Red 2022 Toyota Highlander carrying two bikes. What are the performance ratings?

Where Do the Performance Ratings of the 2022 Toyota Highlander Stand?

2022 Toyota Highlander Performance Ratings

After a near-complete facelift for its 2020 rendition, the Toyota Highlander established the bar for three-row SUVs. Even though the 2022 Highlander looks similar to its predecessors, it offers enhanced comfort, a smoother ride, and more powerful engine specs. At Baierl Toyota in Mars, PA, SUV enthusiasts can test drive the new 2022 Toyota Highlander. Continue reading to find more about the performance ratings of the 2022 Toyota Highlander.

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Interior of a 2022 Toyota Highlander

Starting at $35,205, the 2022 Toyota Highlander comes in 11 different trims – XLE, Hybrid XLE, XSE, L, LE, Bronze Edition, Hybrid LE, Limited, Platinum, Hybrid Limited, and Hybrid Platinum. These options empower you with the customization and the opportunity to drive home the Highlander that suits best your daily driving requisites.

Front view of a gray 2022 Toyota Highlander

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Is the Engine Powerful?

The hybrid variants of the Toyota Highlander for 2022 come with a 2.5-liter L4HV DOHC 16-valve D-4S injection Atkinson-cycle hybrid with Dual VVT-iE engine that provides 243 net horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid engine achieves 35 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highways, and 35 mpg combined.

The gasoline versions of the 2022 Toyota Highlander come standard with a 3.5-liter V-6 DOHC 24-valve D-4S injection Atkinson-cycle-capable gasoline engine with Dual VVT-i and a Stop and Start System. The engine produces 295 horsepower at 6600 RPM and 263 lb-ft of torque at 4700 RPM. An eight-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission distributes the engine output to all four wheels on the 2022 Highlander. At its best, the 2022 Toyota Highlander offers an impressive fuel economy rating of 20 MPG within city limits, 27 MPG highway, and 23 MPG combined.