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The new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is bigger, bolder, and more practical than the regular Highlander. Instead of simply building a longer version of its three-row midsize SUV, Toyota created one of the most modern crossovers. Here are six cool Toyota Grand Highlander features for the ultimate family SUV.

1. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Platinum trim is luxurious

A fully loaded 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is basically a luxury SUV. The range-topping Platinum model boasts leather-trimmed upholstery, soft-touch surfaces, and smooth-grain plastics. This trim also has all the bells and whistles, plus a 362-hp Hybrid MAX powertrain.

2. Digital gauges modernize this Toyota SUV

The new Grand Highlander takes tech up a notch. The XLE base model has analog gauges on a 7.0-inch display screen, but the Limited and Platinum trims offer more. Their 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster has various customizable settings to suit the driver’s tastes. A digital rearview mirror and head-up display are also available.

3. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander simplifies some controls

Front Dashboard Area 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander | Toyota

In a world where modern vehicles rely on touchscreens with distractingly complicated menus, this new Toyota three-row SUV simplifies some controls. Physical knobs and buttons help users navigate the climate and audio systems.

4. This grander Toyota SUV has heated and ventilated second-row seats

The regular Toyota Highlander offers heated second-row seats, but they don’t include a cooling feature. The new Grand Highlander Platinum trim has heated and ventilated captain’s chairs in the second row to give passengers more comfort. That means riders in those seats can warm or cool their buns during the drive.

5. A sliding console cover in this Toyota SUV is a genius idea

The console cover in most vehicles, including other Toyota SUVs, lifts open. That can block arms trying to rest in this area. The new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander features a sliding center console cover that opens without disrupting the armrest.

6. The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander provides 3rd-row perks

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander with Passengers in the Third Row
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander third row | Toyota

Even adults won’t mind sitting in this Toyota SUV’s spacious third row. Outboard passengers get individual USB-C charging ports and side bins with room for two cups and smartphones. And with 28 inches of legroom, they can stretch out too.

Are these cool features enough to put the new Grand Highlander on your list?