Toyota has updated the 4th gen Highlander for 2023 for the U.S. market by adding a turbocharged petrol engine among a bunch of other updates across the lineup. MSRP starts at $36,420 (excluding destination and other charges). Full list of prices below:
|Highlander Hybrid LE||$40,220||$41,820|
|Highlander Hybrid XLE||$43,220||$44,820|
|Highlander Hybrid Limited||$47,475||$49,425|
|Highlander Hybrid Platinum||$50,675||$52,625|
|Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition||$45,780||$47,380|
Let’s talk about the turbo petrol engine first, because that’s the important update for the model year 2023. Speaking of which, the 2.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged unit offers 198 kW (265 bhp/269 metric hp) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque; the latter is a significant increase over the 3.5-litre V6’s 356 Nm (263 lb-ft), while the former is a 30 metric hp decrease. In case you’re wondering, the 2.4L turbo petrol replaces the 3.5L N/A V6. Toyota is estimating a fuel efficiency of 25 MPG combined. A Cypress Green exterior color is also a new addition for 2023.
As for other updates or upgrades, the Limited and Platinum trims now have two 12.3-inch screens as standard; one digital driver display and the other a touchscreen. Both these top-end trims also offer power folding exterior mirrors as standard for 2023. A wireless charging pad is an optional extra for front-seat passengers. Plus, Toyota moved the Qi-compatible wireless charger from the center console box to apparently a more convenient location on the dashboard itself below the touchscreen.