The New 2020 Toyota Highlander Redesign: Release Date, Specs, & Photos

June 12th, 2019 by

The 2020 Toyota Highlander will be in the U.S market this winter 2019 and the Hybrid version in February 2020 launching the first model of the fourth generation. It is now 2.4 inches longer than its predecessor and will employ an athletic profile with a family-friendly cabin. This model is fully redesigned, now launching a more spacious third row which designed especially for kids. It holds 8 passengers; however, it can be reduced to 7 when you opt for second-row Captain’s Chairs. This substantial look is not only special and at the forefront of cutting edge, but also carries the best technology.

2020 Toyota Highlander

Technology Specs

Toyota, one of the few Apple CarPlay holdouts, finally gives buyers an alternative to its audible, proprietary Entune™ software with the new Highlander. The 2020 model will offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in addition to Waze and Amazon Alexa. Toyota Highlander models employ an 8-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system while Toyota Highlander Platinum12.3 inch Toyota Entune™ for a more comfortable and friendly way to enjoy a touchscreen. Its technology is well represented in the outside as well. Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 has automatic emergency braking with its Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection. Also, lane keeping and centering assist with its Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. In addition, Automatic high beams and road sign detection are now added to this fourth generation. As well as, Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Drive Mode Select and Rear Driveline Disconnect.

2020 Toyota Highlander Side View

Description of its Performance and Price

This eight-speed automatic transmission 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine holds 22 miles per gallon. Meanwhile, the Hybrid version employs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with dual electric motors to make 240 total horsepower Hybrid holding 34 miles per gallon. Its Navigation systems have a predictive driving function that can learn a driver’s regular habits and routes. The price of the regular Highlander starts in the mid 30 thousand and increases a couple of thousand dollars if a hybrid version is chosen.

2020 Highlander Panel

Characteristics and Photos of its Exteriors & Cargo Space and Endurance

The Highlander’s optional all-wheel drive also gets an update, with the base system capable of splitting engine torque to the front and rear wheels equally. The regular model will be available in five trim grades L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum, and the Hybrid entries will be available in four trim levels LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum. The new Highlander 2020 holds up to 73.3 cubic feet of cargo space and more legroom for the third row thanks to the expansion that was created for this fourth generation. Also, with the rear seats laid flat can tow up to 5,000 pounds of cargo. Furthermore, the Highlander’s optional all-wheel drive also gets an update, with the base system capable of splitting engine torque to the front and rear wheels equally. Finally, it will carry chrome trim and 20-inch alloy wheels with an upgrade to Limited and Platinum grades. The new 2020 Toyota Highlander will have a more sculpted body and glossy exterior styling, it will be stunning. The regular Highlander debuts in December 2019, while the hybrid Highlander will be in the market in February 2020.

2020 Highlander Cargo

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