2020 Toyota Highlander at Charlesglen Toyota in Calgary
All-new and redesigned to accommodate all that your family and friends demand, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is the SUV you’ve been waiting for. It has accomplished this through supreme versatility, seating for up to 8, copious storage space, the best in tech and safety, and powerful and economical performance that can take on any road, paved or not. Before you get out and explore Alberta, stop by Charlesglen Toyota and we’ll introduce you to the all-embracing 2020 Toyota Highlander. At a great price, gas or hybrid, there’s no wonder why the Highlander has remained a tentpole of the SUV segment.
Gorgeously updated for the new year, the 2020 Highlander looks more bold and classy than ever. A newly crafter exterior has created an SUV that is both lower and wider, further stabilizing its stance for improved control through increased aerodynamics, while perfecting its style accents that attract glances around every corner.
The all-new Platinum trim level operates on the top tier of Highlanders, from the exterior to the interior. It has a speciality-coloured front bumper and rear fascia, along with 20-inch wheels that not only set this crossover apart from other vehicles, but from the rest of the Highlander lineup. With additional features like seating for 7 through the 2nd row heated Captain’s Chairs, interior leather trim and one-of-a-kind seat design, the Highlander Platinum is the most luxurious model option yet.
|Dimensions:||2020 Toyota Highlander|
|Length (mm/in)||4,950 / 194.9|
|Width (mm/in)||1,930 / 76.0|
|Height (mm/in)||1,730 / 68.1|
|Wheelbase (mm/in)||2,850 / 112.2|
|Ground Clearance (mm/in)||203 / 8.0|
|Approach Angle (degrees)||18|
|Departure Angle (degrees)||23|
While the Highlander is supremely driver-oriented, with an 8-way power adjustable seat and centre console that has its controls comfortably within your reach, it also provides sumptuous enjoyment to seat 7 or 8 people. The 2nd row bench provides more than enough space for those in the middle, while the 3rd row is easily accessible through the large back doors.
If you’re loading more cargo than you are passengers, the Highlander is more than accommodating for that. This 2020 iteration is 60mm longer than the 2019 Highlander, and provides versatile storing options across its rear seats. The 3rd-row seats have 60/40 split fold-flat technology, and provide up to 40.6 cu-ft of area for your most important gear. For the 2nd-row seats, they put the interior cargo volume to 73.3 cu-ft when folded down. Getting all your cargo into the Highlander is a breeze as well, utilizing the hands-free power liftgate, allowing you to focus on handling your gear while the vehicle opens up for you.
|Dimensions:||2020 Toyota Highlander|
|Headroom (front) (mm/in)||1,046 / 41.2|
|Headroom (rear) (mm/in)||1,001 / 39.4|
|Headroom (3rd seat) (mm/in)||918 / 36.1|
|Legroom (front) (mm/in)||1,066 / 42.0|
|Legroom (rear) (mm/in)||1,042 / 41.0|
|Legroom (3rd seat) (mm/in)||702 / 27.6|
|Shoulder Room (front) (mm/in)||1,498 / 59.0|
|Shoulder Room (rear) (mm/in)||1,490 / 58.7|
|Shoulder Room (3rd seat) (mm/in)||1,397 / 55.0|
|Cargo Capacity (L/cu-ft)||454 / 16.0|
|Cargo Capacity, Behind 2nd Row Seats, Max (L/cu-ft)||1,150 / 40.6|
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Connectivity to the people around you, both in vehicle and out, as well as keeping you safe while driving are all presented through the Connected Services system from Toyota. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility allows you to use your favourite apps in your vehicle, while available services like Safety, Service and Remote Connect make sure your safety is always in mind. The Platinum trim maintains a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a stalwart in the segment, to easily view all of the above apps and features. The digital displays don’t end there, with a 10-inch head-up display system in front of the driver, and digital display rearview mirror, you’ll be more intune with your Highlander than ever. A JBL Premium Sound System ensures that those music-obsessed get to hear their favourite tunes in the best quality possible.
The beauty of a Highlander lies in its expert balance of powerful performance and efficient fuel economy. That’s all thanks to the 3.5L V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence engine, matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission that provides for subtle responsiveness while increasing your time between gas stations. Fit for wherever you take it, the Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD can put a max of 50% torque on the rear wheels to improve its stability when it needs it, and when not, it evens it out for a smooth, fuel-efficient ride. Multi-Terrain Selects offers up four modes of Mud/Sand, Rock/Dirt, Snow and Normal, adapting your Highlander traction needs for the terrain below. A towing package puts the Highlander at 5,000lbs of towing capacity, featuring helpful elements like Trailer Sway Control, engine oil cooler and a heavy duty radiator to provide for one of the best towing experiences you can get out of an SUV. If all that sounds great, but you wish it leaned even more to the fuel efficiency side, explore the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, presenting the picture of Toyota hybrid technology.
2020 Toyota Highlander
- Engine 3.5L V6 Dual Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence
- Transmission 8-speed automatic
- Horsepower 295
- Towing Capacity (kg/lbs) 2,268 / 5,000
- Payload (kg/lbs) 603 / 1,330
- Fuel Efficiency (city/highway/combined) (L/100 km) 11.9 / 8.3 / 10.3
Safety is so important to Toyota that the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of technologies has been created and heavily deployed in the brand’s entire car, SUV, minivan and truck lineup. These protective tech features cover everything from driving to driver/passenger to parking to pedestrian safety. Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane Departure Alert provide another set of eyes, as well as the Bird’s Eye View camera, with Intelligent Clearance Sonar to avoid obstacles and Pedestrian and Bicycle Detection. The Toyota Star Safety System puts six systems at its forefront, all designed to prevent accidents: Anti-Lock Brakes, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Smart-Stop Technology, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control.
What's Changed From the 2019 Toyota Highlander?
Evident from our exterior design section, the Highlander in 2020 is a whole new looking SUV from its 2019 version, but still incredibly familiar. Not entirely changed, but redesigned and revamped on the outside to better compete against the many stylish options available in the mid-sized segment. Sure, that includes more cargo room and space, but also a freshened design that elevates its luxuriousness and sportiness to equal levels, all the while still primed to succeed in the toughest of environments.
2020 Highlander Trim Levels
L FWDStarting at $39,990
- 3.5L 6-cylinder Direct Injection engine
- 8-inch touchscreen
- Smart Key, push-button start
- Heated front seats
LE AWDStarting at $43,490
- Backup Camera
- Dynamic Torque Control AWD system
- Toyota Safety Sense 2.0
- Connected Services
XLE AWDStarting at $45,990
- Softex seats, 4-way power front passenger
- 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control
- Power Moonroof
- Power Liftgate
Limited AWDStarting at $51,690
- Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD
- 20-inch Chrome Clad alloy wheels
- Leather seats, heated and ventilated in the front
- JBL Surround Sound System
Platinum AWDStarting at $53,990
- Platinum design features
- Platinum 20-inch alloy wheel
- 12.3-inch display
- Head-up display, Digital Rearview Mirror