2020 Toyota Highlander Limited Redesign – Toyota took the wrap of the Highlander all-new SUV 2020 at the beginning of the New York car exhibit, delivering the fourth generation of popular family truck drivers. Set to start selling by the end of the year, the 2020 model debuted a little earlier, meaning it would be temporary before prospective buyers would be able to test-drive one at the dealer. But if the Highlander we see in New York is indicative, it would be worth the wait.
2020 Toyota Highlander Limited Redesign
On the outside, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Limited adopted several themes that we have seen with his new RAV4 debut just a few months before, opting for a sharper, chiseled surface and many surface features along the sides. Soon, you’ll see new lines on the fender along with more obvious belt lines, alongside more sculpted shapes across the exterior surface. The front façade, in particular, adopts a chunky new look that reminds us of the older 4Runner, rather than visually tame the second and third generation Highlander. In the front, the new model wears the new corporate fascia, which we have seen on a number of Toyota models recently, while behind, the rear fascia design gives the new SUV tension and speed. It’s not just for appearance-Toyota works to reduce wind noise and improve aerodynamic efficiency with a new redesign.
How well 2020 Highlander are compared to the outgoing models? The new Highlander is only 2.36 inches longer than the replaced model, but has a much more rigid body than the model came out thanks to the liberal use of high strength steel, which will help the agility when it comes to the front strut tuning. and rear multilink suspension.
Thanks to the debut of the latest models like the Kia Telluride and the Volkswagen Atlas, shoppers have more choice than ever for a crossover three-family SUV line. But don’t forget one of those models that started it all. The redesigned Toyota Highlander 2020 stepped back to the mix with important changes that should continue to make it the best-in-class option.
The fourth-generation Highlander rises above the new platform, according to Toyota, providing increased agility and driving quality. It’s 2.4 inches longer than before, and Toyota said that the extra length was used to expand the cargo area and provide a third line legroom. The 2020 Toyota Highlander Limited also has a more chiseled body panel and a slimmer exterior style.
Finally Time to (Car) Play
Toyota, one of the few shareholders of Apple CarPlay, finally gave an alternative purchaser to the clunky Entune software with the new Highlander. The 2020 Toyota Highlander Limited Model will offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (along with optional wireless phone charging) In addition to the Waze and Amazon Alexa functions. Most trim levels get an 8-inch touchscreen interface, while the top Platinum trim gets a 12-inch screen.
Rising on the new TNGA-K platform, the Highlander 2020 will offer a choice of a V6 petrol engine or hybrid powertrain, and will be offered in five different trim levels. The Highlander will be available in a flavor of seven and eight seats, with XLE values, Limited and Platinum offering a second row captain seat and seating for seven people. Meanwhile, lower grades of L and LE, will offer seats for eight thanks to the three seats in the second row.
“With all the seat rows used, the Highlander offers 16.1 cubic feet of space carrying behind the third row, ” noted Toyota. “Folding Back 60/40 fold-flat line third row opens the space up to 40.6 cubic feet, and then folds the second line ascending it to 73.3 cubic feet. The multipurpose cargo Area utilizes most of its additional lengths, with side surfaces and shaped pockets for maximum space usage. “
2020 Toyota Highlander Limited When it came to power, the Highlander would rely on a 3.5-liter V6 producing 295 hp and 263 lb-ft torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Highlander will be able to withdraw 5,000 pounds when selected with the crane package, which will also include a heavy-duty radiator with a larger fan performance. The Hybrid Model would also be on the menu when the Highlander landed at the end of the year, using a 2.5-liter four-cylinder plus two electric motors. Opting for a hybrid will serve up to 240 hp, but more importantly, this version will offer a 34 mpg EPA-estimated combined, which will represent a 17 percent increase compared to an outgoing hybrid model. Those who choose Hybrid will have a choice of 2WD or 4WD-the first for this model. And it’s for power generation – Toyota keeps the distance fixed simple.
The Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 driver bundle comes standard at all levels and includes automatic emergency braking and line maintenance and centring assistance. Automatic high beam and road sign detection are other additional features. The navigation system for the hybrid model even has a predictive driving function that can learn the habits and regular routes of the driver. They can also optimize battery charging while slowing down, driving in traffic, or when ascending or descending values, for example. 2020 Toyota Highlander Limited
Now with a stronger base
The bottom trim buyer of the Highlander is no longer stuck with a less-powered four-cylinder engine standard in the Highlander Range 2020 is the same horsepower V6 295 available in previous years. It is paired with an eight-speed transmission and should be good for 22 mpg in the combined city/highway.
The optional ALL-wheel drive Highlander also got an update, with a basic system capable of dividing engine torque onto the front and rear wheels evenly. A more advanced system, available in the upper trim, can then improve the amount of power that reaches each wheel and also comes with a traction mode that can be selected by drivers optimised for mud, sand and dirt. Like its predecessor, the new Highlander can pull up to 5,000 pounds.
But while one four cylinders disappeared, the other appeared. For the year 2020, the Hybrid Highlander got a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. While the new four-cylinder hybrid powertrain generates smaller power than the former hybrid V6 configuration-240 hp compared to 306 HP-Toyota said the new hybrid can produce a combination of 34 mpg, compared with 28 mpg Last gene Hybrid.
Toyota will offer 2020 Highlander in five levels of trim: L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum. The Trim Base L and LE have cloth upholstery and a second line bench seat for eight-seater seating.
The Trims XLE gets the artificial leather and the second line captain’s seat standard, reducing the capacity to seven passengers; Bench seats are optional. The same goes for Limited trim, although it comes standard with a 20-inch wheel, perforated leather coatings and JBL 1,200 watt sound system. Platinum is the most extravagant Highlander, offering embossed leather seats, heated second row seats, 12.3-inch touch screens, and beautiful sunroof.
2020 Toyota Highlander Limited was on sale in December, with the Hybrid Highlander going to catch up in February. Toyota has not announced the price at the time of publication, but we hope it is similar to the Highlander that comes out. That means it may start around $34,000 and range to around $46,000 for Platinum. Hybrids are likely to cost a few thousand more, but fuel economy will offset costs after several years of ownership.