Unique to Highlander XSE is a sport-tuned suspension that lets it hug the road a little tighter. Retuned shock absorbers, higher-rate springs and a rear stabilizer bar give you enhanced handling on the road, while its lower, athletic stance shows everyone that it’s ready to hit the ground running.
Enjoy an upgrade in all-wheel-drive performance. Available Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive improves responsiveness and stability by sending up to 50 percent of the power to the rear and then further distributing more power to the wheel that needs it.
More miles mean more fun. Whether you’re driving around town or venturing out to see what nature has to offer, Highlander Hybrid has up to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg combined to give you the freedom to do both.
The epitome of power and smoothness. Highlander’s advanced 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 295 hp and 263 lb.-ft. of torque. Flex some muscle with its 5000-lb. towing capacity or find yourself going farther with its EPA-estimated up to 23 combined mpg.
Offering you more capability when the pavement ends, Highlander features Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) on All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models. Choose between four modes (MUD & SAND, ROCK & DIRT, SNOW and NORMAL) for enhanced traction. When activated, the system is designed to sense slippage and regulate wheelspin—helping to maximize driving performance on different surfaces.
Three distinct drive modes let you tailor Highlander’s driving dynamics to match your mood. Sport Mode provides sharper acceleration, Eco Mode helps maximize fuel efficiency, and Normal Mode blends fuel economy with performance.
Turn up the convenience with tech that’s all about you. Apple CarPlay® integration is the smarter, safer and more enjoyable way to use your iPhone® in the car. For compatible Android™ devices, Android Auto™ gives you access to all your favorite music, apps and more right in front of you. Also, with Amazon Alexa compatibility, you can easily use your voice to access thousands of the same features and skills you use at home. Add SiriusXM® with a 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription, and you’ll always be up for the drive.
Feel the sporty vibe of XSE every time you enter. With its available red and black leather-trimmed seats with red accent stitching across the instrument panel, you can’t help but feel a little more empowered behind the wheel.
No wires? No worries. Highlander features available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging. Simply place your Qi-compatible device in the center console to easily charge it up.
Make every seat more comfortable. Available heated and ventilated front seats cool down or warm up on demand, while available heated second-row seats can help keep passengers warm. Simulation shown.
Follow the stars above with Highlander's available panoramic moonroof with front power tilt/slide moonroof. Open it up to catch a breeze and enjoy the wide-open view, or easily find cover with a power-retractable sunshade.
Bring along a familiar face. With Highlander’s Apple CarPlay® compatibility, you can use your compatible iPhone® with the multimedia system to get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, all while staying focused on your commute. Screen depiction accurate at time of posting.
When you enable available Wi-Fi Connect, you can turn your Highlander into a hotspot with 4G connectivity. This feature allows up to five devices to stay connected to your favorite apps, while five USB ports and two 12V outlets help everyone find a charge.
SiriusXM® has premium entertainment that you won’t hear anyplace else. With the Platinum Plan, you get 350+ channels, including 165+ channels in your vehicle, to enjoy ad-free music, plus sports, news, talk, comedy and more. Experience even more on the SXM App, featuring a collection of podcasts, Xtra channels of music, personalized Pandora® stations, SiriusXM® video and more.
Experience the clear sound of Highlander’s available JBL® audio system. With its 1200 watts, 11 speakers, surround sound and high-quality engineering, phenomenal sound is delivered to amp up every drive.
Highlander’s bold design is hard to ignore. Its chiseled shape and contoured lines display the perfect balance of power and refinement. For XSE, an aggressive mesh front grille, blacked-out accents and lower side skirts highlight Highlander’s sportier side.
Underneath XSE’s unique rear bumper features Highlander’s first-ever twin-tip exhaust. Chrome-plated for durability and added attention, it helps finish off the sportier rear design.
Highlander shows off more style with its 20-in. alloy wheels. Standard on XSE, Limited and Platinum, these sleek wheels add more sophistication without compromising performance.
Experience freedom, even with your hands full. When you need to engage its available hands-free power liftgate, Highlander senses your Smart Key fob and is designed to open automatically when you kick your foot under the rear bumper.
The dynamic front end of Highlander shows off its modern look. The stylish standard LED headlights provide a crisp, clean light, while available auto-leveling LED projector-beam headlights help keep light aimed down at the road for better visibility.
The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) can help mitigate or avoid impact with a vehicle or pedestrian in certain situations. Using a camera and radar, PCS w/PD provides both audio and visual alerts, and if you don’t react, the system is designed to brake automatically.
When detecting white or yellow lane markings, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) is designed to issue an audio/visual warning if it detects an inadvertent lane departure. The system is also designed to provide gentle corrective steering if the driver does not take corrective action.
The available Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) is designed to warn you when a vehicle is in Highlander’s blind spot on either side. When Highlander is placed in reverse, available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) is designed to detect certain vehicles approaching from either side. If the system senses cross traffic, it is designed to warn you with side mirror indicators and a warning tone.
Working along with the available Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS) and Rear Cross-Traffic Braking (RCTB), Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking (PA w/AB) has audible and visual warnings, and in certain conditions may automatically apply the brakes when there is a possibility of contact with a stationary object or vehicle. Simulation shown.
Every new Toyota comes with ToyotaCare, a maintenance plan that covers normal factory scheduled service for 2 years or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first, and 24-hour Roadside Assistance for 2 years, unlimited mileage.
Make a grand entrance wherever you go with the all-new Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition. From the 18-in. bronze-finished wheels to the mid-century-inspired embossed fabric seat inserts and bronze-colored stitching throughout the cabin, this special edition is decorated with subtle yet captivating details inside and out.
From a night out to a day trip beyond city limits—Highlander Hybrid is ready to take on every challenge. A responsive 4-cylinder gas engine with two electric motors gets you to more places with fewer stops along the way.
Highlander Hybrid offers multiple selectable driving modes that let you choose how it performs: Normal for everyday driving, Eco for maximum efficiency, Sport for enhanced acceleration, EV Mode, which allows electric-only driving at low speeds for short distances, and Trail Mode, which gives AWD models even more traction.
Highlander Hybrid offers two powertrains to best match your needs. Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) delivers intelligent capability, while All-Wheel Drive (AWD) provides extra traction.
The power of an intelligent grip. Highlander Hybrid’s available Electronic On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD) provides all-weather capability and confident on-road driving dynamics. The system uses a dedicated electric drive motor to automatically supply power to the rear wheels for instant improvement in traction.
Taking advantage of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA-K) platform, Highlander offers a smoother, confident ride. The strength of the framework also naturally enhances handling, while sound-damping and soundproofing materials have been used to help create a quiet cabin for every drive.