The Toyota Highlander is the original three-row midsize SUV and still one of the best and most popular options in the class. The 2020 Toyota Highlander has arrived at your local Toyota dealership near Mercer Pittsburgh Hubbard, and we are thrilled to announce a slate of exciting Taylor Toyota of Hermitage specials that make it easier than ever to finance or lease a new Highlander. A lot has changed for the new model year, including a new base powertrain, adaptive cruise control that can come to a full stop, expanded driver assistance features and some clever utilization of the available cargo space.
Every 2020 Toyota Highlander available at your local Toyota dealership near Mercer Pittsburgh Hubbard comes with a Smart Key System that can activate both the front doors and the liftgate. The side mirrors are heated and color-keyed and have integrated turn signals. LED reflector headlights, taillights and stoplights are all standard. The standard wheels are 18-inch painted alloy, but you can opt for machine-finished. The Limited and Platinum trims come with 20-inch wheels. The higher trims also have special badging and other various visual enhancements that differentiate them from the lower trims.
Your 2020 Highlander can seat either seven or eight passengers depending on your trim and seating choices. You get 36.1 inches of headroom and 27.7 inches of legroom in the third row. The front and second row provide you 39.6 and 39.4 as well as 42.0 and 41.0 inches, respectively. Cargo capacity has been improved over the previous generation as well. There is 16.1 cubic feet behind the third row, and you have to up to 40.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 73 behind the driver’s seat. There are also storage compartments under the seat that you can access for even more cargo space.
The previous generation, the base engine was a four-cylinder, and you had to opt for the V6 or move up high enough in the trim lineup to get it standard. So, Highlander fans will be pleased to learn that a V6 is now standard for the 2020 Toyota Highlander near Pittsburgh. This 3.5L V6 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and is rated for 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. With proper equipment, which is available, this setup can tow as much as 5,000 pounds. With the Highlander Hybrid, Toyota has opted to go in the other direction. Last generation’s V6 configuration has been replaced with a four-cylinder. It produces less horses at 243 but will be much more energy-efficient.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander near Pittsburgh features a 4.2-inch digital display that you can upgrade to a 7.0-inch version that is more customizable as well. The central infotainment system is standard, comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen by default and can be upgraded to an impressive 12.3-inch display. Toyota has added Amazon Alexa support alongside Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Wi-Fi is standard. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard equipment as well. This package includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, a rearview camera, lane tracing assist, automatic high beams, cruise control with dynamic radar and road sign assist. The cruise control system adjusts speed based on traffic conditions and road signs and can now come to a full stop.
Your local Toyota dealership near Mercer Pittsburgh Hubbard is offering the Highlander at five trim levels ranging from the base L to the range-topping Platinum. In between is the LE, XLE and Limited. This trim selection is a bit simplified from the previous generation, but there are more customization options overall, so consumers should have an easier time finding a starting spot and personalizing it. The L is well-equipped for a base model and includes Toyota Safe Sense 2.0, a tri-zone automatic climate control system and five USB ports. The LE, however, may be the most popular trim since it does not cost much more than the base and adds a larger touchscreen, leather trimmings and blind-spot monitoring.
If you are thinking about financing or leasing a three-row midsize SUV, then do yourself a favor and check out the Taylor Toyota of Hermitage specials we now have available. You can test-drive the 2020 Toyota Highlander near Pittsburgh at your convenience or by scheduling an appointment. You can also call us or contact us online. You can shop our selection online, and we can provide personalized customer care, such as give you quotes and help you get preapproved for leasing or a loan.