This mid size SUV comes to market as a mid range competitor. The Highlander comes in eleven trims in both hybrid and non hybrid variants. All the trims shows great handling and smoothness. Being an SUV, the car provides decent comfort to it’s users. A the variants are well equipped with modern equipment and features making rides more comfortable for its commuters. There is no doubt the competition in the mid size SUV league is tough, yet it makes it way on list of one of good SUVs under budget.
The previous V6 used in the Highlander is now replaced with a 2.4 L four cylinder. The four cylinder makes a decent 265 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque. The previous model also brings the same mileage to the table as the 2023 Highlander. The next major change was an upgrade to the infotainment system. The size was increased to 12.3 inches in the top variants and these variants also include power folding mirrors and tailgate.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Highlader makes it way into the market with a 265 HP from its 2.4 L four cylinder. The engine comes paired with a eight-speed-automatic transmission. Their is an optional driver terrain namely front wheel drive and an all wheel drivedrive in every model. The hybrid model comes in play with dual electric motor and a 2.4L engine. The hybrid model also brings great mileage to the table as the company expertise in hybrid models. The car owing to it’s weight laggs a little in terms of speed. Highlander can reach the 60 mph mark in a little over 7.3 seconds. The car in terms of performance comes in the category of family or chauffeur driven cars.
|2023 Toyota Highlander Dimensions, Space & Airbags|
|Passenger volume||135 ft3|
|Cargo volume||16 ft|
|Curb weight||4615 lb|
All the models of the Highlander come with great boot spaces. Base L and midrange LE models can seat eight passengers using bench seats in the second and third rows. The higher trims come in handy with 3 rowed seats seating 7 passengers. Materials throughout the cabin are much improved over those in the last-generation Highlander. The car comes in handy for long rides and vacations.
Fuel Economy and Mileage
|2023 Toyota Highlander Mileage||City||Highway|
|Highlander Hybrid||35 mpg||36 mpg|
The company hasn’t released detailed report on the car but did say that the standard will make approximately 24 mpg. Not sure weather it’s on city or highway but it’s decent for an SUV. The hybrid variant is expected to have mileage of 35 mpg in a city and 36 mpg on a highway.
Specifications: Acceleration & Top speed
|2023 Toyota Highlander Specs|
|Engine||2.5-liter inline 4|
|0-60 MPH||7.3 sec|
|Top speed||118 mph|
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Highlander comes with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam headlamps. The car also come wait features like: