Blue and Red 2020 Toyota Highlander Models on Stage at Auto Show

When Will the Redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander Arrive at Dealerships?

Official 2020 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Design Specs

Are you in the market for a new three-row family hauler? For four generations, the Toyota Highlander has been a family-friendly favorite that makes room for up to eight passengers and provides the premium amenities you and your family look for. With a complete redesign and an exciting debut at the New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Toyota Highlander has many car shoppers chomping at the bit to get behind the wheel. Find out the what, when and where of the next-generation Toyota Highlander with this overview of the official 2020 Toyota Highlander release date and design specs.

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When Will the 2020 Toyota Highlander Be Available in Bangor ME?

Built on a Toyota New Global Architecture platform, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is longer than its predecessor and will employ an athletic profile and a family-friendly cabin. All-new 2020 Toyota Highlander entries will arrive at dealerships in December 2019 and the fuel-efficient 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will arrive in February 2020. In addition to a bold design, the next-generation Toyota Highlander will feature next-level technology and family-friendly features at every turn.

Red 2020 Toyota Highlander Side Exterior on a City Street
2020 Toyota Highlander Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display

2020 Toyota Highlander Engine Specs and Features

When the 2020 Toyota Highlander arrives at Downeast Toyota in December, it will be available in five grades – L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum. Toyota Highlander Hybrid entries will be available in four trim levels – LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum – that provide a 17-percent increase in fuel economy. Drivers who choose Highlander L, LE or XLE models will discover a style that features a black grille with silver trim that is replaced by a black grille with chrome trim and 20-inch alloy wheels with an upgrade to Limited and Platinum grades. Entry-level Highlanders make room for eight passengers with room for seven passengers when you opt for second-row Captain’s Chairs. The Toyota Highlander provides 16.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row with up to 73.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats laid flat.

At the heart of the 2020 Toyota Highlander design, you will find a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is paired with a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission to make 22 mpg combined. A Stop and Start Engine System is in place to upgrade fuel economy and when properly equipped, the Toyota Highlander will tow up to 5,000 pounds of cargo. To deliver a more exciting drive, the Toyota Highlander is armed with Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Drive Mode Select and Rear Driveline Disconnect. The fuel-efficient Toyota Highlander Hybrid employs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with dual electric motors to make 240 total horsepower and earn 34 mpg combined.

Inside the 2020 Toyota Highlander cabin, families will find a smorgasbord of premium amenities at every turn. Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 is standard and will add a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, Lane Tracing Assist and Road Sign Assist. Base Toyota Highlander models employ an 8-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system with one-touch access to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa capabilities. Toyota Highlander Platinum grades come standard with a best-in-class 12.3-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system.

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Add more excitement to your next family adventure when you slide into the driver’s seat of the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander at Downeast Toyota – set to arrive in December 2019. Learn more about the next-generation Toyota Highlander with this guide to the official 2020 Toyota Highlander release date and design specs. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory this winter to get behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Highlander!