The 2020 Toyota Highlander: A Stylish Car Worth Every Cent

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Unlike other vehicles in its segment, the new 2020 Toyota Highlander is literally brand new. That means it was completely redesigned, so that we have a model that is totally different from the one released last year. This change comes at an opportune time, when Highlander fans were ready for something new and improved. Little did they know they were going to get far more than they had bargained for.

The Highlander features an impressive body work, luxurious interior and plenty of greatly advanced safety and entertainment features attesting to the manufacturer’s remarkable technological proficiency. The crossover also has better performance and less expensive models get a new engine.

New Features for the 2020 Toyota Highlander

Even though the 2020 Highlander is based on the same platform as its preceding models, everything above the platform is brand new. Slightly larger than before and featuring far more technology, the Highlander takes Toyota into the new age with entertainment, safety and performance-altering technologies like a new, well-calibrated engine, a new 12.3-inch touch screen and Toyota’s Safety sense technology with advanced sensors that can keep you and your family out of harm’s way.

One of the main performance upgrades that are worth mentioning is that, not only has the V6 engine been added as standard to all trims – Toyota pulling the 4-cylinder engine out – but an all-wheel drive system that used to be available with the RAV4 Adventure has now been made an option on several of the V6 trims.

The Highlander Hybrid is also more powerful and has become one of the main attractions associated with the 2020 Toyota Highlander. This model is now available with a front-wheel drive option as well, and it comes with an impressive, 30 city / 28 highway MPG rating.

Finally, Toyota has spared no expense when it comes to its advanced infotainment system, which is now available with standard Android Auto and Apply CarPlay, allowing you to get everything you need when it comes to staying informed and having lots of fun on longer road trips with your friends and family.

The Most Lavishing Interior and Exterior Style

The technology and the style you can find associated with the interior and exterior of the 2020 Toyota Highlander are definitely worth being mentioned separately and in great detail. Although the new Toyota Highlander features similar functional features as its predecessor, the interior in particular is far more visually stimulating and satisfying to look at.

The leather surfaces, the “grippier” surfaces designed to keep things in place more easily and the overall materials used for the interior have all been upgraded. The center console offers better accessibility as well, featuring easy to access USB ports and enough space to house even the largest smartphones.

There is also a lot of space available inside the 2020 Toyota Highlander – even more so than most of its predecessors. Although it’s a crossover SUV, the Highlander boasts an impressive amount of head and legroom, a lot of space on the third row, and increased cargo space to help you and your family store all your necessary items for even the longest road trips and camping vacations.

Finally, it’s worth mentioning some of the aspects of the exterior of the car as well. The new Toyota Highlander features an impressive bodywork with better aerodynamics and an overall more robust and solid design for the exterior, than previous highlander models. Also, you get available, large, 20-inch wheels that have a polished, clean look, and the crossover “grew” about 2 inches in length as well.

Advanced In-Car and Safety Technology

The improved TNGA-K Platform designed for better driving refinement might not be considered a safety feature in its own right, but it’s one of the most distinguished and important new technology upgrades on the new 2020 Toyota Highlander, and it also indirectly boosts both the car’s performance and its safety level, by offering improved control.

The interior of the car is filled with entertainment features that are a mix of what you used to find on older Highlander models and the new features, like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which are only available now. New and improved Amazon Alexa connectivity and Sirius XM Radio is now available, and the WiFi Connect system powered by AT&T will be steady and fast enough to make you feel like you’re browsing on your home wireless network.

Finally, when it comes to safety, you have the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) system with full speed range, as well as AHB assist, road sign assist and the impressive steering adjust system that was added as part of the lane departure alert.

As you can see, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is in a class of its own, and it’s no surprised that many experts believe this amazing and stylish car to soon become one of the most popular and loved crossover SUVs in the world.

The 2020 Toyota Highlander and all the 2020 cars, trucks and SUVs from Toyota are available at Toyota of Dartmouth on Faunce Corner Road in Dartmouth, Mass.

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