If you thought 2019 was a big year for the Toyota lineup, with the completely redesigned Toyota RAV4, Avalon and more, 2020 is shaping up to be even bigger. The reintroduction of the Toyota Supra might be the biggest point, but the iconic Toyota Corolla was redesigned as well, and so too was the Highlander crossover. So, what’s new in the 2020 Toyota Highlander? That’s what we thought we’d highlight today.
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A better question, though, would be what isn’t? Everything right down to the very architecture of the vehicle has changed. Built upon the Toyota New Global Architecture-K platform, which is a new platform altogether, and adopting a much bolder exterior design than previous iterations, the new Highlander is an all-new animal.
One thing that is carried over from the previous generation is the 3.5L V6 that powers the Highlander, but all of the other of engine options have been discontinued. For the Hybrid model, a next-generation hybrid powertrain has been built and promises to generate 240 horsepower alongside 34 combined fuel efficiency.
There are, of course, plenty of features found in the all-new Highlander that are carried over as well. Obviously basic features like traction control are going to return, and not every single feature similar to this needs to be revamped. However, there are plenty of new features as well. The new 12.3-inch multimedia display screen is the largest in the segment and comes equipped with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, Amazon Alexa and even Waze compatibilities. The next-gen Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package comes standard across the board while a new Dynamic Torque Vectoring all-wheel drive system featuring Driveline Disconnect and Multi-Terrain Select is available.
These specs & features only scratch the surface of everything the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander will offer, so be sure to check back often for further updates!