If you happen to’re opting for the 2020 Toyota Highlander over the practically identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as properly skip right to the 2020 Toyota Highlander. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the 2020 Toyota Highlander happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Toyota Highlander offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this kind of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction while you want it most.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly associated with this type of car. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Toyota Highlander’s ride and driving experience start to fall in keeping with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend checking out the 2020 Toyota Highlander’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a better most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s all around a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-compulsory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at further price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Toyota Highlander are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Toyota Highlander also gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 Toyota Highlander fresh by adding a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Toyota Highlander, which pushes the 2020 Toyota Highlander into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.