Even though we expected that 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will surely undergo major changes this year, that will not happen for now. Since the manufacturer has not said much about it, and it will be too late to plan full redesign for this year, we are sure that this version is actually the same that we saw last year. It also means that we should be prepared for the full redesign that will obviously come for the 2021 model.
- The model is strong and large, representing a trustworthy SUV.
- There is a strong and economical hybrid engine under the hood.
- The model is not much changed from the last year.
- The price is very high, even for the hybrid model.
The design of the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is actually not much changed from the last year model. It means that you will see the same boxy SUV, with the massive recognizable front end and gridded grille. The rear end, on the other hand, is flat and simple, but with additional decoration and spoiler on the rear window.
The cabin in 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is comfortable and wide enough for eight adult passengers. Not only that the equipment has not been significantly changed from the last year model, but it also had great improvements in technology and the equipment. However, the major part of the cabin is the same as on last year model.
There should be offered two engines in 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid as in the current model, too. There is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. It should come paired with the six-speed automatic transmission and as front wheel drive system. However, this engine has shown 20 miles per gallon of fuel economy rates.
The second option is a well-known SUVs’ engine, a 3.5-liter V6 petrol model that makes 295 horsepower of strength and 263 pound-feet of torque. You may see it on Toyota RAV4, too. It comes matched with eight-speed automatic transmission and showed 21 mpg fuel rates in city driving. However, this strong engine should be combined with the electric engine, which increases the strength of it to 306 horsepower and fuel economy to 29 mpg. It will be able to be ordered as an all-wheel driving system as well.
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Release Date and Price
As we concerned, a fully redesigned model will come next year. It means that we should not expect changes in the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, even though it comes as slightly changed from the last year model. In accordance with that, the price will be the same as last year, meaning around $36,000 for the base model. You should be able to order it right now already.