® technology, the system is also able to breathe life into compressed digital music formats, enhancing the audio experience.
The Grand Highlander is offered in three grades across three different powertrains, the XLE grade, Limited, and Platinum, also as a symbol of commitment, the 2024 Grand Highlander will be the second Toyota vehicle to wear the new “Beyond Zero” badge, after the all-new Prius, a global effort toward achieving carbon neutrality in Toyota’s products, manufacturing and beyond.
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