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The Toyota Highlander is one of the most notable midsize SUVs on the market. The Highlander is known for its reliability and longevity. Now, Toyota is producing a larger version of the Highlander, the Grand Highlander. The Grand Highlander is a three-row family SUV that will compete will models like the Kia Telluride and the upcoming Mazda CX-90. Here’s why you should be excited for the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander.

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander has great genetics

The most obvious reason to be excited about the Grand Highlander is its lineage. The Toyota Grand Highlander is closely related to a Toyota midsize SUV that can last for over 250,000 miles. That’s over 17 years of ownership based on the average driving range.

If the Grand Highlander is as dependable as its predecessor, then drivers are in for a treat. The Highlander may not be the most popular SUV in its vehicle segment, but there are still thousands of consumers that prefer the most reliable model over the most popular model. Both the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid outlast competitors. So naturally, the Grand Highlander should be able to do the same. If it can last as long as other Highlander models, then the midsize SUV will truly be Grand.

The Toyota Grand Highlander faces stiff competition

A blue 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander midsize SUV is parked.
The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander | Toyota

There’s clearly a growing interest in three-row midsize SUVs because automakers like Toyota and Mazda are rolling out new models to compete with the Telluride. The Kia Telluride is popular because it’s affordable, attractive, and it comes with great standard features. It has a competitive edge over many rivals because of its value proposition. The Telluride is facing more challengers in 2023, but the midsize SUV isn’t going down without a fight.

The 2024 Mazda CX-90 is an upcoming three-row midsize SUV that will directly compete with the Telluride. The CX-90 offers great powertrain options. It’s a classy three-row midsize SUV with the potential to disrupt rankings. The Mazda CX-90’s standard engine isn’t as powerful as the Telluride’s standard engine, but the CX-90’s available inline V6 makes 340 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque with premium fuel.

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander has an available hybrid powertrain

A blue 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander midsize SUV is driving on the road.
A 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander | Toyota

Toyota is a pioneer in hybrid technology. The automaker produces some of the most popular hybrid options on the market. The Toyota Prius paved the way for several new hybrid nameplates. According to Car and Driver, the Toyota Grand Highlander will have a Hybrid and Hybrid Max option for consumers to choose from.

The Grand Highlander Hybrid makes an incredible 34 miles per gallon combined. The Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid MAX makes a mighty 362 horsepower thanks to its unique powertrain system.

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is exciting because it shares traits with the Highlander, but it also brings something different to the table. The Japanese automaker has put serious thought into creating a competitive midsize three-row SUV. The Grand Highlander will be fierce competition for the Telluride and Mazda CX-90.

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