You Will Love this New Upgrade for 2022 Toyota Highlander
When vehicles change model years, manufacturers often look for ways to make them better. Even though it might not be redesigned or even slightly refreshed each year, a vehicle may get one or two new features to keep things fresh.
In this case, I will tell you about something new coming to one of our favorite family road trip vehicles.
2022 Toyota Highlander Changes
Toyota recently issued a press release announcing the launch of the new Highlander Bronze Edition. Actually, it is offered only as a hybrid, so it will officially be called 2022 Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition.
So that is one change. Another is a color switch from Blizzard Pearl to Wind Chill Pearl, which will make 2022 Highlander brighter and even more eye-catching.
But it is in this press release where I learned something else new coming to 2022 Toyota Highlander. Really it was more of an afterthought in the whole statement.
One of those “blink and you will miss it” lines.
Toyota Highlander will now have a power passenger seat that can be adjusted for height. Whoa dude. This is big.
2022 Highlander Seating
Here is the part of the Highlander press release that caught my eye. But only after reading it a couple times. I missed it the first read-through.
“The Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition is also a glimpse into new offerings for 2022 Highlander, overall. This includes height/tilt power passenger seat adjustments, which will also be standard on 2022 Highlander XLE and above.”
So it looks as if all 2022 Highlander trims that are XLE and up (including Highlander Hybrid trims) will have this addition.
This is one of those additions that will prove to be small but impactful for many passengers.
I cannot tell you how many comments I have received over time from my “Toyotajeff” YouTube channel viewers about this very subject. But it is a lot. It really is.
Something to the effect of “Jeff, when will Toyota allow front seat passengers to move their seats up and down?”
And I completely agree.
All passengers want to be comfortable on road trips. This includes people who are taller, shorter, and who have average height. Basically, everyone.
So now, 2022 Toyota Highlander accommodates all front seat passengers, including both driver and co-pilot. Extra comfort. And this will go a long way on road trips.
My wife bought a 2021 Highlander Limited (in Moon Dust color) six months ago, and I wish this feature was included in her car. Now I am a little jealous of what 2022 Highlander buyers will be getting.
Time for Your Toyota Highlander Comments
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Do you think this new height-adjustable power passenger seat is important? Would you want this in your current vehicle (if it does not have it already)?
And how about that new Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition?
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