What’s New: 2024 Toyota Highlander
- Nightshade Edition available on the Highlander Hybrid this year
- Highlander XLE, Highlander XSE, and Highlander Hybrid XLE now fitted with a power lift gate with kick sensor for hands-free operation
- Highlander XSE upgraded with premium JBL audio system plus larger touch screen
- Starting MSRP of $46,550
TORONTO, Ontario (DECEMBER 11th, 2023) – The Toyota Highlander family is everything you need it to be – a beautiful blend of design, performance, technology, comfort, safety, and amenities that helps you enjoy life’s many rewards. New this year, Toyota Canada debuts its newest Nightshade Edition model, applying this sophisticated styling package to the Highlander Hybrid.
“Our growing line-up of Nightshade special editions comes to the Highlander Hybrid this year, enhancing our popular electrified three-row mid-size SUV with a touch of daring style,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Meantime, we’ve enhanced several popular grades with additional features. With 10 models built around two powertrains, all delivering refined handling that approaches that of a premium sedan and the added year-round confidence of all-wheel-drive, the Highlander family is the perfect partner – from everyday commutes to weekend getaways.”
Highlander’s refinement starts with the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) – a platform that contributes to both handling and style. The Highlander’s rigid body structure is low, wide, and aggressively sculpted – expressing its sophisticated attitude even as it delivers greater aerodynamic performance and a lower centre of gravity for enhanced vehicle stability, improved fuel efficiency, and a quieter ride.
Inside, every Highlander model offers impressive amounts of comfort, space, and – above all – versatility. Available in 7- and 8-passenger cabin configurations with easy access to all three rows, every model offers a cabin characterized by soft, padded surfaces and a tailored look. Eight-person models feature a 60/40 split folding second row seat that accommodates three people. For extra comfort, 7-person models replace this with a pair of captain’s chairs. All models feature a 60/40 split, fold-flat bench in the third row. When there’s cargo to carry, Highlander offers up 2,387 litres (84.3 cubic feet) of space behind the front row.
Every member of the Highlander family is a technology showcase, headlined by the Toyota Multimedia system. This system is a bundle of start connectivity technologies that keeps drivers informed and safe while simplifying their lives behind the wheel. Toyota Multimedia integrates wirelessly with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and features Toyota’s newest interface, which improves interaction between people and vehicle through sight, touch, and voice. Many functions may be controlled via the touch screen via the same gestures used on mobile phone screens.
Technology is also at the heart of every Highlander’s performance, starting with a choice of two distinct all-wheel-drive powertrains:
- The Highlander – available in five grades – features a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with stop and start technology that delivers 265 peak horsepower and up to 309 lb-ft of torque. Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Highlander turbo models are equipped to tow up to 2,268 kg (5,000 lbs.) and include Trailer Sway Control to help rein in unwanted trailer movement. Highlander LE and XLE trim levels feature Toyota’s Dynamic Torque All-Wheel-Drive system, while Highlander XSE, Limited, and Platinum grades step up to a more performance-minded, Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system with Drive Mode Select and Driveline Disconnect.
- The Highlander Hybrid – also available in five grades – is built around Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive, featuring a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, two electric motor-generators, and an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission. This combination delivers 243 total system horsepower, a remarkable fuel efficiency rating of just 6.7L/100 km (city/highway combined), and a 1,588 kg (3,500 lb) towing rating. All Toyota Highlander Hybrid models feature an electronically controlled AWD system, which employs a separate, rear-mounted electric motor to power the back axle when required.
As a Toyota, every member of the Highlander family also features an impressive bundle of active and passive safety technologies. All models feature Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+, designed to enhance driver awareness, decision-making, and control. All models also feature the Toyota Star Safety System, eight airbags, the Blind Spot Monitor System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a tire pressure monitoring system with automatic location.
This year, Canadians can choose from 10 grades – five with gasoline-powered Toyota Highlander, as follows:
The 2024 Toyota Highlander LE features a Toyota Display Audio system with 8-inch touch screen and six speakers, plus Toyota Multimedia with Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect services. Other features on this 8-passenger model include second row 60/40 split folding seats, heated front seats, a 7-inch multi-information display, dual-zone air conditioning, 18-inch alloy wheels, Multi-Terrain Mode, LED headlights, backup camera, and a power lift gate.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander XLE upgrades the LE trim level with unique 18” alloy wheels, power moonroof, LED fog lamps, a Softex-clad heated steering wheel, Softex-clad shifter, wireless charging dock for smart phones, power adjustable front row passenger seat, auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated HomeLink, and an anti-theft system. New for 2024, this grade is now equipped with a kick sensor activated power lift gate for hands-free operation.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander XSE injects the Highlander with more aggressive styling and handling. Starting with the XLE trim level, this model adds a sport-tuned suspension, black 20” alloy wheels, sportier grille, unique front and rear bumper, dual tip exhaust, black roof rails, black mirror caps, and smoked headlamp and tail lamp surrounds. Inside, this model features a unique interior design with sporty ambient lighting and second row captain’s seats for a 7-passenger capacity. New this 2024, this model now sports a kick sensor activated power lift gate for hands-free operation and a 1,200-watt Premium JBL Surround Sound Audio system with Clari-Fi, a 12.3-inch touch screen, and 11 speakers.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Limited also builds on the XLE trim level, adding numerous premium amenities. These include a 1,200-watt Premium JBL Surround Sound Audio system with Clari-Fi, a 12.3-inch touch screen, and 11 speakers, plus Toyota Multimedia with Drive Connect, Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect services. Other features include 20” alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, premium LED headlights, auto retractable side mirrors, leather-trimmed upholstery, heated and ventilated, power adjustable front row seats, a driver’s seat memory system, a larger 12.3-inch multi-information display, a 120-volt, 100-watt power outlet, and the Intelligent Clearance Sonar system with Rear Cross Traffic Brake. New for 2024, this grade is equipped with a second row 60/40 split folding seats for an 8-passenger capacity.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Platinum completes the Highlander family. Starting with the Limited grade, this model adds unique platinum-grade exterior design features including 20” alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, unique platinum-grade interior trim, a head up display, and digital display rear view mirror. This model also features heated second row captain’s chairs for 7-person capacity.
Toyota also offers five grades built around Toyota’s industry leading hybrid technology:
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE introduces Canadians to the advanced handling, superior comfort, sleek styling, and impressive efficiency that are hallmarks of the Highlander Hybrid family. This model features a Toyota Display Audio system with 8-inch touch screen and six speakers, plus Toyota Multimedia with Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect services. Other features on this 8-passenger model include second row 60/40 split folding seats, 18-inch wheels, 7-inch multi-information display, Softex-clad steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, three-zone independent automatic climate control, electronic on-demand all-wheel-drive, LED headlights, LED fog lamps, backup camera, electronic parking brake, and a power lift gate.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE enhances the LE trim level with several popular upgrades – including a heated steering wheel, power moonroof, Softex upholstery, a power adjustable front passenger seat, and wireless charging dock for smart phones. Other upgrades include an anti-theft system, unique 18-inch alloy wheels, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated HomeLink. New for 2024, this grade is now equipped with a kick sensor activated power lift gate for hands-free operation.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE – Nightshade Edition is a new configuration for this year, as Toyota applies its sophisticated Nightshade styling package to the XLE trim level. This model makes an immediate impression curb side, with black 18” alloy wheels with black lug nuts, black mirror caps, black door handles, black overlays on the badging, black shark-fin antenna and rear spoiler, and black roof rails. Inside, the cabin features black-upholstered seats with unique stitching, second row captain’s chairs for 7-person capacity, and in-dash ambient lighting.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited also builds on the XLE trim level, adding numerous premium amenities. These include a 1,200-watt Premium JBL Surround Sound Audio system with Clari-Fi, a 12.3-inch touch screen, and 11 speakers, plus Toyota Multimedia with Drive Connect, Service Connect, Safety Connect, and Remote Connect services. Other features on this 7-person model include second row captain’s chairs, 20” alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, auto retractable side mirrors, premium LED headlights, leather-trimmed upholstery, heated and ventilated, power adjustable front row seats, a driver’s seat memory system, a larger 12.3-inch multi-information display, two 110-volt, 1,500-watt high output power outlets, and the Intelligent Clearance Sonar system with Rear Cross Traffic Brake.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum rounds out the hybrid choices. Starting with the Limited grade, this model adds unique platinum-grade exterior design features including 20” alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, unique platinum-grade interior trim, heated second row captain’s chairs for 7-person capacity, a head up display, digital display rear view mirror, and the Bird’s Eye View monitor system.
2024 Toyota Highlander family pricing
|Estimated Vehicle Price*
|Highlander Hybrid LE
|Highlander Hybrid XLE
|Highlander Hybrid XLE Nightshade
|Highlander Hybrid Limited
|Highlander Hybrid Platinum
*NOTE: Vehicle Price includes MSRP/Freight PDI/AC charge/maximum Dealer fees/maximum other fees and charges, and excludes taxes, license, insurance and registration.
The 2024 Toyota Highlander and 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid are now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications visit www.toyota.ca/highlander
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid, as well as Lexus NX 250, NX 350 and NX 350h hybrid. The company has sold more than 20 million electrified vehicles worldwide and is the number one seller of electrified vehicles in Canada.