Whereas most people talk about the grandeur plan of 2024 Grand Highlander, many of them seem to forget about the 2024 Toyota Highlander. Yes, Highlander still remains, and yes, it’s still being manufactured. It seems that the fuss of more features and more techs for the Grand Highlander has made ‘forget’ about the existence of the Highlander. So, what to expect from the 2024 Highlander, anyway?
The Updated Plan
Toyota has already given the Highlander a pretty significant refresh for the 2023 model. With the car already gets new technology features and updated new engine, there isn’t much to do for the 2024 model. It also means that the 2024 model would likely come as the carryover model – and no can’t really expect major refreshment.
The Exterior Appearance
If the 2024 Toyota Highlander is truly coming as the carryover model, it means that it would retain the similar exterior appearance as the on-sale current model. This SUV comes with a pretty (conservative and) traditional design with oval grille, swept back headlights traveling (halfway) up to the hood, and also slim air intake. This midsize vehicle comes with rounded rear with a pretty neat rear bumper, rear fender arches with cutouts, and also triangular taillights.
For the sporty XSE trim level, you can expect some extra accents. There would be huge front side air intake, a big rear spoiler, hefty rear diffuser, and also somewhat a more aggressive styling design and body kit.
The Interior Cabin
Highlander would still be coming with comfortable and cozy cabin, but the design would be various, depending on the trim levels. however, the differences won’t be too much or too grandeur. All the trim levels would be coming with Y-shaped dash with angular trim and tiered design. Both HVAC controls and infotainment system would be integrated within one trim piece on the dashboard, making the central screen looks as if it were sitting on the top side of the dash. The higher trims would be coming with bigger screen and more modern style.
This midsize SUV is able to accommodate 8 people and it’s able to offer a pretty flexible amount of cargo and also upscale materials. In terms of interior design, the Highlander 2024 model would likely be coming with just the same design as the current one.
Technology plays a crucial part of the new Highlander improvement. The current one has 8.0 inch touchscreen display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, 7.0 inch (digital) instrument cluster, Bluetooth, WiFi hotspot, 6 audio speakers, and 5 USB ports. Hopefully, those would be the standard for the 2024 model.
Powertrain and Performance
The Highlander would be coming with four cylinder turbocharged unit with 2.4 liter capacity as the standard. It is able to generate 265 hp and 310 Nm of torque. It would be paired with auto 8 speed transmission. Front wheel driving system is offered as the standard, but all wheel driving is also available as the optional pick.
Release Date and Price
This midsize SUV has a lot of strong and solid competitors, such as Nissan Pathfinder, Jeep Grand Cherokee L, Subaru Ascent, Kia Telluride, Mazda CX-9, and Hyundai Palisade. There is no exact and official release about the price and release date, we can only predict and assume. The 2023 Highlander was coming in fall time 2022, so it’s only logical if we expect the 2024 Highlander to come this fall 2023.
If the Highlander truly won’t get any major updates, the price range should be similar to the current one. The current price starts from around $38,000 and it goes up to $50,500. We should get more info about 2024 Toyota Highlander before the launch time.