This time around, shop for a family vehicle that hits all its marks like the 2022 Toyota Highlander. This crossover midsize SUV scores big with its drivers and passengers because of its spacious interior, trendy infotainment, and plentiful safety options.
Arlington Toyota has written up this model review so our drivers can stay tuned to see what the Highlander has to offer.
If you live near Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows, Illinois, here’s your chance to learn more, including how to schedule a test drive.
The 2022 Toyota Highlander does everything it can to accommodate your riders. Because of this, each Highlander model comes with an interior that specializes in space.
Get a glimpse by checking the cabin dimensions:
Headroom (1st row/2nd row/3rd row)
41.2 inches/39.4 inches/36.1 inches
Legroom (1st row/2nd row/3rd row)
42 inches/41 inches/27.7 inches
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row/2nd row/3rd row)
84.3 cubic feet/48.4 cubic feet/16 cubic feet
7 to 8 passengers
Each model provides the option to seat up to eight passengers at a time. This is thanks to the model’s optional third-row seating. Each rider will receive at least 36.1 inches of legroom wherever they take their seat. Front passengers receive the most, with 41.2 inches to stretch their legs during those long drives.
These dimensions make the Highlander an adult- and kid-friendly ride. Now, you can pack in your friend group for a weekend trip up to Lake Michigan or choose your Highlander for your next family road trip.
Speaking of packing, that should be no problem with the Highlander. Access the maximum 84.3 cubic feet of space by folding down all seats. This is great for big-move projects like transporting pieces of furniture or large boxes. When all your seats are upright, you still receive 16 cubic feet to store your luggage, equipment, groceries, and more.
Give your passengers something to look at by decorating your interior just how you like it. Choose the XSE model and check out the available red and black leather-trimmed seats with red stitching accents. Or choose the Platinum model and choose from other interior colors like:
The Toyota Highlander starts off its base model with a ton of standard infotainment. This includes an 8-inch touchscreen, six audio speakers, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Higher trim levels offer impressive upgrades, including a 12.3-inch touchscreen to access your driver and media settings. Then upgrade your audio with the available 11-speaker JBL® audio system. Pair this surround-sound system with your favorite playlist and receive a crisp, concert-like sound.
Finally, get where your need to go with an available navigation system. This system is designed to keep drivers up to date on directions by providing you with current road data, alternate routes, saved locations, and more. Plan your entire trip before pulling out the driveway.
The Toyota Highlander has safety features that help protect and assist drivers as they travel. This includes braking systems designed to improve your response time and avoid minor backup collisions. Some available features to look forward to are:
These systems send visual and audible alerts and can even automatically apply brakes when necessary. When you're on the road, stay informed about the vehicles around you with the available Blind Spot Monitor (BSM). Not to mention each Highlander comes with a standard safety suite called Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS 2.5+).
This suite comes with several different safety features that play defense as you drive and are intelligently programmed to think one step ahead.
There’s still so much to experience with the 2022 Toyota Highlander. Schedule a tour of this model with one of our Arlington Toyota team members. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about this reliable lineup.
We welcome drivers near Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Rolling Meadows, IL, to contact us or swing by for a visit and see our current Highlander inventory.