The 2022 Toyota Highlander is a family SUV with its eye on the mid-size prize. It is practical, comfy, and fashionable.
Despite having a V-6 engine as its standard powerplant, the Toyota Highlander is one of the few three-row SUVs that offers a hybrid system as an optional feature.
This three-row ute has a lot to offer and can be configured in a number of ways to appeal to as many people as possible.
With the Highlander, Toyota has also taken the value-oriented way by including appealing infotainment and driver-assistance systems as standard across the entire lineup.
Although the Toyota Highlander has a comfortable ride and passable acceleration, it doesn't have the same driving enthusiasm as competitors like the Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, and Mazda CX-9.
A brand-new Hybrid Bronze Edition model has been added to the roster. It has stylish 18-inch bronze-colored wheels and an exterior paint job in Cement or Wind Chill Pearl.
We'd also invest in the Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation package, which includes an improved stereo and in-dash navigation.
The cost of all-wheel drive will increase by $1600. Additionally, the hybrid powertrain will cost $1400 more than the normal V-6.
The Toyota Highlander has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 295 horsepower that works with either front- or all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automated transmission.
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid from 2022 has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors working together to provide 243 horsepower.
With the help of Toyota's highlander hybrid know-how, this powertrain offers customers a more fuel-efficient alternative to the normal model.
The hybrid's lower horsepower rating plus the fact that this model employs a CVT rather than the nonhybrid's eight-speed automatic transmission cause a trade-off in acceleration performance.
When front-wheel drive is used, the EPA predicts that the Toyota Highlander V-6 will achieve up to 29 mpg on the highway.
The Toyota Highlander has more room for passengers than the Mazda CX-9, but it is not as roomy as the Chevrolet Traverse, especially in the third row.
All Toyota models, including the Highlander, come equipped with SiriusXM satellite radio, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa.