The Toyota Highlander is not only one of the charter members of the crossover SUV vehicle segment, but it is also responsible for setting the bar for its entire class. When the 2020 Toyota Highlander in Milford, CT is available at the Colonial Toyota showroom toward the end of the 2019 calendar year, it will once again revolutionize the industry by offering the automaker’s latest connectivity technology, improving handling and expanding the Highlander name to Toyota’s latest vehicle architecture. The 2020 Toyota Highlander will also be available with a hybrid powertrain, which will be covered separately by Colonial Toyota product experts. Customers can start the pre-ordering process for the 2020 Highlander today when they make an appointment with a product expert by calling, 203-403-6890.
Toyota didn’t just change a few accent pieces or apply new paint colors and call the 2020 Highlander new. The popular three-row crossover SUV is being built on the new Toyota New Global Architecture-K platform. While it shares some basic underpinnings with other Toyota vehicles, the new chassis architecture will still provide for plenty of interior space for passengers and cargo, while also offering an array of safety improvements. Drivers and their passengers will be protected by the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 system, which will be standard across the entire trim ladder of the 2020 Highlander. The automaker has added a pair of new elements to TSS 2.0 that will be among the first of their kind in the industry. Lane Tracing Assist will ensure that drivers stay in the middle of their lane and Road Sign Assist will help drivers navigate unfamiliar highways and roads.
Models of the 2020 Toyota Highlander that solely use a gasoline-based power plant will employ a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission. It will make 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy will be enhanced by the vehicle’s variable valve timing.
The three rows of seats in the 2020 Highlander will be able to accommodate seven or eight passengers, depending on which trim grade a customer takes home. At maximum seating capacity, the 2020 Highlander makes more than 16 cubic-feet available. Properly configured, more than 73 cubic-feet can be utilized.
Being able to connect to outside digital devices is a requirement in the modern crossover SUV segment. The 2020 Toyota Highlander will be compatible with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™ and Amazon Alexa as standard equipment, joining other 2020 Toyota models. Satellite radio and smartphone-based navigation are also standard.