2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Pros and Cons

2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Pros and Cons


After a few years past, I finally reunited with the Toyota Highlander.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum, the top-of-the-line trim level for the Highlander Hybrid SUV, had increased in size and added more space and features.

2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Exterior


This heavy-duty 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum is excellent for large families needing a reliable vehicle to fit their everyday needs.  


2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum 12.3in Infotainment Screen and Steering Wheel


Its sleek design and advanced technology make it a top contender in the hybrid SUV market. The Platinum trim level offers many luxurious features, including a panoramic moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats, and a JBL premium audio system.


2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Front and Second Row Seats


I tested the Toyota Highlander for a week, using it for my daily driving routine around town, and it exceeded my expectations.  While driving the Highlander, I felt the same power as driving a Sequoia and 4Runner, just that the Highlander has faster acceleration.

Check out the Pros and Cons of the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum:



Pros

2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum 123-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System


1. 12.3-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System: The infotainment system is more prominent in the higher-trim model.  It has a cleaner, minimalistic design that makes navigating apps and features more accessible.


2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Exterior Side View


2. Stylish, Unique Design: The 2023 Highlander Hybrid Platinum features a more muscular appearance than the 2020 model, with a sleeker, modern design that exudes strength and power.  The exterior boasts a bolder grille, sharper lines, and accent chrome, giving the SUV a premium look.

3. Fuel Efficiency:  You know me, I'm always about saving money at the pump and also spending less time at the gas station.  The hybrid powertrain allows you to achieve an impressive fuel economy of up to 36 mpg combined, saving you money on gas in the long run.


2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Front Passenger Seat


4. Advanced Safety Features: Toyota offers a range of advanced safety features to keep drivers safe and passengers, including blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking assist, panoramic view monitoring, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking.


2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum 2nd and 3rd Row Seats


5. Comfortable Interior: The Highlander Hybrid Platinum can comfortably accommodate up to 7 passengers.  The leather-trimmed seating can be heated or cooled for added comfort on hot or cold days.  The captain's chair in the second row is perfect for stretching out and relaxing.


Cons

1. Price: The Highlander Hybrid Platinum is the high-end model, with a starting price of $50,000, which may be too expensive for some buyers.  However, the base model starting at $36,000, is just as good as the Platinum trim.


2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Cargo Trunk


2. Limited Space for Third Row and Cargo:  Although the SUV is spacious, the third-row seats may be tight for adults but work perfectly for children.  When the third-row seats are up, the cargo area is limited, making it hard to haul a lot of cargo.

3. Wait Times: Due to its popularity, purchasing a 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum can take over a month due to a shortage.

Overall the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum is a versatile and reliable SUV that perfect for anyone's lifestyle.  


2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Front Grille


This top-notch vehicle impressed me so much that I went to my local dealership and reserved this model for myself!  I am now the proud owner of a 2023 Toyota Highlander Platinum, minus the Hybrid powertrain.  Since I work from home and don't drive a lot, I didn't need a hybrid.


2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum Front Row Seats


It's best to reserve the vehicle now due to the wait time. The wait time is longer if you're interested in the 2024 Grand Highlander.

Visit your nearby dealership to test drive the 2023 Highlander and 2024 Grand Highlander.

Make sure to check out these other Toyota vehicles I reviewed and recommend.



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