One of the best things about the Toyota lineup is that it’s filled with recognizable nameplates. While there are a handful of relatively young vehicles on the lineup, such as the three-year-old C-HR or 86 models, a majority of the models on the lineup have been around for years, decades even. The 2020 Toyota Highlander in Moline IL is one year removed from being the popular crossover’s twenty-year anniversary model.
The Highlander began production at the turn of the century for the 2001 model year, and it has never looked back. This year marks the freshman year of the utility vehicle’s fourth generation as it gets completely redesigned for the 2020 model year. Remodeled from the ground up, the new Highlander keeps the same DNA that makes it such an exciting, popular model while building upon that reputation with new architecture, design cues and content.
While a lot of features and content will technically be carried over from the previous model year, such as basic technologies like push-button start or proximity entry, there are plenty of new features to get excited about. This includes things like the updated Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 package coming standard across the board, a massive 12.3” multimedia display screen and the available Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive with Driveline system.
As for design, the new Highlander is highlighted by its bold and chiseled new look, thanks in large part to the Toyota New Global Architecture K platform – which also enhances driving refinement. One thing that doesn’t change is the Highlander’s powertrain, it is a carry over from the previous iteration. However, the 2019 Highlander was offered in a multitude of engines. Now it will only be available with the standard 3.5L V6 engine capable of generating 295 horsepower. The Highlander Hybrid, however, received a new, next-gen hybrid powertrain.
There is plenty to get excited about in all aspects of the 2020 Toyota Highlander. If you’d like to learn more about the model and what it has to offer, browse around our blog or give us a call here at the sales desk. We look forward to seeing you in the driver’s seat.