2022 Toyota Highlander Redesign, Hybrid Model Upgrades

The redesigned version of the 2022 Toyota Highlander is arriving, and it will be powered by the same hybrid system as the predecessor. Toyota recently revealed that the next-gen model would look refreshed, and it will feature more standard features.

We managed to dig some information, and the new look includes a more SUV-like stance, wraparound headlights and taillights, robust wheel arches, and more. The XSE trim level is the most favorite, and it hosts a sportier custom-looking design.

2022 Toyota Highlander side

2022 Toyota Highlander Exterior

The new 2022 Toyota Highlander is looking fantastic. This model hosts a similar design that is pulled partly from the latest RAV4. As mentioned, the forthcoming model is entering its third model year, and it will be a carryover version with some mild changes.

This change includes a more upright, SUV-like stance, robust wheel arches, wraparound LED headlights and taillights, and more. The XSE is also on offer, and it will bring more updates. This trim offers a sportier, custom-looking design.

Interior Appearance

Inside, the new 2022 Toyota Highlander will host some updates, but not enough as the Hybrid version. Whatsoever, no matter which model you choose, the comfort and spacious cabin is excellent. However, the hybrid model offers more features, and it combines a sophisticated look and simplicity.

This model dressed in base LE trim comes standard with cloth upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, three-zone automatic climate control, five USB ports, and more. Optionally, buyers can get a more premium JBL audio system, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, leather upholstery, and more. However, the XSE trim level adds more sportiness with its available two-tone color scheme.

2022 Toyota Highlander interior


The current Highlander achieves a great score in all crash tests in IIHS testing. It comes standard with automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and Lane Tracing Assist.

2022 Toyota Highlander Powertrain Specs

Like the outgoing model, the new 2022 Toyota Highlander will deploy the same two powertrains. The first one that powers trim L, LE, XLE, Limited consists of a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 295 horsepower. This unit comes with a smooth 8-speed automatic transmission.

Hybrid System

The Highlander Hybrid is using a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that develop 186 horsepower and a 175 lb-ft. It also comes with an electric motor that gives additional horsepower, making a total combined 243 horsepower output. The battery remains to be nickel-metal hydride.

Like the regular model, the Highlander Hybrid also can be had with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive. In terms of towing, the forthcoming model that comes with a V6 engine can tow up to 5,000 pounds, while the Highlander Hybrid can maximum tow 3,500 pounds.

2022 Toyota Highlander rear

2022 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Cost

One of the best mid-size SUVs 2022 Toyota Highlander is entering its third generation. According to the CarsDirect website, the new model will arrive in the summer of 2021.

In terms of price, we don’t expect any changes at all. The current model starts at 34,600 for the base model, while the Highlander XLE is $39,600. The hybrid model is a highlight on the offer, and it begins at $38,200 for the L trim and it spans to $48,250 for a Platinum model.

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