The Highlander bundles up a useful list of standard features, even on base versions.
With the new year, the base "Highlander Grade" model adds standard keyless entry. It joins other gratis features like cloth seats, cruise control, power windows/locks/mirrors, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a CD player with an auxiliary jack.
The former Sport model now is supplanted by the Highlander SE. On top of the base model's standard features, the SE adds a USB port, satellite radio, and Bluetooth with audio streaming, along with leather seats in the first and second rows, a power driver seat, a power moonroof, fog lamps, and a power tailgate. A 3.5-inch LCD monitor appears atop its dash, too.
The Limited picks up leather-trimmed power seats, 19-inch wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, dual power front seats, and the Center Stow Seat, as well as woodgrain trim.
The Highlander Hybrid comes only in Base and Limited trim. The base Hybrid sports the gas-only version's features, with add-ons including UV-reducing glass and the 3.5-inch LCD display that shows its rearview camera's readouts. It also comes with Bluetooth, XM satellite radio and a USB port. The Hybrid Limited tops off the Highlander range with 19-inch wheels, more chrome trim, and a power liftgate.
Options on various models include a navigation system, real-time traffic, a towing package, and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.