2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Pricing and MPG Announced
The new 2020 Toyota Highlander starts at $35,720 and the Highlander Hybrid starts at $39,320 — both of those figures include a $1,120 destination charge.
For the Highlander, that represents a $2,770 price increase over the 2019 model currently sitting at your local dealership. That’s a bigger jump that we’re used to between model years, but Toyota has added a lot of standard equipment to compensate.
The 2020 Highlander now comes with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, tri-zone climate control, an 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of driver-assist technologies, all as standard equipment.
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There are a lot of trim upgrades available as well, each packed with lots of notable features. No matter which trim you choose, you get a 3.5-liter V6 putting out 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic. With a towing package, you can hook up a 5,000-pound trailer behind the SUV.
Of extra noteworthiness is the Highlander Hybrid, which uses a new powertrain that combines a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder with two electric motors. Toyota says will be good for 36 mpg on the highway, which is incredible. IF the EPA confirms this, it’ll be more than a 20 percent improvement over the 2019 model and make the Highlander by far the most efficient three-row utility vehicle you can buy.
The V6-powered Highlander is coming to North American dealerships now, but if you’re wanting to get your hands on the hybrid, you’ll have to wait until February.
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