Offering you more capability when the pavement ends, Highlander features Multi-Terrain Select (MTS) on All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models. Choose between four modes (Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, Snow and Normal) for enhanced traction. When activated, the system is designed to sense slippage and regulate wheelspin—helping to maximize driving performance on different surfaces.
Three distinct drive modes let you tailor Highlander’s driving dynamics to match your mood. Sport Mode provides sharper acceleration, Eco Mode helps maximize fuel efficiency, and Normal Mode blends fuel economy with performance.
Unique to Highlander XSE is a sport-tuned suspension that lets it hug the road a little tighter. Retuned shock absorbers, higher-rate springs and a rear stabilizer bar give you enhanced handling on the road, while its lower, athletic stance shows everyone that it’s ready to hit the ground running.
Enjoy an upgrade in all-wheel-drive performance. Available Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive (TV-AWD) improves responsiveness and stability by sending up to 50 percent of the power to the rear and then further distributing more power to the wheel that needs it.
Available automatically folding side mirrors activate when parked, for added protection and peace of mind—even in the tightest spots.
Underneath XSE’s unique rear bumper features Highlander’s eye-catching twin-tip exhaust. Chrome-plated for durability and added attention, it helps finish off the sportier rear design.
Highlander shows off more style with its 20-in. alloy wheels. Standard on XSE, Limited and Platinum, these sleek wheels add more sophistication without compromising performance.
Standard on Limited and Platinum, the 12.3-in. fully digital gauge cluster presents turn-by-turn directions, safety info, alerts and more, all at a glance, so you can keep your eyes on the road.
Follow the stars above with Highlander's available panoramic moonroof with front power tilt/slide moonroof. Open it up to catch a breeze and enjoy the wide-open view, or easily find cover with a power-retractable sunshade.
Highlander has available Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging. Leave the cables at home and seamlessly charge on the go by placing your smartphone on the shelf right below the touchscreen.
Highlander’s roomy interior gives you enough space to seat up to eight, making it great for larger groups and families.
Make every seat more comfortable. Available heated and ventilated front seats cool down or warm up on demand, while available heated second-row seats can help keep passengers warm. Simulation shown.
Turn up the convenience with tech that’s all about you. Utilizing wireless Apple CarPlay® is the smarter, safer and more enjoyable way to use your iPhone® in the car. For compatible Android™ devices, wireless Android Auto™ gives you access to all your favorite music, apps and more, right in front of you.
The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) can help mitigate or avoid impact with a vehicle or pedestrian in certain situations. Using a camera and radar, PCS w/PD provides both audio and visual alerts, and if you don’t react, the system is designed to brake automatically.
When detecting white or yellow lane markings, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) * is designed to issue an audio/visual warning if it detects an inadvertent lane departure. The system is also designed to provide gentle corrective steering if the driver does not take corrective action.