The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid gives its buyers four trim choices: Hybrid XLE, Hybrid Limited, Hybrid MAX Limited, and Hybrid MAX Platinum. The two lower trims have the base powertrain, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder combustion engine and dual electric motors that combine to make 243 horsepower, paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). For these rims, front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is optional. The Hybrid MAX trims upgrade to a turbo-charged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 362 combined horsepower with the help of its electric motor. In this case, a 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard.
According to the official fuel economy estimations performed by the EPA, the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Hybrid returns 37 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg on the highway with FWD, and 36 city/32 highway with AWD. The Hybrid MAX trims achieve 26 city/27 mpg highway. The maximum tow rating for the two lower trims tops off at 3,500 pounds, while the more robust Hybrid MAX versions can pull up to 5,000 pounds.
The Grand Highlander Hybrid XLE is ready for a full-family road trip with 13 cup holders, tri-zone automatic climate control with separate second-row controls, seven USB ports, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, and easy-care SofTex upholstery. Its other noteworthy features include heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, an 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a 7-inch color Multi-Information Display, a smart key system, an adjustable power liftgate with jam protection, and 18-inch silver-painted wheels. The Hybrid Limited adds leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated second-row outboard seats, an 8-way power passenger’s seat, a leather-trimmed heated tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power-folding heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, ambient interior lighting, driver’s seat memory, a 12.3-inch digital gauge display, a height-adjustable foot-activated power liftgate, LED daytime running lights, LED fog lights, rain-sensing front windshield wipers, and 20-inch silver multi-spoke wheels.
The Hybrid MAX Limited has unique style with a dual exhaust, a leather-trimmed heated tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and 20-inch two-tone multi-spoke wheels. The Hybrid MAX Platinum adds ventilated second-row outboard seats, a power tilt/slide panoramic roof with power sunshade, and a head-up display.
All trims have blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, which contains a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, steering assist, lane tracing assist, road sign assist, automatic high beams, and proactive driving assist. The Hybrid Limited and Hybrid MAX Limited add automatic braking and front and rear parking assist. The Hybrid MAX Platinum is the most loaded, getting all of the above plus road sign assist, a panoramic view monitor with a 360-degree overhead view, and traffic jam assist.
The Grand Highlander Hybrid’s multimedia touchscreen measures 12.3 inches on the diagonal and is used to control the wireless Android Auto Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM satellite radio, and sound system. The Hybrid Limited, Hybrid MAX Limited, and Hybrid MAX Platinum add two 120V outlets and upgrade their audio unit to a 11-speaker JBL premium sound system with an amplifier and subwoofer.