2023 Toyota Highlander – It seems that Toyota has decided to eliminate the tried-and-tested 3.5-liter V-6 engine. Toyota’s 2023 Highlander 3-row crossover is replacing the engine with a naturally aspirated engine to accommodate the most recent turbocharged 2.4-liter inline-four engine that generates 265 horsepower and 309 pounds-feet of torque. This is a drop in power of just 30 hp over the V-6 but it’s an increase of 46 pounds of torque. Toyota claims that the four-cylinder engine will get similar 24 miles per gallon which is determined by an EPA rating.
2023 Toyota Highlander Changes
The brand new gas engine is equipped with an automated transmission featuring eight speeds and is available with either front-drive or all-wheel. This model can also be known as “the” Lexus NX350 also has a variant of the engine that be capable of producing 317 lb-ft of torque. The towing capacity of the Highlander is still 5500 pounds. The Highlander’s hybrid engine won’t be changing for the models to come in the coming year and should be able to achieve comparable EPA figures of up to 36 mpg in models with the front-wheel drive.
Other changes include the addition of a 12.3-inch gauge, which is digitally and is available in models that have the Limited and Platinum trim levels. Mirrors that fold are now offered on all models, and models that have XLE or XSE trims have the power liftgate that comes with an additional option. The smartphone charger that is wireless can be placed in a more convenient spot in the car’s dashboard. In addition, there are minor interior trimming adjustments and the exterior shift of color which is known as Cypress.
2023 Toyota Highlander Release Date & Price
Toyota is yet to announce pricing for the new Highlander We are assuming that it will be more expensive than the 2022 model which starts at $37,070 for the L version as the base model which rises to $51,175 once you upgrade to Platinum.