The Toyota Highlander: 2020’s Best Family Vehicle 

June 22nd, 2020 by

A must-have for any family, the 2020 Toyota Highlander has improved safety features, a spacious interior, an upgraded Infotainment system, and a lot lot more. This celebrated family vehicle is the perfect ride for you and yours, especially for those long road trips. 

If, like many of us, you are not yet ready to make the move to a minivan, but need the roominess the family van provides, look no further than the 2020 Toyota Highlander. With the Highlander, you have the choice of seven- or eight-passenger configurations. The second-row seats easily collapse and slide out of the way to make in and out traffic simpler.

The look to the new 2020 Toyota Highlander is deceiving: the exterior’s rugged, truck-like appearance shows off a little muscle and gives the idea this machine can drive through just about any terrain—which it pretty much can. But inside, there is an entirely different feel. Thick acoustic glass muffles outside sounds, while extra cushion and insulation on the floor dampen out suspension chatter. Throughout the inside, there are trays and cubbies perfectly laid out to store and hold. The front dash is covered with soft-touch materials and attractive trim. And with the Toyota Highlander’s deceptively large size, there is room for everyone in the family to stretch and play and relax.


The Interior 

Seasoned crossover SUV drivers are sure to notice how well the 2020 Toyota Highlander is built. Often, crossovers can seem as though they’ve had corners cut and cheap materials used. But not the all-new Highlander. Take the seats, for instance. Each is tightly fastened to the vehicle’s frame, and each is made with quality spring and foam to create extra comfort that lasts. This is true luxury.

Precisely, the all-new Highlander stretches to a full 194.9 inches in length, is 76 inches wide, and operates on a 112.2-inch wheelbase. True for each trim level, the most space to stretch and relax is found in the front row. Here the seats are wide and are configured to hold all sorts of body types and sizes. All the seats come standard in cloth that has extra grip and strength, but there are options for synthetic or real leather upholstery in more expensive trim levels.

This year, Toyota has added heated and cooled seats to the higher trim levels, but most models come with a power passenger seat.  


Safety Features 

The most important aspect of family road trips is safety. And though the 2020 Toyota Highlander has not been crash-tested yet, we have high expectations in this area. As a matter of fact, if the Highlander simply keeps the same safety features from last year’s model, it will still impress drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave last year’s model top safety ratings, and at Mount Airy Toyota, we feel this year’s will be even better.

So what makes the Highlander so safe? The Toyota Safety Sense P suite. This innovative safety suite comes with forward collision warning, with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning with lane departure prevention, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise control. That’s a lot!

The Highlander’s size makes it one of the most sought after SUVs on the market. It’s not too big that it gets in the way, and it’s not too small so that it cannot stow, pull, or haul as a sport utility vehicle should. On the road, it conserves gas, maintains an incredibly quiet ride, and its many compartments and excess space allow for premium stowage. And one of its best qualities, the Conversation Mirror, allows for the driver to see what’s taking place anywhere in the vehicle, even the very back.



Here are a few quick features we found impressive about the all-new Toyota Highlander:

  • 12.3-inch touch-screen display
  • Split-level in-dash storage trays
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Third-row seating
  • Center console with Qi wireless charging
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Hands-free power rear liftgate
  • LED headlights
  • Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • Wi-Fi connectivity and five USB ports
  • Sirius XM All-Access three month trial
  • JBL audio system
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Dynamic navigation


We are confident the 2020 Toyota Highlander will be just as safe, tough, fun, and ready to take you and your family on the next road trip as ever before. Stop into Mount Airy Toyota today and test drive the all-new Highlander.

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