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2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Platinum: Specs, Price, & Interior -The global premiere of the all-new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander took place only a few hours before the start of the first day of the Chicago Motor Show. The purpose of this event was to highlight the most recent and innovative addition to Toyota’s very popular SUV portfolio.
The Grand Highlander provides choices ranging from basic to advanced, as well as efficient to powerful, all in one fantastic package. The well-balanced 2.4L turbo gas engine, the efficiency-leading 2.5L hybrid with a manufacturer-estimated 34 combined MPG, and the ultimate performance-seeking, 362 horsepower Hybrid MAX are the three powertrains that are offered throughout the three classes.
Grand Highlander Hybrid and Hybrid MAX cars are a component of Toyota’s portfolio that aims to achieve “beyond zero” in terms of their carbon neutrality as part of Toyota’s diversified strategy for achieving carbon neutrality. Toyota has ten hybrids, two plug-in hybrids, a new battery electric vehicle called the bZ4X, and the Mirai has zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell technology. Toyota is dedicated to creating highly efficient and zero-emission solutions that meet the lifestyles of consumers all throughout the United States.
After the all-new Prius, the 2024 Grand Highlander will be the second Toyota vehicle to wear the new “Beyond Zero” badge. This is a global effort toward achieving carbon neutrality in Toyota’s products, manufacturing, and beyond. As a symbol of this commitment, the 2024 Grand Highlander will be the second Toyota vehicle to wear the new “Beyond Zero” badge.
The all-new 2024 Grand Highlander will have its pricing and the date it will go on sale revealed later on in the summer. The all-new 2024 Grand Highlander was designed by Calty Design Studios and will be solely built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Princeton, Indiana.
The Grand Highlander is an active family cruiser that was built on the TNGA-K platform. It is suitable for a wide variety of driving situations, from short journeys to extended travels. It has plenty of storage space, including the ability to fit seven carry-on baggage behind the third row, as well as clever storage places located around the cabin. When all of the seats are collapsed, there are around 98 cubic feet of additional room, and the third row may easily accommodate an adult.
The Grand Highlander is equipped to handle everything the road ahead may throw at it, regardless of whether you are behind the wheel, in the front passenger row, or in the second or third rows.
The controls revolve around the default multimedia display, which is 12.3 inches in size. The changeable center console can accommodate a tablet (with the internal tray removed) and also contains a wireless charger, two USB ports, and three cup holders, one of which is capable of carrying a big water bottle. In addition, the console may be customized to meet the needs of the user.
A pocket that is large enough to fit a small bag is given for the passenger on the side of the vehicle. It is possible to open and shut the console lid while the armrests are being used thanks to the availability of a sliding cover for the console. This provides even more adaptability for both the driver and the passenger. On the side of the dashboard that is accessible by the passenger, there is an additional USB port as well as a tray that may organize a cable while it is being charged. This provides the passenger with more utility.
An air conditioning control panel and separate left and right USB ports are positioned together on the top of the console end of the second-row seats. This puts both features within easy reach of passengers seated in the second row. Cup holders are also offered on the center armrest of the bench seat standard; however, with the captain’s seat configuration, cup holders, a smartphone storage slit, and a multi-purpose tray are given on the rear console. In the door trim, there is both a tray that may be used for a variety of purposes and extra storage for water bottles.
In addition, the deck side provides individual USB connections, storage space for smartphones and tablets, as well as two cup and bottle holders for passengers seated in the third row, making it possible for a variety of different uses. To further improve the accessibility, there is a supporting grasp offered for use throughout the process of entering, as well as a hand support space provided for use while leaving the area. The Grand Highlander is fitted with 13 cup holders that are large enough to fit large water bottles and seven USB-C charging connections to keep electronic devices charged and ready for use across all three rows. This makes it an ideal vehicle for long road trips.
Other available conveniences include a heated steering wheel and power-folding mirrors (on the Limited and Platinum trims), heated and ventilated front and second-row seats (on the Platinum trim), 1,500-Watt power outlets (on the Limited Hybrid, Limited Hybrid MAX, and Platinum Hybrid MAX), and a hands-free power back door (on the Limited Hybrid, Limited Hybrid MAX, and Platinum Hybrid MAX) (Limited and Platinum).
When it comes to both performance and fuel economy, Toyota’s first-ever Grand Highlander provides drivers with the best of both worlds. There is something for everyone thanks to the fact that the vehicle is available with three different powertrains in both front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). These powertrains include the well-balanced 2.4L turbo gas engine (both FWD and AWD), the efficiency-leading 2.5L hybrid (both FWD and AWD), and the ultimate performance-seeking, 362-horsepower Hybrid MAX with 400 pound-feet of torque with standard A
All three powertrain choices include three Drive Modes (Sport, Eco, and Normal) to make driving a more engaging experience. Additionally, Multi-Terrain Select with Three Modes (Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, and Snow) are available on the gas AWD and Hybrid MAX powertrains to provide even more on-road and off-road capability.
Since it is equipped with Toyota’s first-ever Hybrid MAX engine, the Grand Highlander is the most powerful Mid-SUV the company has ever produced. The time it takes to get from 0 to 60 miles per hour is 6.3 seconds, which means that drivers will also enjoy remarkable speed off the line. Towing capability of 5,000 pounds is also available with the Hybrid MAX powerplant.
Thanks to the standard 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia system that was conceived and manufactured by Toyota’s Texas-based Connected Technologies team, the Grand Highlander is outfitted with the greatest technology that Toyota has to offer when it comes to the most recent advancements in technology. In addition, drivers of the Grand Highlander will have the option to use a vast array of improved available connection and convenience features, such as Over-the-Air (OTA) upgrades.
Touch and voice activation controls provide the user with a variety of natural ways to engage with the system. Intelligent Assistant, Cloud Navigation, and Destination Assist are all services that are accessible to both drivers and passengers thanks to the Connected Service Drive Connect that is now available. Using Intelligent Assistant, you may wake up the system with simple words like “Hello Toyota” to provide voice-activated instructions to search for directions, discover Points of Interest (POI), modify music settings, alter the temperature in the cabin, and do many other things.
Cloud Navigation is a solution for onboard navigation that is now accessible. It makes use of the cloud to download the most recent available map, traffic, and route information. Google Points-of-Interest data is what powers the POI search feature, which ensures that consumers always have the most up-to-date search capabilities possible. Access to live agent support, available around the clock, is another perk of signing up for the Destination Assist service.
The new Toyota Audio Multimedia system supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, in addition to a dual Bluetooth phone connection. Apple CarPlay is also supported by the system. The Grand Highlander has additional connection options, including a Wi-Fi Connect one-month trial that is offered to customers. This trial transforms the Grand Highlander into an AT&T Hotspot and provides 4G access for up to five devices simultaneously.
Wi-Fi Connect enables the new Integrated Streaming feature, which gives customers the ability to link their separate Apple Music and Amazon Music subscriptions to the vehicle for onboard control. This is an addition to the already robust offering of audio playback capability with HD Radio, USB data, and a 3-month trial subscription to the SiriusXM Platinum Plan. Wi-Fi Connect also comes with a free trial subscription to SiriusXM Platinum Plan.
The Grand Highlander has an optional JBL® Premium Audio system that is equipped with 11 speakers, turning every musical selection into a concert-like experience that can be enjoyed anywhere. This system is ideal for people who are searching for an improved audio experience. Since it makes use of Clari-Fi technology, the system is also able to infuse life into compressed digital music formats, therefore improving the quality of the listening experience. This feature comes standard on the Limited and 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Platinum grades.
Each Grand Highlander comes with a plethora of extra Connected Services that are at your disposal. The Emergency Assistance Button (SOS), 24/7 Improved Roadside Help, Automatic Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Finder, and Collision Assistance with up to a 10-year trial are all included in the Safety Connect package. Service Connect provides its users with the option to get Vehicle Health Reports, Maintenance Alerts, and reminders, in addition to offering a free trial period of up to ten years.
Users of the Toyota app will have the opportunity to test out the Remote Connect service for their Grand Highlander free of charge for a whole year. Users have the ability to turn on the headlights, lock and unlock the doors, and start the car from a distant location. Customers are also able to monitor the status of their vehicles, get messages about upcoming reminders, and set alerts for guest drivers. A digital key is also standard on all trim levels and comes with Remote Connect, which makes it simple to lock and unlock doors, start the vehicle remotely, and perform other functions with just a smartphone.
The Grand Highlander has seven USB-C connections in the cabin, so it can manage the charging requirements of any and all of your electronic devices. There is a wireless charger for the driver located up front, in addition to two USB Type-C ports located at the bottom of the center stack and a USB port that is specifically designated for the front seat passenger. At the very top of the center console, there are two USB Type-C connections specifically for passengers seated in the second row. Passengers seated in the third row are provided with a USB port at each outboard seating location.
With the Grand Highlander, you’ll find lots of amenities designed to make your life easier. All trim levels come standard with a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) that also includes a Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). For the Limited and Platinum trim levels, a front and rear parking assist system that includes automatic braking is offered. A monitor with a panoramic view is provided, and it offers a live view that rotates across all 360 degrees surrounding the car.
In addition to its roomy cabin, which can be found in all three rows of seating, the external design of the Grand Highlander is one of a kind and quite attractive. Because of the trapezoidal, hammerhead front grille and the optional 20-inch wheels, it has a form that is reminiscent of the Highlander when seen from the front, but it does it in an altogether different manner. Because of the sleek rear bumper, the stylish design goes around to the back of the vehicle. With the availability of dual exhaust, the Hybrid Max powertrain version goes one step further than the competition.
The exterior is attractive while yet serving its purpose. As seen from the back, body-colored rear pillars convey a certain toughness and 3rd-row practicality, while black rockers give it that elevated SUV style. The side surface has a smooth transition from the doors to the fenders to the front and rear tires, resulting in a design that gives the impression of being both straightforward and energetic. A distinctive front and rear lower bumper are offered for the Hybrid MAX grades, which contributes to the luxury appearance of the vehicle.
The interior design maintains the same thoughtfulness and spaciousness as the outside. The cushioned instrument panel floats above the wood-effect ornamentation that is offered and extends into the door trim. There is a practical tray-shape that is smoothly fitted in between the two of them. In addition, there is a robust console placed low in the middle of the room. This console creates the illusion of a well-built couch, which provides the idea that this area is similar to a living room.
The shape of the upper portion of the instrument panel continues into the door trim to create a wide expanse. Meanwhile, the lower portion of the instrument panel features driver and passenger side armrests that are independent of one another and can be used regardless of whether the console lid is open or closed. The interior is given the impression of being a contemporary piece of art that has been carved from a single block of wood thanks to the ornamental accents. Stitchwork made of high-quality leather exudes an elegance that is both contemporary and elegant.
Leather-upholstered seats with 10-way power adjustments for the driver and 8-way power adjustments for the passenger are optional features for the vehicle’s drivers (Limited and Platinum). In addition, only drivers of the Hybrid MAX will have the opportunity to enjoy seats upholstered in Ultrasuede and leather with bronze-colored accents.