2023 Toyota Highlander Engine UpdateMay 13rd, 2022
Exciting news for the 2023 Toyota Highlander has just been revealed and it is getting a new engine! The Toyota Highlander has been the No. 1 retail midsize SUV for six years running in one of the most competitive automotive market segments. Toyota has just announced that the 2023 model will be returning to the market with an all-new engine for the gas models and also including larger multimedia screens and other amenities for greater value across all grades and powertrains.
As well, the 2023 Highlander gas models are receiving a new, higher-torque, high-efficiency turbocharged engine. The 265-horsepower, 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder delivers 309 lb. ft. of torque. What does this mean for you? The driver will feel this noticeable gain in everyday driving situations, especially when your vehicle has maximum passengers loaded for a trip or when using all of the Highlanders cargo capacity!
Also, an important standard that has been fully maintained – fuel efficiency remains the same as the V6 for this higher-torque engine with a manufacturer-estimated 24 MPG combined! The new Highlander turbo models are equipped to tow up to 5,000-pounds! Also included features are Toyota’s Trailer Sway Control to help control unwanted trailer movement & Toyota’s standard Stop and Start Engine System which allows the engine to shut off when the vehicle comes to a complete stop and instantly restarts when the driver’s foot lifts from the brake pedal to help reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
And Toyota didn’t stop there – the Limited and Platinum grades now have two 12.3-inch Multi-Information Display screens as standard. The 12.3-inch center touch screen will also be optional for the XLE and sporty XSE grades while the 12.3-inch touchscreen is now standard for the Hybrid Bronze Edition. For added convenience, the Limited and Platinum grades (both gas and hybrid) now come standard with power-folding exterior mirrors for 2023, and inside the 2023 Highlander, the available wireless charging feature, and much, much more!
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