Get to Know the 2020 Highlander
Toyota listened to its customer base and delivered the 2020 Highlander. With that, it is the 4th generation of an already outstanding line of midsize SUVs. Before you take a test drive, we’d love for you to know a few things about this vehicle.
What’s the performance like?
The 2020 Highlander uses a 3.5 L V6, putting out 295 horsepower, and enjoying 20 MPG in the city, and 27 MPG on the highway. With that, it is all about smooth shifting with an automatic 8-speed transmission with 4WD and 2WD capabilities, and hybrid options. The hybrid model’s total system produces 240 horsepower to get you where you need to go.
Note that this model of highlander comes with the start/stop feature, turning your engine off while waiting at stoplights, and smoothly turning it on again, saving you fuel. Also, this vehicle has the ability to seat 8 comfortably, and a tow package with a capacity of up to 5,000 lbs for hauling when you need it.
Have you heard of TNGA?
As with other new Toyota models, the latest TNGA platform technology has been implemented in the 2020 Highlander. This means the SUV’s frame is lighter, with more space inside the vehicle, and minimal noise while driving. For example, the vehicle as a whole is a little over two inches longer, with that added space being enjoyed in the cargo area.
Why is the 2020 Toyota Highlander so safe?
The 2020 Highlander comes with the standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.0. These features include the following:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD)
- Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
- Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA)
- Automatic High Beam (AHB)
- Lane Tracing Assist (LTA)
- Road Sign Assist (RSA)
All models also come with LED headlights for optimal safety and complement the sleek, new body style.
What about the interior?
Getting safely to your destination is the priority, but comfort and convenience while getting there, have not been overlooked. The new 2020 Highlander comes in five models with various options to find the one that fits your lifestyle. Every model comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities to connect your device to your vehicle. Some models even include wireless charging in the center console or a panoramic moonroof. Three-zone automatic climate control is also enjoyed in all of our models.
Whether you need more space for passengers or luggage, stow away back seats are easy to put up or takedown. For example, entering the back seats is a one-handed job. Toyota also seems to have thought of everything from multiple USB ports, to a broad, durable landing pad that catches dirt from muddy cleats, sand or snow when entering the back seats. Don’t forget that you can also say goodbye to fingerprints with soft touch and matte black finishes used throughout the vehicle.
Schedule a time to test drive, or visit the dealership, to experience the 2020 Highlander in person.