2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front: original test
Side: updated test

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)
Standard system
Superior
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)
Standard system
Superior

Seat belts & child restraints

LATCH ease of use

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2024 models

Tested vehicle: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander XLE 4-door 4wd

The Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX were introduced for the 2024 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the driver-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but rolled around the left side, allowing the head to move toward the gap in coverage between the frontal and side curtain airbags.

The driver's space was maintained reasonably well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN2308
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Footrest (cm) 5
Left toepan (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 8

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN2308
Head
HIC-15 112
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm) 30
Maximum Nij 0.38
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 3.5
Right 1.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 7
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 1
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.69
Right 0.57
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.3
Right 2.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 92
Right 62

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2024 models

Tested vehicle: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander XLE 4-door 4wd

The Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX were introduced for the 2024 model year. Passenger-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2024 Grand Highlander conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP2318
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 9
Footrest (cm) 7
Right toepan (cm) 6
Center toepan (cm) 4
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 6
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Upper dash (cm) 10
Right lower dash (cm) 8

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP2318
Head
HIC-15 62
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 17
Maximum Nij 0.24
Chest maximum compression (mm) 16
Femur (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 5.4
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 9
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.29
Right 0.53
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.9
Right 0.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 47
Right 58

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP2318
Head
HIC-15 71
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Femur (kN)
Left 1.0
Right 0.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.28
Right 0.40
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 1.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 36
Right 43

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2024 models

Tested vehicle: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander XLE 4-door 4wd

The Toyota Grand Highlander and Lexus TX were introduced for the 2024 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2024 Grand Highlander conducted by Toyota as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF2317
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 7
Center (cm) 6
Right (cm) 6
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 3
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 5
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF2317
Head
HIC-15 309
Peak gs at hard contact no data
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Extension bending moment (Nm) 23
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 1.4
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.39
Maximum tibia index - right 0.40
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right 66

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side: updated test

Rating applies to 2024 models

Tested vehicle: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander XLE 4-door 4wd

The Toyota Grand Highlander and the Lexus TX were introduced for the 2024 model year. Side 2.0 ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test of a 2024 Grand Highlander conducted by Toyota as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS2340
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -21.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS2340
Head
HIC-15 38
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 9
Lateral force (kN) 0.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 17
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.86
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.27
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 4.7

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS2340
Head
HIC-15 143
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.3
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 17
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 28
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.72
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.31
Pelvis
Combined force (kN) 2.0

How the side crash test is conducted

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual left and gradual right curves and fair on the sharp right and sharp left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2024 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 130.9 m None
Straightaway left edge 71.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 84.7 m 50.0%
250m radius left curve, left edge 69.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 64.7 m 101.1%
150m radius left curve, left edge 58.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 142.2 m
Straightaway left edge 130.1 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 83.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 80.3 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 63.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 62.3 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (day)

System details

  • standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0

Overall evaluation

This rating applies to all 2024 models

Superior
Superior

Crossing child

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision. A warning was issued 2.1 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-pedestrian (night)

System details

  • standard Toyota Safety Sense 3.0

Overall evaluation

Includes high-beam assist credit

This rating applies to all 2024 models
Superior
Superior

Crossing adult

  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.

Parallel adult

  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 37 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision when using its high beams and a warning was issued 2 seconds before impact. When using its low beams, this vehicle avoided a collision and a warning was issued 1.8 seconds before impact.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2024 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim XLE
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 3 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim XLE
Seat type leatherette
1 3 6 4 5
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
4
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
5
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) -2-0
Force (lbs) 7
Clearance angle (degrees) 86
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 87
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 9
Clearance angle (degrees) 86
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 7
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 32

5

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 33

4

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 80
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated