Introducing the New 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
The All-New 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is finally available. We are thrilled to share the details of the latest and greatest addition to the Toyota family of SUVs. The Grand Highlander is available in three available powertrains with comfortable third-row seating, coupled with ample cargo space.
The Grand Highlander is available in three available powertrains with comfortable third-row seating, coupled with ample cargo space.
Hybrid and Hybrid MAX: Reducing carbon emissions is top of mind for Toyota and the new Grand Highlander follows through with powertrains designed for greater efficacy, as well as low-carbon emissions.
Carbon Neutrality: As part of Toyota’s diverse approach to its carbon neutrality goals, Grand Highlander Hybrid and Hybrid MAX are two additional products that support Toyota’s effort to reach a “Beyond Zero” future. “Beyond Zero” is Toyota’s vision to reach carbon neutrality with products, services, and operations to ensure a positive impact on the planet and greater society.
Powerful Performance: The 2024 Grand Highlander has an output of 362-horsepower derived from the Hybrid MAX system.
Three Grades, Three Powertrains: The gas engine has 265 horsepower with a 0-100 km/h time of 7.7 seconds; the hybrid powertrain has 243 horsepower and a 0-100 km/h time of 8.8 seconds; and the Hybrid MAX powertrain makes Grand Highlander the most powerful Midsize SUV Toyota has ever built, with an impressive performance of 362-horsepower, 400-pound feet of torque and a 0-100 km/h time of 6.5 seconds. The Hybrid MAX powertrain also has 5,000 lbs. of towing capacity.
The Grand Highlander offers a distinctive and beautiful exterior design, coupled with a spacious interior. From the front, the vehicle showcases a trapezoidal, hammerhead front grille and available 20” wheels. The sophisticated design continues through to the rear, thanks to a sharp rear bumper. The Hybrid MAX powertrain variant takes it one step further with standard exposed dual exhaust tips.
The exterior is beautiful yet functional. The rear doors are wide, giving great third row seat access. The side of the vehicle flows seamlessly from the doors through to the fenders to the front and rear wheels, expressing a simple yet dynamic-looking design.
For the Hybrid MAX grades, unique bumpers and black-accented two-tone wheels are offered in a premium design and look. Exterior visibility has been prioritized with a low hood line and large side glass windows, allowing greater confidence when driving in busy urban environments.
The thoughtful and spacious design continues into the interior. The soft-padded instrument panel floats above the available wood-effect styling that continues into the door trim, with a functional tray shape. The form of the instrument panel continues into the door trim to emphasize the substantial width of the cockpit, while the centre console features independent driver/passenger side armrests allowing use regardless of whether the console lid is open or closed. High-quality stitchwork expresses a modern yet refined elegance.
Drivers will enjoy available leather-trimmed seats with 10-way power driver and 8 –way passenger adjustments (Limited and Platinum). And exclusively for Hybrid MAX, drivers will experience Ultrasuede® and leather-trimmed seats with bronze-coloured accents throughout the cabin.
Versatile & Convenient
Whether you’re in the driver’s seat, or in the third row, the Grand Highlander is ready for any road ahead. The modified TNGA-K platform with a wider track and longer wheelbase provides confident handling and increased interior space. The Grand Highlander is suited for everything from short grocery runs to long weekend road trips. With thoughtful storage areas throughout the cabin, ample cargo capacity with room for seven carryon suitcases behind the 3rd row. And with the second and third row seats folded down, the Grand Highlander provides a total of 2,775 litres (97.5 cubic feet) of space.
The Grand Highlander’s suite of technological features is plentiful, and the latest high-tech cabin hosts the latest technology.
Toyota’s new Traffic Jam Assist* technology (Platinum grade), is a radar-based system that helps lessen stressful stop-and-go traffic on limited access roadways by operating the steering, gas, and brake pedals from speeds between 0-40 km/h under certain conditions (4G network dependent) *.
Additional available conveniences include:
- Standard heated steering wheel and power folding mirrors (Limited and Platinum)
- Heated and ventilated front and second row seats (Platinum)
- 1,500-Watt power outlets (Hybrid and Hybrid Max powertrains on Limited and Platinum)
- Hands-free power back door (Limited and Platinum)
*Traffic Jam Assist requires an active Drive Connect trial or subscription and is dependent on the availability of a 4G network and other factors.
Standard on the Grand Highlander is a 12.3-inch Toyota Multimedia system designed and engineered by Toyota’s Connected Technologies team. Users can interact with the system through intuitive touch and voice activation controls. With the available Connected Service Drive Connect, drivers and passengers have access to:
- Intelligent Assistant
- Cloud Navigation
- Destination Assist
With Intelligent Assistant, simple phrases like “Hey Toyota” awaken the system for voice activated commands to search for directions, find Points of Interest (POI), adjust audio controls, change the cabin temperatures and more.
When it comes to driver convenience, features are aplenty on Grand Highlander.
Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) is standard on all grades.
Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking is available on Limited and Platinum grades.
A Panoramic View Monitor is available to easily assist the driver in viewing their surroundings. When operating at lower speeds the technology combines the front, side and rear cameras and displays a complete vehicle overhead image, directly on the screen.
TOYOTA SAFETY SENSE (TSS-P)
All 2024 models come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, Toyota’s suite of active safety and convenience systems. TSS enhancements are made possible by a suite of system sensors with the latest detection capability. This 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
- Proactive Driving Assist
Three Powertrains, Greater Efficiency & Reduced Carbon Emissions
When it comes to deciding between performance or efficiency, Toyota offers both in the first-ever Grand Highlander. For the Canadian marketplace, all Grand Highlander models come equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) as standard.
Dynamic Torque Control AWD on the gas model works to actively distribute torque between the front and rear axles, as well as the two rear wheels. It uses an electromagnetic coupling ahead of the rear differential to engage, or disengage the rear wheels, as needed. The result is improved traction and enhanced driving stability.
Electronic On-Demand AWD achieves stable performance by driving the rear wheels with a rear motor, to provide traction when needed in slippery conditions. The front and rear wheel driving force distribution is precisely controlled to the front and rear wheels between 100:0 and 20:80, to achieve optimal fuel efficiency and a comfortable driving performance.
Full-Time Electronic AWD paired with HYBRID MAX offers exhilarating and quality controllability ranging from normal driving to aggressive driving. It delivers power to the front and rear wheels via a front mounted hybrid motor and a rear-mounted, eAxle electric motor.
This system supports stable AWD performance and satisfying acceleration, thanks to being paired with a direct shift six-speed automatic transmission. Full-Time Electronic All-Wheel Drive adjusts between a 70:30 and 20:80 front- and rear-wheel power split, depending on the driving situation.
This new AWD system enhances the drive force of the rear wheels and provides the feel of rear-wheel-drive maneuverability, straight line stability and responsive acceleration.