It is consistent that the SUV type RAV4, two seats and the middle equipment in the Toyota range for the SUV segment is important in the United States. In an automotive culture dominated by full-size trucks, it’s also not surprising that the Highlander, while somewhat advanced and expensive, is among the most in-demand vehicles in the country.
Its sales performance in Mexico is different, less important than it shows in the American market, where in 2023 it has accumulated a total of 94,722 units delivered and plans to finish once again within the 10 best selling models, which is lacking for the moment.
But how does one travel in Mexico? How many and what are the cases that you sell there? How does the interior design and equipment evolve as we progress? Let’s start with the common features for all the versions that are available here.
Hey Toyota Highlander 2023 It arrived in Mexico from the US and on the platform of the house, modular TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture). 4,950mm length, 2,850mm wheelbase, 204.4mm ground clearance, 1,930mm width and 1,730mm height. Its trunk volume is 454 liters, maximum load capacity is 755 kg, maximum drag is 1,587 kg, and the fuel tank holds 65 liters.
Unlike the offering in the US where the SUV has a gasoline engine version, all Highlanders in Mexico are sold with a hybrid engine. It is front-wheel drive, offers an automatic transmission, and its 2.5 inline four-cylinder engine is combined with another electric drive to offer the vehicle a maximum power of 243 hp and torque of up to 235 lb-ft.
1) Toyota Prius Highlander LE HEV
This access version leaves the factory with 18-inch aluminum wheels and 235/65 R18 tires. The exterior sports a black front grille with silver accents and auto-on/off LED headlights.
Its interior equipment is already interesting from this LE HEV. Seating eight passengers in three rows, this Highlander already comes with three-zone automatic air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and knob, and the following schematics. Cloth-covered seats: eight-way driver, four-legged front passenger, split 60/40 and recline for the remaining two rows..
In terms of technology and connectivity, the following equipment is available: a seven-inch multi-information screen (MID) for the instrument panel, an 8″ central multimedia touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB connections in the first and second row of seats. and Bluetooth steering wheel controlled.
2) Toyota Prius XLE HEV
To the basic exterior design, the Highlander XLE adds a silver sunroof and longitudinal roof bars and LED fog lights and two color options missing in the previous variant: pearl black and white. The statures and crowns were repeated.
From this second version, the seats have been upgraded to synthetic leather and, in the case of the driver, it incorporates heating and lumbar adjustment. In addition, the front passenger, even with a heated seat, has access to eight different modes of electric adjustment. In terms of technology, this plane incorporates the XLE wireless charger.
In this option, the air conditioning of the three zones and automatic adjustment is maintained, which is actually offered in all versions. The XLE was sold when intermediate load capacity: 725 kg.
3) Toyota Highlander Press HEV
The Highlander in Mexico ended up with the HEV. From the outside this is the pinnacle of size only sports a panoramic roof chrome longitudinal bars on the roof, chrome details on the black front grille, LED daytime running lights, 20″ aluminum wheels plus chrome cover and 235/55 R20 tires.
The interior has pros and cons. It is on the other side version with less load capacity -705 kg- and one seat less than the previous two -7 in total with 2/2/3 arrangement-. In another, he boasts of the most perfect equipment. It adds LED ambient lighting, leather trim, an electrochromatic rearview mirror, bucket seats in the first row, secondary driver’s seat, and a hands-free power rear hatch.
The digital system is also growing. The screens, both in the middle of the instrument panel and the multimedia center, become 12.3 inches and the audio system is increased from six speakers to 11. Do you want these three versions before the purchase happens? See prices here for each