All-New 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Unveiled Globally
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander SUV gets three powertrains: A 2.4-liter turbocharged engine, a 2.5-litre hybrid and a 362 horsepower Hybrid MAX.
The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander has made its world premiere to showcase the latest and greatest addition to Toyota’s successful SUV lineup. The Grand Highlander delivers a dynamic package offering fuel economy and performance. Toyota calls it a family SUV.
The car is designed by Calty Design Studios and is manufactured at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Princeton, Indiana, the price and on-sale date of the all-new 2024 Grand Highlander will be announced later this summer.
Exterior Updates on the all-new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
The Grand Highlander looks distinctive and beautiful from the outside, The front design is inspired by the Highlander shape but in an entirely new way. It also gets a trapezoidal, hammerhead front grille and is available with 20-inch wheels. The same design pattern continues along to the rear, thanks to a sharp rear bumper. With a dual exhaust option, the Hybrid Max powertrain model takes the stance a step further.
The exterior is both attractive and practical. Black rockers and body-coloured rear pillars give it a look of an elevated SUV. The side surface expresses a straightforward yet dynamic-looking design as it travels smoothly from the doors through the fenders to the front and rear tyres. For the Hybrid MAX variant, an exclusive front/rear lower bumper is also available.
Interior Updates on the Grand Highlander SUV
The Grand Highlander features a 12.3-inch central infotainment screen with a Toyota Audio Multimedia system, which is designed and engineered by Toyota’s Texas-based Connected Technologies team. Grand Highlander owners will get accessibility to a wide range of enhanced available connectivity and convenience features, including Over-the-Air (OTA) updates.
The infotainment system also has touch and voice activation controls and an Intelligent Assistant. The SUV also comes with Cloud Navigation and Destination Assist. With Intelligent Assistant, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” can awake the system for voice-activated commands and adjust multiple controls.
From short trips to long drives, Grand Highlander can do it all. It offers thoughtful storage areas throughout the cabin and sufficient cargo capacity with room for seven carry-on suitcases behind the third row. A total of around 98 cubic feet of space with the seats folded down, and a spacious adult-sized third row. The Grand Highlander is comfortable on every road whether you’re in the driver’s seat, the passenger seat, or the second or third rows.
Technical details of the 2024 Grand Highlander
The new Grand Highlander offered in both front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) and comes with three powertrain options: the well-balanced 265 horsepower 2.4-liter turbocharged engine, the efficiency-leading 2.5-liter hybrid with a manufacturer-estimated 34 combined MPG, and the performance-focused, 362 horsepower Hybrid MAX with 542Nm of torque (400 pound-feet) with standard AWD, all mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Hybrid MAX powertrain variant of the new Grand Highlander the most powerful Mid-SUV Toyota has ever built. It can accelerate from 0-60kmph in 6.3 seconds and offers 2,268kg (5,000 lbs) of towing capacity.
The new Toyota Grand Highlander comes with three Drive Modes – Sport, Eco, and Normal to suit your driving style – while Multi-Terrain Select with Three Modes – Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, and Snow are offered on the gas AWD and Hybrid MAX powertrains for better on and off-road performance.
Grades on offer for the Grand Highlander
The Grand Highlander is offered in three grades across three different powertrains – the XLE grade, Limited and Platinum.
The XLE Grade
The XLE Grade gets 18-inch Alloy Wheels, Black Painted Grille, Roof Rails and Heated Outer Mirrors on the outside. On the inside, it gets Softex-trimmed Seating, 10-way Power Driver and 8-way Power Passenger Seats, 7-Passenger Capacity with 2nd Row Captains Chairs or 8-Passenger Bench, Heated Front Seats and 2nd Row Sunshades.
Multimedia/Technology features in the XLE grade include Digital Key, 12.3-inch Touchscreen, a 7-inch MID, 6 Power USB / 1 Media USB and a Wireless Charger. On the Safety and Convenience side, it gets TSS 3.0, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 5 Door Smart Key, Power Liftgate, Garage Door Opener and Auto-dimming Mirror.
The Limited Grade comes with 20-inch Alloy Wheels, LED DRL, Power Fold Outer Mirrors and LED Fog Lamps. Inside the Cabin, it gets Leather Seating, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, Heated 2nd Row Seats, Memory Seat function for 1st row, a Heated Steering Wheel, a Power outlet, Ambient Lighting and Removable 2nd-row centre console storage
On the Multimedia/Technology side, it gets 12.3-inch Premium Multimedia with 11 Speaker JBL Audio and a 12.3-inch Full Digital MID. For Safety and Convenience, the limited grade comes with Parking Sensors with Automatic Braking, Rain Sensing Wipers, Kick Power Liftgate and Puddle Lamps
Platinum grade additionally gets 20-inch Clad Alloy Wheels. It also gets Heated and Ventilated 2nd Row Seats, Panoramic Moonroof, Paddle shifters (AWD Gas and Hybrid MAX) and Dial Multi-Terrain Select (AWD Gas and Hybrid MAX) on the inside. On the Safety and Convenience front, the Platinum Grade gets a Head-Up Display, Puddle Lamps, Panoramic View Monitor, Digital Rearview Mirror, Traffic Jam Assist and Front Cross Traffic Alert.
For interior colour options, the 2024 Grand Highlander is offered in:
XLE Gas and Hybrid: Softex-trim in Light Gray or Black
Limited Gas and Hybrid: Leather-trim in Light Gray or Black
Platinum Gas: Leather-trim in Portobello, Light Gray or Black
Limited Hybrid Max: Ultrasuede- and leather-trim in Light Gray or Black
Platinum Hybrid MAX in Ultrasuede- and leather-trim in Portobello, Light Gray or Black
The 2024 Grand Highlander will come standard with the latest Toyota Safety Sense generation, TSS 3.0. This suite of safety features includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beams and Proactive Driving Assist.
A word from the Toyota Officials
Lisa Materazzo, Vice President of Toyota Marketing Group said, “There is definitely a need in the market for a midsize SUV that prioritizes interior comfort in all three rows and Grand Highlander is the ultimate option, This 3-row model takes the Highlander legacy to an entirely new space while also keeping on our promise to deliver on electrification. Highlander was the first model in its segment to offer a hybrid powertrain back in 2006 and Grand Highlander further expands on our electrification leadership.”
As part of Toyota’s diverse approach to carbon neutrality, the Grand Highlander Hybrid and Hybrid MAX vehicles are part of a lineup that looks to move “beyond zero.” With ten hybrids, two plug-in hybrids, the new bZ4X battery electric vehicle and the zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell technology of the Mirai, Toyota is committed to finding highly efficient and zero-emission solutions that fit customers’ lifestyles across the US. As a symbol of that commitment, the Grand Highlander will be the second Toyota vehicle to wear the new “Beyond Zero” badge, after the all-new Prius – a global effort toward achieving carbon neutrality in Toyota’s products, manufacturing and beyond.