Toyota is completely redesigning the Highlander for the 2020 model year with new standard features, an improved hybrid system, and fresh styling for the popular three-row SUV.
Under the hood, the 2020 Highlander uses the same standard gas engine, a peppy 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. However, the Hybrid trim gets an improved 2.5-liter engine with two electric motors. The 2020 Highlander performance is also updated with a new Multi-Terrain Select system, offering settings for Mud & Sand and Rock & Dirt.
The Toyota Highlander has been known in recent years for providing standard driver-assist features, and that is true for this model year as well. The 2020 Toyota Highlander also adds a standard lane tracing assist and a road sign reading system.
Standard in-cabin connectivity includes a bigger 8-inch touch screen, which increases to a 12.3-inch touch screen in the Platinum trim. Toyota Highlander infotainment now includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, as well as Waze and Amazon Alexa.
When it comes to design, most of the changes were made to the Highlander exterior, which shows off a sportier look with thinner headlights and taillights and a striking accent line.
As of this spring, pricing for the new 2020 Highlander has yet to be announced, but most sources are expecting it to have a similar MSRP to the 2019 Highlander, which starts at $31,350.
The 2020 Highlander is expected to reach dealerships like Hurlbert Toyota at the end of 2019, so keep your eyes peeled for more news.