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If you’re a fan of three-row Toyota SUVs, make room on your list for the new Toyota Grand Highlander. Toyota went beyond simply stretching the popular Highlander and created an all-new larger, more upscale SUV. With its trim and powertrain options, there’s undoubtedly a combination you would prefer. So, what Grand Highlander trim is the best fit for you?

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander trim levels and pricing

Toyota offers the 2024 Grand Highlander in three trim levels (XLE, Limited, and Platinum), each with two or three powertrain options. The Grand Highlander’s three powertrain options include:

  • A 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 265 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with fuel economy estimates that range from 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway for FWD to 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway for AWD models.
  • A 2.5-liter four-cylinder and dual electric motor Hybrid drivetrain has 243 combined horsepower, 177 lb-ft of torque, AWD, and an estimated 34 mpg combined.
  • A 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and dual electric motor Hybrid Max producing 362 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque and an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander XLE

The Grand Highlander XLE FWD build represents the lineup’s base model and carries an MSRP of $43,070. The Grand Highlander XLE with AWD costs $44,670. Rounding out the base model XLE selection is the AWD XLE Hybrid with its $46,270 MSRP. 

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Limited

The Grand Highlander Limited offers the most drivetrain options, including:

  • The FWD gas-only model starts at $47,860
  • An AWD gas-only version with a $49,460 MSRP
  • The Limited Hybrid starts at $51,060
  • The Hybrid Max Limited has a starting MSRP of $54,040

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Platinum

Sitting atop the Grand Highlander lineup, the Platinum offers a choice between the $53,545 gas-only 2.4-liter and $58,125 Hybrid Max powertrains, each with AWD. 

Which Grand Highlander trim do shoppers prefer?

Edmunds says the Limited trim is most popular among Toyota Grand Highlander shoppers. The Limited’s popularity isn’t surprising considering its range of powertrain options. Additionally, other amenities like leather seats and trim, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, 11 speaker JBL stereo, and a hands-free liftgate place it firmly ahead of the XLE trim. 

Do consumers and critics agree on the best Grand Highlander trim?

U.S. News agrees with consumers and suggests buying the Limited trim. Motor1 prefers the Limited or Platinum trims for the added comfort, cutting-edge tech, and larger wheels that better fit the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander’s styling. Car and Driver, on the other hand, feels the upper trim level’s upgrades don’t provide enough value for the additional cost and recommends shoppers stick with the XLE or XLE Hybrid versions.

Which 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander will you choose?

If you’re shopping for economical transportation for a large or growing family, the Toyota Grand Highlander XLE presents an attractive option. Likewise, the entry-level XLE Hybrid provides a low-cost gateway into exceptional fuel economy for a large SUV. Or will you opt for the range-topping Platinum model with the performance-oriented Hybrid Max powertrain?

With the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander’s price positioned below most large SUVs and higher than some midsize models, its size and driving dynamics make its value unique among other SUVs.

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