2023 Toyota Highlander Car Review, Pricing, and Specs

The 2023 Toyota Highlander boasts a long list of standard features and interested accelerators. However, its limited steering feedback and small third-row contributed to placing it in the bottom third of our medium-sized SUV rankings.

Are you looking for a world-class family hauler? The Toyota Highlander is a great alternative to the three-row Midsize crossover class and a favorite of fans at Mesa, AZ’s Arnhard Toyota.

Highlander has plenty to offer, but in a fiercely competitive mid-size SUV segment with more than two dozen cars, it’s just a mid-pack player.

All trims provide proper handling and a smooth ride, but Highlander’s driving behavior can use caffeine shakes. The interior is nicely furnished, even at the base L, a host standard with modern conveniences, easy-to-use infotainment, and driver-assistance features.

The Lexus and Platinum models make a good impression with the finest leather upholstery, a premium JBL stereo system, and additional technical features. Despite all this, competitors like Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade offer more luxurious and third-class rooms. The Mazda CX-9 offers an excellent interior and good driving mobility, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee L brings off-road capabilities of that brand.

What’s New for 2023 Toyota Highlander Car?

The 2023 Toyota Highlander Standard V-6 has been replaced by a new turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder for 2023. The new engine produces 265 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque; Toyota says the combined fuel economy rating of 24 mpg is the same as the outgoing V-6, which makes us wonder why it was switched to a lower cylinder.

A new 12.3-inch infotainment display is available and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster is now limited and comes in platinum trim. These high-end models also get power-folding exterior mirrors while the XLE and XSE trims add a hands-free power-operated rear liftgate.

How much is the 2023 Toyota Highlander?

  1. Toyota Highlander L- $38,000 (est)
  2. Toyota Highlander LE- $40,000 (est)
  3. Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE- $41,000 (est)
  4. Toyota Highlander XLE- $43,000 (est)
  5. Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE- $44,000 (est)
  6. Toyota Highlander XSE- $45,000 (est)
  7. Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE Bronze Edition- $46,000 (est)
  8. Toyota Highlander Limited- $47,000 (est)
  9. Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited- $48,000 (est)
  10. Toyota Highlander Platinum- $50,000 (est)
  11. Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum- $51,000 (est)

2023 Toyota Highlander L

2023 Toyota Highlander Car Review, Pricing, and Specs
2023 Toyota Highlander Car Review, Pricing, and Specs

Safety/Convenience

  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer
  • Star Safety System™—includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST)
  • Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors and driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) (individual tires)
  • Rear passenger seatbelt reminder
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout control
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver’s-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Eight airbags—driver airbag, front passenger airbag, driver knee airbag, seat cushion airbag (passenger), front side airbags, curtain shield airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors and tethers on outboard second-row seats and a tether anchors in the middle of second-and third-row seats
  • Safety Connect® — includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notification. Available by subscription. Complimentary one-year trial subscription.
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) — Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Interior

  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information Display (MID), Bluetooth® hands-free phone, voice command, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Steering Assist (LSA), and multimedia information controls
  • Black interior door handles
  • Fabric-trimmed front- and second-row seats; 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat; 4-way manual-adjustable front passenger seat
  • 4.2-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID) in meter cluster with odometer, average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, AWD torque distribution (AWD models only), cruise control guide, audio status, hands-free incoming call notices, telephone information, Eco Driving Indicator, and energy monitor (HV models only)
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • 8-passenger seating with 60/40 split, sliding, and reclining fold-flat second-row bench seats; 60/40 split, fold-flat third-row seats with sliding headrests and recline function
  • Backup camera with projected path
  • Silver-painted dashboard trim and painted door trim
  • Soft-touch in-dash split-level shelf
  • Soft-touch roll-top center console with removable utility tray
  • Dual sun visors with sliding function and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Three-zone automatic climate control with air filter, separate second-row control panel, individual temperature settings for driver, front passenger, and rear-seat passengers, and second-and third-row vents
  • Power windows with auto up/down in all positions and jam protection
  • Overhead console with conversation mirror, sunglasses storage, and map lights
  • Power door locks with shift-linked automatic lock/unlock feature
  • Digital clock
  • Five USB ports (USB-A media port and four USB-C charging ports) and two 12V outlets
  • 14 cup/bottle holders

Exterior

  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, and panic functions; and remote illuminated entry
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and manual folding feature
  • 18-in. painted alloy wheels and P235/65R18 tires
  • LED projector headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Rear lower bumper in material black
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear wiper
  • Black-painted front grille with a silver-painted surround
  • Color-keyed side rocker panels and lower molding
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Color-keyed outside door handles
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass on front side windows
  • Rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stoplight
  • Rear liftgate windshield defogger
  • LED taillights
  • Rear liftgate windshield washer and backup camera washer
  • Privacy glass on the rear side, quarter, and liftgate windows

Multimedia

Audio—includes 8.0-in. touchscreen, six speakers, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® & Amazon Alexa compatible, USB media port, four USB charge ports, hands-free phone capability, and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, SiriusXM® with a 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription.

See toyota.com/audio-multimedia for details. Connected Services — Safety Connect® with a 1-year trial, Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within a 3-month trial.

2023 Toyota Highlander LE

Highlander LE
2023 Toyota Highlander Car Review, Pricing, and Specs

Safety/Convenience

  • Eight airbags—driver airbag, front passenger airbag, driver knee airbag, seat cushion airbag (passenger), front side airbags, curtain shield airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors and tethers on outboard second-row seats and a tether anchors in the middle of second-and third-row seats
  • Safety Connect® — includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notification. Available by subscription. Complimentary one-year trial subscription.
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) — Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Star Safety System™—includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST)
  • Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors and driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Rear passenger seatbelt reminder
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout control
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver’s-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) (individual tires)

2023 Toyota Highlander LE Interior

  • 8-passenger seating with 60/40 split, sliding, and reclining fold-flat second-row bench seats; 60/40 split, fold-flat third-row seats with sliding headrests and recline function
  • Black interior door handles
  • Fabric-trimmed front- and second-row seats; 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat; 4-way manual-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob and tilt/telescopic leather steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information Display (MID), Bluetooth® hands-free phone, voice command, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Steering Assist (LSA) and multimedia information controls
  • 4.2-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID) in meter cluster with odometer, average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, AWD torque distribution (AWD models only), cruise control guide, audio status, hands-free incoming call notices, telephone information, Eco Driving Indicator, and energy monitor (HV models only)
  • Power door locks with shift-linked automatic lock/unlock feature
  • Power windows with auto up/down in all positions and jam protection
  • Overhead console with conversation mirror, sunglasses storage, and map lights
  • Digital clock
  • Five USB ports (USB-A media port and four USB-C charging ports) and two 12V outlets
  • 14 cup/bottle holders
  • Silver-painted dashboard trim and painted door trim
  • Backup camera with projected path
  • Soft-touch in-dash split-level shelf
  • Dual sun visors with sliding function and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Three-zone automatic climate control with air filter, separate second-row control panel, individual temperature settings for driver, front passenger, and rear-seat passengers, and second-and third-row vents
  • Soft-touch roll-top center console with removable utility tray

2023 Toyota Highlander Exterior

  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection
  • Black-painted front grille with a silver-painted surround
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind-spot warning indicators, and manual folding feature
  • 18-in. painted alloy wheels and P235/65R18 tires
  • Rear liftgate windshield defogger
  • LED taillights
  • Rear liftgate windshield washer and backup camera washer
  • Privacy glass on the rear side, quarter, and liftgate windows
  • LED projector headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED fog lights
  • Rear lower bumper in material black
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, panic, and liftgate functions; and remote illuminated entry
  • Color-keyed side rocker panels and lower molding
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear wiper
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Color-keyed outside door handles
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass on front side windows
  • Rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stoplight

Multimedia

Audio Plus—includes 8.0-in. touchscreen, six speakers, USB media port, four USB charge ports, hands-free phone capability, and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® & Amazon Alexa compatible, SiriusXM® with a 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription.

See toyota.com/audio-multimedia for details. Connected Services —Safety Connect® with a 1-year trial, Service Connect with a 10-year trial, Remote Connect with a 1-year trial, and Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within the 3-month trial.

2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE

Highlander Hybrid LE
2023 Toyota Highlander Car Review, Pricing, and Specs

 Mechanical/Performance

Drive Modes Drive Mode Select (DMS) with Sport, Eco, and Normal Modes, and EV Mode [ev_mode]
Electric Motors Permanent magnet synchronous motors (two front, FWD)
Engine Hybrid powertrain—2.5-liter L4HV Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 16-valve D-4S injection Atkinson-cycle engine with Dual VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent, intake controlled by electric motor); 243 combined net hp, includes combustion engine with 186 hp @ 6000 rpm; 175 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Suspension Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar; trailing-wishbone suspension
Brakes Power-assisted, ventilated 13.3-in. front disc brakes; solid 13.3-in. rear disc brakes with Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system and integrated regenerative braking
Emission Rating Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle 30 (SULEV 30) [sulev]
Transmission Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
Steering Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion

 

Safety/Convenience

  • Star Safety System™—includes Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB), Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST)
  • Anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Eight airbags—driver airbag, front passenger airbag, driver knee airbag, seat cushion airbag (passenger), front side airbags, curtain shield airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver’s-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors and driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors and tethers on outboard second-row seats and a tether anchors in the middle of second-and third-row seats
  • Safety Connect® — includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notification. Available by subscription. Complimentary one-year trial subscription.
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) — Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout control
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) (individual tires)
  • Rear passenger seatbelt reminder
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning

Interior

  • Fabric-trimmed front- and second-row seats; 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat; 4-way manual-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • 4.2-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID) in meter cluster with odometer, average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, AWD torque distribution (AWD models only), cruise control guide, audio status, hands-free incoming call notices, telephone information, Eco Driving Indicator, and energy monitor (HV models only)
  • 8-passenger seating with 60/40 split, sliding, and reclining fold-flat second-row bench seats; 60/40 split, fold-flat third-row seats with sliding headrests and recline function
  • Black interior door handles
  • Five USB ports (USB-A media port and four USB-C charging ports) and two 12V outlets
  • Soft-touch in-dash split-level shelf
  • Power door locks with shift-linked automatic lock/unlock feature
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob and tilt/telescopic leather steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information Display (MID), Bluetooth® hands-free phone, voice command, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Steering Assist (LSA) and multimedia information controls
  • Silver-painted dashboard trim and painted door trim
  • Backup camera with projected path
  • Digital clock
  • Dual sun visors with sliding function and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Soft-touch roll-top center console with removable utility tray
  • Three-zone automatic climate control with air filter, separate second-row control panel, individual temperature settings for driver, front passenger, and rear-seat passengers, and second-and third-row vents
  • Overhead console with conversation mirror, sunglasses storage, and map lights
  • 14 cup/bottle holders
  • Power windows with auto up/down in all positions and jam protection

Exterior

  • 18-in. painted alloy wheels and P235/65R18 tires
  • Grille shutters
  • LED projector headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, panic, and liftgate functions; and remote illuminated entry
  • Color-keyed outside door handles
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass on front side windows
  • Rear liftgate windshield defogger
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind-spot warning indicators, and manual folding feature
  • LED fog lights
  • Rear lower bumper in material black
  • Color-keyed side rocker panels and lower molding
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear wiper
  • Black-painted front grille with a silver-painted surround
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Privacy glass on the rear side, quarter, and liftgate windows
  • Rear liftgate windshield washer and backup camera washer
  • LED taillights
  • Rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stoplight

Multimedia

Audio Plus—includes 8.0-in. touchscreen, six speakers, USB media port, four USB charge ports, hands-free phone capability, and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® & Amazon Alexa compatible, SiriusXM® with a 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription.
See toyota.com/audio-multimedia for details. Connected Services —Safety Connect® with a 1-year trial, Service Connect with the 10-year trial, Remote Connect with a 1-year trial, and Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within the 3-month trial.

2023 Toyota Highlander XLE

Toyota Highlander XLE
2023 Toyota Highlander Car Review, Pricing, and Specs

 Mechanical/Performance

Engine Gasoline engine—3.5-liter V6 Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 24-valve D-4S injection Atkinson-cycle-capable engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and Stop and Start Engine System (S&S); [stop_and_start] 295 hp @ 6600 rpm, 263 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm; Stop and Start Engine System (S&S) [stop_and_start]
Drive Modes Drive Mode Select (DMS) with Sport, Eco, Normal, and Snow Modes
Brakes Power-assisted, ventilated 13.3-in. front disc brakes; solid 13.3-in. rear disc brakes and Star Safety System™
Transmission Direct Shift-8AT 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission (ECT)
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Suspension Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar; trailing-wishbone suspension
Steering Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Emission Rating Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle 70 (ULEV 70)

 

Safety/Convenience

  • Star Safety System™—includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors and driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) (individual tires)
  • Rear passenger seatbelt reminder
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout control
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver’s-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Eight airbags—driver airbag, front passenger airbag, driver knee airbag, seat cushion airbag (passenger), front side airbags, curtain shield airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors and tethers on outboard second-row seats and a tether anchors in the middle of second-and third-row seats
  • Safety Connect® — includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notification. Available by subscription. Complimentary one-year trial subscription.
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) — Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)

Interior

  • SofTex®-trimmed front- and second-row seats; heated front seats; 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat including power lumbar support; 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging with charge indicator light
  • 7-passenger seating with second-row fold-down captain’s chairs and fold-down inboard armrests, adjustable headrests, and two cup holders mounted on the floor; and 60/40 split, fold-flat third-row seats with sliding headrests and recline function
  • Backup camera with projected path
  • 7-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID) in meter cluster with odometer, trip/average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, AWD torque distribution (AWD models only), cruise control guide, audio status, hands-free incoming call notices, telephone information, Eco Driving Indicator, and energy monitor (HV models only)
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Silver-painted dashboard trim and painted door trim
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Soft-touch in-dash split-level shelf
  • Soft-touch roll-top center console with removable utility tray
  • Dual sun visors with sliding function and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Three-zone automatic climate control with air filter, separate second-row control panel, individual temperature settings for driver, front passenger, and rear-seat passengers, and second-and third-row vents
  • Power windows with auto up/down in all positions and jam protection
  • Overhead console with conversation mirror, sunglasses storage, and map lights
  • Power door locks with shift-linked automatic lock/unlock feature
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob and tilt/telescopic leather steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information Display (MID), Bluetooth® hands-free phone, voice command, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Steering Assist (LSA) and multimedia information controls
  • Second-row sunshades
  • Digital clock
  • Five USB ports (USB-A media port and four USB-C charging ports) and two 12V outlets
  • 14 cup/bottle holders

Exterior

  • 18-in. machined-finish alloy wheels and P235/65R18 tires
  • Silver-painted roof rails
  • LED projector headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with turn signal and blind-spot warning indicators, and manual folding feature
  • LED fog lights
  • Rear lower bumper in material black
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear wiper
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, panic, and liftgate functions; and remote illuminated entry
  • Black-painted front grille with a silver-painted surround
  • Color-keyed side rocker panels and lower molding
  • Height-adjustable power liftgate with jam protection
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Color-keyed outside door handles
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass on front side windows
  • Rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stoplight
  • Rear liftgate windshield defogger
  • LED taillights
  • Rear liftgate windshield washer and backup camera washer
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade and one-touch open/close
  • Privacy glass on the rear side, quarter, and liftgate windows

Multimedia

Audio Plus—includes 8.0-in. touchscreen, six speakers, USB media port, four USB charge ports, hands-free phone capability, and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® & Amazon Alexa compatible, SiriusXM® with a 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription.
See toyota.com/audio-multimedia for details. Connected Services —Safety Connect® with a 1-year trial, Service Connect with a 10-year trial, Remote Connect with a 1-year trial, and Wi-Fi Connect with up to 2 GB within the 3-month trial.
2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum
2023 Toyota Highlander Car Review, Pricing, and Specs

 Mechanical/Performance

Drive Modes Drive Mode Select (DMS) with Sport, Eco, and Normal Modes, and EV Mode [ev_mode]
Electric Motors Permanent magnet synchronous motors (two front, FWD)
Engine Hybrid powertrain—2.5-liter L4HV Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 16-valve D-4S injection Atkinson-cycle engine with Dual VVT-iE (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent, intake controlled by electric motor); 243 combined net hp, includes combustion engine with 186 hp @ 6000 rpm; 175 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Suspension Independent MacPherson strut front suspension with stabilizer bar; trailing-wishbone suspension
Brakes Power-assisted, ventilated 13.3-in. front disc brakes; solid 13.3-in. rear disc brakes with Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB) system and integrated regenerative braking
Emission Rating Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle 30 (SULEV 30) [sulev]
Transmission Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
Steering Electric Power Steering (EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion

 

Safety/Convenience

  • Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking (PA w/AB)
  • Star Safety System™—includes Electronically Controlled Braking (ECB), Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Smart Stop Technology® (SST)
  • Predictive Fuel-Efficient Drive
  • Anti-theft system with alarm and engine immobilizer
  • Eight airbags—driver airbag, front passenger airbag, driver knee airbag, seat cushion airbag (passenger), front side airbags, curtain shield airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver’s-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger seatbelts
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Adjustable front seatbelt shoulder anchors and driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors and tethers on outboard second-row seats and a tether anchors in the middle of second-and third-row seats
  • Safety Connect® — includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notification. Available by subscription. Complimentary one-year trial subscription.
  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+) — Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout control
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) (individual tires)
  • Rear passenger seatbelt reminder
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning

2023 Toyota Highlander Interior

  • 10-in. color Head-Up Display (HUD) with speedometer and Road Sign Assist (RSA), navigation, and Hybrid System Indicator (hybrid models only)
  • Bird’s Eye View Camera —includes Perimeter Scan, 360-degree Overhead View in low-speed drive and reverse, and Curb View
  • Illuminated front-door sill metal scuff plate
  • Heated second row
  • Leather-trimmed front- and second-row seats; heated and ventilated front seats; 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat including power lumbar support; 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat; seat memory function
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob and heated tilt/telescopic leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio, Multi-Information Display (MID), Bluetooth® hands-free phone, voice command, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Steering Assist (LSA) and multimedia information controls
  • Ornamental dash trim and faux wood door trim
  • Cargo area tonneau cover
  • 7-in. color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID) in meter cluster with odometer, trip/average fuel economy, cruising range, average speed, AWD torque distribution (AWD models only), cruise control guide, audio status, hands-free incoming call notices, telephone information, Eco Driving Indicator, and energy monitor (HV models only)
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal transceiver
  • Two 120V outlets (1500W shared) are located on the bottom rear of the center console and in the luggage area
  • Driver Easy Speak—utilizes a microphone in the overhead console to amplify the driver’s voice and broadcast it through rear speakers
  • Five USB ports (USB-A media port and four USB-C charging ports) and two 12V outlets
  • Soft-touch in-dash split-level shelf
  • Power door locks with shift-linked automatic lock/unlock feature
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Second-row sunshades
  • 7-passenger seating with second-row fold-down captain’s chairs and fold-down inboard armrests, adjustable headrests, and two cup holders mounted on the floor; and 60/40 split, fold-flat third-row seats with sliding headrests and recline function
  • Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging with charge indicator light
  • Digital clock
  • Dual sun visors with sliding function and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Soft-touch roll-top center console with removable utility tray
  • Three-zone automatic climate control with air filter, separate second-row control panel, individual temperature settings for driver, front passenger, and rear-seat passengers, and second-and third-row vents
  • Overhead console with conversation mirror, sunglasses storage, and map lights
  • 14 cup/bottle holders
  • Power windows with auto up/down in all positions and jam protection

2023 Toyota Highlander Exterior

  • LED projector headlights with Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS), auto-leveling, and LED-strip Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • 20-in. alloy wheels and P235/55R20 tires
  • Rear bumper scuff plate
  • Rear lower bumper in silver finish
  • Panoramic glass roof with sunshade and front power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Height-adjustable hands-free power liftgate with jam protection
  • High-output LED fog lights
  • Grille shutters
  • Black-painted front grille with chrome-plated surround and front lower bumper in silver finish
  • Silver-finish roof rails
  • Acoustic noise-reducing front side windows
  • Color-keyed heated power outside mirrors with puddle lights with integrated Highlander logo, turn signal and blind-spot warning indicators, manual-folding, and reverse tilt-down with memory feature
  • Color-keyed outside door handles
  • High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass on front side windows
  • Rain-sensing washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear wiper
  • Smart Key System on front doors and liftgate with Push Button Start, remote keyless entry system with lock, unlock, panic, and liftgate functions; and remote illuminated entry
  • Rear liftgate windshield defogger
  • Color-keyed side rocker panels and lower molding
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Privacy glass on the rear side, quarter, and liftgate windows
  • Rear liftgate windshield washer and backup camera washer
  • LED taillights
  • Rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stoplight

 Multimedia

Premium Audio, Dynamic Navigation with a 3-year trial —includes 12.3-in. touchscreen, 11 JBL® speakers including subwoofer and amplifier, USB media port, four USB charge ports, hands-free phone capability, and music streaming via Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay® & Amazon Alexa compatible, SiriusXM® with a 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription.
See toyota.com/audio-multimedia for details. Connected Services —Safety Connect® with a 1-year trial, Service Connect with the 10-year trial, Remote Connect with a 1-year trial, WiFi Connect with up to 2 GB within a 3-month trial, Destination Assist with the 1-year trial.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

2023 Toyota Highlander to the norms of the warranty coverage segment. However, buyers get two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance, which is an excellent advantage that most competitors do not offer. The Electrified Highlander comes with a separate hybrid-component warranty that provides eight years or 100,000 miles of coverage.

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