2020 Toyota Highlander – Highlander is a midsize SUV type. In 2019, the Highlander now ranks as the 6th best SUV according to USNews. The advantages of this car are its elegant interior design and powerful performance. Passengers also cannot hear outside noise at all because 2020 Toyota Highlander material is made from premium quality material.

Following introducing the third row, the Highlander not just expanded in proportions, on the other hand, is additionally currently the best-selling retail product inside the market since 2016. Today, the fourth-generation of the standard SUV delivers a brand new standard of a bold, exclusive model into a foundation designed on quality, safety, durability, comfort, and reliability established by its predecessors.

Toyota Highlander 2020 increases all elements while dealing with an impressive brand-new design focus that mixes a strong SUV reputation with classy outlining. And now the manufacturer brings the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander to the public. Read our reviews of 2020 Highlander redesign like its design, engine, pricing and release date.

The article is all about the new Toyota’s 3-row midsize SUV and brings your attention to the full details below.

2020 Highlander at New York International Auto Show
2020 Highlander at New York International Auto Show

2020 Toyota Highlander Redesign: All Things You Need to Know

CARLITUSToyota is over a serious move having brand-new SUVs, especially the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander debuting at the 2019 NYIAS (New York International Auto Show).

At this time while the majority of midsize SUVs ended up truck-based, the Highlander’s unibody design with four-wheel independent suspension rapidly took over as default structure for the latest market of extra comfy and family-friendly SUVs.

So, let us remind you of this newest release vehicle from Toyota with our reviews below:

Exterior Design

The exterior design of this car is a sport utility. Its dimensions have a width of 75.8 inches, the height of 68.1 inc, with a 109.8-inch wheelbase. The front of the car consists of 5 chrome lists so that the vehicle looks athletic. The headlight has a sharp display with turn signal and DRL inside. At the bottom, there is a fog lamp that already used LED.

The type of tire used depends on the Highlander type itself. The profile of the tire is divided into various sizes such as 225/70 R16, 225/65 R17, 245/60 R18, and 245/55 R19. The wheels consist of 5 sides, with a two-tone color that is chrome and black. The rear view mirror and door handle are the same color as the car body.

At the rear, the car has a stop lamp design that looks like a wing. The lights used are LED technology. On the upper side, there is a rear spoiler. The cargo door is also equipped with a rear defogger and rear wiper.

Not too much decoration on the rear except the Toyota logo, Highlander tags on the lower left, parking camera, parking sensor, and two reflectors on the lower bumper.

Interior Design

In general, the Highlander interior is presented in a blend of two colors; black and ivory. The steering comes with 3 bars which on both sides are cruise control and audio steering switch. It has been coated using premium black leather.

Behind the steering wheel is a MID that looks fresh and sporty with a blue background. AC grid is located under the touch screen monitor and is supported by climate control.

Toyota’s update also includes a head unit. On the base type, the monitor screen uses an 8-inch size. While the Platinum type, the monitor screen appears more extensive, which is 12.3 inches. Entertainment features in this car include AM/FM radio, MP3 and CD players, AUX, hard disk drives, sound systems, HD satellite radio, and smart device integration.

Seat Ratio

The total seat of the Highlander is 7, with a ratio of 2: 2: 3. Each chair is wrapped with premium leather that comes in two colors, black and gray. While for the limited and premium types, the seats are covered with genuine leather. Besides having an adjustable headrest and seatbelt, the Platinum and Limited types come with ventilation and heating seats for the front passenger.

Cargo Area

According to Toyota, the cargo space for the 2020 edition will be smaller than the 2019 version. Cargo space if all seats are upright, the size is 16.1 cu ft. If the third seat is folded, the volume becomes 40.6 cu ft.

While if only the first row is upright, then the area reaches 73.3 cu ft. When the second and third-row seats are folded, it will be flat with the cargo floor.

Engine Specifications

The type of engine used in the 2020 edition is still the same as before, V6. The engine capacity is 3500 cc with horsepower 295 hp/6600 rpm. While the torque is 263 Nm/4700 rpm. The type of transmission used is automatic, with eight levels of speed. Also, the transmission is equipped with manual mode.

Highlander fuel consumption is not that good in the midsize SUV class. The estimated gas requirement for city trips is 20 mpg, while on the highway is 26 mpg. But when compared to the previous edition, fuel consumption becomes more efficient. Even though it’s not bad, some SUVs can cover 35 mpg on the highway.

Highlander performance is also better. The car can accelerate faster and provide an all-wheel drive mode. The combination of the V6 engine and 295 horsepower can bring the vehicle more quickly without having the body roll. Likewise, the ability of the sound absorbers is excellent, so users feel comfortable while on the trip.

Price & Release Date

The new Toyota Highlander will be available at the end of 2019 and will go on sale in February 2020. 2020 Toyota Highlander is estimated to be sold at a price of around USD 37,170 for the lowest variant while the Platinum and Hybrid types will be sold around USD 40,000. Although quite expensive, the Highlander is predicted to dominate the sales of midsize SUVs.

The release date schedule? Coming in Toyota dealers in winter, the Highlander gasoline type will show up in December 2019 as well as the Highlander Hybrid is likely to make its approach to buyers in February 2020. Bring yourself at home and wait for the Toyota official page to update their information.

Safety Features

The safety remains to be the main priority for Highlander buyers. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is available standard in all of the types in the 2020 Highlander. This all-inclusive active safety system consists of:

  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Automatic High Beam

The car safety feature is also supportive of adventurers. There are six airbags for the driver, passenger, front and rear of the head, even on the side. The car is also equipped with ABS brakes and disk brakes. Other security features include child safety locks, traction control, stability control, daytime running light, turn signal mirror, and lane keeping assists. – CARLITUS

Available 2020 Highlander Trims & Features

The buyers of 2020 Toyota Highlander have five trims to choose, the standard trim is Highlander L and then the Highlander LE, Highlander XLE, Highlander Limited and then the Highlander Platinum as the higher trim.

Toyota’s standard exceptional benefit is obviously apparent within the Highlander L trim, the spot where the standard gear list consists of features that particular may count on within an upgraded trim:

  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 3-zone automatic climate control
  • 4.2-inch Multi-information Display (MID) in the instrument panel
  • 8-way power driver’s seat
  • Auto up/down for all power windows
  • Multimedia with an 8-inch touchscreen display
  • Front seat reading lights and cargo area light.
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Privacy glass on the rear side, quarter and liftgate windows
  • Smart Key entry on front doors and back door
  • L features included
  • Power liftgate
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Additional multimedia capability
  • LED fog lamps
  • The leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
  • LE features included
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • 2nd-row sunshades
  • 4-way power front passenger seat
  • 7-inch Multi-information display
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror with garage door opener
  • Auto LED headlamps with Auto High Beam
  • Plated interior door handle
  • Heated front seats
  • LED fog lamps
  • Machined-face alloy wheels
  • Captain’s Chairs second row (standard)
  • Power tilt and slide moon roof
  • Roof rails
  • SofTex®-trimmed seats and door trim
  • XLE features included
  • 120V 2nd-row power outlet
  • 20-inch Limited style alloy wheels
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Cargo area cover
  • Driver’s seat memory
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Highlander puddle lamp
  • Perforated leather-trimmed seats in Beige, Gray or Black
  • Metal door scuff plates
  • Projector beam headlamp with chrome bezels and separate, stylized DRLs
  • Wood interior trim
  • JBL®Audio System as standard
  • Embedded navigation system
  • Limited features included
  • 12.3-inch Multimedia head unit
  • 20-inch Platinum style wheels
  • Adaptive, self-leveling headlamps
  • Additional leather seating color choice: Glazed Caramel
  • Digital display rearview mirror
  • Embossed, perforated leather-trimmed seats
  • Head-up display
  • Heated 2nd-row seats
  • Illuminated door scuff plates
  • Panoramic Moonroof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Bird-eye camera

For more details, you can visit their press release page of new Highlander.

The Verdict

From our review above, here are some of the points that we got:

  • 17% get Fuel Economy growth more than the existing generation of a hybrid with approximated 34 mpg combined
  • Toyota Highlander 2020 comes bold and chiseled brand-new design vehicle
  • Offer the brand-new TNGA-K Platform that brings enhances driving improvement
  • Full of standard Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, Waze, Amazon Alexa, and SiriusXM® Compatibility
  • Completed with new Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 Standard – TSS 2.0
  • Now available with 7-passenger or 8-passenger car seats
  • The buyers have a choice of V6 or new-generation hybrid engine
  • The consumers also can have a new available dynamic torque vectoring all-wheel drive together with driveline disconnect and multi-terrain select
  • Among the largest in the segment with 12.3-inch multimedia display/screen
  • How much we can get a 2020 Highlander? You can get a Highlander starts from USD 37,170 – USD 40,000