The Toyota Highlander comes back for 2022, continuing its reputation as a dependable and powerful midsize SUV. The 2022 Toyota Highlander is available in various trims and combinations to cater to a wide demographic. Since its debut, the 2022 Toyota Highlander has received rave reviews for its performance, technology features, external accent lines, interior components, safety technology, and fuel efficiency rating. The 2022 Toyota Highlander, based on its overall scores, is in a solid position to win its segment, beating over Kia Telluride, Mazda CX-9, and Hyundai Palisade. If you want to test drive the 2022 Toyota Highlander, head to Baierl Toyota in Mars, PA. Keep scrolling to know about the engine specifications and safety tech of the new Highlander.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander is available with either a hybrid or a gasoline engine. The hybrid powertrain is a 2.5-liter L4HV Double Overhead Cam (DOHC) 16-valve unit, while the gasoline one is a 3.5-liter V6 DOHC 24-valve engine. The former can produce up to 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque, while the latter can produce up to 243 combined net horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. The 2022 Highlander's hybrid engine uses an Electronically-Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission system to transmit power to the wheels. The gasoline engine uses a Direct Shift-8AT 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic gearbox to achieve the same results. The Highlander offers excellent gas mileage as well. The hybrid trims offer 35 MPG combined, and the ones with the gasoline engine get 20/27/23 MPG city/highway/combined.
The NHTSA evaluates the Toyota Highlander for 2022 as a safe and dependable SUV with an excellent overall rating. Low-Light Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert, Steering Assist, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, and Automatic High Beams are some standard safety features with the SUV.