2023 Toyota Highlander Interior Features

September 28th, 2023 by

Are you searching for your new 2023 Toyota Highlander but can’t decide because you don’t know what’s on the inside? Sure, all the outside flowing lines and the wide stance make for an attractive midsize SUV, but the inside is just as important. Packed full of plush comfort and convenience features for everyone, the 2023 Toyota Highlander packs a punch when it comes to interior touches.

Our team at Classic Toyota knows how important each feature is to you, so we made this detailed breakdown of all the little features and upgrades available on the 2023 Highlander so you can find the SUV that’s perfect for you and your family. Keep on reading to learn more.

2023 Toyota Highlander

Offering an affordable midsize SUV option to Toyota lovers, the 2023 Toyota Highlander combines rugged performance and durability with interior comforts to deliver an enjoyable ride. With fine-tuned performance, impressive towing capabilities, and a spacious interior, the Toyota Highlander is perfect for taking you on your next adventure.

Spacious Seating Configurations

The Highlander offers spacious seating for up to eight passengers with its third-row configuration. Legroom in all trim models starts at a whopping 42 inches in the first row, 38.7 inches in the second row, and 28 inches in the third row. Your taller friends will also appreciate the headroom, as this SUV has 41.2 inches of headroom in the first row, 39.4 inches in the second row, and 36.1 inches in the third row.

If you want to opt for more comfort versus sitting space, you can upgrade the eight-passenger seating to seven seats. Available on upper trims, you can convert the second-row bench seat to the more comfortable captain’s chairs featuring fold-down armrests, adjustable headrests, and two cup holders mounted on the floor.

Plush Materials

Fabric-trimmed seating comes standard in the base model, which is perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to sit on a hot leather seat. Upper trims offer different fabric materials like plush leather-trimmed first and second rows or SofTex-trimmed front- and second-row seating. These higher trim options also add additional features such as heated and ventilated front seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and an eight-way adjustable front passenger seat.

Roomy Cargo Area

Looking beyond just seating, the cargo area is perfect for those weekend adventures or hauling around all the kid’s soccer gear. You’ll still have 16 cubic feet of space for everything when all three rows are up. With that third row folded down, you can pack everything into 48.4 cubic feet of space. You can fold down the second row to get the most out of your cargo area and get an impressive 84.3 cubic feet of space.

There are also plenty of add-on accessories to optimize your cargo space. For example, you can get the rear cargo organizer that secures to the cargo floor so your groceries or cleaning supplies don’t roll all over the place as you take turns. This organizer also includes an easy-to-access removable cooler, so you don’t have to sacrifice having a cool beverage while on the go.

Innovative Tech

As technology keeps advancing, so does the tech inside your Toyota Highlander. There are so many tech features available that it will satisfy even the most tech-happy person. For one, you can upgrade to have an integrated AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot that has music streaming capabilities. This lets everyone stay connected, even from a remote campsite. Other tech features include a digital display cluster and wireless smartphone charging capabilities, so you can keep all your devices at full power and ready to go.

The rest of the crew has access to not one, not two, but five USB ports. This is perfect for keeping everyone’s devices and systems all charged up for the journey. If you need even more power, you can upgrade to have up to two 120V outlets in the bottom rear of the center console and in the luggage area.

Enjoyable Entertainment

Moving past the amazing tech features, there are also entertainment features to keep everyone jamming out and happy on the adventure. With the 12.3-inch touch-screen infotainment system that also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, you and your family can enjoy your favorite tunes or mirror your navigation system to help you get to where you want to be.

You can also upgrade your audio with an 11-speaker JBL audio system that delivers surround sound and high-quality beats. Your new 2023 Highlander also has a SiriusXM Platinum Plan three-month trial so you can get a taste of the unique 425 music, sports, news, and comedy channels.

Additional Upgrades

Want to take everything up a notch inside the cabin? There are many more additional upgrades to really make your 2023 Highlander your own. Premium carpet mats with the Highlander logo not only look stylish but also help protect the floors in your vehicle and improve their longevity.

Upgrading to have second-row sun shades can make the ride more enjoyable for your passengers as they don’t have to try and find a comfy spot where the sun doesn’t blind them. Other additional touches include available chrome-plated interior door handles, two-tone red and black leather-trimmed seats with red accent stitching, and a panoramic moonroof that can let in a cool summer breeze or allow you to gaze up at the stars.

Ready To Experience The 2023 Toyota Highlander Interior for Yourself?

If you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the 2023 Toyota Highlander and see what the inside is all about, stop by Classic Toyota in Tyler, Texas, today. Our team of Toyota experts can answer all of your Highlander questions and even help you get started with a test drive. Ready to drive home with your own SUV? Look over our new vehicle inventory to find the perfect 2023 Highlander of your dreams. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • Starting MSRP: $36,620.
  • Fuel efficiency: 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway.
  • Trim levels: L, LE, Hybrid LE, XLE, XSE, Hybrid XSE, Limited, Bronze Edition, Hybrid Limited, Platinum, and Hybrid Platinum.

2023 Toyota Highlander

The Highlander is a true legacy in the Toyota lineup with its spacious interior, third-row seating, innovative technological features, and impressive capabilities. This midsize SUV offers the reliability of the Toyota name. Its standard engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that can generate up to 265 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid trims pair a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors to deliver 243 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The base L trim offers many standard technological features, including an 8-inch infotainment system, a six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth capabilities, and five USB ports. Technology also makes its way into several standard driver-assistance and safety features, including a pre-collision system, lane departure alerts, automatic high beams, lane tracing assist, and road sign assist. Other standard safety and driver-assistance features include a backup camera with projected path lines, a Star Safety System, a hill start assist control system, and downhill assist control. The 2023 Toyota Highlander has it all for the growing family or outdoor adventurer.

Why the 2023 Toyota Highlander?

  • Standard third-row seating for up to eight passengers, with the option to upgrade the second row to captain’s chairs.
  • The 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid towing capacity is 5,000 pounds on the base model when properly equipped with a towing package.
  • Ample standard technology features and optional hybrid trims make for an innovative and energy-conscious ride.


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