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Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Toyota Highlander

Highlander 2020

A rotating, 360-degree camera is available on Limited models and standard on the Platinum. Hard corners induce plenty of body roll and tire squeal, and the torque-vectoring all-wheel drive on higher trim levels improves little of that. Hear over 100 ad-free Xtra channels of music for any mood, occasion or activity. There are new creases in the hood, and new cut lines. If we rated that gas-electric model by itself, the 2020 Highlander would earn a score of 7 here. That said, it's only available on the range-topping Platinum trim. Second, by maintaining that smaller-than-average size, the Highlander also maintains a point of differentiation with its competitors.

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2020 Toyota Highlander First Look: You’re a Highlander?

Highlander 2020

That, more than anything, could limit how many new shoppers it draws. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the Highlander Hybrid has a second electric motor to power its rear axle. Just by using it, handling and the general fun-to-drive factor have inherently been improved, just as it has been in every that has utilized it. It has its own cards to play: excellent hybrid fuel economy and handling that rises above the usual placid ride and distant steering. Use your compatible iPhone ® with your Toyota's audio multimedia system so you can get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music, while staying focused on your commute. Opt for the V-6 and the Highlander is rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds. Toyota missed an opportunity to catch up in a big way.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Review, Ratings, Specs, and Photos

Highlander 2020

The goal was to instill a sense of safety and assurance with customers, 48 percent of which are female who mostly likely have family members riding with them. The pedal feels soft when you first press down, and deceleration can sometimes persist a moment after you let off. That said, the company hasn't announced pricing yet. According to the automaker, the 2020 model will feature an updated, second-generation version of the safety set. And storage areas abound, with multiple dashboard trays and a deep compartment under the center armrest. All grades come with three rows of seats and the same hybrid powertrain. The automaker started offering it with a hybrid powertrain for the 2006 model year.

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2020 Toyota Highlander vs. Explorer, Pilot, Traverse and Sorento

Highlander 2020

The Toyota logo appears inside a trim element that resembles a wing, almost as if it were taking a cue from. This number is nearly two cubic feet less than the volume in the. Underneath the Explorer's carpeted cargo-area cover, there's a decently sized wet-stuff storage bin that could fit a wetsuit and swim fins. Impressions The dash seems lower and shorter than before, opening up a more commanding forward view. That Toyota chose not to offer a version for 2020 isn't surprising, but Saeki says that if the market starts to demand sportier entries in the segment, it would certainly be possible to do. But its side silhouette, with its shark nose and tapering fastback hatch, is decidedly more sporty, as is the rear fascia and its squinty taillights. Its styling is less angular, with deeply defined lines that bulge with more prominence than in the past.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Highlander 2020

Options include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and parking distance monitors with automatic braking. Highlander Limited and Platinum use a different all-wheel-drive system that can brake the left and right rear wheels individually for better grip. Toyota corrects some of its milder sins of the past for the 2020 model year. The Highlander's seat cushions are firmer, and its leather seats have a rise in the center that's startlingly proctological. It was almost just an appearance package.

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2020 Toyota Highlander

Highlander 2020

The Highlander steers with a light touch and vague feedback. Some Apple CarPlay ® features, applications and services are not available in all areas. My verdict: The redesigned Toyota Highlander boasts high-end technologies even among base models and, on higher trim levels, lavish cabin materials that go toe-to-toe with the poshest rivals. Customers of lesser models will have to get by with a still-adequate eight-inch display. Choose from every channel in your vehicle and enjoy the deepest variety of music, ad-free. The Highlander was the third-top rated average size hybrid in 2016, trailing just the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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