Ready for ad­ven­ture

Fourth-gen­er­a­tion High­lander sets the stan­dard for modern, fam­ily-friendly SUVs

The Maui News - - Auto -

Toy­ota is on a ma­jor roll with new SUVs, es­pe­cially the next-gen­er­a­tion three-row 2020 High­lander.

Just as the first RAV4 launched the com­pact cross­over SUV seg­ment 22 years ago, the orig­i­nal High­lander re­de­fined the mid­size fam­ily SUV when it ar­rived in 2001. Af­ter adding a third row, the High­lander not only grew in size, but is also now the best-sell­ing re­tail model in the seg­ment since 2016.

Now, the fourth-gen­er­a­tion of this bench­mark SUV brings a new level of bold, dis­tinc­tive de­sign to a foun­da­tion built on safety, com­fort, qual­ity, dura­bil­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity set by pre­de­ces­sors. The 2020 High­lander am­pli­fies all qual­i­ties while tak­ing on a dra­matic new de­sign di­rec­tion that com­bines a pow­er­ful SUV pres­ence with so­phis­ti­cated de­tail­ing.

SO­PHIS­TI­CATED & SAFE

The 2020 High­lander’s new so­phis­ti­cated look, cov­ers a new ve­hi­cle plat­form called Toy­ota New Global Ar­chi­tec­ture. This ro­bust new foun­da­tion, shared with other Toy­ota mod­els, en­ables even greater ca­pa­bil­ity, com­fort and safety than be­fore.

The fourth-gen­er­a­tion High­lander of­fers the choice be­tween a pow­er­ful V6 or new-gen­er­a­tion hy­brid pow­er­train, with the gas ver­sion of­fer­ing a man­u­fac­turer-es­ti­mated 22 mpg com­bined fuel econ­omy and the Hy­brid of­fer­ing an man­u­fac­turer-es­ti­mated 34 mpg com­bined fuel econ­omy.

Whether they’re young fam­i­lies or empty nesters ex­plor­ing a new chap­ter in life, safety re­mains the top pri­or­ity for High­lander cus­tomers. Toy­ota Safety Sense 2.0 comes stan­dard in all mod­els in the 2020 High­lander. This com­pre­hen­sive ac­tive 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.

New lane trac­ing as­sist.

New road sign as­sist.

Pre-col­li­sion sys­tem with pedes­trian de­tec­tion of­fers au­to­matic brak­ing ca­pa­bil­ity un­der cer­tain cir­cum­stances should the driver not re­act in time in a sys­tem-de­tected emer­gency sit­u­a­tion. Blind spot mon­i­tor with rear cross traf­fic alert, park­ing sup­port brak­ing and in­tel­li­gent clear­ance sonar are avail­able depend­ing on the model grade.

CON­NEC­TIV­ITY

The 2020 High­lander of­fers cut­ting-edge en­ter­tain­ment and con­nec­tiv­ity for all ages through its in­tu­itive and ver­sa­tile mul­ti­me­dia sys­tem, in­clud­ing a new 12.3-inch touch­screen dis­play on the Plat­inum grade and eight-inch on the other mod­els. The avail­able new JBL Pre­mium Sound Sys­tem de­liv­ers a whop­ping 1,200 watts of power to turn any mu­sic source into a mo­bile con­cert.

The mid­size SUV seg­ment has be­come fiercely com­pet­i­tive, and the 2020 Toy­ota High­lander is ready to take on all.

THE ATH­LETIC TYPE

A sculpted new shape with chis­eled lines gives the 2020 High­lander a more pow­er­ful stance, yet with a modern, so­phis­ti­cated at­ti­tude. The 2020 High­lander re­mains a fam­ily-friendly SUV, now with ca­pa­bil­ity for big­ger fam­ily ad­ven­tures.

Ac­cen­tu­at­ing the 2020 High­lander’s bold lines, the ex­te­rior color pal­ette car­ries over three col­ors from 2019 — Bliz­zard Pearl, Ce­les­tial Sil­ver Metal­lic and Mid­night Black Metal­lic — while adding five new ones: Mag­netic Gray Metal­lic, Moon Dust (a strik­ing blue pre­mium paint), Ruby Flare Pearl (a dar­ing red pre­mium paint), Blue­print and Op­u­lent Am­ber (a deep, lux­u­ri­ous brown).

While High­lander’s new de­sign will turn heads ev­ery­where it goes, it’s also highly func­tional. Greater aero­dy­namic ef­fi­ciency re­duces wind noise while en­hanc­ing ve­hi­cle sta­bil­ity, and even the tail­lights and side mir­ror de­signs lend a hand.

The 2020 High­lander builds on its suc­cess­ful past with a dra­matic new de­sign, power and so­phis­ti­cated de­tail­ing.

The 2020 High­lander of­fers cut­ting-edge en­ter­tain­ment and con­nec­tiv­ity for all ages through its in­tu­itive and ver­sa­tile mul­ti­me­dia sys­tem.

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