How Powerful is the All-New 2023 Toyota Highlander?

Front view of the 2023 Toyota Highlander

2023 Highlander Engine Capabilities 

The Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular SUVs in the market and among drivers because of its bold design, practical powertrain system and intuitive technologies. It is loaded with multiple design and performance features, significantly adding to its remarkable performance both on and off-road. Moreover, the high-spirited 2.4-litre turbocharged is mated with an eight-speed direct-shift automatic transmission to put power and responsiveness at your fingertips for an exhilarating driving experience. Follow along to learn how incredibly and effortlessly the 2023 Toyota Highlander delivers an unrivalled driving experience with its robust and tested powertrain system powered by advanced performance features. 

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Specifications 2023 Toyota Highlander XSE AWD
Engine Type 2.4L four-cylinder, direct injection turbo engine
Horsepower 265
Transmission 8-speed direct-shift automatic
Maximum Towing Capacity – kg/lbs 2,268/5,000
Fuel Consumption – L/100Km (city/hwy/comb.) 11.8/8.6/10.3

2.4-Litre Four-Cylinder, Direct-Injection Turbo Engine 

The gas models of the 2023 Highlander ride on the 2.4-litre four-cylinder, direct-injection turbo engine outputs 265 horsepower for powerful performance, even on the most demanding terrains. This performance-focused engine is mated with an eight-speed direct-shift automatic transmission, ensuring you have smoother gear shifts and instant acceleration required on tricky road surfaces. Backed by future-forward technology like Dual Variable Valve Timing with Dual VVT-i, the efficient gas engine always puts performance first. 

Available Performance Features 

Besides the pragmatic engine option, the incredible powertrain system of the 2023 Highlander is accompanied by a variety of well-engineered performance features, such as:

  • Multi-Terrain Select: This lets you choose between four drive modes — Rock & Dirt, Mud & Sand, Snow and Normal to customize your drive based on multiple factors. It also enhances traction to get through challenging terrains easily and safely. 
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD (DTV-AWD): It comes with a Rear Driveline Disconnect that sends up to 50% of torque to the rear wheels for enhanced traction, responsiveness, stability and control. 
  • Start-Stop Engine: Besides a robust performance, the 2023 Highlander also promises optimum efficiency, especially with the Start-Stop engine that automatically shuts off to reduce emissions and save fuel when you bring the SUV to a complete stop. 

Order the 2023 Highlander at Charlesglen Toyota 

Intrigued by the exceptional engine capabilities of the 2023 Toyota Highlander? Order it here at Charlesglen Toyota — your go-to Toyota dealership in Calgary for everything related to the brand. Our experienced financial advisors can also help you with quick and easy credit approvals. For more details, visit our website or showroom, today!