Looking for a midsize SUV that's comfortable, quiet, and full of helpful safety features? The 2020 Toyota Highlander has everything Lake Charles, LA drivers want in a three-row crossover. Toyota made it over two and a half inches longer than the outgoing model for added cargo and seating space. They also streamlined its design, giving it more angled and deeply refined lines than before. The Highlander now has a smaller grille with a "winged" Toyota logo and a new accent line on the side that sweeps up from the front fender above the rear wheel arch. The new Highlander comes standard with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, and its available now at Lake Charles Toyota.
You'll enjoy a stable, tranquil ride in the 2020 Toyota Highlander because of its well-built suspension. It no longer offers a four-cylinder motor, but its 295-horsepower V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission give it plenty of power and quick acceleration. People in Lake Charles who want to cut fuel costs will like that the Highlander gets 22 mpg in combined city/highway driving. A hybrid version is available that's even more efficient. Front-wheel drive comes standard on the Highlander, but Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive is available for better grip on rain-slick roads in Louisiana. Lake Charles drivers who enjoy off-road excitement will appreciate the Highlander's available Multi-Terrain Select system, which has Mud & Sand and Rock & Dirt settings that allow it better footing for venturing off the beaten path. When properly equipped, the new Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
Since Toyota made the Highlander bigger for 2020, it has more third-row legroom to stretch out and relax in. Up to eight people can fit in its cushy, supportive seats, but a seven-seat arrangement with second-row captain's chairs is available on higher trims. Drivers in Lake Charles who bring a lot of luggage, camping supplies, or sports gear on the road will appreciate that the Highlander has up to 73.3 cubic feet of cargo space with its back seats folded down. Standard features in the new Highlander include:
The Highlander also comes with cloth upholstery, a second-row bench seat, and proximity key entry. Optional amenities include leather upholstery, a moonroof, a 12.3-inch multimedia display, and a hands-free power liftgate.
People in Lake Charles can drive the 2020 Toyota Highlander with confidence. Last year's model was a Top Safety Pick, but the new Highlander comes with even more driver assistance features, including:
New standard active safety features for 2020 include lane tracing assist, which helps you steer on the highway, and a road sign reading system. Available safety tech includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and parking distance monitors with automatic braking.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a spacious midsize SUV with a comfortable ride, good fuel economy, and a slew of convenient tech features. Drivers in Lake Charles can choose from a wide array of Highlander trims at Lake Charles Toyota. Stop by our dealership and take one for a spin today.