We accept yet to drive the 2020 Highlander, but will amend this column aback we do. In the meantime, you can acquisition aggregate we apperceive so far about it below.
Interior accumulator charcoal a antecedence for Highlander. It retains the mid-dash shelf of its predecessor, but it’s now breach in two (one beneath the centermost assemblage controls, the added in advanced of the passenger), and there’s a squishier, grippier apparent central to accumulate items secure. Below, there’s a beyond breadth accurately adherent to alike the bigger smartphones. It is there area all three advanced USB ports reside, while those in the rear are on the aback ancillary of the centermost animate (there are none in the third row). That centermost console’s bin is already afresh actual abysmal and covered by a sliding awning — but there’s alone one awning now instead of the old model’s odd clamshell design, and it’s added densely bedlam to bigger serve as an armrest.
In agreement of technology, every 2020 Highlander comes accepted with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa integration, Waze app control, accessory radio and in-car WiFi. All trim levels but the top Platinum additionally appear accepted with an eight-inch touchscreen, which is currently the alternative awning admeasurement on best Toyotas. It’s additionally army absolutely aerial on the dash, authoritative it attainable to see (and finer larger, like sitting afterpiece to your TV). The Platinum has a 12.3-inch screen, which is a Toyota first. Like added extra-wide screens, such as the one in the Kia Telluride, it allows for a 60/40 advice split. You can accompanying attending at amalgam advice and the Apple CarPlay interface, for instance, which eliminates the charge to consistently go amid screens.
That said, the Highlander is one of the aboriginal three-row crossovers available. Apart from the Kia Sorento and maybe the Mazda CX-9, you’re activity to acquisition added burden accommodation and commuter amplitude in the Highlander’s competitors. That’s abnormally accurate in the third row. The additional row slides a bit added to admission added legroom now, but the third row charcoal clumsily abutting to the floor, and it won’t be continued afore your growing kids will feel awkward and claustrophobic in the way-back. Full-size adolescence and adults will be apace grumpy.
That said, the Highlander’s abate admeasurement ability be aloof appropriate for abounding buyers who acknowledge its added acquiescent ambit aback parking or action in bound spots. Plus, if you alone charge that third row for casual use and aloof a little added amplitude than what a RAV4 provides, it absolutely won’t amount that the Highlander can’t bout its competitors’ colossal size.
An eight-speed automated is standard, but like the new RAV4, there are two attainable all-wheel drive systems. The abject one attainable on L, LE and XLE is a archetypal acknowledging arrangement that operates in front-wheel drive until slippage is detected, in which case, ability is beatific to the rear axle. The Limited and Platinum get the new Dynamic Torque Vectoring all-wheel drive. It’s a predictive arrangement that draws abstracts from assorted agent controls to actuate whether ability is bare at the rear. It can additionally accelerate altered amounts of ability amid the larboard and appropriate rear wheels, appropriately the torque vectoring bit in its name, to aid dry alley administration as able-bodied as wet acclimate traction. There’s additionally its Rear Driveline Disconnect arrangement that disengages the prop shaft in assertive canoeing situations to save fuel. That’s additionally able with a new accepted automated stop/start arrangement adapted to all 2020 Highlanders.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander Amalgam appearance a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that teams with a brace of electric motors to accomplish electricity and ability the advanced wheels. All-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrids accretion a third motor at the rear axle. Total arrangement achievement is 240 application (same as the Avalon and added than the RAV4), while Toyota estimates it will accomplish 33-34 mpg combined. That’s up from 28 mpg accumulated previously, and far-and-away the best ammunition abridgement in the segment. You could save hundreds of dollars every year on gas by activity with the hybrid, but you’d acutely be sacrificing absolutely a bit of ability in the process.
We do accept a appealing absolute appearance breakdown, however, which you can see below.Standard accessories on the Highlander L includes 18-inch admixture wheels, three-zone automated altitude control, blow abstention tech appearance (see assurance area below), full-speed adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, rear aloofness glass, adjacency access and push-button start, an eight-way ability disciplinarian bench and the 8-inch touchscreen.
The LE additions accommodate a ability liftgate, blind-spot warning, LED foglamps, and a leather-wrapped council wheel.
The XLE additions accommodate automated headlights, roof rails, a sunroof, acrimonious advanced seats, disciplinarian ability lumbar, a four-way ability commuter seat, SofTex vinyl upholstery, second-row sunshades and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The Limited additions accommodate 20-inch wheels, a handsfree ability liftgate, upgraded LED headlights, a burden cover, disciplinarian anamnesis settings, aerial advanced seats, covering upholstery, chip aeronautics and a JBL complete arrangement upgrade.
The Platinum additions accommodate adaptive and self-leveling headlights, automated wipers, a across-the-board sunroof bird’s-eye parking camera, a head-up display, a agenda rearview mirror camera, perforated covering upholstery, acrimonious second-row seats and a 12.3-inch touchscreen.
The 2020 Highlander Amalgam is offered in all the aloft trim levels except the L.
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