The current Toyota Highlander Hybrid belongs to the fourth-gen model that was introduced in 2020. With the electrified midsize SUV set to arrive for its fifth model year on sale, we don’t expect to see any changes.
As a carryover model, the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is expected to share the same overall design as the current model that’s on sale. The current SUV features swept-back headlights, an oval grille, and sculpted elements underneath the headlights. The rear end of the SUV features triangular taillights that curve around to the side of the body, a modest rear spoiler, and a chunky rear bumper. The SUV features rugged body cladding on the side of the body.
The interior design of the current Highlander Hybrid varies depending on trim level. Lower trims feature a dashboard with a Y-shaped element that houses the infotainment screen and controls. Higher trims come with a larger infotainment system that takes up more real estate on the dash with revised controls, as well as a digital instrument cluster. Premium materials on higher trims help the SUV feel more high-end than previous generations. Depending on the configuration, the Highlander Hybrid can seat up to eight people, making it one of the few three-row hybrid SUVs on the market.
We don’t expect to see any changes to the 2024 Highlander Hybrid’s list of tech features for the upcoming model year. The SUV currently comes with an eight-inch touchscreen, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, five USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and six audio speakers. Available features include a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a JBL audio system, navigation, and a wireless charging pad.
Every Highlander Hybrid comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. All-wheel-drive models come with two electric motors. Output is rated at up to 243 horsepower and the SUV comes with a continuously variable automatic transmission. This powertrain should continue to be available for the 2024 model year.
The Highlander Hybrid comes well-equipped with safety features. The 2024 model year should have the same features as the current model on sale. Forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam assist, traffic sign recognition, and pedestrian detection are currently standard. Available features include parking sensors, a head-up display, and a surround-view parking camera.
Pricing & Release Date
Based on fleet production data, production of the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid should begin in early September 2023. We could see the SUV arrive at dealerships before the end of the year. Pricing for the current Highlander Hybrid starts at $41,555 with destination. The 2024 prices listed below include a $1,395 destination fee.
2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid FWD Pricing
2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD Pricing
There aren’t many other electrified three-row midsize SUVs on the market. The Highlander Hybrid competes against the Ford Explorer Hybrid, Kia Sorento Hybrid, Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
Pictured: 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid