What to Expect from the Next-Generation 2020 Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander is a midsize crossover SUV with a good reliability rating and a popular choice in the SUV segment. First introduced in 2000, the Highlander has seen many changes through the years and has become an excellent family vehicle. If you are wondering what the next-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander will be like, we’ll tell you everything we know!
The company is offering the next generation 2020 Toyota Highlander in five trim levels: L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum. The exterior look of the variants will be slightly different, but all will look excellent, thanks to the Highlander’s new design. According to Toyota’s press release from earlier this year, the L, LE, and XLE variants will have a black grille with silver trim. The Limited and Platinum models will have chrome accents around the black grille. The new Highlander will also feature 20-inch alloy wheels in the upper trims.
The company has worked on the design of Highlander. Compared to the 2019 Toyota Highlander, the 2020 Toyota Highlander comes with thinner headlights and taillights, as well as a front grille that is smaller in size and has a well-defined trapezoidal shape. The grille features a “winged” Toyota logo that is something different from its predecessors. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is also two inches longer than the previous generation.
The cabin of the 2020 Toyota Highlander is refined and inviting, and one of the biggest changes is the expanded infotainment screen. The 2020 Toyota Highlander will have an available 12.3-inch touchscreen for the Platinum trim level. Other trim levels get the standard eight-inch infotainment. Thanks to the longer wheelbase, the middle row has 1.2 inches more legroom, too.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander will come standard with front-wheel drive (AWD is optional) and a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 engine will deliver 295 horsepower and 263 lb.-ft. of torque, giving the 2020 Highlander a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds with the optional tow package. The Limited and Platinum AWD models will have a more sophisticated setup that includes different drive modes, dynamic torque vectoring and driveline disconnect for better fuel economy.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander is bigger and more tech-savvy, giving tough competition to other SUVs in the segment. If you’re looking for a new SUV, wait until this one hits dealerships!