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2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe 

Are you and your family looking for a fun-to-drive crossover that is perfect for weekend road trips? The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a fan favorite at Downeast Toyota that may check all the boxes. Find out how the Toyota Highlander stacks up against a popular crossover option with this 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 200 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison.

Toyota Highlander modes are available in five grades - L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum - that make room for eight passengers in standard configurations and seven passengers with second-row Captain’s Chairs. To cater to the family on the go, the Toyota Highlander provides 16 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row that expands to 84.3 cubic feet with the rear seats laid flat.  

2020 Toyota Highlander


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

$34,600 Base Price $26,275
295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 Base Engine 185-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
21 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 22 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy
7 - 8 Passengers Passenger Space 5 Passengers

Differences Between the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

Equipped with an athletic style that is matched by potent powertrains, the Toyota Highlander will add plenty of excitement to your neighborhood carpool and promises to outperform the competition in this 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison. Toyota Highlander entries are powered by a 295-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works in tandem with an eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive variants will earn 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway – competitive numbers against the underpowered Hyundai Santa Fe.

To upgrade performance and capability, the Toyota Highlander is available with Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD and Multi-Terrain Select technology. Families who have fuel economy at the top of their wish list can opt for the Highlander Hybrid with a 243-horsepower 2.5-liter Toyota Hybrid System and Electronic On-Demand AWD that will achieve a best-in-class 36 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Hyundai Santa Fe models counter with a base 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 235-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that are each paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota Highlander models provide a world-class automotive experience with an impressive list of technology and features. Base Toyota Highlander L models come fully loaded with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, Toyota Smart Key® with Push Button Start, LED headlights, five USB ports and an 8-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system with access to Wi-Fi Connect, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa smartphone capabilities. Highlander trim levels will improve your drive with luxury, technology and comfort upgrades that include an 11-speaker JBL® sound system, a 12.3-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen display, premium leather interior, a hands-free power liftgate, 20-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, a Qi wireless charging system, heated front- and second-row seats, a 10-inch color Head-Up Display, wood interior trim and much more. 

Schedule a test drive in the 2020 Toyota Highlander today at Downeast Toyota and embark on your next family adventure!   

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2020 Toyota Highlander Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Touchscreen Display
Blue 2020 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior on Gray Background
2020 Toyota Highlander Rear Interior