Information: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
A New, Bigger SUV
If the Toyota Highlander isn’t massive sufficient for your loved ones, then the all-new 2024 Grand Highlander could also be what you’re searching for. Just like the Highlander, the Grand Highlander has three rows however the third row now’s extra accommodating. Toyota pulled the sheet off the Grand Highlander on the 2023 Chicago Auto Show, exhibiting not solely a stretched model of their in style SUV, but additionally some premium touches that make it “grand” in additional methods than size.
The 2024 Grand Highlander has three propulsion choices. The bottom 2.4-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine drives both the entrance or all 4 wheels, as does the two.5-liter non-turbo hybrid setup that has a rear electrical motor that provides an extra 100 horsepower and bumps gas financial system to an estimated 34 miles per gallon (one mpg lower than the Highlander Hybrid). Lastly, the Hybrid Max is probably the most highly effective of the three, producing 362 horsepower and 400 foot-pounds of torque, with all-wheel drive normal and front-wheel drive non-obligatory. The Hybrid Max has an estimated 0-60 mph time within the low six-second vary, and it will possibly tow as much as 5,000 kilos.
All three engine choices use an 8-speed computerized with drive modes–Eco, Regular and Sport. The all-wheel drive fashions have Multi-Terrain Choose that gives three drive modes–Mud & Sand, Rock & Grime and Snow.
Refined Exterior and Inside
There are three Grand Highlander trim ranges—XLE, Restricted and Platinum, with Platinum getting probably the most options and content material. Although it shares a lot of its exterior design with the Highlander, there are just a few distinctions. The roof is longer and extra formal, the rear facet home windows are longer, the edges and rear are extra upright, the grille has been lowered, and general it appears extra upscale and completed. The Hybrid Max will get bespoke entrance and rear decrease bumpers; 18-inch wheels are normal, 20-inchers are an possibility. The facility carry gate is kick operated on the Restricted and Platinum grades.
Climbing inside, the reworked soft-touch sprint structure has a 12.3-inch multimedia show. On the 2 higher grades there’s an 11-speaker JBL premium audio system, and a head-up show (HUD) on the Platinum.
The touchscreen homes the panoramic view monitor, navigation and SiriusXM/AM/FM radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. USB A and C ports and wi-fi telephone charging are normal. The Grand Highlander has voice activation by simply staying “Hey, Toyota!” after which asking it to discover a channel, regulate the amount, make a phone name, get instructions, and lots of others. Clear Fleet Report has used this voice recognition system on different Toyota fashions with good success on its accuracy.
The seats on the XLE are coated in Softex artificial material, and leather-trimmed on the Restricted and Platinum. The fronts are heated and ventilated, as are the second row seats on the Restricted and Platinum grades. The facet window sunshades, studying lamps, rear cost ports and air flow vents are a plus.
Security and Comfort
The 2024 Grand Highlander comes with energetic and passive superior driver help methods (ADAS), together with a number of airbags, and thru the Toyota Safety Sense know-how. This package deal contains vary detection via sensors for a pre-collision system that features low-light bike owner, daytime motorcyclist and guardrail detection, pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering help, adaptive cruise management.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing has not been launched for the 2024 Grand Highlander that’s scheduled to be in sellers in late-2023.
Observations: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
Toyota says the 2024 Grand Highlander is “the final word household SUV,” made doable by the added size for rear passengers and cargo, the three engine choices together with two hybrid choices, and the selection of front- or all-wheel drive.
Clear Fleet Report will write a extra in-depth evaluate after we’ve had the chance to drive the Grand Highlander someday later in 2023.
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Story by John Faulkner. Pictures by Toyota.
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