The Highlander is Toyota’s second best-selling SUV. It is without a doubt one of the most popular SUVs that they have. The Highlander is also among the top two selling three-row midsize SUVs on the market, along with the Ford Explorer.
The new Highlander is going to improve on the outgoing model along with a sleeker body and better infotainment features including Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. The prices for the Highlander have not been announced yet. However, the trim lineup is confirmed. The SUV will come in L, LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum trims. The base L trim is new. Toyota has stopped the LE Plus and sporty SE trims.
If we compare the 2019 model to the 2020 model, the latter has thinner headlights and tail lights. Also, there is a smaller grille with a more defined shape. The lines are less blocky and more smooth and the Highlander is more than 2 inches longer. Toyota has claimed that the aerodynamics have improved as a result.
The driver’s seat comes with cloth upholstery in the L and LE trims – black and gray are the only available colors. Synthetic leather comes in the XLE, and the genuine leather appears in the Limited and Platinum trims. The Platinum models get a 12.3-inch touch screen.
The 2020 Highlander comes with Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Waze compatibility, and considering that none of these options were available on the old Highlander, this is a welcome addition.
The new 2020 Highlander has a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and an eight-speed automatic transmission, just like the 2019 model. The Highlander Platinum is expected to cost more than $40,000. The 2020 Toyota Highlander will be available in December 2019, while the Highlander Hybrid will be available in February 2020.