2020 Highlander Hybrid was shown Thursday at 2019 New York auto show. The company says that it will be ten mpg higher than highly estimated for the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid. 2020 Highlander will be using a 2.5-liter inline-4 teamed that is paired with electric motors. It produces a total output of 240 horsepower.
On the other hand, the Explorer Hybrid’s 318 hp’s V-6 is hooked up with an 8-speed automatic transmission which is standard on the 2020 Highlander. 2020 Highlander Hybrid has a lithium-ion battery pack that is right below its rear seat. And the company says that it doesn’t take up any cargo space.
The brand-new Highlander will earn the best fuel economy ratings with front-wheel drive. On the other hand, the optional all-wheel-drive system will use a second electric motor in the rear axle which transports the power between the rear wheels, and it doesn’t need any mechanical connection to the front. As for the size, the new Highlander stretches about 195 inches from bumper to bumper.
2020 Highlander Hybrid will go on sale at the beginning of 2020, and it will be available in four trim levels which are LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum. This beast will have space for seven to eight passengers, and it will come with a standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Moreover, it will have an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the basic model, and the Highlander Platinum is fitted with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. As for the price, its basic model’s pricing will start around $38,000 and the top model will cost you approximately $50,000.