Toyota Introduces Grand Highlander SUV

Toyota has introduced its new 2024 Grand Highlander at the Chicago Auto Show, showcasing its latest addition to its SUV lineup.

“There is definitely a need in the market for a midsize-SUV that prioritizes interior comfort in all three rows and Grand Highlander is the ultimate option,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president of Toyota Marketing. “This 3-row model takes the Highlander legacy to an entirely new space while also keeping on our promise to deliver on electrification. Highlander was the first model in its segment to offer a hybrid powertrain back in 2006 and Grand Highlander further expands on our electrification leadership.”

It is available in three powertrains across three grades: a 2.4-liter turbo gas engine, a 2.5-liter hybrid with a manufacturer-estimated 34 combined MPG, and the 362-horsepower Hybrid MAX.

Built on the TNGA-K platform, Grand Highlander provides ample cargo capacity with room for seven carryon suitcases behind the 3rd row, Toyota designers said, and has a total of around 98 cubic feet of space with the seats folded down, and an adult-sized third row.

The Grand Highlander is offered in three grades across three different powertrains – the XLE grade, Limited and Platinum.

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XLE Grade

  • Exterior:
    • 18-inch Alloy Wheels
    • Black Painted Grille
    • Roof Rails
    • Heated Outer Mirrors
  • Interior:
    • Softex-trimmed Seating
    • 10-way Power Driver and 8-way Power Passenger Seats
    • 7-Passenger Capacity w/ 2nd Row Captains Chairs or 8-Passenger Bench
    • Heated Front Seats
    • 2nd Row Sunshades
  • Multimedia/Technology:
    • Digital Key (requires active Remote Connect trial or subscription)
    • 12.3-inch Touchscreen
    • 7-inch MID
    • 6 Power USB / 1 Media USB
    • Wireless Charger
  • Safety & Convenience
    • TSS 3.0
    • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • 5 Door Smart Key
    • Power Liftgate
    • Garage Door Opener
    • Auto-dimming Mirror

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Limited Grade

  • Exterior:
    • 20-inch Alloy Wheels
    • LED DRL
    • Power Fold Outer Mirrors
    • LED Fog Lamps
  • Interior:
    • Leather Seating
    • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
    • Heated 2nd Row Seats
    • Memory Seat function for 1st row
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Power outlet (100W Gas) (1500W HV/Hybrid MAX)
    • Ambient Lighting
    • Removable 2nd row center console storage
  • Multimedia/Technology:
    • 12.3-inch Premium Multimedia w/ 11 Speaker JBL Audio
    • 12.3-inch Full Digital MID
  • Safety & Convenience
    • Parking Sensors w/ Automatic Braking
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Kick Power Liftgate
    • Puddle Lamps

Platinum Grade

  • Exterior:
    • 20-inch Clad Alloy Wheels
  • Interior:
    • Heated and Ventilated 2nd Row Seats
    • Panoramic Moonroof
    • Paddle shifters (AWD Gas and Hybrid MAX)
    • Dial Multi-Terrain Select (AWD Gas and Hybrid MAX)
  • Safety & Convenience
    • Head Up Display
    • Puddle Lamps
    • Panoramic View Monitor
    • Digital Rearview Mirror
    • Traffic Jam Assist (requires active Drive Connect trial or subscription)
    • Front Cross Traffic Alert

Inside, Grand Highlander’s interior offers a variety of options based on customer needs. The XLE and Limited grade options include a bench seat and Panoramic Moonroof – while the Limited grade adds the option of a Panoramic View Monitor.

For interior color options, the 2024 Grand Highlander is offered in:

  • XLE Gas and Hybrid: Softex-trim in Light Gray or Black
  • Limited Gas and Hybrid: Leather-trim in Light Gray or Black
  • Platinum Gas: Leather-trim in Portobello, Light Gray or Black
  • Limited Hybrid Max: Ultrasuede- and leather-trim in Light Gray or Black
  • Platinum Hybrid MAX in Ultrasuede- and leather-trim in Portobello, Light Gray or Black

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A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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