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Toyota is taking the Highlander to the next level in 2024. This new three-row midsize SUV adds more size, powertrains, and tech to provide an upgraded driving experience. Let’s get to know the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech features.

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech package makes connectivity easier

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech on the dashboard
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander | Toyota

This new midsize SUV boasts the latest Toyota tech. The center stack features a 12.3-inch touchscreen Toyota Audio Multimedia system. It allows the driver to access an impressive array of connectivity and convenience features that improve driving and connecting. One such feature is the over-the-air updates, which can upgrade the Grand Highlander’s software on the go.

‘Hey, Toyota’ gets things started in this Toyota SUV

Awaken the voice assistant by saying, “Hey, Toyota,” as you would with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. This simple phrase opens the system through voice commands, making it easy to use the following:

  • Intelligent Assistant
  • Cloud Navigation and Destination Assist
  • Drive Connect
  • Points of Interest

Additionally, the wake phrase reduces driving distractions. Users can adjust audio controls and climate settings without taking their eyes off the road.

Getting connected to the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech is easy

The Grand Highlander features the new Toyota Audio Multimedia system. It allows dual Bluetooth connectivity while supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This new Toyota SUV also features a Wi-Fi hotspot with a one-month trial and support for up to five devices.

Toyota includes these other entertainment features in the 2024 Grand Highlander:

  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM Platinum plan
  • Wi-Fi connection with integrated streaming
  • Apple Music
  • Amazon Music
  • An 11-speaker JBL premium audio system

All this tech is great, but can this new Toyota SUV keep you safe?

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

The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech package also includes connected services to assist when necessary. Services through the Safety Connect system include the following:

  • Emergency assistance button
  • Enhanced roadside assistance
  • Automatic collision notification
  • Stolen vehicle locator
  • Collision assistance

Safety Connect also includes vehicle health reports, maintenance alerts, and reminders to help keep the vehicle running optimally.

How much bigger is the Grand Highlander than the Highlander?

The Grand Highlander is a larger version of the Highlander. This new model is 6.5 inches longer, 2.3 inches wider, and two inches taller. It also has four extra inches of wheelbase. That brings the total to nearly 116 inches more than the regular Highlander.

Those dimensions slot the Grand Highlander between the full-size Sequoia and the midsize Highlander in the Toyota SUV lineup.

3 powertrains add to the benefits of this new Toyota midsize SUV

The Grand Highlander is larger than most midsize SUVs but boasts better EPA-estimated fuel economy. This new Toyota SUV offers various performance and efficiency options via three powertrains.

The base powertrain is the one in the regular Highlander — a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This setup delivers 265 hp and can be had with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

The base Grand Highlander Hybrid also borrows the regular Highlander Hybrid powertrain. Its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors deliver 243 hp.

And the top powertrain is the new Hybrid Max. Its 2.4-liter turbo-four engine and electric motor harness 362 hp. They also allow the new Toyota SUV to reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and tow 5,000 pounds.