Everything To Drive Your World, And More: The 2022 Toyota Highlander And Highlander Hybrid
- Hybrid-Only Edition offers unique bronze-adorned accents and premium features
- Heated steering wheel now standard on XLE and XSE grades
- 8-way power passenger seat now standard on XLE grades and above
- All models come standard with on-demand all-wheel drive
TORONTO, ONTARIO – November 8th, 2021 – It’s the perfect vehicle for your weekend getaway – and also your sanctuary from the everyday. Fun to drive, flexible, and packed with advanced yet user-friendly technology, the Highlander Hybrid is a mobile command centre for your busy yet rewarding lifestyle. New this year, Toyota Canada introduces the Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition, a limited production model featuring unique details and an exclusive body colour. The Bronze Edition headlines a 10-vehicle lineup, offering a choice of powertrains and trim levels to suit every taste and budget.
“Highlander always rises to the occasion with grace and poise – making it an ideal vehicle for busy couples and families on the go,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “This year, in addition to a new special edition, we’ve also upgraded many models with new standard features that enhance comfort.”
Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA), the 2022 Toyota Highlander expresses a powerful stance and a sophisticated attitude. More than just a head-turning ride, the Highlander’s sculpted body also delivers significant aerodynamic improvements. These help maximize fuel efficiency while reducing noise, vibration, and harshness.
Inside, there’s room for seven adults in models that feature front-row and second-row captain’s chairs. If a little more people space is needed, models that feature a second-row bench seat can accommodate up to eight adults. Second-row and third-row seats fold away easily when more space is needed for cargo, making Highlander incredibly versatile, too. Large doors provide easy access to the third row and everyone will enjoy Highlander’s surprisingly spacious and modern cabin. Drivers will love the attention they receive, with power-adjustable driver’s seat and intuitive consoles that place instrumentation and controls close at hand.
Under the hood, the Highlander lineup provides a range of choices to suit every taste and budget.
Highlander Hybrid models feature the Toyota Hybrid Drive – the most popular and proven electrified power train on the planet. This system, custom-configured for the Highlander Hybrid, is built around an Atkinson cycle 2.5L four-cylinder engine coupled to a continuously variable transmission. The Highlander Hybrid achieves 243 peak horsepower and a fuel efficiency rating of just 6.7L / 100km (city/highway combined) – and never needs to be plugged in.
Those who favour conventional powertrains will find a selection of Highlanders built around a powerful and efficient 3.5L V6 coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers a peak 295 horsepower and a fuel efficiency rating of 8.5L / 100km (city/highway combined).
All models feature an impressive bundle of powerful yet intuitive technologies plus comfort and convenience amenities. Every model includes a touchscreen-equipped display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a multi-information display, Toyota’s Smart Key System with Push Button Start, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, electronic parking brake, and LED headlamps. Additional features vary by trim level.
A long list of standard safety systems includes Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 – Toyota’s bundle of active safety technologies that help extend the driver’s awareness and ability to avoid collisions, or mitigate their effect. Features in this bundle include left turn intersection support, a risk avoidance system with semi-automated steering, and front-to-front risk detection. Dynamic Radar Cruise Control features curve speed management. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist includes enhanced line and road recognition. Lane Trace Assist features quicker control and stability after a lane change. Other standard safety features include the Toyota Star Safety System, the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a back-up camera, and eight air bags.
The gas-powered Highlander is available in five all wheel drive models covering a range of trim levels, as follows:
The 2022 Toyota Highlander LE AWD(starting MSRP: $44,490) features the all-weather driving confidence of the Dynamic Torque Control AWD system with rear driveline disconnect and multi-terrain mode system. This model also includes The Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus package – featuring Toyota Safety Connect – and integrated Sirius XM satellite radio. Other standard features include space for eight adults, an 8” touch screen display audio system, 4.2” multi-information display, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, LED headlamps, and 18” alloy wheels.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD (starting MSRP: $47,390) upgrades the Highlander to the Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote package – including Safety Connect, Service Connect, and Remote Connect. Other upgrades include a 7” multi-information display, unique 18” alloy wheels, Softex seat cladding with space for eight adults, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, LED fog lamps, a power moon roof, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, Softex-clad steering wheel and shifter, a power lift gate, and an anti-theft system. New this year, this model now features silver roof rails, an 8-way power passenger seat and a heated steering wheel.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander XSE AWD (starting MSRP: $49,690) applies performance upgrades and sporty styling and features to Highlander. Starting with the XLE model, the XSE features a sport-tuned suspension, second-row captain’s chairs for seven-person capacity, sporty 20” alloy wheels, black roof rails and mirror caps, and a dual-tip exhaust. Toyota designers then applied XSE styling to the grille and front and rear bumpers. Headlamps and tail lamps receive smoked surrounds, while the interior is given a unique, sporty treatment including sporty ambient lighting. New this year, this model also receives an 8-way power passenger seatand a heated steering wheel.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD (starting MSRP: $52,950) builds on the XLE with more premium features. This model is fitted with the Connected Services by Toyota Premium Audio with Remote and Navigation package – featuring Safety Connect, Service Connect, and Remote Connect plus Embedded Navigation and Destination Assist. Other upgrades include Toyota’s Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system, an 11-speaker, 1200 watt JBL Surround Sound audio system, Limited-grade 20” alloy wheels, leather trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front seats with a driver’s seat memory system, a wireless charging system for personal electronics, a panoramic moon roof, premium LED headlamps, a 120v/100 watt power outlet, and a hands-free power lift gate. Safety systems are enhanced with the Intelligent Clearance Sonar with Rear Cross Traffic Brake.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander Platinum AWD (starting MSRP: $55,250) enhances the Limited model with a 12.3” display system with swipe feature, unique Platinum-grade alloy wheels, heated second row captain’s chairs, a digital display rear view mirror, the panoramic view monitor, rain sensing wipers, and a head up display. This model is then finished with several platinum-grade interior and exterior styling cues.
For even more advanced power and efficiency, the all-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrid also offers an impressive range of choice, with models and trim levels as follows:
The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE AWD (starting MSRP: $46,490) brings the power of Toyota’s hybrid powertrain technology to the Highlander. This eight-person model features an 8” touch screen display audio system and is impressively equipped with many premium features, including 18” alloy wheels, a three-zone independent automatic climate control system, the Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus package, integrated Sirius XM satellite radio, a 4.2” multi-information display, LED fog lamps, Softex-clad steering wheel and shifter, and a power lift gate.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD (starting MSRP: $49,390) is an eight-person model that builds on the LE trim level. New features this year include a heated steering wheel and silver roof rails. Upgrades include XLE-grade 18” alloy wheels, Connected Services by Toyota Audio Plus with Remote, a 7” multi-information display, power moon roof, Softex seat cladding, a power adjustable front passenger’s seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, and an anti-theft system.
All-new for this year, the 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD – Bronze Edition (starting MSRP: $52,820)is a limited production, eight-person model that further enhances the XLE with satin bronze 18” wheels, bronze door sills, a hands-free power lift gate, rain-sensing wipers, and puddle lamps featuring the Highlander Logo. Inside, this model features a digital display rear view mirror, 1500-watt power outlet, in-dash ambient lighting, and a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory system.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD (starting MSRP: $54,950)also builds on the XLE model. This year, the Limited receives second-row captain’s chairs for a seven-person configuration. Upgrades from the XLE trim level include 20” alloy wheels, an 11-speaker, 1200 watt JBL Surround Sound audio system with Clari-Fi, the Connected Services by Toyota Premium Audio with Remote and Navigation package, premium LED headlamps, leather-trimmed seats, and heated and ventilated front seats with a driver’s seat memory system. It then adds a number of style, comfort, and technology features – including a panoramic moon roof, wireless charging system for personal electronics, heated steering wheel, the Intelligent Clearance Sonar system with Rear Cross Traffic Braking, a hands-free power lift gate, and two 110v, 1500 watt high-output outlets.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD (starting MSRP: $57,250) enhances the Limited model with many top of the line premium features and amenities. These include unique platinum grade 20” alloy wheels, a 12.3” display audio system with swipe feature, a head up display system, digital display rear view mirror, heated second-row captain’s chairs for a seven-passenger configuration, the Bird’s Eye View Monitor, and rain-sensing wipers. This model is then finished with unique platinum-grade styling cues, inside and out.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid are now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/highlander.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over five million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than eight million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models.