2023 Toyota Highlander in Hamilton, ON

Toyota Highlander at Upper James Toyota

The ultimate family SUV, a home away from home for your friends and family, the 2023 Toyota Highlander features all you could ever want from a modern vehicle. Whether that be versatile seating for your favourite people on earth, the latest connected features to connect you to them when not on board, or slick design features that ensure it stays a cut above the competition, the Highlander contains it all. Interested in learning more? Our Upper James Toyota team would love to introduce you to this terrific Toyota SUV option. So follow along and learn all of the top highlights of the 2023 Highlander.

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Exterior Features

Bold Design

Power not only comes from the Highlander’s engine, but from its perfectly sculpted design as well, which highlights the bold features of the SUV for not only style but also to stabilize it out on the road and promote the best in aerodynamics.

Colour Options

Colour choice is an important part of buying a vehicle and one that you’ll want to get right to appease all in your family. Luckily the 2023 Highlander features a variety of choices that is sure to include a favourite you can all agree on. Choose from the following:

  • Wind Chill Pearl
  • Magnetic Grey Metallic
  • Cement
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Moon Dust
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Blueprint
Dimensions: 2023 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD
Length (mm/in) 4,951 / 194.9
Width (mm/in) 1,931 / 76.0
Height (mm/in) 1,730 / 68.1
Wheelbase (mm/in) 2,850 / 112.2
Ground Clearance (mm/in) 203 / 8.0
Approach Angle (degrees) 18
Departure Angle (degrees) 23

Interior Design

Driver Command Centre

The 2023 Highlander is truly a command centre on wheels, especially highlighted around the driver. For the driver, there exists a ton of luxury features to keep you comfortable and in control, with an adjustable and heated seat, simple access to the centre console, available heated steering wheel, wireless charging and more.

Seating for 7 & 8

Bring all aboard with 7- or 8-person seating. The differentiation comes with the XSE and Platinum trims available with 2nd row Captains’ Chairs. The other models feature a 2nd row bench to reach 8-passenger seating.

Cargo Space

Of course, this being a versatile SUV, it’s not just about the people onboard but also the ability to store cargo as well. From 60/40 split fold-flat 3rd row seats to the fold-flat second-row seats, feel free to adjust your Highlander as you see fit to adapt to your needed cargo requirements.

Dimensions: 2023 Toyota Highlander
Headroom (front) (mm/in) 1,046 / 41.2
Headroom (rear) (mm/in) 1,001 / 39.4
Headroom (3rd seat) (mm/in) 918 / 36.1
Legroom (front) (mm/in) 1,066 / 42.0
Legroom (rear) (mm/in) 1,042 / 41.0
Legroom (3rd seat) (mm/in) 702 / 27.6
Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in) 1,498 / 59.0
Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in) 1,490 / 58.7
Shoulder Room (3rd seat) (mm/in) 1,397 / 55.0
Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft) 453 / 16.0
Seating Capacity8


Connected Services

Connected Services by Toyota provides the best technology to keep you and your passengers safe and connected. The LE has Audio Plus, with Safety Connect and SiriusXM satellite radio. The XLE and XSE step it all up with Remote and Service Connect.

12.3-inch Touchscreen Display

The Platinum trim of the Highlander features one of the biggest screen sizes available in the segment. How does a 12.3-inch display in your vehicle sound? Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? This large size allows for even easier operation, and provides a larger view screen for drivers and passengers.

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Apple or Android, no matter the phone you have, you’ll be able to easily connect it to the Highlander to mirror your choice apps and enjoy your smartphone functionality on the display screen in your vehicle.


Engine Power

An available 3.5L 295 horsepower V6 engine combines to deliver the best of both worlds with top tier performance and efficiency. Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence works with the 8-speed automatic transmission to provide an incredibly responsive drive that is smart on fuel.

Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD

This Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system is a first for Toyota and ready for you to take full advantage of. It works by sending 50% of torque to the rear wheels and then to the wheel that requires the most power to hold up over rough terrain and unruly weather. When that extra work isn’t needed, that power goes to the front wheels to maintain that excellent fuel efficiency.

Multi Terrain Select

Driving a Highlander means there’s good reason to believe you’ll be attacking a variety of road conditions and environments. Available Multi-Terrain Select features four modes of Mud & Sand, Rock & Dirt, Snow and Normal to meet the traction requirements at hand.

Specifications: 2023 Toyota Highlander
Engine 3.5L V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Horsepower 295
Towing Capacity (kg/lbs) 2,268 / 5,000
Payload (kg/lbs) 715 / 1,576
Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km) 11.8 / 8.6 / 10.3


Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+

Drive the 2023 Highlander and know that it’s the first Toyota in Canada to feature the new Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ system. New additions include intersection awareness support, curve speed navigation and emergency steering assist. Other features include:

  • Pre-Collision System (with Pedestrian Detection & Bicycle Detection)
  • Lane Departure Alert (with Steering Assist)
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (with Curve Speed Management)
  • Left Turn Intersection Support

8 Airbags

As advanced as the Highlander is in new technology-focused safety systems, the traditional airbag system has been heavily focused on as well. The 2023 Highlander’s airbags are dual  stage for the driver/passenger, driver knee, passenger seat and side curtain airbags cover all three rows for superior safety.

Rear Cross Traffic Braking

Rear Cross Traffic Braking is a crucial part of reversing. This system will let you know of any vehicles approaching when backing up and will even initiate the brakes if it thinks a collision may occur.

What’s New on the 2023 Toyota Highlander?

The gas version of the Highlander doesn’t see any major changes for the 2023 year, as the still recent 2023 model SUV saw a full-scale redesign. On the hybrid side of things, the new Bronze Edition presents a unique take on this dynamic SUV, with unique detailing and design accents.

2023 Toyota Highlander Trim Levels

2022 Toyota Highlander LE front side view


Starting at $44,750*

– 3.5L 6-cylinder Direct Injection engine
– Backup camera
– Audio Plus
– Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+

Browse LE AWD Inventory
2022 Toyota Highlander XLE front side view


Starting at $47,650*

– Softex seats
– Audio Plus with remote
– 3-zone independent automatic climate control
– Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive

Browse XLE AWD Inventory
2022 Toyota Highlander XSE front side view


Starting at $49,950*

– 20-inch alloy wheels
– Heated steering wheel
– 2nd row Captain’s Chairs
– Sport-tuned suspension

Browse XSE AWD Inventory
2022 Toyota Highlander Limited front side view

Limited AWD

Starting at $53,190*

– Premium Audio with remote
– 20-inch Chrome Clad alloy wheels
– JBL Surround Sound System
– Leather seats

Browse Limited AWD Inventory
2022 Toyota Highlander Platinum front side view

Platinum AWD

Starting at $55,490*

– Platinum exterior and interior design
– Platinum 20-inch alloy wheels
– Head-up display
– Rain-sensing wipers

Browse 2023 Highlander Inventory

Upper James Toyota wants you to drive home satisfied with your purchase, and inquiring about the 2023 Highlander is the first step toward finding a vehicle that you’ll love to drive day in and day out. Contact our team with any outstanding questions you have on this SUV, or to start the buying process, today.