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Toyota Highlander 4 (XU70) Crossover (2020)

MSRP 34600 USDNeoscore 64%NEX score 62%

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Product Overview

The fourth-generation Highlander is the largest hybrid crossover SUV by Toyota. For the first time, it is going on sale throughout Western Europe. This marks another step in Toyota's commitment to pushing hybrid technology in the most environmentally-conscious market in the world.
The hybrid drivetrain combines a 2.5L Atkinson cycle petrol engine with front and rear electric motors and a powerful Nickel-Metal Hydride system battery to provide the best power to CO2 balance in the segment.
Outside Europe, a naturally-aspirated 3.5L V6 that produces just shy of 300 hp is also available. It is capable of switching between Atkinson cycle and Otto cycle and features Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and Stop Start.
The V6 comes in AWD-only, while the hybrid model can be configured with an electronic on-demand AWD system.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Decent styling
  • Some offroad capabilities
  • High cargo capacity
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Underpowered

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 62% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Good standard equipment
Cons
  • Poor infotainment
  • Lack of tech features
  • Lack of practicality
  • Lack of third-row legroom
  • Lackluster infotainment system
  • Lackluster interior tech
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Specifications

Variants:
2.5 Hybrid
2.5 Hybrid AWD
3.5 AT
3.5 AWD AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft ~ 2387 L / 84.3 cu-ft
2.5 HybridCoolant Capacity
9.9 L / 10.5 qt
2.5 Hybrid AWDCoolant Capacity
9.9 L / 10.5 qt
3.5 ATCoolant Capacity
11.8 L / 12.5 qt
3.5 AWD ATCoolant Capacity
11.8 L / 12.5 qt
2.5 HybridEngine Oil Capacity
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine Oil Capacity
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
3.5 ATEngine Oil Capacity
5.5 L / 5.8 qt
3.5 AWD ATEngine Oil Capacity
5.5 L / 5.8 qt
2.5 HybridFuel Capacity
65.0 L / 17.2 gal
2.5 Hybrid AWDFuel Capacity
65.0 L / 17.2 gal
3.5 ATFuel Capacity
68.0 L / 18.0 gal
3.5 AWD ATFuel Capacity
68.0 L / 18.0 gal
2.5 HybridPayload
694 kg / 1530 lbs
2.5 Hybrid AWDPayload
638 kg / 1407 lbs
3.5 ATPayload
712 kg / 1570 lbs
3.5 AWD ATPayload
674 kg / 1486 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs, 338 mm
Brakes | Rear
Disc, 338 mm
2.5 HybridOffroad | Approach Angle
18.1 deg
2.5 Hybrid AWDOffroad | Approach Angle
18.1 deg
3.5 ATOffroad | Approach Angle
18.1 deg
3.5 AWD ATOffroad | Approach Angle
17.9 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
16.7 deg
2.5 HybridOffroad | Departure Angle
22.7 deg
2.5 Hybrid AWDOffroad | Departure Angle
22.7 deg
3.5 ATOffroad | Departure Angle
22.9 deg
3.5 AWD ATOffroad | Departure Angle
22.9 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
235/65 R18, 235/55 R20
Turning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

2.5 HybridBody Style
5-door hybrid SUV
2.5 Hybrid AWDBody Style
5-door hybrid SUV
3.5 ATBody Style
5-door SUV
3.5 AWD ATBody Style
5-door SUV
Platform
TNGA: GA-K

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
203 mm / 8.0 in
Size | Height
1730 mm / 68.1 in
Size | Length
4950 mm / 194.9 in
Size | Width
1930 mm / 76.0 in
Track Width | Front
1659.0 mm / 65.3 in
Track Width | Rear
1661.0 mm / 65.4 in
2.5 HybridWeight
1964.0 kg / 4329.9 lbs
2.5 Hybrid AWDWeight
2025.0 kg / 4464.4 lbs
3.5 ATWeight
1880.0 kg / 4144.7 lbs
3.5 AWD ATWeight
1964.0 kg / 4329.9 lbs
Wheel Size
18 in, 20 in
Wheelbase
2850 mm / 112.2 in

Performance

2.5 HybridFuel Economy
6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (combined) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)
2.5 Hybrid AWDFuel Economy
6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (combined) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)
3.5 ATFuel Economy
9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (urban) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (highway)
3.5 AWD ATFuel Economy
10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)
2.5 HybridTowing Capacity
1588 kg / 3501 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
2.5 Hybrid AWDTowing Capacity
1588 kg / 3501 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
3.5 ATTowing Capacity
2268 kg / 5000 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
3.5 AWD ATTowing Capacity
2268 kg / 5000 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

2.5 HybridDrivetrain Layout
Front-wheel drive
2.5 Hybrid AWDDrivetrain Layout
All-wheel drive
3.5 ATDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
3.5 AWD ATDrivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
2.5 HybridEngine
A25A-FXS
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine
A25A-FXS
3.5 ATEngine
2GR-FKS
3.5 AWD ATEngine
2GR-FKS
2.5 HybridEngine | Bore
87.5 mm / 3.4 in
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine | Bore
87.5 mm / 3.4 in
3.5 ATEngine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
3.5 AWD ATEngine | Bore
94.0 mm / 3.7 in
2.5 HybridEngine | Compression Ratio
14.0:1
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine | Compression Ratio
14.0:1
3.5 ATEngine | Compression Ratio
11.8:1
3.5 AWD ATEngine | Compression Ratio
11.8:1
2.5 HybridEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 151.8 cu-in / 2487.0 cc
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine | Displacement
2.5 L / 151.8 cu-in / 2487.0 cc
3.5 ATEngine | Displacement
3.5 L / 210.9 cu-in / 3456.0 cc
3.5 AWD ATEngine | Displacement
3.5 L / 210.9 cu-in / 3456.0 cc
2.5 HybridEngine | Power
186.0 hp / 138.7 kW @ 6000 rpm
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine | Power
186.0 hp / 138.7 kW @ 6000 rpm
3.5 ATEngine | Power
295.0 hp / 220.0 kW @ 6600 rpm
3.5 AWD ATEngine | Power
295.0 hp / 220.0 kW @ 6600 rpm
2.5 HybridEngine | Specific Output
74.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine | Specific Output
74.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
3.5 ATEngine | Specific Output
85.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
3.5 AWD ATEngine | Specific Output
85.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
2.5 HybridEngine | Stroke
103.4 mm / 4.1 in
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine | Stroke
103.4 mm / 4.1 in
3.5 ATEngine | Stroke
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
3.5 AWD ATEngine | Stroke
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
2.5 HybridEngine | Torque
237 Nm / 174.8 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine | Torque
237 Nm / 174.8 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
3.5 ATEngine | Torque
357 Nm / 263.3 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
3.5 AWD ATEngine | Torque
357 Nm / 263.3 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
2.5 HybridEngine | Type
direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 Hybrid AWDEngine | Type
direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.5 ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.5 AWD ATEngine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
2.5 HybridFuel Capacity
65 L
2.5 Hybrid AWDFuel Capacity
68 L
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
2.5 HybridTransmission | Type
CVT
2.5 Hybrid AWDTransmission | Type
CVT
3.5 ATTransmission | Type
Automatic
3.5 AWD ATTransmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2020

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 55%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The Highlander has long been a key part of Toyota’s line-up in the US and other countries. It manages to strike a difficult balance of classic rugged SUV design cues with the more refined, distinctive styling. The cavernous interior will be broadly familiar to Toyota drivers, too. Both Excel and Excel Premium trim offer plenty of kit, even if it ultimately lacks the premium sheen offered by the likes of similarly sized machines from Audi and Volvo.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Well-appointed interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons
  • No plug-in hybrid

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 48%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
In early 2021, the Indiana-built Highlander will come to Western Europe for the first time, including the UK market. The Highlander Hybrid gets Toyota’s latest, fourth-generation hybrid electric powertrain, which made its debut in the Camry. The upscale cabin, at least on our high-end Limited model, has convincing woodgrain trim, comfy leather seats, an imposing, 12.3in infotainment screen and rock-solid build quality.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful hybrid powertrain
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lack of practicality
  • Not the most comfortable to drive

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Toyota Highlander is one of the more versatile large SUVs out there. Performance isn't sharp but is adequate, with 0-62mph coming up in 8.3 seconds, and top speed rated at 111mph. It settles nicely at speed and is extremely comfortable on the motorway, but the body is prone to a little wallowing on bendier and undulating B-road tarmac. Buyers of SUVs of this size and price will demand a quality interior, and the Toyota has its plusses and minuses.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Good standard equipment
Cons
  • Lack of sparkle in the cabin
  • Cheap to run

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
Toyota skipped over its usual continuously variable transmission in favor of an eight-speed automatic. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard across the board. Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard on every Highlander. Blind-spot monitoring and a surround-view camera are also standard on higher trims.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lackluster interior tech
  • Somewhat uncomfortable to drive

digitaltrends[5]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Toyota Highlander has been the go-to option for many families since the first generation launched in 2001. As before, buyers can expect reliability and a modicum of practicality, but the competition offers more. The Highlander's third row is too cramped for everyday use, and space in the other two rows is behind most of the pack.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Decent fuel economy
Cons
  • Lack of tech
  • Lackluster infotainment system

digitaltrends[6]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
With front-wheel drive, the Highlander Hybrid is rated to get up to 36 mpg combined. The Kia Sorento Hybrid is the only other midsize SUV that gets better fuel economy figures. The Highlander Hybrid has a smooth ride and the SUV is easy to maneuver on tight roads.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek styling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of third-row legroom
  • Poor infotainment

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Toyota's timid approach to the new Highlander's exterior styling is a textbook example of an if-it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it strategy. The interior's outstanding design, comfort, and materials give it a luxury vehicle feel. The 2020 Highlander Hybrid's new four-cylinder engine replaces a V6 on the 2019 model.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Stylish interior
Cons
  • Lack of tech features

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Toyota Highlander 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/toyota/highlander/first-drives/toyota-highlander-2021-uk-review. 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2022-08-27.
2. ^ Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2020 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/toyota/highlander/first-drives/toyota-highlander-hybrid-2020-review. 2020-07-29. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
3. ^ New Toyota Highlander 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/toyota/highlander. 2021-03-29. Retrieved 2021-04-03.
4. ^ 2020 Toyota Highlander review: Practical but posh. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-toyota-highlander-review/. 2020-04-07. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum AWD review: Cool tech. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-toyota-highlander-review/. 2020-08-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ 2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum review: A fuel-efficient midsize SUV. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2021-toyota-highlander-hybrid-review/. 2021-10-07. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
7. ^ 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/2020-toyota-highlander-hybrid. 2020-07-31. Retrieved 2021-04-03.

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