Front view of 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE Silver Metallic

How Many Passengers Can The 2020 Toyota Highlander Seat?

2020 Toyota Highlander Seating Capacity and Cargo Space

The three-row midsize SUV segment has more options than ever. However, there is a model that first broke ground by reinventing the midsize utility vehicle, and that is the Toyota Highlander. This model is all-new for 2020 and has incorporated extra features and improvements not found in its 2019 version. Although the Highlander has been a best seller in its competitive set for a while, the impressive redesign made for 2020 raises the bar even higher. Some of the most praised traits of this model are its practical seating options and spacious cargo area. Keep reading to find out the 2020 Toyota Highlander seating capacity and cargo space.


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How many passengers can fit into the 2020 Toyota Highlander?

Fitting the whole family inside a Highlander it’s easy thanks to its three spacious rows of seating. With bench seats in both the second and third rows, the base L and the mid-range LE trims can seat up to eight passengers. On higher trims, buyers can choose a seven-seat arrangement with second-row captain’s chairs.

  • L: 8
  • LE: 8
  • LE Hybrid: 8
  • XLE: 7/8
  • XLE Hybrid: 7/8
  • Limited: 7/8
  • Limited Hybrid: 7/8
  • Platinum: 7
  • Platinum Hybrid: 7

The 2020 Highlander also provides impressive legroom, even for those in the back. Second-row passengers can stretch their legs in the 41.0 inches of space, while people seating in the third row will find 27.7 inches of legroom. In total, the 2020 Highlander offers 141.3 cubic feet of EPA-estimated passenger space.

2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum second-row captain's chairs

2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum cargo area with third-row seats folded

Maximum cargo space of the 2020 Toyota Highlander

Another improvement made in the 2020 version of the Toyota Highlander is its longer cargo area. 2019 Highlander only offered 13.8 cubic feet of room behind the third-row seat, but in 2020 the cargo capacity increases to 16 cubic feet. Behind the second-row seats, the cargo area expands to 48.4 cubic feet and, with all seats folded, you will gain the spacious amount of 84.3 cubic feet. That means if you are traveling with only one more passenger, you will have enough space to haul all your backpacks and holiday gear.


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