2020 Toyota Highlander Trim Levels
The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a three-row family SUV that seats up to eight passengers. While the Highlander has been a stalwart member of the Toyota lineup for many years, the 2020 redesign sees the Highlander at the top of its game at dealerships like the Toyota dealer near Eagle. The fourth-generation Highlander gets new features and improvements that will make this crossover more popular than ever.
Highlander Trim Levels
According to the Toyota dealer serving Eagle, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is available in five trim levels: L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum. The Highlander is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that generates 295 hp and 263 lb.-ft. of torque, teamed to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. Toyota also manufactures a hybrid, which isn’t reviewed here. We’ll examine the different trim levels and see what each one brings to the table.
The Highlander L trim may be the entry-level model, but it has a nice list of standard features including alloy wheels, proximity keyless entry, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, tri-zone automatic climate control and a rearview camera. Also standard are Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, an 8-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth and five USB ports. Safety features that come standard include Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0, a suite of advanced driver-assistance features.
The Highlander LE starts with the features of the L and adds a leather-trimmed steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring, LED fog lights, a height-adjustable power liftgate, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and HD Radio.
Move up to the XLE trim and you’ll get second-row captain’s chairs that reduce seating from eight to seven passengers. Standard features include heated front seats, simulated leather upholstery, a sunroof, a 7-inch display in the gauge cluster, roof rails and Qi-compatible wireless device charging. Buyers can elect to get the available second-row bench seat and a navigation system.
The Limited trim comes with 20-inch wheels, ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, a hands-free liftgate, integrated navigation, an 11-speaker JBL premium audio system, an integrated navigation system and a 120-volt power outlet. The second-row bench seat is optional, as is a surround-view parking camera system and a 12.3-inch touchscreen.
The top-spec Platinum trim gets all the features of the lower trims, plus larger alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive headlights, second-row heated seats, a digital rearview mirror, a 10-inch head-up display, a 12.3-inch touchscreen and a panoramic moonroof. The second-row bench seat isn’t available.
Whichever trim level you choose, you can be confident the 2020 Toyota Highlander is a very safe vehicle. The IIHS gave the Highlander its top score of Good in all crash tests. Additionally, the organization named the Highlander a Top Safety Pick. At the time of this writing, the NHTSA hasn’t tested the 2020 Highlander.