Sure, there’s a lot of Toyota SUVs out there. And it should come as no surprise, considering how popular SUVs are right now. But don’t think the Toyota Highlander is just one of a million boring midsize SUVs, especially when it comes to the 2020 model year.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander stands out from the rest of the SUV crowd with distinct character and body lines, ease of access to its third row, and a striking infotainment screen setup. The redesign to the Highlander is worth another look. Refer to the table and analysis for more information on what makes the Highlander great in 2020.
Engine & Performance
Entertainment & Comfort
|3.5L V6 Engine||Adaptive, Self-Leveling Headlights||11-Speaker, 1-Subwoofer, JBL® Premium Sound System with 1200-Watt Amplifier|
|295 Horsepower||Front Fog/Driving Lights||Satellite Radio with 3-Month Trial Period|
|263 lb-ft of Torque||LED Headlamps||Automatic Parking Assist|
|21 MPG City/ 29 MPG Highway/24 MPG Combined||Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning Alert System||Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror|
The people who are going to be most interested in the 2020 Toyota Highlander are medium-sized families. No surprise there, probably, but it’s not just because of its size that it gets that consideration. Inside the Highlander, you will find second-row captain’s chairs on most trim levels, which many parents prefer for securing car seats. When loading up a full payload of passengers, it’s easy to slide or fold the captain’s chairs forward for easy access to the third row.
Many midsize SUVs with three seating rows push the third row all the way back to the tailgate, but the Highlander still offers plenty of room behind the third row for cargo. Drivers will also find the Highlander reinterprets the infotainment screen in new ways. Most vehicles these days have either a touchscreen integrated into the dashboard or a touchscreen sticking out of the dashboard sort of like a relief carving. The 2020 Highlander reverses the process, as it looks more like the touchscreen was built first, with the dashboard integrated into it.