The Toyota Highlander 2023 has been revealed. In the last six years, Highlander has been the best-selling midsize crossover in the United States, and Toyota has decided to upgrade it in order to boost sales.
The most significant alteration is the replacement of the 3.5-liter V6 engine with a new turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder. It generates 265 horsepower and 418 Nm of torque. Although the new engine produces less horsepower than the previous V6, it produces more torque.
Despite the fact that the combined fuel economy figure is projected to stay at 24 mpg, Toyota claims that the new four-cylinder is more ecologically friendly.
According to the company, the new engine reduces NOx and NMOG emissions by more than half while also improving CO2 emissions when compared to the previous V6 engine.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander also comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine and two electric motors, resulting in a combined output of 243 horsepower and a combined fuel economy rating of 36 mpg.
The 2023 update isn't just about the engine. The Limited and Platinum trims now have a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster in the cabin. A new 12.3-inch infotainment system is also available on higher-end variants.
The new 12.3-inch infotainment system will be an option for the XLE and XSE mid-level models, which come standard with an 8-inch touchscreen.
The Toyota Audio Multimedia system is standard on all 2023 Highlanders. Cloud-based navigation, over-the-air updates, and an intelligent assistant are all available with the Toyota Audio Multimedia system. With the optional Wi-Fi Connect subscription, the infotainment system also features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, as well as integrated Apple Music and Amazon Music streaming.
Other characteristics include power folding side mirrors on Limited and Platinum trims, as well as a hands-free power liftgate on the XLE and XSE.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander also gets a new Cypress paint job, as well as updated Harvest Beige and Glazed Caramel interiors with Black contrasts instead of Noble Brown accents. In addition, the 2023 Highlander XSE gets new black 20-inch wheels.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander is expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships later this year, and more information will be released closer to the launch date.