two 2020 Toyota Highlander models driving next to each other in city

What are the performance features in the 2020 Toyota Highlander?

2020 Toyota Highlander performance 

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is ready to flex some muscle with its performance. To learn more about the 2020 Toyota Highlander performance and what’s under the hood, keep reading. 

2020 Toyota Highlander dashboard

Under the hood 

The 2020 Toyota Highlander has the 3.5-liter V6 Dual Engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing and Stop and Start Engine System. The engine outputs 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque. For smooth transitions, there is the Direct Shift-8AT 8-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. The 2020 Toyota Highlander has the ability to either have Front-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel Drive as its drivetrain as well. 


Whether you need to tow work equipment or a boat, the 2020 Toyota Highlander has the capacity to get you on your way. The maximum load the 2020 Toyota Highlander can tow is up to 5,000 pounds. This SUV also has Trailer Sway Control to keep everything in line. The 2020 Toyota Highlander also has an estimated 24 combined miles to the gallon. 

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 

New to the 2020 Toyota Highlander lineup is its Hybrid Edition. The Highlander Hybrid has best-in-class EPA-estimated 35 miles to the gallon. To allow for more flexibility on performance the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers multiple selectable driving modes. This model also gives the choice between Front-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel drive. 

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Schedule a test drive in the 2020 Toyota Highlander 

To test out the 2020 Toyota Highlander performance features for yourself, schedule a test drive at Salinas Toyota. If you have any questions, contact us and we will be happy to answer all your questions.  

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