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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Buyer Guide

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a rare breed from the Toyota brand. It comes with an impressive interior that offers luxury and prestige together.

If you have seen the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will understand why people are crazy about riding this model.

It comes clean and swift with start-of-the-art features most models are envious of it.

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

PROS

It comes with a better fuel economy than the previous model

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has a beautiful interior

It offers a lot of useful techs

The car has a 12.3-inch touch screen on its upper trims

CONS

It has a bland exterior styling

Toyota took its time in designing the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, giving it an edge that previous models did not possess.

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Design

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes in four trims levels that include LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum.

These four trims level has 186-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine, a new 2.5-liter, and twin electric motor-generators for front-wheel-drive models.

They have a third for all-wheel-drive models, with power routed to the driven wheels. This is achieved through a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

For the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE trim level, it features a standard exterior features as 18-inch painted alloy wheels, LED reflector headlights, and fog lights, LED taillights.

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Other features include intermittent windshield wipers, a grille shutter, a backup camera with a wash function, keyless entry, and manually folding, heated power outside mirrors.

The Standard interior features include fabric-trimmed front- and second-row seats, power windows and doors, and an eight-way power driver seat.

It also features three-zone automatic climate control, a leather-trimmed shift knob, a four-way manual front passenger seat, pushbutton start, and a tilt/telescopic leather steering wheel.

The LE’s standard tech features include four USB ports, a six-speaker sound system with HD Radio, an 8-inch in-dash touch screen, and voice recognition.

It has a 4.2-inch color LCD instrument cluster, Bluetooth for hands-free phone and music streaming, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a backup camera with projected path guidelines.

The Toyota Connected Services including Safety Connect, Service Connect, Remote Connect, Wi-Fi Connect, Amazon Alexa capability, and SiriusXM satellite radio are included.

What makes the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Exceptional?

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE standard exterior features include a height-adjustable power liftgate with remote operation via the key fob and 18-inch machined-finish alloy wheels.

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

It has power-folding outside mirrors with turn signal, a windshield wiper deicer, and roof rails and blind spot indicators.

The standard interior features include an auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, second-row sunshades, a power moonroof with sunshade, wireless smartphone charging.

It also features a four-way power front passenger seat, a 7-inch color LCD instrument cluster, SofTex-trimmed seats, a 10-way power driver seat, and heated front seats.

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid FWD Limited trim adds LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, 20-inch alloy wheels, a trail mode, and high-output LED fog lights.

It features a backup camera with dynamic gridlines, outside mirrors with Highlander logo puddle lights, a reverse tilt-down feature, leather-trimmed seats, heated and ventilated front seats.

It also has front and rear parking sensors with automated braking, ambient interior lighting, a heated steering wheel, faux-wood interior trim, and Driver Easy Speak.

The driver’s easy speak uses a microphone in the front to send the driver’s voice to rear speakers. 

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid flagship Platinum trim features rain-sensing wipers, adaptive headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, and a rearview mirror camera.

It has heated second-row seats, a surround-view camera with perimeter scan, a 10-inch color heads-up display, a curb view, and a 360-degree overhead view at low speed and in reverse.

The trim also has a new 12.3-inch infotainment touch screen, a premium JBL 11-speaker sound system with a subwoofer, Dynamic Navigation with Dynamic POI Search and Dynamic Voice Recognition. 

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has an exterior styling that is comfortable and allows you to feel luxury while driving.

The car can seat up to seven people with middle-row captain’s chairs that can be swapped for a bench seat to accommodate eight.

However, the third row is too small for most adults. The 12.3-inch infotainment touch display sets a new standard. 

The screen is user friendly and easy to operate.

 

 

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