Toyota’s Solution: 2024 Grand Highlander


For those who have ever attempted to squeeze into the back seat of a three-row SUV, you know how uncomfortable it can be. The third row of a standard SUV is typically reserved for children or for adults who don't mind being cramped for the long haul. However, automaker Toyota has taken notice of this problem and is offering a solution with the 2024 Grand Highlander. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what makes the Grand Highlander different from its predecessor, the Highlander, and how this new three-row SUV may change the game for those seeking spacious and comfortable third row seating.


First, it should be noted that the Grand Highlander is not simply a stretched out version of the Highlander. The Grand Highlander boasts a four-inch longer wheelbase, about four inches longer in overall length, and two inches taller and wider, giving it a more sizable appearance. More importantly, however, this means a bigger interior that provides enough room for every passenger to sit comfortably, especially those in the rear.


During our test drive in Kona, we spent some time in the third row and were amazed at the spaciousness and comfort it offered. While most automakers claim their third-row seating can fit adults, the reality is often far from that promise, with only children or small adults fitting comfortably. However, with the Grand Highlander, this is not a problem. The third row of the Grand Highlander offers ample head and legroom and doesn't make you feel cramped or claustrophobic like in some of its competitors.

Another standout feature of the Grand Highlander is the inclusion of USB-C ports located in the backseat, ensuring that passengers are able to charge their devices easily. With today's generation always on the go and the increased use of technology, this is a welcomed addition and shows that Toyota is indeed keeping up with the times and its customers' needs.


Furthermore, the Grand Highlander comes equipped with Toyota's Safety Sense 2.5 suite, which includes features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking. Safety should always be a top priority for any driver, and the Grand Highlander delivers in this area, providing reassurance for families on the road.


One more thing worth mentioning is the fact that the Grand Highlander does not sacrifice style for functionality. While the goal was to make a larger version of the Highlander to provide more space, Toyota made sure that the Grand Highlander had its own unique and sophisticated look. From its bold front grille to its sleek lines, the Grand Highlander is sure to turn heads on the road.


In conclusion, the introduction of the 2024 Grand Highlander is a game-changer for those seeking a three-row SUV with ample space and comfort for all passengers. Toyota has taken notice of the issues with third-row seating and has provided a solution with the Grand Highlander. With its sizable interior, USB-C ports, safety features, and stylish appearance, the Grand Highlander is sure to make waves in the SUV market. As Toyota continues to cater to its customers' needs, the Grand Highlander may pave the way for even more innovative and spacious SUVs to come.

November 24, 2023
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