2019-2020 Toyota Highlander – Toyota Highlander in a new body
Toyota Highlander 2019-2020 in a new body (Toyota Highlander) is officially presented on April 17, 2019 at the New York International Auto Show. In the review of the new Toyota Highlander 2019-2020 model – news, photos and videos, price and full technical specifications of the new 4th generation of the crossover. Sales of the new large family SUV generation Toyota Highlander will launch in late 2019 in the US market at a price of $42,000, while the Toyota Highlander hybrid will then hit the market in February 2020.
The new generation Toyota Highlander has moved into the new Toyota New Global Architecture Truck (TNGA-K) and has become more comfortable and safer than its predecessor, the 3rd generation of the model, which, by the way, will debut exactly 6 years ago at the New York International Motor Show 2013. The new Highlander (which means Highlander) Spanish Championship new body, remains 100% recognizable, but increased in size, adding a length of 60 mm (body length stretched to 4950 mm) and began to look more stylish and modern.
Crossover Toyota Highlander 4th generation attracts attention with its elegant appearance with new design solutions. The new one wears narrow LED headlights and tapered headlights with LED content, a neat trapezoid-shaped filter grille and a massive front bumper, large luggage compartments with a spoiler and a compact rear bumper, a hood with an original punch topology and mirrors on the legs of the support, huge wheel arch cutouts and breathtaking splashes adorn the sides.
- The new Toyota Highlander is available with 18 and 20 inch wheels and a wide palette of enamel colors – Blizzard Pearl, Celestial Silver Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic), Magnetic Gray Metallic, Moondust, Ruby Pearl Reflections, Carbon Paper and Luxurious Amber.
The new generation Toyota Highlander is available in 5 fixed trim levels. The Toyota Highlander L is standard equipped with Toyota Sense Security 2.0 security suite, 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights and taillights with LED filling, keyless entry, smart key, power windows on all doors, instrument panel with 4.2 -inch multifunctional color display, three-zone climate control, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, multimedia system with 8-inch touch screen, three rows of seats with a seating formula 2 + 3 + 3.
The Toyota Highlander Le additionally enjoys the presence of a power tailgate system, blind spot monitor, leather-trimmed steering wheel and LED fog lights.
Even the richer XLE with the Toyota Highlander will add the aforementioned equipment of the previous trim 10-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power front passenger seat, 7-inch dashboard information display, heated front seats, automatic high beam headlights, electric sunroof, two captain’s chairs in the second row, leather upholstery and roof rails.
Toyota Highlander Limited is not only the equipment installed on the main L, LE and XLE, but also 20-inch alloy wheels with exclusive design, LED interior lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, driver’s seat memory, perforated leather seats in beige, gray or black, decorative elements in the interior of natural wood and aluminum, JBL sound system, advanced multimedia system and navigation.
Top Toyota Highlander platinum all available equipment of previous versions is complemented by even more options: a multimedia system with a 12.3-inch screen, 20-inch wheels with platinum design, adaptive LED headlights, digital rear-view mirror display, head-up display, heated second row of seats, perforated leather seat trim with surround, panoramic glass roof with sunroof and surround view system.
The increase in the overall body length of the new generation Toyota Highlander has a positive effect on the internal dimensions of the crossover. All 60mm gains have taken place at the rear of the cab. The second row of seats (three-seat sofa or a separate captain’s kresal) has a 30 mm longer range of longitudinal adjustment, and the third row is more welcoming.
The useful volume of the luggage compartment of the 4th generation Toyota Highlander is 456 liters behind the backs of the 3rd row, 1150 liters with the backs of the 2nd row and 2076 liters, subject to the addition of 3 seats and 2 rows. Interestingly, the predecessor of the trunk is more clear: 2370 liters from the back of the driver and front passenger seats, 1198 liters from the backs of the second row and 391 liters behind the backs of the 3rd row (only for this indicator, the Toyota Highlander 3 trunk loses the new model).
Specifications Toyota Highlander 2019-2020.
In a large crossover, a modular TNGA-K platform with a fully independent suspension (McPherson struts in front, compact multi-link in the back). The bodywork of the new 4th generation Toyota Highlander is stronger and more rigid than the 3rd generation model, and the interior boasts better soundproofing.
The new Highlander comes with two powertrains – a crossover with a petrol six-cylinder engine and a hybrid model.
The Toyota Highlander is equipped with a 3.5 V6 (299 hp 357 Nm) gasoline naturally aspirated engine with combined fuel injection and dual VVT-I, timing change, works by default in the factory with an 8 automatic transmission with traction to the front wheels. Optional all-wheel drive with a Visco clutch that connects the rear wheels. On expensive versions, it provides a more advanced all-wheel drive before dynamic all-wheel drive torque vectoring (physical clutches for each of the rear wheels (thrust vector control), cardan with a cam clutch on both sides (the ability to completely turn off the shaft when driving on the highway). In Arsenal Electronic Multi-Select Terrain, which allows you to change the parameters of the sled electronics.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid is equipped with a hybrid power plant, consisting of a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors (peak power 243 hp). According to the manufacturer, the hybrid Highlander is content with just 6.9 liters of fuel per 100 km. The hybrid crossover is available with 2WD front-wheel drive and AWD all-wheel drive.