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The seven-to-eight-passenger Toyota mid-size SUV will be returning in late winter of 2019 and early in 2020 in a fourth generation, and with no less than a comprehensive redesign. What can we expect from the big reveal at NYIAS? Take a first look with us here at Sport City Toyota!

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited shown.

2020 Toyota Highlander Highlights

  • For one, the SUV will be built on the new TNGA-K (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform, offering the promise of a more refined ride than ever.
  • Secondly, it'll incorporate a choice of two engines, depending on powertrain. One's a 295-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 ready to deliver excellent fuel economy, up to 22 combined mpg by initial estimates. The other's a new-generation hybrid system putting out 240 total system horsepower and offering improved fuel economy, an estimated 34 combined mpg.
  • Third, a new Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD system will be available, featuring a disconnect for the driveline to improve fuel efficiency. Plus, an optional Multi-Terrain Select system will come ready to charge across diverse landscapes.
  • Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 (TSS 2.0) will come standard. Its pre-collision, pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert, steering assist, and automatic high beam systems will be joined by two new features. One is Lane Tracing Assist, even better at keeping you on course. The other is Road Sign Assist, a helpful tool for keeping track of local ordinances.
  • Cargo capacity concerns will be a thing of the past. Highlander will make up to 73.3 cubic feet of cargo space available, and with a towing package, you'll be able to shoulder as much as 5,000 pounds. That'll be enough for a fishing boat, jet ski, pair of dirt bikes, or even a second car.
  • Tech-wise, Highlander will be more expertly equipped than ever. A massive 12.3-inch multimedia infotainment system will be available front and center, the largest in the segment. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM support, Waze crowd-sourced nav capability, and Amazon Alexa compatibility will all come standard. Wi-Fi connectivity via AT&T will be available, too, as will a new, whopping 1,200-watt JBL premium audio system.

There'll be plenty more to look forward to in the coming year. Stay tuned for further updates after the new Highlander drops. Meanwhile, visit our showroom here at 12650 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, and we'll take you for a test drive in a 2019 model to get the full SUV experience. We're just across the 635 from Richardson and Mesquite, down North Shiloh Road from Plano, and right around the corner from Garland via South Garland Ave!

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