Since the introduction of the new Toyota Grand Highlander, many have worried that this would lead to the end of the traditional Highlander. However, both Toyota and sales figures say that the Highlander is still going strong! This article will cover the spec breakdowns of this 2024 Toyota Highlander but be sure to watch the video below for an in depth design review!

What’s New for 2024?

  • Nightshade added to Hybrid XLE and Hybrid LE models
  • Hands-Free power tailgate now standard on XLE and above
  • L trim discontinued

Trims and Pricing


LE: $39,120

XLE: $42,270

XSE: $43,865

Limited: $46,375

Platinum: $49,575

Hybrid MSRP for FWD

Hybrid LE: $40,720

Hybrid LE Nightshade: $41,720

Hybrid XLE: $43,870

Hybrid XLE Nightshade: $44,870

Hybrid Limited: $47,975

Hybrid Platinum: $51,175

The base price does rise with the removal of the L trim; however, the other trims don’t rise any more than $1,000.

Slam Dunk and Air Ball

Slam Dunk: There is Lexus-like luxury throughout most of the cabin

Air Ball: Understanding the Grand Highlander exists, the third row still lacks practicality

Design and Features

As mentioned above, please watch the video linked below for a full in-depth exploration of the exterior design and differences. The Highlander doesn’t get any design changes for 2024, unless you opt for the new LE or XLE Nightshade in Hybrid only engines. Like other Toyota products, the Nightshade edition adds blacked out elements to these respective trims.

Here is the full breakdown of what we know about the feature availability:




LED Headlights

Standard: LED Reflectors | Limited: Projector LEDs | Platinum: Adaptive/Auto-Leveling

Fog Lights



LE/XLE: 18-in alloys | XSE+: 20-in alloys


Standard BSM and Heating | Limited+: Puddle Lamps and Power Fold

LED Taillights



3,500-5,000 lbs

Forward Emergency Braking

Standard on all Highlander Models

Adaptive Cruise Control

Lane Keep Assist

Auto High Beams


When it comes to the Interior, the Highlander will also be well-equipped on all trims.


Smart Entry


Seat Materials

LE: Cloth | XLE: SoftTex | XSE: SoftTex with Cloth/Leather | Limited: Leather | Platinum: quilted leather

Seat Adjustment

Standard: 8-way Power | XLE+: 10-way power | Memory: Limited

Push Button Start


Gauge Cluster

Standard: 7-in digital display | Limited/Platinum: 12.3-in full digital

Heads-up Display

Platinum only

Steering Wheel

Standard: Leather Wrapped | Limited+: Heating

Rain Sensing Wipers


Wireless Charging


360 Degree Camera

Standard on Platinum only

3-Zone Climate Controls


Seat Climate

Heating: XLE+ | Ventilated: Limited+

Audio System

Standard: 6-Speakers | Limited: 11-Speakers JBL Audio


Standard: 8-inch display | Limited+: 12.3-in display | Wireless CP and AA Standard

Auto Dimming Mirror

Standard with HomeLink


Standard Size XLE | Panoramic on Panoramic


The rear of the Highlander is also well-equipped, making it comfortable for passengers. 

Rear Amenities



Rear Vents and USBs

Standard (USBs not on LE)

Seating Configurations

LE: 8-Passenger with bench | XLE+: 7-passenger with captains chairs | Bench optional on XLE and Limited


Standard: Power | Foot Activated: XLE+


For in depth details on the 2024 Highlander, watch our full first look review linked at the bottom of this article.

Highlander Front

What’s Under the Hood?

The Highlander was refreshed in 2023 to lose two of its cylinders for a new I-4 powertrain. However, there are still two options:

Standard Engine:

  • 2.4 I-4 Turbo with 265 hp and 310 lb.ft
  • 8-Speed Automatic
  • FWD or AWD


  • 2.5L I-4 + 2 electric motors and battery: 243 hp (total system)
  • FWD or AWD
  • eCVT

AWD is optional on all Highlander models. Most gas models of the Highlander are rated as follows:

FWD: 22/29/25 MPG (some versions are 24 combined)

AWD: 21/28/24 MPG

Hybrid is around 36 MPG combined

We hope you have found this overview of the 2024 Toyota Highlander helpful! For a more detailed first look of the Highlander, please watch our video below! What do you think of the 2024 Toyota Highlander? Let us know in the comments!