Despite the fact that the current model is still considered to be one of the best models in the class, the Japanese manufacturer prepares a new version of the popular crossover. The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will come completely new, with significant changes in all aspects.

It will get a new platform, as well as a completely new aesthetics. The interior will be new as well, though we don’t expect much bigger changes in dimensions. Finally, count on a new powertrain. This time, a plug-in hybrid version is also expected to come.

Pros

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Upscale interior
  • Spacious cabin
  • Improved handling
  • Long list of safety features

Cons

  • Infotainment system could be better
  • Small cargo area with all seats in use

Exterior

The current generation is one of the rare Toyota models that still waits for a new TNGA platform. A new architecture will finally debut with the 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. With this change, you can count on significant improvements in ride quality, especially in terms of driving dynamics. Of course, count on a completely new look as well.

The testing model has been spotted on the road. However, it still wears a complete camouflage. Therefore, we can’t talk about the details. Still, we have no doubt that the new model will use the brand’s new design language, which debuted in new RAV4 and brand-new C-HR. This means far more attractive, cleaner look, especially at the front.

Interior

When it comes to interior design, we don’t expect any drastic changes. The 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will stick to the same layout, which in practice means three spacious rows of seatings. The current model still features some of the best cabins in the class.

So, we have no doubt that the 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will continue in the same way. Of course, count on a new dashboard design, with a tablet-like touchscreen and all other novelties that characterize new models of the world’s leading car brand.

Engine

The exact details about the 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid powertrain as still unavailable. The current model is one of the most economical SUVs in the class and we have no doubt that the new model will be even better. We are pretty sure that the new system will feature similar overall design, with a V6 engine and several electric motors.

The current system delivers around 306 horsepower and we count on a slight boost for this occasion. Also, the latest reports suggest we should see a plug-in hybrid version as well. Of course, a common gasoline model will come completely redesigned as well and compete with models such as VW Atlas, Subaru Ascent, Mazda CX-9 etc.

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, it probably won’t be much different compared to the current model, which starts at $37,000.