Why the 2020 Toyota Highlander is a Great Family SUV

December 17th, 2019 by

Finding the right family SUV can be a difficult task. Each family is different and has unique needs to fit their lifestyle. One vehicle that every family should consider is the 2020 Toyota Highlander. This begins the fourth generation of the Toyota Highlander and offers a new look for 2020. At Ron Tonkin Toyota in Portland, we think the 2020 Toyota Highlander is a great family SUV, and below we will tell you why.

2020 Toyota Highlander

It is Both Efficient and Powerful

With everything else a family has on their plate — school, sports, meals, etc. — we know how important it is these days for a vehicle to perform well and also not break the bank on gas. The 2020 Toyota Highlander offers a choice between two advanced powertrains, a gas V6 or a new version of the Toyota Hybrid System. The V6 version has 295 horsepower and a manufacturer-estimated 22 MPG combined fuel economy, plus an available towing package with 5,000-pounds towing capability. Toyota’s standard Stop & Start Engine System also ensures you don’t use gas when you don’t need to. As for the second option, the hybrid version has 240 horsepower and its new hybrid system makes the 2020 Toyota Highlander the most fuel-efficient Highlander ever. With an EPA-estimated 34 combined MPG, the 2020 hybrid is a 17% improvement over the previous generation. Visit Ron Tonkin Toyota near Vancouver to experience the V6 or hybrid for yourself.

It Has Space for the Whole Family

2020 Toyota Highlander interior

All 2020 Toyota Highlander models come equipped with a third-row to make sure they fit families both small and large. The difference is in the second-row: The L and LE grades come standard with a second-row bench for a seating total of eight and the XLE and Limited grades come standard with a Captain’s Chair second row for a seating total of seven with the option of a bench for seating eight. Finally, the Platinum grade comes standard with a Captain’s Chair second row for a seating total of seven. Whichever trim fits your family best, the 60/40-split flat-folding third row and folding second-row ensures you’ll also have space for cargo if needed. Bring the family down to Ron Tonkin Toyota near Beaverton and see just how comfortable each member fits in the new 2020 Highlander.

Safety Features Come Standard in All Models

One of the biggest concerns of any family is making sure the vehicle they’re purchasing is safe. For the 2020 Toyota Highlander, Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 comes standard in all models. This safety system includes: 

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Automatic High Beam
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist

All of these features are designed to help prevent collisions or lessen their impact. Each model also comes standard with eight airbags and a backup camera that includes a projected path so that even when the car is full, you’ll have a clear view of what’s behind you.

Find Your 2020 Toyota Highlander at Ron Tonkin Toyota

These are just a few reasons we believe the 2020 Toyota Highlander is a great family SUV. To experience all that it has to offer, be sure to come down to Ron Tonkin Toyota in Portland to get an up-close look at our inventory and take a test drive. We are sure you won’t be disappointed by the comfort, performance and features in this new Toyota SUV.

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