The all-new Highlander launched this year seem to receive positive responses from car enthusiasts. The strikingly bold design that include wraparound taillights and headlights, powerful wheel arches, and a rising character line successfully grabbed people’s attention. Therefore, it’s expected that 2022 Toyota Highlander will have at least similar design, of course with a sportier and more custom-looking design.
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Similar to the current models, the future Highlander still use the 2.7-liter hybrid engine with three-tube that produces 185 horsepower and 184 pound-foot of torque. Furthermore, this sort of capable SUV includes 6-quickness auto transmission. What’s more, Toyota adds 3.5-liter V6 as additional energy which makes this car more reliable and more fuel-efficient. It possibly could make 295 horsepower and 263 pound-foot of torque. Toyota is known for its smooth and quite ride and the engine ensures that passengers of the car will have comfortable ride.
Toyota Highlander Redesign
There are two words best describe the interior of the Highlander Hybrid; a sophisticated and simplicity. The 2020 model features a blocky steering wheel center, neat and well-organized center stack, and wide dash-top touchscreen. It is expected that this interior design will remain the same in the 2022 Highlander. Of course, it will be some new features available as well.
Other desirable features that the future Toyota Highlander mush have are cloth upholstery, a number of USB ports, an 8-inch (hopefully larger) touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and automatic climate control. As the future generation will employ more advanced technologies, perhaps the 2022 Highlander will allow users to add more premium features such as leather upholstery, a JBL audio system, and more, at least for the higher trim option.
What about the exterior? So far, Toyota always produces larger SUVs than the predecessors. That is why the 2022 models will also come with a sleeker yet slightly larger body than the outgoing models. Definitely it will feature a refreshed styling.
The Safety Features
What about its safety features? You don’t need to worry about that because Toyota always puts safety on top priority. As we know, the current model has received good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). IIHS itself is known as one of the most reputable organization that conduct crash tests. Hopefully Toyota can maintain the safety standard and rating for the 2020 model.
At least the 2020 model will have automatic emergency braking that can detect pedestrian crossing in front, active lance control, automated high-beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure alerts as the standard safety features.
Pricing and Release Date
The release date for 2022 Toyota Highlander is still unknown. It’s highly likely that the car will be officially released in summer next year. This prediction occurs because the previous year’s models were also launched in summer. Meanwhile, the estimated price will be around $39,000 to $52,000, close to the current model. If you want to experience powerful base engine, this car is worth to buy. It is really a great value in the hybrid mid-crossover market.