Toyota Highlander Trim Comparison

April 11th, 2024 by

The 2024 Toyota Highlander is a powerful pick if you’re looking for a midsize SUV. This vehicle checks all the boxes, from comfortable seating to a spacious cargo room. Though the 2024 lineup drops the base-level L from its trims, it still offers five unique options for you to choose from. If you enjoyed the Highlander in the past, you’ll surely appreciate the consistent delivery of familiar features, such as a user-friendly infotainment system. You’ll enjoy perks at the upper trim levels, such as an outstanding sound system and upgraded upholstery. This SUV is a must-have for families.


The Toyota Highlander LE offers an abundance of bells and whistles despite being the base-level trim. Like all 2024 Highlanders, it’s powered by a 2.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 265 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This spacious SUV has three rows of seating to accommodate up to eight passengers, but if you have more cargo than people, you can fold down the second and third-row seats for a maximum cargo capacity of 84.3 cubic feet. The height-adjustable power liftgate makes it easy to access the back of the vehicle.

An 8-inch touch screen connects you to Apple CarPlay or Android Audio, while the 7-inch color multi-information display shows essential information. You’ll find five USB ports throughout the LE to keep you connected. This trim offers a power-adjustable driver’s seat, three-zone climate control, sleek leather-trimmed shift knob, and steering wheel, and LED headlights and fog lights that illuminate the road beautifully. The blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert pairs with blind-spot warning indicators on the heated power outside mirrors to help you stay alert to your surroundings at all times.


The XLE offers a 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen to replace the standard 8-inch screen if you want a better view of your infotainment options. The XLE comes with a six-speaker audio system. While you’ll still enjoy ample USB ports, you’ll also get the convenience of a QI-compatible wireless smartphone charging dock with a handy charge indicator light.

The front seats are heated in the XLE, and the front and second-row seats feature SofTex-trimmed upholstery. The upgraded driver’s seat is power-adjustable 10 ways with lumbar support, while the front passenger seat offers eight-way power adjustability. The XLE comes standard with second-row captain’s chairs and seating for seven, though you can opt for 60/40 split fold-flat second-row bench seating to hold up to eight passengers.

The XLE features 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels and silver-painted roof rails. Though it’s the same size as the LE, it feels larger thanks to the power tilt/slide moonroof with a sunshade. The XLE also features an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a HomeLink universal transceiver. The liftgate at this trim level offers hands-free functionality for the utmost convenience.


The XSE has a noticeably enhanced appearance with 20-inch black alloy wheels and an aggressively sporty mesh front grille, front bumper, and lower spoiler. The LED projector headlights feature bold black accents alongside LED-strip daytime running lights. The sleek twin-tip exhaust is an eye-catching accent beneath the gray metallic rear lower bumper and chrome-finished lower spoiler trim. The side rocker panels are color-keyed with a chrome-finished lower trim, while the roof rails are a sleek black.

You’ll enjoy a sportier ride experience in the XSE thanks to its sport-tuned MacPherson strut front suspension, complete with a stabilizer bar. Inside, the XSE features second-row captain’s chairs, so you get three-row seating accommodating up to seven passengers. Like the XLE, this trim has the option for a 12.3-inch multimedia touch screen. Also available is the 11-speaker JBL Premium Audio system.


In the Limited, the 12.3-inch multimedia touch screen comes standard with 11 JBL speakers with surround sound and Clari-Fi music restoration technology, powered by a whopping 1,200 watts. This trim adds the convenience of front and rear parking assist with automatic braking, and you can add a panoramic view monitor and backup camera complete with gridlines for full visibility behind your vehicle. The Limited’s heated power outside mirrors are enhanced with puddle lights and a handy power-folding feature. This trim features 20-inch chrome-finished wheels.

The Limited has three-row seating for up to eight passengers. The front and second-row seats are heated, ventilated, and trimmed in leather. The power-adjustable driver’s seat has a memory function to save your favorite settings, and a heated steering wheel provides a cozy driving experience even in winter. The Limited includes the same LED projector headlights and LED-strip daytime running lights as the XSE, with high-output LED lights.


The top-of-the-line Platinum seats up to seven passengers and has second-row captain’s chairs, so there’s ample room for everyone in the vehicle. You’ll enjoy a panoramic glass roof with sunshades and a front power tilt/slide moonroof. It rolls on 20-inch alloy wheels and features handy additions like rain-sensing windshield wipers. The LED projector headlights on this trim come with an adaptive front-lighting system and auto-leveling technology.

In addition to the 12.3-inch multimedia touch screen and 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster found on some lower trims, the Platinum also features a 10-inch color head-up display that projects details such as navigation instructions and speed onto the windshield. Cameras positioned throughout the vehicle offer a 360-degree view of the surroundings.

Find Your Next Toyota Highlander at Classic Toyota

Are you ready to experience the 2024 Toyota Highlander yourself? Schedule a test drive at Classic Toyota in Tyler, Texas, to see what this SUV is all about. Our knowledgeable team can help you compare all your options and find the best trim level for your needs. Whether you want all the perks or a budget-friendly base trim, we have what you want. Come and explore our inventory today.

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