In case you’re choosing the Toyota Highlander 2020 over the almost similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the Toyota Highlander 2020. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the Toyota Highlander 2020 occurs to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Toyota Highlander 2020 gives ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The Toyota Highlander 2020, nonetheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this kind of car. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Toyota Highlander 2020’s experience and driving expertise start to fall consistent with more modern 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’d recommend testing the Toyota Highlander 2020’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a standard body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo space and it’s all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Toyota Highlander 2020 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Toyota Highlander 2020 also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Toyota Highlander 2020 recent by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury Toyota Highlander 2020, which pushes the Toyota Highlander 2020 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.