All 3 Toyota Grand Highlander Engine Options Side-by-Side (with Video)

How to choose the best 2024 Grand Highlander engine option.

The more I get to know 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander, the more I truly enjoy it.

This full three-row SUV has more cargo space and passenger space than Toyota Highlander. It is also smooth, quiet, and comfortable to drive. Grand Highlander is loaded with technology, features, and multimedia capabilities.

And you get to decide between three different trim levels and three different engine choices.

But how do you know what engine configuration to choose?

2024 Grand Highlander Trim Levels

If you are a Toyota fan, you should already be fairly familiar with the three available grades. Buyers can choose from XLE, Limited, and Platinum.

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Engines

Are you more comfortable buying a gasoline-only, a hybrid, or a Hybrid MAX? Those are your three engine options.

The gasoline Grand Highlander version is a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is matched with a direct shift 8-speed automatic transmission. It is offered in both front-wheel drive and dynamic torque control all-wheel drive.

Grand Highlander Hybrid consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with electric motor power. Look for an electronically-controlled continuous variable transmission and electronic on-demand all-wheel drive.

VIDEO: My comparison of Grand Highlander engines side-by-side

Hybrid MAX utilizes the 2.4-liter turbo four-cylinder along with electric motor power. Grand Highlander Hybrid MAX engine is matched up with a direct shift 6-speed automatic transmission and features standard full-time electronic all-wheel drive.

2024 Grand Highlander Power

Toyota Grand Highlander gasoline-only (2.4-liter turbo) owners will find their vehicles deliver 265 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. torque.

If you purchase a Grand Highlander Hybrid, you will have 245 total system horsepower to work with.

The one with the most power, and the one you might absolutely fall in love with, is the 2024 Grand Highlander Hybrid MAX. This produces 362 horsepower and a crazy 400 lb.-ft. torque.

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Configurations

Not all trim levels offer all three engine options. This availability list should help simplify the powertrain layout for you.


  • Gasoline-only
  • Hybrid


  • Gasoline-only
  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid MAX


  • Gasoline-only
  • Hybrid MAX

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander Price

Grand Highlander pricing can vary based on trim level, what engine you choose, and whether you want front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

XLE starts at $43,070, Limited begins at $47,860, and Platinum starts at $53,545.

The highest price point is Grand Highlander Platinum Hybrid MAX, and that has a factory MSRP of $58,125.

Time for Your Toyota Grand Highlander Comments

What engine choice is the best one for you and your family? Do you own a Grand Highlander 2024 yet, and if so, how do you like it so far (read about these owners’ buying stories)?

Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story.

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