2023 Toyota Highlander side looks

How Does the 2023 Toyota Highlander Perform?

2023 Toyota Highlander Performance Highlights  

Toyota SUV fans will be excited to know that the automaker’s ultra-popular three-row SUV, the Highlander, is back for the 2023 model year. This current model has plenty to offer in terms of comfort, styling, technology, and performance. The 2023 Highlander comes in eleven trim level options with hybrid and non-hybrid powertrains. All the models provide competent handling and a smooth ride. Continue reading this blog by J. Pauley Toyota in Ford Smith, AR, to learn more about the performance features of the 2023 Toyota Highlander.  


2023 Toyota Highlander exterior front look
2023 Toyota Highlander rear view

Performance Features of the 2023 Toyota Highlander  

Under the hood of the 2023 Highlander lies a standard 265-hp 2.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. This engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel or all-wheel drive system. If you go for the Hybrid model, you will get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors that generate a combined 243 horsepower. This hybrid model comes with a continuously variable transmission and either front0-wheel or all-wheel-drive. With the help of Toyota’s hybrid expertise, this powertrain offers something more fuel efficient than the standard model without compromising performance.   


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Other Key Performance Features of the 2023 Toyota Highlander  

Towing Capacity: Displaying power and smoothness, the 2023 Highlander’s new 2.4-Liter turbo engine helps it tow up to 5000-lb.   

Drive Modes: The 2023 Highlander has three distinctive driving modes that allow you to customize your vehicle’s driving dynamics to match your mood.  

Multi-Terrain Select: Offers you more capability; this SUV features Multi-Terrain Select on all-wheel-drive models. You can choose between four modes- Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, Snow, and Normal to enhance traction.  

Available Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD- This improves responsiveness and stability by sending up to 50 percent of the power to the rear and then distributing more power to the wheel that requires it the most.   


Read More: Learn More About 2023 Toyota Highlander


Buy a 2023 Toyota Highlander at J. Pauley Toyota  

If you are interested in the 2023 Toyota Highlander, stop by J. Pauley Toyota in Ford Smith, AR, and check out the vehicle. Contact our dealership’s team to get more information.   


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