The versatile crossover has been one of the segment leaders for years. Despite the fact that the current generation is on the market for a pretty long time, it still marks pretty amazing sales numbers. Various reports suggested a complete redesign, but it looks pretty certain that the 2020 Toyota Highlander will continue in the same way, without bigger changes.
The current generation should carry on for another year or two. Therefore, expect to see this crossover sometime late in the year.
- Upscale cabin
- Powerful V6 engine
- Full load of safety features
- Quiet at high speeds
- Many rivals handle better
- Tight third row
The most interesting thing about the current model is the fact that it is one of the rare models in Toyota’s lineup that still rides on the older-generation K platform. Therefore, it’s not the most athletic crossover in the class, but definitely has a lot of strong points. One of the is great ride quality.
Also, the model still looks pretty attractive, despite the age. Three years ago, we also saw a facelift, which included various styling changes, mostly at the front end. There are new headlights and front fascia, while the rear end received a new pair of taillights. Considering all the updates, we are pretty sure that the current generation won’t get any more changes.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander will continue in the same way, with familiar look and design characteristics.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander interior will also continue without changes. Therefore, count on a stylish and functional cabin. The dashboard looks pretty attractive, while the overall quality is on an impressive level for the class. Of course, there is also a pretty long list of standard equipment, which includes various tech goodies and numerous safety systems and driver aids.
When it comes to the cargo area, you can count on around 14 cubic feet behind the third row, which is less compared to most rivals. Things are much better once you fold the third row. In that case, you can count 42.3 cubic feet. The overall capacity goes around 84 cubic feet and probably the best thing about the Highlander’s cargo is that both second and third row fold flat.
Count on three familiar powertrain options for the 2020 Toyota Highlander. Base models will continue with a familiar 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 160 horsepower, which comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Still, a 3.5-liter V6 seems like a much better choice, as it delivers 306 horsepower and comes with a more refined 8-speed automatic transmission. Finally, there is a hybrid version, which combines V6 engine with three electric motors, with a total amount of 306 horsepower and pretty impressive mpg ratings.
2020 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Price
The 2020 Toyota Highlander should arrive sometime late in the year. Base models should go around $31.500. Key competitors are models like Honda Pilot, VW Atlas, Mazda CX-9 etc.