Oct 2022

Toyota Highlander to Swap out V-6

Toyota Motor Corp. will change the engine on its three-row Highlander crossover for the 2023 model year from a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 to a turbocharged I-4 to improve its emissions. The engine change will not impact Highlander’s fuel efficiency (25 Combined MPG, 36 MPG for Hybrid variant), but will result in an estimated 50% reduction in nitrogen oxides emissions and improved carbon dioxide emissions.

The new turbocharged 2.4-liter I-4 is rated at 265 hp and 310 pound-feet of torque, compared to the outgoing V-6’s rating of 295 hp and 263 pound-feet of torque.

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