2022 Toyota Highlander Adds More Content, Welcomes Hybrid-Only Bronze Edition


The fourth-generation crossover is available to purchase from $35,205 for the front-wheel-drive L grade. All-wheel drive bumps up the sticker price to $36,805 excluding destination charge and optional extras. The LE, XLE, SXE, Limited, and Platinum round off the list of trim levels, which temporarily welcomes the Hybrid Bronze Edition FWD and AWD grades.

Essentially a visual package as previously stated, the Bronze Edition can be yours from $43,880 and $45,480 sans taxes. What do you get for your hard-earned bucks? “Designed with sophistication in mind” according to the press release, this fellow can be specified in Cement, Wind Chill Pearl, or Midnight Black Metallic with bronze-colored accents both inside and out.

The 18-inch bronze wheels are complemented by lots of bronze interior stitching, illuminated sills, and SofTex-trimmed seats with fabric inserts. Unique floor mats and cargo mats embroidered with a special bronze logo also need to be mentioned, along with goodies from the Highlander XLE.

More specifically, customers are offered standard features like a 10-way power driver seat with memory, in-dash ambient lighting, puddle lamps with the Highlander logo, 1,500-watt/120-volt power outlets for camping equipment and other whatnots, rain-sensing wipers, a hands-free power tailgate, and a digital rearview mirror. For 2022, every single trim level also flaunts the TSS 2.5+ active safety features like full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control and the pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.

XLE and higher trim levels further boast an eight-way power passenger seat, and Wind Chill Pearl replaces Blizzard Pearl in the exterior color palette. If fuel economy is very high on your priorities list, 36 miles per gallon (6.5 liters per 100 kilometers) is the combined rating for the front-wheel-drive hybrid. Opting for all-wheel drive results in 35 mpg (6.7 l/100 km), which still is pretty amazing for a mid-size crossover with three-row seating.