The Highlander has plenty to choose from, but with more than two dozen vehicles in the competitive midsize SUV segment, it’s just one midsize player.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander is a popular SUV that has been on the market since 2001. The third generation of the Highlander was introduced for the 2014 model year
The Highlander’s standard V-6 has been replaced by a new turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder for 2023.
Toyota has only said 24 MPG combined for the new turbocharged engine so far, so we don’t know what its city and highway ratings will be.
Base L and mid-range LE models can accommodate eight passengers using bench seats in the second and third rows, but a seven-seat arrangement .
Most trims come standard with an 8.0-inch infotainment system, but the Highlander Limited and Platinum get a 12.3-inch display
In the same way Toyota does, the Highlander offers a standard suite of driver-assistance features.
Toyota’s warranty coverage follows segment norms; however, buyers get two years of free scheduled maintenance
In our opinion, the midrange XLE is the best option.