This Might Be the Best Looking Toyota Highlander Yet
For the 2024 model year, Toyota has introduced a Nightshade Edition of the Highlander Hybrid. This edition features a blackout treatment on various exterior elements such as the wheels, grille, mirror caps, and rear badging. The Nightshade Edition is available on the LE and XLE grades of the Highlander Hybrid. The interior also sees some changes, with the XLE grade featuring black seats with silver accents.
The 2024 Highlander is available in five hybrid grades and six gas grades. The hybrid models are equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine, while the gas models feature a 2.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. A new feature for the 2024 model year is the standard inclusion of a hands-free power liftgate on all XLE and XSE grades.
The vehicle offers both front-wheel or all-wheel drive options. The hybrid models can achieve up to an estimated 36 MPG combined rating, while the gas models can achieve up to 25 MPG. Toyota aims to contribute to its carbon neutrality goals through the Highlander, offering a total of 16 electrified vehicles in its lineup.
The Nightshade Edition also offers a range of exterior color choices including Cement, Wind Chill Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, and Ruby Flare Pearl. The interior features black fabric-trimmed seats in the LE grade and black two-toned Softex-trimmed seats with unique embossed fabric inserts and silver accent stitching in the XLE grade.
The Highlander Hybrid starts with the LE grade, which includes standard features like an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and an 8.0-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen. The XLE grade adds features like a power tilt moonroof and heated front seats. The Limited and Platinum grades offer additional features like leather-trimmed seats and a 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen.
The gas models of the Highlander are equipped with a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 265 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft of torque. These models come with an 8-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission and offer selectable drive modes depending on trim.
The Highlander is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ system as standard, which includes features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The hybrid models also include Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management, which provides integrated control of various systems to maintain vehicle stability.
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