2020 Hampton Roads International Auto Show

Virtual Showroom

Toyota

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Toyota Highlander (New)
STATUS: New for 2020 - If the Sienna minivan doesn't appeal to you for various family-type duties, then perhaps the fourth-generation Highlander should be on your radar. This family bus has been redesigned and enlarged and now provides more stowage and passenger space across three rows of seats. Up to eight people will enjoy a well-appointed cabin and a comfortable ride, traits that have always been Highlander hallmarks. The previous 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine is out, but the 3.5-liter V-6 is carried over with 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. A brand new 240-horsepower hybrid power team consists of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine plus two electric motors. That's less than the previous hybrid's 306-horsepower output, but in return you get greater (by a claimed 17 percent) fuel efficiency. Both powertrains can be had with front- or optional all-wheel-drive. Even with a full house of people and their belongings, the Highlander can tow up to 5,000 pounds, which is plenty for hauling a modestly sized travel trailer or a boat. Toyota provides a number of key crash-avoiding dynamic-safety features as standard equipment for all Highlander trim levels.
Base price (incl. destination): $32,800
Type: Four-door tall wagon
Engines (h.p.): 3.5-liter V-6 (295); 2.5-liter I-4 plus two electric motors (240)
Transmissions: Eight-speed automatic; continuously variable (Hybrid)
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 21/27/23 (FWD)
Base weight (lb.): 4,130