The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Takes Toyota Tech to a Whole New Level
Toyota is taking the Highlander to the next level in 2024. This grander version of a favorite adds more size, powertrains, and tech to provide an incredible driving experience in this new three-row midsize SUV. Let’s get to know the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech features a little bit better.
The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech package makes connectivity easier
The latest Toyota tech is found in this new three-row SUV. The center stack features a 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia system. This system allows drivers 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 software of the Grand Highlander while on the go.
“Hey Toyota” gets things started in this Toyota SUV
Awaken the connectivity system by simply saying “Hey Toyota” like you would to Google or Alexa. This simple phrase opens the system through voice commands, making it easy for you to use the:
- Intelligent Assistant
- Cloud Navigation and Destination Assist
- Drive Connect
- Points of Interest
Additionally, this phrase allows drivers to adjust audio controls and climate settings without taking their eyes off the road. This feature can make it simpler to focus on driving and not on the distractions of adjusting various settings inside the vehicle.
Getting connected to the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech is easy
The Grand Highlander features the new Toyota Audi Multimedia system. This system allows dual Bluetooth connectivity while supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As expected, this new Toyota SUV also features a Wi-Fi hotspot with a one-month trial and support for up to five devices.
The Toyota Newsroom tells us some of the other useful entertainment features in the Grand Highlander are:
- HD Radio
- SiriusXM Platinum Plan
- Wi-Fi Connect 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?
The new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander tech package also includes Connected Services to assist you when necessary. Some of these services through the Safety Connect system include:
- 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 you keep your vehicle running right.
How much bigger is the Grand Highlander than the Highlander?
The new 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander is larger than the regular Highlander. Road & Track tells us this new model is 6.5 inches longer, 2.3 inches wider, two inches taller, and has four extra inches of wheelbase. This brings the total to nearly 116 inches. This puts the Grand Highlander in a position between the full-size Sequoia and the regular Highlander in the Toyota SUV lineup.
Three powertrains add to the qualities of this new Toyota midsize SUV
The Grand Highlander is larger than most midsize SUVs; but should bring better fuel mileage than most models in its class. Three powertrains give this new SUV plenty of performance and efficiency.
The base powertrain is shared with the regular Highlander and is a 2.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine attached to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This model delivers 265 horsepower and can be had with either FWD or AWD.
The base Grand Highlander Hybrid also uses a regular Highlander powertrain from the hybrid version. This system has a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and two electric motors delivering 243 horsepower.
The top powertrain is a new Hybrid Max with a turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor to offer 362 horsepower. This top powertrain should allow this new SUV to reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and tow up to 5,000 pounds.
We’ll have more information to share as we come closer to the release date for the new tech-rich 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander.
Next, check out the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, or learn more about the new Grand Highlander midsize SUV in this video below: