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2024 Grand Highlander is all-new for Toyota, as the name suggests it's bigger than the Highlander and slots beneath the larger Sequoia. The Grand Highlander shares powertrains with its namesake while borrowing a performance-oriented turbocharged hybrid from the Lexus RX and Toyota Crown. We share our first impressions of the Grand Highlander, its driving dynamics, the HybridMAX engine, controls, and if the bigger size will help Toyota to stave off competition from the redesigned Honda Pilot and the new Mazda CX-90, as well as against current formidable competition from the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride. Also, we discuss whether removing doors on a Jeep Wrangler or the Ford Bronco is safe.




00:00 - Introduction

00:16 - First Impressions: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

01:16 - Engine Options

03:28 - Highlander vs. The Grand Highlander

06:44 - The Size

09:36 - Interior Styling

11:46 - Controls

13:06 - Driving Characteristics

16:25 - Toyota’s 3-row SUV lineup

19:42 - Question: Is it safe to drive a Jeep Wrangler or Ford Bronco without any doors?




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