Toyota announced that the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is making a bold statement for the 2024 model year with a new Nightshade Edition. With a blackout treatment to the wheels, grille, mirror caps and rear badging, this striking new model is available on the Highlander Hybrid LE and XLE grades, adding an extra layer of style to the Toyota Highlander's diverse lineup. This Nightshade has captivating details inside and out, like uniquely trimmed black seats with silver accents on the XLE grade, it's yet another way the Toyota Highlander goes above and beyond the ordinary.
The 2024 Highlander comes in six different Hybrid grades, five different gas grades and can seat up to eight. The Hybrid models come equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder hybrid engine, while the gas grades come with a 2.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that launched on the model in 2023. New for MY24 is the addition of the hands-free power liftgate convenience spec that now comes standard on all XLE (gas, hybrid, Nightshade) and XSE (gas) grades.
Consistent with the previous model year, hands-free power liftgate continues to come standard on all Limited and Platinum (gas and hybrid) grades. Highlander also comes in a choice of Front-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive. There are even options within AWD drivetrains of an electronic on-demand AWD for the Hybrid grades, mechanical AWD for the gas LE and XLE grades, and Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD for the gas XSE, Limited, and Platinum grades With two highly efficient powertrains and its variety of drivetrains the 2024 Highlander can earn up to a manufacturer-estimated 36 MPG combined rating on the Hybrid (LE/FWD) and up to 29 MPG on the gas model (LE/FWD).
Hybrid Nightshade: The hallmark of the Toyota Nightshade lineup is bold style with blacked-out touches. It's an expressive, stylish look that's available on 10 models ? including the 2024 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
Adding to the Nightshade style are the exterior color choices of Cement, Wind Chill Pearl, Midnight Black Metallic, or Ruby Flare Pearl. Whichever color customers choose, they will find it sitting on black painted 18-inch five-spoke wheels. Because every detail matters, the bold style also extends to black grille trim, mirror caps, door handles, rear badging, rear spoiler, and shark fin antenna, with the Hybrid XLE Nightshade adding black roof rails.
On the inside, the LE Nightshade grade features black fabric trimmed seats with the XLE grade adding black two-toned Softex ® -trimmed seats with unique embossed fabric inserts and silver accent stitching. XLE Nightshade seating is further elevated with standard heated seats for driver and front passenger, 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, and captain seats for second row passengers. For entertainment the LE and XLE Nightshade both come with an 8-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto?
compatibility standard, the XLE Nightshade has the option to upgrade to a 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen. Consistent with the Hybrid XLE, the XLE Nightshade comes standard with a power tilt moonroof, hands-free power liftgate, Qi wireless smartphone charger, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal garage door opener, and second row sunshades. The 2024 Toyota Highlander offers a choice of six different Hybrid grades, including the Highlander Hybrid Nightshade.
With an impressive MPG of up to a manufacturer-estimated 36 MPG combined rating, Highlander Hybrid drivers will be ready to take on the road in style mile after mile. The Highlander Hybrid line starts with the LE grade with either front-wheel drive or Electronic On-Demand AWD system (AWD-e). The LE grade can seat up to eight and includes standard features like Fabric-trimmed front- and second-row seats with an 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, 7-inch color LCD Multi-Information Display (MID), in-zone automatic climate control with air filter, 8.0-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, five USB ports, a Smart Key System and more.
The Hybrid XLE adds a power tilt moonroof, SofTex-trimmed first- and second-row seats with heating for driver and passenger, and a 10-way power-adjustable for the driver feature. The XLE also adds a hands-free power liftgate, Qi wireless smartphone charger, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal garage door opener, and second row sunshades. For extra storage, roof rails come standard.
Packages include the option to upgrade to a 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen and seating for up to eight with a second-row bench seat and 60/40 split fold seats. Highlander Hybrid Limited and Platinum grade pile on even more to the already feature-packed Highlander. Both models have standard leather-trimmed front- and second-row seats, with heated and ventilated front seats with 10-way power-adjustability and memory function for the driver's seat that includes power lumbar support and 8-way power-adjustability for the front passenger seat.
Both grades also come with a standard 12.3-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen and 11-speaker JBL® Premium Audio system that includes a subwoofer and amplifier. Additional standard exterior touches for the Limited and Platinum Hybrid grades include 20-inch wheels, heated power outside mirror with turn signal and blind spot warning indicators, front grille in black paint with chrome plate surrounding, and more. The Hybrid Platinum grade adds heated second-row captain's chairs for even more rear passenger comfort, and a Panoramic Glass Moonroof with sunshade and one-touch front power tilt/slide function.
The driver benefits from a Panoramic View Monitor, 10-inch color Head Up Display, and LED projector headlights with Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) auto leveling and LED-strip Daytime Running Lights (DRL). Additional Platinum features include rear lower bumper accent piece and scuff plate, rain-sensing washer-linked wipers, illuminated front doorsill metal scuff plates, and Digital rearview mirror with HomeLink® universal garage door opener. Exterior color choices, depending on grade, include Midnight Black Metallic, Blueprint, Cypress, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Cement, and Celestial Silver Metallic.
Extra cost colors include Moon Dust, Ruby Flare Pearl, and Wind Chill Pearl.