Toyota has just unveiled its latest hybrid SUV, the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, which is set to hit the driveways this summer. The Grand Highlander is a larger version of the popular Highlander, offering more space, more features, and more efficiency for families who need a versatile and reliable vehicle.
The Grand Highlander is based on the same platform as the Toyota Highlander, but it has a longer wheelbase and overall length, giving it more room for passengers and cargo. The Grand Highlander can seat up to eight people in three rows of seats, with ample legroom and headroom for everyone. The cargo area is also generous, with up to 1,860 liters (65.6 cubic feet) of space behind the first row, 1,120 liters (39.6 cubic feet) behind the second row, and 340 liters (12 cubic feet) behind the third row.
The Grand Highlander is powered by a hybrid system that combines a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors, one for each axle. The system produces a total of 243 horsepower and can operate in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive mode. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander also features a new e-AWD system that can vary the torque distribution between the front and rear wheels depending on the driving conditions.
The hybrid system is not only powerful but also efficient, as the Grand Highlander boasts an impressive fuel economy rating of 6.7 L/100 km (35 mpg) in combined city/highway driving. That's better than most of its competitors in the midsize SUV segment, such as the Ford Explorer Hybrid (7.1 L/100 km or 33 mpg), the Honda Pilot (9.3 L/100 km or 25 mpg), and the Chevrolet Traverse (11.2 L/100 km or 21 mpg).