If you are in the market for a new full-size SUV and have your sights on the new 2022 Toyota Highlander, here is an in-depth article that explains the features and specifications of the 2022 Toyota Highlander by Lum’s Auto Center in Warrenton, Oregon. Call us today to schedule a test drive.
The 2022 model year version of the Highlander is pretty much a carryover of the previous model except for a few additions such as the introduction of a new Bronze Edition variant and a new height-adjustable power front seats for XLE and higher variants. Toyota offers 11 trims for the 2022 Highlander - L, LE, Hybrid LE, XLE, Hybrid XLE, XSE, Bronze Edition, Limited, Hybrid Limited, Platinum, and Hybrid Platinum. The base L variant costs $35,205 MSRP* while the top-end Hybrid Platinum carries a price tag of $49,010 MSRP*.
||LED projector headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
||14 cup/bottle holders
|295 hp / 263 ft-lbs.
||High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass on front side windows
||Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® Compatibility
|Direct Shift-8AT Eight-speed Electronically controlled automatic transmission (ECT)
||Black-painted front grille with a silver-painted surround
||Eight-inch Touchscreen Display
|Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
||18-inch. painted alloy wheels and P235/65R18 tires
||Three-zone automatic climate control with air filter, separate second-row control panel, individual temperature settings for driver, front passenger, and rear-seat passengers, and second- and third-row vents
The base gasoline-powered engine is powerful and offers peppy acceleration off the mark. But for those looking for a greener option, a hybrid powertrain is also available. The hybrid powertrain is a 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder engine combined with Permanent magnet synchronous motors that come together to produce a combined 243 horsepower. This powertrain is mated to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT). The hybrid version is far more fuel-efficient. But when power is required, the 245 net horsepower comes into play.
The sheer size of the Highlander is enough to ascertain the cabin space it has to offer. The spacious cabin offers plenty of passenger space for occupants of all sizes and accommodates eight passengers. This ensures complete flexibility and convenience for those looking for a reliable family hauler. The base L trim comes with fabric-trimmed seats along with power-adjustable front seats. Higher Highlander trims get leather upholstery along with heated and ventilated front seats.
The Highlander’s infotainment system works like a charm. Buttons and options on the touchscreen are easy to reach. Also, the interface's functionality is flawless. Other than the features mentioned in the table above, the Highlander also gets Bluetooth connectivity, Amazon Alexa compatibility, and SiriusXM® compatibility as standard. Optional features include an in-built navigation system, and a premium JBL audio system as well.
The Highlander also gets a ton of safety and active driver assistance features as standard equipment. This ensures safe and sound commute.