2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander

Well-known to families in the Puyallup area is the Toyota Highlander. The vehicle was primed for success with its comfortable, yet high-tech interiors with engine options to match your needs. With the new model – the 2020 Toyota Highlander - Toyota upped the ante on its three-row vehicle with even more impressive features.

Redesigned for this model year, the 2020 Toyota Highlander builds upon its popular predecessor. With new features and a larger frame, the 8-seat midsize crossover continues to offer what families need on the road, but with even more capabilities. To find the ideal fit for you, continue reading Toyota of Puyallup’s comprehensive overview below.

2020 Toyota Highlander


2019 Toyota Highlander

3.5L 6-Cylinder 8A Standard Engine 2.7L 4-Cylinder 6A
295 Horsepower 185
263 Torque (in ft-lbs.) 184
21 City / 29 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 20 City / 24 Highway MPG
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Standard
Standard Keyless ignition Available
Available All-Wheel Drive Available


Though the 2020 Toyota Highlander looks much stronger, looks can be deceiving. Toyota standardized the 2019 model’s 3.5L engine to all trims, allowing every model to receive maximum performance on the road for 2020. Both models have all-wheel drive capabilities as well as the intuitive Adaptive Cruise Control feature, but the 2020 Highlander offers Keyless Ignition on all trims.

Feature Differences Between the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2019 Toyota Highlander

The major difference between each model is the new Toyota Global Architecture Platform, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is larger. This increases the vehicle’s cargo size to 16 cubic feet. The 2020 model also received an extra seat compared to the seven available in the 2019 Toyota Highlander. Both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® come to the 2020 model, which wasn’t available in the 2019 Highlander. The infotainment system inside the 2020 model has also changed and owns an available upgrade to the 12.3-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen.

Though the 2019 Toyota Highlander continues to be a strong option for families, the 2020 Toyota Highlander adds technology and standard performance features to make it shine in the midsize crossover market. You can find both popular models at Toyota of Puyallup. Stop in today or schedule a test drive online to experience one or both models for yourself.

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