A Complete Family SUV Packed with Modern Safety Technology: The 2022 Toyota Highlander

A Complete Family SUV Packed with Modern Safety Technology: The 2022 Toyota Highlander  - ORT

With its style, spaciousness, versatility, power, and convenience features, the Toyota Highlander should be in a class of its own. The mid-size SUV offers three rows of spacious seating and comes with a wide range of high-tech features to help keep your passengers entertained and also to keep you safe. Here is a look at the impressive and stunning 2022 Toyota Highlander.

Exterior Design

 The 2022 Highlander has a sleek and stylish exterior design. The large SUV is outlined with strong, sculpted lines and long, elegant curves, which help to prevent it from looking bulky and boxy.  

The black mesh grille with a sporty front bumper and lower spoiler help it to look more athletic. The Highlander also features sleek and slender LED headlights that align perfectly with the sculpted hood. There are also a pair of bright daytime running lamps that sit under the headlights. To help you get you on the road quickly during the cold winter months, the Highlander also comes standard with a windshield de-icer that eliminates the ice from your window in a timely manner. 

 Toyota Highlander Exterior Design - ORT

Interior Comfort and Style

 This three-row SUV comes standard with seating for up to eight people and offers a bench seat in both the second and the third row. However, you can choose to get the optional captain's chairs for the second row, which will help to provide seating for a total of seven people. Heated front seats and a three-zone automatic climate control system help to ensure that you and your passengers are able to stay at a comfortable temperature.   

There are also several luxurious standard features, which include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, reclining rear seats, and soft fabric seats. Also, to help keep you from burning up in the summer sun, the Highlander comes standard with High Solar Energy-Absorbing (HSEA) glass on the front side windows

Toyota Highlander Interior Features - ORT

Technology and Connectivity Features

The Highlander comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display that comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Siri eyes-free system. If you want a larger infotainment display, there is also an extra-large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display that is available. The larger display comes with all of the features that the 8-inch display offers, however, it also adds a powerful JBL sound system with 11 speakers to the mix.  

There is also a standard 4.2-inch color digital instrument cluster. The available 7-inch digital instrument cluster also comes with an available heads-up display for an added level of convenience. 

Toyota Highlander Technology and Connectivity Features - ORT

First-Class Safety Features

The 2022 Highlander will be the first vehicle in Canada to feature the innovative Toyota Safety Sense )TSS) 2.5+ system. This innovative system brings a host of driver-assist and additional safety features to your fingertips.   

The TSS 2.5+ System comes with the following features:

  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist 
  • Automatic High Beams 
  • Lane Tracing Assist 
  • Front-to-Front Risk Detection 
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 
  • Left Turn Intersection Support 
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Bicycle Detection 
  • Risk Avoidance System 

 While the TSS 2.5+ system comes standard on all Highlander models, that is not all of the safety features that come standard on this vehicle. Other safety features that you can find on all

2022 Highlander models include:

  • Reverse Camera 
  • Smart Stop Technology Anti-Lock Brakes 
  • Traction Control 
  • Vehicle Stability Control 
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution 
  • Brake Assist 
  • Engine Immobilizer  
  • Front and Side Curtain Airbags 
  • Driver and Passenger Airbags 
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System 

The Highlander also offers the Toyota Safety Sense Connect System. This system allows you to contact emergency services, including police, fire, and other emergency rescue agencies with just a push of a button. It also features a stolen vehicle locator,  roadside assistance and automatic collision notification. 

Impressive Power and Performance

The Highlander is equipped with a powerful and efficient engine and is also off-road ready. Here is a look at Highlander's impressive performance features. 

Engine and Horsepower

The Highlander comes standard with a 3.5-litre V6 double overhead cam gas-powered engine. The engine is paired to a Direct Shift-8AT 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission (ECT). This powerful engine is able to deliver up to 295 horsepower at 6600 rpm and 263 lb-ft of torque at 4700 rpm. 

Towing and Payload Capacity

 The Highlander's impressive engine also comes with an impressive towing and payload capacity rating. This SUV can tow up to 2,268 kg (5,000 lbs) and has a payload capacity of 775 kg (1,709 lbs). 

Off-Road Capability

 The Highlander is ready to tackle the toughest off-road trails. The vehicle has 203 mm (8-inch) ground clearance and comes with a Sport-tuned independent MacPherson strut front suspension with a stabilizer bar as well as a trailing-wishbone suspension. To help you navigate the roads with ease, electric power steering with a power-assisted rack-and-pinion. The Highlander can also stop on a dime thanks to the power-assisted, ventilated 13.3-inch front disc brakes and the solid 13.3-inch rear disc brakes.  

There is also an available Drive Mode Select (DMS) system that allows you to tackle a variety of terrains with just a turn of a dual. You can easily choose between Sport, Eco, EV, and Normal modes. 

Toyota Highlander Impressive Power and Performance- ORT

Test Drive the 2022 Toyota Highlander Today

The  2022 Toyota Highlander is a spacious, versatile, and well-equipped SUV. If you have any questions about this breathtaking vehicle, or you would like to schedule a test drive, please feel free to contact us today.

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