2023 Toyota Highlander Platinum: What Does This Fully-Loaded SUV Offer?

Are you checking all the boxes? Do you say “yes, please” when offered the best a product has to offer? If this is you, the 2023 Toyota Highlander Platinum could be the right SUV for you to drive. This trim level is the fully-loaded version of the Highlander, bringing Toyota reliability and impressive quality to your SUV driving experience.

What is the Platinum package on the Toyota Highlander SUV?

A Silver Toyota Highlander Platinum posed next to a home
Toyota Highlander Platinum | Toyota

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Toyota offers the Highlander Platinum to be the ultimate version of this SUV. You could take the Toyota badge off this Highlander, and you might think it’s a luxury SUV; yes, it’s that good.

What features will you find in the 2023 Toyota Highlander Platinum?

Front angle view of dark gray 2023 Toyota Highlander
2023 Toyota Highlander | Toyota

You won’t look for additional items or an options list with the Platinum trim. This Toyota SUV delivers the goods and builds on the Limited model with:

  • Heated second-row seats
  • Adaptive headlights (these headlights swivel in the direction of the steering wheel)
  • A panoramic sunroof
  • 360-degree Bird’s-Eye View Camera
  • Illuminated front-door metal scuff plates
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • A 10-inch color head-up display
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Full-length power sunshades
  • 20-inch wheels

Does the Highlander Platinum come with more than one powertrain?

Red Toyota Highlander SUV on a dirt road
Red Toyota Highlander SUV | Toyota

Yes, the 2023 Highlander offers a pair of powertrains and the Platinum trim benefits from them both. These powertrains are:

2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, 8-speed automatic transmission

265 horsepower, 309 lb-ft of torque

Fuel mileage: 24 mpg combined

Max towing capacity: 5,000 pounds

2.5-liter 4-cylinder plus an electric motor, CVT

243 horsepower, 175 lb-ft of torque

Fuel mileage: 36 mpg combined

Max towing capacity: 3,500 pounds

When choosing your Highlander Platinum, you’ll have to figure out if towing is more important than fuel mileage or vice versa.

Is this Toyota SUV comfortable?

Toyota Highlander Interior
Toyota Highlander Interior | Toyota

Every Toyota Highlander has the same cabin area and it is a comfortable place for a drive. The Platinum trim has a pair of captain’s chairs in the center row and a bench seat in the rear. This is the only seating configuration for this trim level.

Behind the rear seat, you’ll find 16.0 cubic feet of cargo room. Fold down the third row, and this space increases to 48.4 cubic feet and then again to 84.3 cubic feet when the second row is also folded.

How much does the 2023 Toyota Highlander Platinum cost?

The top trim level of this Toyota SUV costs $48,500. Because there aren’t any options, this is the price you’ll pay for the non-hybrid version. Choose the hybrid powertrain, and the price you’ll pay is $51,500.

Is the Platinum trim worth the money?

Blue Toyota Highlander on the road
Blue Toyota Highlander | Toyota

Yes, the Toyota Highlander Platinum delivers the comfort, quality, reliability, and versatility necessary to be one of the best SUVs you can buy. When you need three rows of seats, lots of cargo configurations, and you want a vehicle that reaches near-luxury levels for the features and driving manners, you’ll have a hard time finding an SUV better than the Platinum Toyota Highlander.

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