At the New York Auto Show, Toyota has unveiled an all-new rendition of the Highlander crossover-SUV. The Highlander is one of Toyota’s best-selling products in North America, and now enters its fourth generation with better fuel economy and more standard features.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander marks the fourth generation of the three-row crossover, with both a gasoline and hybrid version. The Highlander Hybrid model will achieve an EPA-estimated 34 mpg (6.9 l/100km) combined, an improvement of 17 percent over the 2019 Highlander Hybrid. The Highlander will also become one of the first Toyota models to offer both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard, as well as Alexa compatibility and a large 12.3-inch infotainment display.
New design elements for the exterior are in line with the all-new Toyota RAV4 announced a year ago. The grille is flatter, diamond-shaped, and wider than before. Headlamps are more square while the lower scoop is more frowning, with a prominent approach guard. Bodywork on the new Highlander is a bit more chiseled without being overdone.
Underneath, the 2020 Toyota Highlander now rides on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA-K) platform, which heralds the next generation of Toyota models. As a result, the Highlander should now have better handling and upgraded safety.