Toyota Introduces the 2023 Grand Highlander Hybrid
Today, we will talk about one of the best vehicles of 2023. Meet the 2023 Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid!
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a midsize SUV updated for the 2023 model year with several new features. The Limited, Platinum, and Bronze Edition models now come with a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, providing drivers with a high-tech and user-friendly interface. The Limited and Platinum models also boast power-folding mirrors, making parking and navigating tight spaces easier. Additionally, a new Cypress exterior paint option adds a touch of elegance to the Highlander’s sleek design. The XLE and XSE models now include a hands-free power liftgate, enabling drivers to open it quickly even when their hands are full. Finally, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display is standard, enhancing the vehicle’s intuitive and modern feel. With these updates, the Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid offers a smooth and efficient driving experience with the latest technological features to enhance the overall driving experience.
Performance and Efficiency
While the standard Highlander is equipped with a new engine for the 2023 model year, the Grand Highlander Hybrid retains its dynamism from the 2020 model year. This powertrain includes a 2.5-liter inline-four engine working together with two electric motors. The hybrid’s total system output of 243 horsepower is seamlessly transmitted through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to either the front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) system, depending on the model.
New Safety Features
The Grand Highlander Hybrid is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a safe SUV. It was awarded the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS and had a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The Grand Highlander Hybrid also comes with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+. This includes a suite of safety features as standard, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane centering, automatic high beams, and road sign detection. Most models also have blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. At the same time, the Limited and Platinum offer rear emergency braking. Additionally, the Limited and Platinum models come with a 360-degree camera system, and the Platinum has this feature as standard.
Technology and The Interior
When it comes to technology, the Highlander Hybrid has plenty to offer! The base model has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, complete with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a six-speaker audio system. However, if you want to take things up a notch, the Limited, Platinum, or Bronze Editions have covered you. With these models, you’ll enjoy a vast 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless smartphone mirroring, and an impressive 11-speaker JBL premium audio system. Plus, the “Hey Toyota” digital assistant, dual Bluetooth device connectivity, and cloud-based navigation make it easy to stay connected on the go.
But technology aside, the Highlander Hybrid also offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo. They’ll love the ample legroom in the second row if you have a few little ones. While the third-row space is less generous than some competitors, there’s still plenty of room for the whole family to stretch out and enjoy the ride. So, whether running errands around town or going on a road trip adventure, the Grand Highlander Hybrid is the perfect vehicle to keep you connected, comfortable, and ready for whatever the journey has in store!
The Bronze Edition Is Back
The Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition debuted in 2022 and is back again for the 2023 model year. This special edition will turn heads with its striking bronze-colored wheels and illuminated door sills. But the Bronze Edition is more than just a pretty face – it also has some convenient features to make your life easier.
Inside, you’ll find mid-century modern-inspired seats with contrast stitching, giving the interior a unique and stylish look. The Bronze Edition also comes with a hands-free power lift-gate, making it easy to load and unload cargo when your hands are full. Adding a pair of 120-volt outlets means you can power up your devices on the go.
Another great feature of the Bronze Edition is the seven-seat configuration with second-row captain’s chairs, providing plenty of room for passengers to stretch out and relax. Whether driving around town or heading out on a road trip, the Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition is the perfect vehicle to add extra style and convenience to your life.
Families searching for a three-row SUV with excellent fuel efficiency can rely on the Highlander Hybrid as a dependable choice. Toyota launched the latest iteration of the Highlander, its fourth generation a few years back. But, this year, the new edition blows its predecessors out of the water. The current Highlander Hybrid model competes with other hybrid three-row SUVs such as the Kia Sorento Hybrid and Ford Explorer Hybrid.
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