Is the 2023 Highlander Platinum Trim Worth Nearly $50,000?

The Toyota Highlander is a fantastic SUV that comfortably seats seven people and sells well. But we understand; it's a little... basic.

 Up until you upgrade to the $49,075 Platinum trim, it remains plain. But the crucial query to consider is: Is the Highlander Platinum a $50,000 experience?

The Calligraphy version of the Palisade, which costs $49,200, may provide some more, though, as you 

can see if you glance across the street at the Hyundai dealership. A more potent 290-horsepower V6 and many of the same amenities are available in the Hyundai.

 A head-up display, a large digital gauge cluster, and Hyundai's Remote Smart Parking Assist,

 which enables hands-free parking, are all included. 

 A 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is also included from Hyundai.