The Toyota Grand Highlander, now available, sets a new benchmark in the SUV category by merging luxury, utility, and performance in a way that redefines driving excellence. Incorporating high-tech amenities with a focus on comfort, this vehicle is well-suited for both the cityscape and the great outdoors. Built with safety and peace of mind as top priorities, it stands as a testament to functional design without sacrificing style. This introductory look only scratches the surface; read on to delve into the specifics that make the Grand Highlander a standout choice for those who value versatility and style.
Exterior Design: Striking and Functional
The Grand Highlander comes with different seating options depending on the grade. Limited and Platinum grades feature leather-trimmed seats with 10-way and 8-way power adjustments for the driver and front passenger, respectively. The Hybrid MAX version includes seats made of both Ultrasuede and leather, with bronze-colored accents. The interior also incorporates stitchwork and wood-effect details for added visual appeal.
Interior Space: Room for Life
The Grand Highlander has a spacious interior that includes third-row seating suitable for adults. Behind this third row, there is enough room to accommodate seven carry-on suitcases. When the second and third-row seats are folded down, the vehicle offers 97.5 cubic feet of cargo space.
Cabin Amenities: All About Comfort
The Grand Highlander offers a variety of features focused on comfort and convenience. In the Limited and Platinum grades, the seating options include leather-trimmed seat. These have 10-way power adjustments for the driver and 8-way adjustments for the front passenger. The Hybrid MAX variant introduces a combination of Ultrasuede and leather-trimmed seats, accentuated with bronze-colored elements. Additionally, the interior includes high-quality stitchwork and wood-effect details, contributing to the overall aesthetic of the vehicle.
Performance: Power to Please
The 2024 Grand Highlander offers three robust powertrains, each designed to deliver an exhilarating driving experience. Whether you prioritize performance or efficiency, this SUV has got you covered. The gas engine clocks in at 265 horsepower, while the hybrid offers 245 horsepower. For those craving the ultimate in power, the Hybrid MAX comes with a whopping 362 horsepower and 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. All engines come with multiple Drive Modes (Sport, Eco, Normal) and Multi-Terrain Select options, offering unparalleled customization for your driving experience.
Driver-Assist Technology: Safer Journeys Ahead
Toyota takes your safety seriously. The Grand Highlander is equipped with advanced driver-assist technologies like Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Front and Rear Parking Assist. Available exclusively on the Platinum grade is Toyota’s Traffic Jam Assist, which uses radar and camera systems to make your stop-and-go traffic experience less stressful.
In-Cabin Tech: Innovation at Your Fingertips
No modern vehicle is complete without top-of-the-line tech, and the Grand Highlander doesn’t disappoint. A standard 12.3-inch touchscreen offers access to Toyota’s latest Audio Multimedia system, designed to be as intuitive as it is informative. Add to this the availability of a Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and an 11-speaker JBL Premium Audio system, and you have a recipe for endless entertainment.
Trim Levels and Price: Choose Your Style
The Grand Highlander is available in three grades: XLE, Limited, and Platinum, each offering a host of unique features. Prices start at $43,070 for gas models, $44,670 for the hybrid, and top off at $54,040 for the Hybrid MAX variant.
A Masterpiece of Modern Driving
Toyota offers the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander combines innovative features with a focus on luxury. It is designed to be versatile, suitable for both city driving and outdoor adventures. The SUV includes various design elements and performance features aimed at enhancing the overall driving experience. It is available now for those interested in a vehicle that goes beyond basic transportation needs.
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