Toyota is sending clear signs that its flagship SUV is heading into a new generation. Highlander is one of the best-selling product by the Japanese carmaker. So far, we had three generations of the vehicle. None of the previous two lasted more than seven years. This period ends in 2020 for Highlander. The new generation is expected so the crossover will be able to fight its competition. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is not going to be the only hybrid crossover with three rows of seats in the mid-size segment. But, the new SUV is still holding off the competition with new drivetrain systems on the way.
Changes on the 2020 Toyota Highlander interior will be the most notable. New dashboard, seats, services, and equipment…everything is there. Outside, the crossover keeps the look we already got used to. Under the hood, a hybrid system gets a new electric battery for better performance. The same petrol unit will be tuned to deliver more power and better gas mileage.
2020 Toyota Highlander Redesign Changes
The new 2020 Toyota Highlander and fourth generation will bring a lot of changes. Although the crossover is carrying over dimensions and shapes from its predecessor, details will make it fresh. New front fascia will get modifications of grille and bumpers. Headlights are narrower than before and air intakes bigger. The same 18-inch wheels are the base option. Buyers can upgrade these with bigger 19-, 20-, or 21-inch wheels.
Inside the cabin, the 2020 Toyota Highlander will introduce the new infotainment system. The Entune 3.0 is not going to have Android Auto services due to privacy concerns. On the other hand, Apple CarPlay is a standard feature. The driver can rely on assist systems for safety and drive. Some of them are lane departure, rearview camera, and parking sensors.
2020 Toyota Highlander Specs
Under the bonnet of the 2020 Toyota Highlander, we will see the same 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This is one of the most reliable drivetrains the Japanese carmaker is offering. For the new Highlander, it will deliver over 300 horses. What’s more, thanks to more aluminum in the body parts and further tuning, a V-6 will add a mile for combined mpg rating. The company will likely drop a 2.7-liter four-pot engine for the fourth generation of this SUV.
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
However, the crossover is not coming with only one drivetrain in the engine room. Buyers are already happy with hybrid vehicles. Well, sale numbers are excellent since there was no competition. With new Honda Pilot Hybrid on the way, the Highlander will get a serious rival. That is why engineers are upgrading the system that will create more power. Also, the new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will return better mileage.
2020 Toyota Highlander Price
The price of the mid-size crossover will stay put. Slight modifications are possible. Well, there are rumors reporting the 2020 Toyota Highlander could join 4Runner as the SUV with TRD package. If that happens, it could be one of the most favorite trim levels in the lineup. However, it is not going to be cheap. The most affordable 2020 Toyota Highlander will start at around $33,000. The hybrid will get a price very close to $40,000.