- the redesigned 2020 toyota highlander three-row suv has a starting price of $35,720 for the base l model; the top hybrid awd platinum model is $51,320.
- a 3.5-liter v-6 engine is now standard on gas models, as opposed to the previous 2.7-liter four-cylinder base engine.
- the 2020 highlander v-6 will arrive at dealerships this month and the hybrid model will arrive in february 2020.
toyota has priced its new 2020 highlander on the expensive side of the three-row suv segment. it starts at $35,720 for the base l model, a few thousand dollars more than competitors such as the chevy traverse, honda pilot, and mazda cx-9. the hybrid model, which starts off at the le trim level, starts at $39,320 and ranges up to over $50,000 when fully loaded.
that starting price is $2770 higher than the old highlander, which is mostly attributable to the fact that the previous base engine, a 2.7-liter inline-four, has been dropped. a 3.5-liter v-6 engine is newly standard on all gas models and it mates with an eight-speed automatic and either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive for $1600–$1950 extra. trim levels for the v-6 model start off with l and also include le ($37,920), xle ($40,720), limited ($44,770), and platinum ($47,970).
the 2020 highlander hybrid has a new powertrain that uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine rather than the previous model's 3.5-liter v-6 engine. it promises higher fuel economy than before, and it too is slightly more expensive than the 2019 highlander. hybrid pricing starts at $39,320 for the le despite the fact that all-wheel-drive is no longer standard. the hybrid is also available in the better-equipped xle ($42,120), limited ($46,170), and platinum ($49,370) trim levels.
nonhybrid 2020 highlander models will start arriving at dealerships in december, while hybrids will go on sale in february 2020.