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New Toyota Highlander Hybrid Bronze Trim Adds Mid-Century Modern Seats and More

Have you been dying for tufted seats and bronze rims? Your dreams have been answered.

Toyota is creating a new trim just above the XLE and just below Limited to its popular Highlander Hybrid line. The new trim level for ‘22 is called the Bronze Edition. It features two new exterior colors, Cement and Wind Chill. These are offset by the signature bronze-colored alloy wheels.

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Inside the big news is that Toyota is kicking it old-school with tufted SofTex-trimmed seats and an illuminated sill plate that announces your cool and special Highlander Hybrid trim to anyone who enters.

Standard features of the new Bronze trim will include:
-Height/tilt power passenger seat adjustments
-Hands-free power liftgate
-Rain-sensing wipers
-Digital rearview mirror
-1500W power outlet
-Puddle lamps with Highlander logo
-In-dash ambient lighting
-Driver seat memory with 10-way power seat
-LED-strip Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

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Mechanically, there are no changes to the Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition. Toyota plans to offer the trim in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. Check your local dealer for inventory before you head out. The trim is just for 2022 model year Highlander Hybrids which will be arriving in the coming months.

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