2020 Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum Review – Shoppers looking for a vehicle capable of transporting people and cargo are increasingly selecting three-row crossovers over minivans, and among the many options available is the Toyota Highlander. It Is a satisfactory choice, if not exceptional, with a spacious cabin, good construction quality and fuel-saving engines. Driving enthusiasts will not find the Highlander rewarding, but its smooth march will attract most others. A lot of driver assistance Technologies gives Highlander bonus points among the most concerned about security, but those who value entertainment and entertainment technology may find that their offerings are Insufficient. The Highlander sells itself for its good value and long-term durability, and for some shoppers those things are worth more than gadgets and dexterity in corner carving.
Shoppers who stop at their local Toyota showroom will find three different Highlander models: a four-cylinder gasoline, a V-6 gasoline and a hybrid. We Haven’t had the opportunity to test the four-cylinder model, but the V-6 has 295 horsepower and is connected to an easy-change eight-speed automatic transmission. The Accelerator response is sleepy, and the transmission does not dare to reduce the additional power change when prompted, but for the most part, this pair should cater to most buyers and is available with front or total traction. The Hybrid uses a readjusted version of V-6 and two electric motors to produce 306 horsepower; A continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is standard, as is traction on all wheels and this configuration is equally simple.
As with other three-row crossovers, the enthusiastic drivers will be, well, baffled by the Highlander, as attacking the vertices is not their forte. Highlander manages to provide competent but uninspired management; However, its handling is comfortable and familiar, which is easily absorbed in stretches of road and without too much impact for the passengers. The direction feels slow to respond to the driver’s effort, and requires more entrance than expected, even in calm maneuvers. This is something that shoppers will probably acclimate quickly, but when handled in a row with the Mazda CX-9, the 10th Prize winner, the Highlander feels bored.
Inside the Highlander, the first and second row passengers receive spacious and comfortable accommodations, but third-row passengers are not so lucky. The materials throughout the cockpit range from the luxurious to the bargain basement, but families with children will appreciate the chairs available for the captains, which allow direct access to the third row of seats and the seating entertainment system Butt. All mountaineers have front and rear weather controls; The Three-zone automatic climate control is standard on the LE Plus and higher models.
The Highlander infotainment system, Entune, is displayed on a 6.1-inch touchscreen display on the LE basic models, but all other Highlanders come with a larger 8.0 inch drive. All staples are present and counted on the Highlander line, also: Bluetooth phone and audio transmission, five USB ports and one auxiliary input connector are included. The 8.0-inch touch screen, SiriusXM satellite radio and GPS Scout link are added to the LE Plus, allowing users to project navigation from compatible smartphones to the information and entertainment screen. The XLE and superior settings obtain integrated navigation and access to a series of applications with limited Internet connectivity. What buyers will not find in any Highlander model is Apple Display, Android Auto or a Wi-Fi connection point on board.
A medium-sized cargo hold offers predictable average load capacity in our tests. We placed 31 of our hand bags with the second and third row of folded seats, but only four behind the third row when it is being used by the passengers. The Storage of small objects is the strong suit of the Highlander, with more cubicles than its rivals to store loose objects.
The Highlander is a five-star winner of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and won an award for the Best Safety Selection of the Institute for Road Safety Insurance. The Toyota Sense Active safety package is standard on all Highlander models. This package includes automated emergency braking with frontal collision warning, Lane maintenance assistance, lane change warning, automatic high-light headlamps and adaptive cruise control. Interestingly, the most basic features, such as monitoring blind spots and parking sensors, are still offered as optional extras.