You’ll find in the following 2020 Toyota Highlander review that there are multiple reasons folks near Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton continue buzzing about the model. Versatility is certainly one draw as the SUV can accommodate a wide variety of day-to-day needs. Safety and performance also make the list, along with the sterling reliability reputation that each Toyota comes with.

To give you a more accurate understanding of what the Toyota Highlander can do for you, our Toyota of Gastonia team thought it would be helpful to dive into key specifications!


2020 Toyota Highlander Engine Specs

Sturdy Performance in Any Weather

Sometimes a storm hits and you need your SUV to buckle down and provide assuring traction. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is more than capable of trudging through inclement storms or venturing off-road for a camping trip.

The 3.5L engine under the hood generates 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission will shift gears for you, while you can select between reliable drivetrains like front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, or Dynamic Torque Vectoring all-wheel drive.

For fuel economy purposes, the SUV features a Start and Stop Engine system. What Start and Stop does is shut off your motor when you come to a complete standstill such as a stoplight or while sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The idea is to save fuel and as soon as you release the brake pedal, your engine will start back up and you can be on your way.


2020 Toyota Highlander Interior Space

Space for the Whole Gang

You can tell from looking at the Toyota Highlander on the outside that the cabin is roomy, yet it’s still a pleasant surprise to see just how roomy it is.

For instance, the headroom is ideal no matter where you’re sitting in the SUV. The front row provides 39.6 inches, the middle offers 39.4 inches, and the rear affords 36.1 inches.

Legroom is a similar story, offering up 42 inches in front, 41 inches in the second row, and a generous 27.7 inches for third-row passengers.

Curious about cargo space? The Toyota Highlander has you covered:

  • 84.3 cubic feet of cargo room behind the first row
  • 48.4 cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row
  • 16 cubic feet of cargo room behind the third row

2020 Toyota Highlander Driving

Safety You Expect from Toyota

The Toyota Highlander is loaded with driver-assistance and safety technology which really doesn’t surprise given the devotion Toyota has to safety in all their vehicles.

The standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 setup includes a plethora of worthwhile features like a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beams, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and Road Sign Assist.

Read more of our Toyota Highlander Reviews


Ready for Any Challenge: The 2020 Toyota Highlander

Ultimately, the Toyota Highlander has the on-road and off-road chops to tackle any task around Charlotte, Gastonia, and Lincolnton. If you’re itching to make a move to a new model, consider arranging a Toyota highlander test drive at Toyota of Gastonia!


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