Toyota can’t be left out whenever we talk about a Highlander. Toyota has been unveiling modified versions of crossover SUVs since 2001. The Japanese Automobile Corporation, which has been serving the global automobile market for the last 85 years, has its headquarters located in the Toyota City of Japan. Now the fourth generation of this crossover SUV is fetching praise and market share as fast as a thunder flash.
This (Toyota) automobile corporation has presented distinctive models of SUVs under the tag of Toyota Highlander Trim Levels. What is so special about it? Read through the article and discover!
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER TRIM LEVELS 2022
For years now, Toyota has enjoyed much fame for being the leader in electric, fuel-efficient, and hybrid cars. Broadly speaking, Toyota Highlander Trim Levels 2022 can be categorized into 7 trims- L, LE, XLE, XSE, Limited, Platinum, and Bronze Edition. Several newer add-ons are featured in these Toyota Highlander Trim Levels 2022, which you’ll find listed in this article.
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER XLE TRIM
Equipped with a 3.5L V6 Engine, the Toyota Highlander XLE has a powertrain to pull at 295 HP and a torque of 263 lb. ft. Built on the TGNA platform, the XLE has received its design from Yoshikazu Saeki. It is an All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) powered by standard 2x Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors offering an 8-speed (Direct Shift ECT) drive transmission.
V6 lovers, wait for the additional features of this truck-like SUV! XLE comes with grade-quality LED projector headlights and Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ (also referred to as TSS 2.5+). To start the drive, you’ll get a smart key and push-button start system. Talking of the interior, it has 7 seats (divided into two-front, three-at mid, and two at the back) in total, which are covered with Softex leather (trademarked in the name of Toyota Motor Sales, USA) – an alternative to animal leather seats so as to protect the wildlife and environment as they produce comparatively less emissions and the heated front seats also come with 8-way power adjustability (10-way for driver’s seat). A 7-inch, Multi-Information-Display (MID) colour display screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay compatibility, 3-zone automatic climate control system, 5 USB Qi-compatible wireless charging ports, sunshade (power-tilted), an auto-dimming rearview mirror completes its interior.
This 68-inches tall, 76-inches broad SUV has a wheelbase of 2850 mm with 18-inch alloy wheels and a curb weight of approx. 1885 kg, and this comes at a price of 40605 USD (around 7473756 PKR).
A 2.5 L, I4 hybrid engine was a major addition to XLE, which totally transformed its power to 247 HP and the trim level to Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE that is priced at 42055 USD (7572423.3 PKR).
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER BRONZE EDITION TRIM
This is the most cherished trim among other Toyota Highlander Trim Levels 2022. This one is similar to the XLE version in almost every manner except for the engine versatility, and bronze touches inside out. This model comes with a 2.5L hybrid engine and a powertrain of 243 Hp (combined) and torque of 175 lb. ft. (AWD). The interior is glazed with bronze stitchings at the doors, seats, floor mat, scuff/sill plates, and cargo as well.
The wheels of this trim, among the other Toyota Highlander Trim Levels 2022, shine in the metallic bronze finish giving it a style swank. Its price tag under Toyota is 44080 USD (8113364.8 PKR).
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER L TRIM
Toyota Highlander L is rather simpler among all the other Toyota Highlander Trim Levels 2022. It features a 3.5L V6 engine with 295 Hp and 263 lb. ft. with AWD and has 8 passenger-carrying capacity. It lacks the display screen, Softex leather, and heated facility in seats as well. It won’t be wrong to say that the Bronze edition is a mix-up of Toyota Highlander L and XLE. This eight-seater midsize SUV is priced at 35405 USD (6516644.3 PKR)
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER XSE TRIM
The Highlander XSE has taken the style game to the next level. Though all the models of Toyota Highlander Trim Levels 2022 have got similar exterior, this has got a sporty twinge for the bumper towards the rear and front side, plus to that, it has a twin-tip exhaust and aggressive mesh front grille. Also, the wheels have got an additional 2 inches to compliment this. Much of the engine and interior specifications are on the same line with the XLE except for the Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel-Drive (TV-AWD), the roof rails that are coloured in black for this crossover SUV that comes in the category of an SUV, and the chrome-coated side rocker panels.
Shedding approximately additional 1600 USD (294496 PKR) over the XLE on this one seems a little extravagant for these features.
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LE TRIM
Getting high from basics, the Highlander LE trim comprises an 8-inch Entune touchscreen compatible on all three- Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitor all together with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning System and power operated outside mirrors, fog lights LED, chrome-plated wheels, TSS 2.5+, USB ports, leathered driving wheel and shift knob, push start system and an adjustable power liftgate. This 8-seater Highlander from Toyota runs on a 3.5L V6 engine capacity with AWD-supported transmission. All this costs more than 37000 USD (approx. 6662220 PKR).
Its more advanced version, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE, asks for around additional 1450 USD (261087 PKR)for just engine transformation to a 2.5L hybrid one assembled with an AWD system.
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LIMITED TRIM
The Highlander Limited trim really fosters exquisite add-ons. The 20-inch chrome-plated wheels look no less than an adornment. Both front and second rows are leather-trimmed, with ventilated and heated seats at the front and 10-way power lumbar driver seat support. Engine power is just as of XLE.
The distinctions in this model are the power liftgate that operates on the handsfree system with jam protection, in-built navigation (which you can try for free for a certain time period from the date of purchase), and LED fog lights. Also, foldable power outside mirrors, puddle lights, and blind-spot indicator all together with other features make this 7-seater Toyota Highlander worth 44560 USD (approx. 8023474 PKR).
Its hybrid version (Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited) comes with two 120V (volt) shared outlets right in the middle of the front seats, a 2.5L hybrid engine (AWD), and a little extra price of 1450 USD (261087 PKR).
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER PLATINUM TRIM
Going for this one, you’ll get touch censored panoramic view sunshade; a 10-inch heads up display, a 12.3-inch touch ensured infotainment screen, grid lined camera, auto level adjusting LED headlights, the adaptive front lighting system (AFSS), TV-AWD transmission in XLE engine capacity, caramel interior embellishments, 20-inch alloy wheels, in addition to heated captain’s chair in the second row. Some of its dynamics match with the Highlander Limited (not Hybrid Limited).
All this at 47560 USD (approx. 8563654 PKR) apparently isn’t a pretty great deal, is it?
On the face of it, with the engine capacity of the Highlander Bronze Edition comes the Toyota Hybrid Platinum Trim. Any guesses for the price? Well, it’s 49010 USD (approx. 8824740 PKR).
Toyota looks forward to bringing an ideology of CASE-connected autonomous, shared, and electric into the market this year and will start working on it soon. In fact, the company seeks to raise its developer team for the same. It would be interesting to see what newer technological advancements this international player will add to its trademarks and what it has in store for environmental enhancement.