If you are considering the Toyota Highlander, you are not alone. This is one of the most popular Toyota crossovers right now, and for a variety of reasons. Its smooth, refined design, rewarding fuel economy, and comfortable ride are just a few of the reasons, but which trim exemplifies these advantages best?
Of the 10 trims, 4 are hybrid versions of existing trims. In that sense, you could view the Highlander as having 6 trims. The XLE with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) has attracted many buyers already, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right fit for everyone. The table below highlights some of the most important available or standard features of each of the 6 main trims.
|L||5 USB Ports||Smart Key System with Push-Button Start|
|LE (Hybrid LE)||LED Fog Lights||Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert|
|XLE (Hybrid XLE)||SofTex®-Trimmed Front and Second-Row Seats with Heated Front Seats||Qi-Compatible Wireless Charging|
|XSE||Twin-Tip Exhaust||20-Inch Machined-Face Alloy Wheels|
|Limited (Hybrid Limited)||Hands-Free Power Liftgate||JBL® Sound System with 11 Speakers and 1200-Watt Amplifier|
|Platinum (Hybrid Platinum)||Power Panoramic View Moonroof with Sunshade||12.3-Inch Touchscreen Display|
The 6 main trim levels offer a lot of variety for drivers. With everything in perspective, it makes sense that the XLE would be so popular because it delivers quality comfort and technology without reaching Limited or Platinum trim prices. Those who purchase the L trim won’t be disappointed by the level of technology available there either, but many will upgrade to the LE for improved safety technology. Those who love the automaker’s long partnership with JBL® audio should go straight to the Limited or Platinum trims to take advantage of one of the most powerful factory-installed sound systems on any crossover of any size.