If you want a midsize SUV that provides three rows of seating, there are many compelling options but perhaps none with the value proposition that Toyota delivers with the Highlander. That package becomes even more persuasive with the 2023 Toyota Highlander now available at Toyota of Erie, which is the local Toyota dealership serving Erie Meadville Ashtabula Jamestown Warren and the surrounding areas. Toyota has introduced a new powertrain. It has also introduced a larger touch screen and a large fully digital instrument cluster, and it now includes the hands-free liftgate earlier in the lineup.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander near Meadville available at Toyota of Erie measures a bit more than 16 feet in length and has an 8.0-inch minimum ground clearance. There are at least eight distinct exterior color options available: Blueprint, Celestial Silver, Cypress, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black, Moon Dust, Ruby Flare and Wind Chill. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors and LED headlamps are standard. LED fog lamps and a height-adjustable power liftgate become standard with the LE. The XLE is the point at which the hands-free liftgate and roof rails become standard. The XSE adds 20-inch wheels in addition to an exclusive sports appearance package. The Limited adds power-folding side mirrors.
The 2023 Toyota Highlander is a three-row vehicle that can seat up to eight, and later in the lineup, you have the option of second-row captain’s chairs that reduces seating to seven. Legroom is 42 inches in the front row, 39 inches in the second and 28 inches in the third. Dedicated cargo space is 16 cubic feet, and as much as 84 cubic feet is available. The base cabin features cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40-split folding seats in the second and third rows, triple-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch digital instrument panel, an 8-inch infotainment touch screen, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and a six-speaker audio system. In addition to the captain’s chairs, upgrades available via the upper trims include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seating, a heated steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting and a premium JBL audio system.
Standard equipment for the 2023 Toyota Highlander near Meadville includes remote ignition, keyless open and push-button start. The XSE has dual exhaust, which is exclusive to it, and the Limited and Platinum have a household-style power outlet in the cabin.
Front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is available with all trim-levels. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard regardless of choice of drive layout. The biggest change for the 2023 Toyota Highlander is that Toyota has retired the V6 engine in favor of a turbocharged four-cylinder. While not quite as powerful on paper, it certainly is in practice and also smoother and more fuel-efficient.
The base equipment package offered through our Toyota dealership serving Erie Meadville Ashtabula Jamestown Warren includes an 8-inch infotainment touch screen, wireless Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, automatic headlamps, automatic high beams, a rearview camera system, frontal collision warning with mitigation, automatic lane centering and adaptive cruise control with traffic sign recognition. Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic warning is standard with the LE trim level and up. Navigation is optional with the XLE and standard later on. The Limited adds a 12.3-inch touch screen and front and rear parking sensors, and the Platinum adds a head-up display, a digital rearview mirror and a 360-degree surround-view camera.
No appointment is necessary to test-drive the Highlander at our Toyota dealership serving Erie Meadville Ashtabula Jamestown Warren and beyond. Just visit us during our standard business hours at your convenience. If you shop Toyota of Erie online, we’re available to help via live chat, and if you call or email, we can discuss specials, explore financing, provide custom quotes and much more!