The SUV segment is very saturated. It seems like every auto manufacturer is selling, or at least developing, two, three, or four different kinds of SUVs, like a crossover, a compact crossover, and a three-row midsize. While having so many choices is great, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you consider how many auto makers there are. While we can’t make the choice for you, we can help make your research prior to buying a little easier.
Today, we’ll be examining the 2020 Toyota Highlander and seeing what separates it from the rest of the pack.
The 2020 Highlander has excellent specs and a little something for everyone. It comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. This engine has a max towing capacity of 5000 lbs and is EPA-estimated to get a 24 combined mpg. Want even better mpg? Try the 2020 Highlander Hybrid, which is EPA-rated to get 35 combined mpg. Both have available AWD.
The Toyota Highlander has the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) suite. Included standard on every trim are safety and driver assistive features like a pre-collision system with low-light pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, automatic high beams, and road sign assist. Also available are blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and front and rear parking assist with automated braking.
The Highlander has access to Apple CarPlay, which lets you use your iPhone to get directions, make calls, send messages, and listen to your favorite media, all hands-free. The 2020 Highlander also has an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot and five available USB ports to keep you and your passengers connected.
Interested in the 2020 Highlander? Come take one for a test drive at Toyota of Massapequa in Seaford, NY.