2020 Toyota Highlander Review Photos.
The Highlander has been a spotlight inside the Toyota calendar for three generations, developing its absolute articulation and actuality one of the aboriginal crossovers you may get with a amalgam driveline. So there’s quite a few burden on Toyota to accomplish this all-new fourth-generation successful and that goes bifold for the non-hybrid archetypal as Toyota (and all and sundry else) grows added electrified. For me, the final-gen Highlander was the on my own Toyota archetypal I frivolously suit in, so I turned into acquisitive that I’d still be able to get adequate in this new one.
Now based totally on the belvedere that aboriginal debuted below the new Camry in 2017, the Highlander has evolved hardly ever at the blueprint sheet. It is now 60 millimetres high-quality all-embracing and approximately the aforementioned inside the wheelbase, alone aloof a beard wider, and the exact aforementioned peak. Inside, even as Toyota claims beyond ambit in first-class areas, I begin allowance both advanced and rear to be acutely restrained. While knee allowance changed into done (besides in the 1/3 row, however this isn’t the sublime of agent you appetite in case you’re making plans to place an advanced in the back), in case your cartage are plentiful brought than six anxiety alpine or continued of torso, you’ll appetite to accomplish abiding to accompany them forth to perform abiding they match and no longer authoritative acquaintance with the bottle roof.
While the anatomy is new, the agent is old. It’s Toyota’s admirable 3.5L V-6 that they installed about combination from vehicles to pickups, and that is a plentiful undertaking of the motor. The V-6 needs to be excellent, due to the fact suitable beside it inside the Toyota exhibit is the amalgam archetypal that makes use of a little added than bisected the fuel.
What that amalgam powertrain doesn’t provide, although, is person. And if you weren’t assured look beneath the awning of a mid-size crossover, abnormally a Toyota, you’re in for a treat. Free-revving and with an 8-speed gearbox that likes to bound accelerate it to red line, these 295 horses are considerable added amusing (and plentiful brought in amount) than the Hybrid’s 243. The agent sounds captivated to be imagined to undertaking, too, and the rear driveline summary aback you don’t price AWD facilitates acquire the ammunition abridgement down. The decal calls for 10.Three L/100 km mixed, and that’s about clearly what I saw on the computer. Eco and Action settings are available, as are off-avenue modes, but there’s no longer plentiful aberration in lively acquaintance amid them.
This Bound trim tester wore 20-inch alloys, but Toyota’s abeyance engineers are acute abundant to nonetheless accord it fifty five-collection tires. That delivered sidewall corporation below arrant over pavement troubles and bumps than the elastic bands of quality avant-garde crossovers, brought helped via the bendable suspension. Don’t abash bendable with “floaty,” even though, this one gained’t wallow and beachcomber over dips like considerable of the class. And admitting it’s no longer setting the movement in action application, we’d adopt our crossovers to be adequate and our sports vehicles to be firm, acknowledgment actual a lot. Council is decidedly short and direct, and at the same time as there’s anatomy roll, it’s stored able-bodied in test.
Toyota has fabricated this one alike delivered circle of relatives-pleasant by means of clearly loading the berth with accumulator booths. You’ve got the frequent sufficient aperture pockets and a amplitude in superior of the gearshift, however wait, there’s more. Another accumulator aperture massive abundant for a brace of phones (or mask) suitable under the radio and an alike fine atom inside the commuter ancillary dash. The armrest opens aboriginal to well known the reachable wi-fi buzz charging spot, afresh opens afresh to a large burden keep. Cup holders for the additional row have been amidst by USB ports and a 110V outlet, and there are cup holders and cubbies in the 0.33 row. It’s an soaking up little bit of absorption to the car’s function, and one that makes the Highlander a bit bit nicer each day.
If you footfall up to the real top Bound Platinum trim you get a 12.3-inch affectation that’s the larger in elegant (at atomic for now), but in case you get any delivered Highlander you get an eight-inch screen. That awning does receive each Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, however Toyota’s congenital infotainment’s pace, affluence of use, and afterimage does lag abaft the competition, authoritative it frustrating. The massive awning could go a persevered manner to analytic the ultimate two problems, but you fee to pay to play.
Directly below the display screen, Toyota has accustomed you affluence of buttons to ascendancy temperature, fan, the bench heating and cooling, and the mixture and tuning. While now not every ascendancy can be treated through the switches, all the crucial ones can, and it’s favored.
As constantly, Toyota has long past massive on disciplinarian assistance, and this has Toyota Safety Sense 2.Zero which includes lane abandonment energetic with council assist, alley bend detection, automobile brights, banal and bike owner detection, and adaptive cruise as able-bodied as dark atom and rear cantankerous cartage alert. All generic from the abject model. Bound adds parking sensors, but Platinum is appropriate to get surround-view. The rear-view camera here, admitting actuality a aboriginal version, turned into low resolution and supplied poor exoteric afterimage in all however the best lighting fixtures situations. Accumulated with the tiny rear glass, toddler mirrors, and adequate pillars, obvious afterimage to the rear larboard considerable to be preferred. Or visible.
The Toyota Highlander’s task is to be quiet, comfortable, green, and specified in a manner that makes your day less complicated, and the new one does that alike bigger than before. It’s now not the higher or the most inexpensive, however it capacity be the quality in the articulation at those 4 matters stated above. But why could you get this V-6 archetypal over the alike introduced able Hybrid? Well, the $2,000 amalgam exceptional ability dissuade you, but if you’re not reachable to be performed with amusing absolutely, this V-6 brings the big crossover to life. Meaning you may nevertheless accept some a laugh on the academy run. But I don’t match in the aback bench anymore.
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2020 Toyota Highlander Bound V-6 AWD
Body Style: 5-door mid-length three-row crossover
Drive Method: AWD with eight-speed computerized
Engine: three.5L V-6 (295 hp, 263 lb.-ft.)
Fuel Economy: (everyday) 11.7/eight.6/10.Three L / one hundred km burghal / artery / combined
Cargo Volume: 454 L abaft 3rd row, 1,150 L abaft additional row
Tow Rating: 2,268 kg
Price: MSRP $fifty one,690, $51,945 as tested