Redefining the concept of the midsize family SUV since 2001, Toyota unleashes its fourth-generation Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models. Sporting a bolder, more distinctive design than the previous version, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is a powerful SUV with sophisticated detailing and amplified safety features and capability.
Now available at Georgetown Toyota, here are the key things you need to know about the 2020 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid.
What Does the 2020 Highlander Look Like?
The new Highlander packs improved aesthetics thanks to its new foundation, a new vehicle platform called Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA-K). This robust foundation not only makes the vehicle more family-friendly but also appeals to young, active buyers. TNGA-K also assures that the Highlander has more assured safety features as well as durability and comfort levels.
With the 2020 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, you get more dynamic and refined performance. Debuting at the 2019 New York International Auto show, the 2020 Highlander is one of Toyota’s more agile SUVs.
The Interior is Spacious and Trendy
The 2020 Highlander comes with a second- and third-row bench for seating eight people or optional captain chairs on higher grades. The captain chairs occupy the space between the front passengers and bench in the rear, resulting in seating for seven.
Large rear doors provide seamless access as well as versatile seat-folding features to get to the third-row seats. In that third row, you can get comfortable utilizing three-zone climate control, ensuring a proper flow of warm or cool air at any time.
The L and LE grades of the Highlander sport black woven cloth while the XLE offers embossed Softex artificial leather-trim. The top-of-the-line Platinum grade features embossed, perforated leather-trim in various colours, including Glazed Caramel, which is a beautiful brown shade.
The Highlander features an Athletic, Svelte Exterior
The L, LE and XLE grades of the 2020 Highlander feature a black front grille with silver trim while the Limited and Platinum editions carry a black grille with chrome trim. The Highlander has chiselled lines as well as a diverse available exterior colour palette. These colours include Blizzard Pearl, Moon Dust, Celestial Silver Metallic, and Blueprint, among many others.
The Highlander’s new design improves its aerodynamic efficiency, enhancing vehicle stability while reducing wind noise. It also is now 2.3” longer, mainly in the cargo area.
High-Grade Tech Options
The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid incorporate a multi-media infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Along with the cutting-edge entertainment for all ages, the 2020 Highlander is equipped with a new 12.3” touchscreen display in the Platinum grade and an 8” display in other models. You can turn up the vibes in your SUV with the built-in JBL Premium Sound System, delivering 1,200 watts of power to rock out to any sound.
For the hybrid, its navigation system has a predictive driving function that learns your driving habits and preferred destinations resulting in greater efficiency.
The Highlander Possesses an Impressive Drivetrain and Powertrain
With the 2020 Highlander Hybrid’s all-wheel drive a separate rear-mounted electric motor is employed to power the rear wheels when needed. The motor operates independently. This distributes more driving force to those wheels, especially when accelerating.
Meanwhile, the non-hybrid Highlander includes a 295hp 3.5L V6 engine with a D-4S fuel injection system to optimize fuel efficiency and emissions. Paired with the engine is Toyota’s Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission, which maximizes its acceleration and highway merging capability.
There Are Several Safety Features at Your Disposal
The 2020 Highlander offers a comprehensive safety system. This includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection that offers automatic braking capability in emergencies and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. It also features Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control in addition to an Automatic High Beam and Lane Tracing Assist to keep you in line on the road.
Blind Spot Monitoring and Intelligent Clearance Sonar are available for all grades. If you’re looking to take the Highlander off-road, Hill Start Assist Control, Trailer Sway Control and Downhill Assist Control will help you navigate tough Canadian terrain.
When Does the 2020 Highlander Come Out?
The Highlander and Highlander Hybrid are coming to Georgetown Toyota soon and you shouldn’t miss your opportunity to get your hands on this versatile SUV.
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