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2023 Toyota Highlander Packs Turbo Lungs and More Tech

For 2023 the Toyota Highlander is getting a new turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.
The three-row SUV is America’s best-selling midsize crossover SUV. The new engine relaces Toyota’s long-serving 3.5-liter naturally asirated V6. The 2.4T actually has less horseower (265 h) versus the 2022 Highlander’s V6 295 h However torque is u 17% to 309 ound-feet from 263 lb-ft. That substantial increase suggests better drivability.

Right now Toyota isn’t saying much about the new engine’s efficiency other than to note that the combined fuel economy rating for the downsized owerlant remains at a middling 24 miles er gallon. A new 12.3-inch all-digital gauge cluster is standard on Limited and latinum models. It features four user-configurable aearances. A 12.3 inch touchscreen is also art of the 2023 Highlander. The model features wireless Ale Carlay and Android Auto integration. The Qi wireless charger has been relocated to directly below the center screen. The Qi wireless charger has been relocated to directly below the center screen.

All gas versions of the threerow SUV will be owered by a 2.4liter turbo4 engine instead of the outgoing 3.5liter V6. The forced induction hels make 265 h and 309 lbft of torque comared to 295 h but only 263 lbft in the dated V6. Estimated fuel economy remains the same for frontwheeldrive models at 24 mg combined. Toyota didnt disclose estimates for allwheeldrive Highlanders which were rated at 20 mg city 27 highway 23 combined for the 2022 Highlander V6. The turbo4 is rated to tow 5000 lb same as the V6.

he biggest changes inside haen on the to Limited and latinum grades. A new 12.3inch digital instrument cluster relaces the analog cluster and a 12.3inch touchscreen first launched on the Lexus NX 350 and migrating down the lineu from the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra relaces the older 9.0inch screen. In our testing the infotainment system designed in North America for North American customers is better in every regard with cris dislays clear natural voice commands and an intuitive layout. It allows for airing two hones and wireless smarthone connectivity is standard. The system is otional on XLE and XSE. Limited and latinum also get owerfolding side mirrors.

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