2020 Toyota Highlander: New platform with V6 or I4 hybrid

Based on the same TNGA-K platform as the latest Camry and Avalon, the 2020 Toyota Highlander has improved fuel efficiency and handling.

Two powertrains will be available in the US: a 3.5L direct injection V6 with 220kW (295hp) and 357Nm (263 lb-ft), and a 2.5L hybrid I4 with a total of 179kW (240hp).

The V6 has an 8-speed auto, automatic engine stop/start, and a towing package with a 5,000 lb tow rating. The I4 hybrid has a combined EPA rating of 28mpg (8.4L/100km).

Both the V6 and hybrid are available in either FWD or AWD.

Available features include a 12.3″ touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Amazon Alexa voice recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot, Sirius XM, an 11-speaker JBL sound system, 18″ to 20″ wheels, powered front seats, and heated rear seats.

The new Highlander V6 goes on sale from December 2019, while the Highlander Hybrid begins deliveries from February 2020.