2020 Toyota HighlanderFeb 28th, 2021
Redesigned From The Ground Up To Impress
|The fourth-generation Highlander brings a new level of bold, distinctive design to a foundation built on safety, comfort, quality, durability and reliability set by predecessors. The 2020 Highlander amplifies all qualities while taking on a dramatic new design direction that combines a powerful SUV presence with sophisticated detailing.
With all seat rows in use, Highlander offers 456 L (16.1 cu. ft.) of carrying space behind the third row. Folding the 60/40 split fold-flat third-row seatbacks opens the space to 1150 L (40.6 cu. ft.), and then folding the second row raises that to 2076 L (73.3 cu. ft.). The versatile cargo area makes the most of its additional length with side surfaces and pockets shaped for maximum space usage.
The 2020 Highlander offers a choice between two advanced powertrains, a gas V6 or a new version of the Toyota Hybrid System.
Highlander now offers the choice between a powerful V6 or new-generation hybrid powertrain, with the gas version offering a manufacturer-estimated 10.7 L/100 km combined fuel consumption and the Hybrid offering a manufacturer-estimated 6.9 L/100km combined fuel consumption.
The 295-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 is the epitome of smoothness, delivering 263 lb.-ft. of torque, which further translates into exemplary everyday performance and generous towing capability. The Direct Shift 8-speed automatic transmission maximizes Highlander’s acceleration and highway merging capability while operating seamlessly and transparently.
On V6 models, the towing package enables a 5,000-pound towing capacity. The package includes a heavy-duty radiator with engine oil cooler and improved fan performance. Trailer Sway Control (TSC) uses the Vehicle Stability Control to help control unwanted trailer movement.
The 2020 Highlander gets a grip on any road with a choice of front-wheel drive or three different available all-wheel-drive systems — two for the V6 models and a unique AWD system for the Highlander Hybrid. For the Highlander Gas LE and XLE models, the standard AWD system can send up to 50 per cent of available torque to the rear wheels to counter wheel slip when necessary.
In addition, Highlander models include the following features for optimal on-road and off-road performance and safety:
However passengers listen to music and connect with their worlds, the 2020 Highlander is ready with the latest multimedia systems. All grades come standard with Apple Car Play® and Android Auto. All Highlander models come equipped with Toyota Safety Connect with a one-year trial subscription.
The 2020 Highlander is equipped with the second-generation of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS 2.0). Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are standard on all grades. Rear Cross Traffic Braking (RCTB) is available with clearance sonar on Limited and above.
The standard backup camera features projected path. A Bird’s Eye View Camera with Perimeter Scan, available on Limited and standard on Platinum, provides a live rotating 360-degree view around the vehicle.
The 2020 Highlander is equipped with eight airbags, including side curtain airbags for all three rows. Toyota’s Star Safety System includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Smart Stop Technology (SST).