The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander super truck will hit dealerships across the country this summer as the latest and greatest addition to the brand's successful lineup of SUVs.
It will be available in three powertrains in three grades: the 2.4-liter turbo gasoline engine, the efficient 2.5-liter Hybrid, and the performance-seeking 362-horsepower Hybrid MAX. For this reason, specialists emphasize that the Grand Highlander will be perfectly equipped for the road trips that are coming this summer and in the rest of the year.
Designed by Calty Design Studios and assembled exclusively at Toyota Motor Manufacturing's Princeton, Indiana plant, the 2024 Grand Highlander will have a starting MSRP of $43,070 for gas-powered models, $44,670 for the hybrid and $54,040 for the Hybrid powertrain. MAX when it arrives at dealerships in a very few days.
“This Grand Highlander will serve as the ultimate tool that can take our customers anywhere from the line where we pick our kids up from school to the long-awaited long-weekend road trip,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president. Toyota Marketing.
"We've sold more than 3.3 million Highlanders in the US and developed a loyal customer base in the process, and we believe customers will give this SUV similar praise to the experts," he added.
As part of Toyota's diverse approach to its carbon neutrality goals, the Grand Highlander Hybrid and Hybrid MAX are two additional products that support the effort to achieve a "Beyond Zero" future, as is the vision it presents. Toyota to achieve carbon neutrality "and find new ways to have a positive impact on the planet and society," Materazzo stressed.
He also highlighted that Toyota “is demonstrating its commitment to reducing carbon emissions by providing 15 electric vehicles for customers to choose from, including 11 hybrid models, two plug-in hybrid models, the bZ4X battery electric vehicle and the fuel cell electric Mirai.” zero emission hydrogen.
When it comes to deciding between performance or efficiency, Toyota offers both in the first Grand Highlander.
- The gasoline engine has 265 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds (FWD).
- The hybrid powertrain has 245 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 7.8 seconds (AWD); and,
- Hybrid MAX powertrain, making Grand Highlander the most powerful midsize SUV Toyota has ever built, with impressive off-the-line performance at 362 horsepower and a 0-60 acceleration time in 6 .3 seconds.
- The Hybrid MAX powertrain also has 5,000 pounds of towing capacity.
- As for efficiency, the gasoline powertrain has an EPA-estimated combined MPG of 24 mpg for the XLE FWD;
- The hybrid has a combined MPG of 36 for the XLE FWD,
- While the HYBRID MAX has a combined MPG of 27.
All three powertrains come with three drive modes (Sport, Eco, Normal) to make driving more engaging, while multi-terrain selection with three modes (Mud & Sand; Rock & Dirt; Snow) is offered on the AWD and Hybrid MAX gasoline powertrains, to give you even more capability on and off the highway.