It’s time for us to talk once again about the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander, as there are all kinds of aspects and features that we’ve yet to cover. Today, we wanted to take a look at the different drivetrain options in which the new crossover will be offered, as well as some of the related features available in the vehicle. There are four different options to choose from when it comes to your drivetrain, so being armed with the information below will be key to making the right decision!
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FWD & Basic AWD
Shoppers will be able to choose from a front-wheel drive system or three different all-wheel drive systems when purchasing a 2020 Toyota Highlander. The FWD is fairly self-explanatory, so we don’t have to dive into that much at all. But why are there three different AWD systems? Well, the L, LE and XLE trim levels have their own AWD capable of sending up to half of the available torque to the back wheels whenever it’s necessary to counteract wheel slip.
Then the Limited and Platinum trim levels get a system called Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Drive Mode Select and Driveline Disconnect, enhancing the vehicle’s agility and capability. Not only is this unique system capable of distributing torque between the front and rear wheels, but also between the passenger- and driver-side wheels. This system features other technologies like AWD Integrated Management, Electric Power Steering, Multi-Terrain Select, Hill Start Assist Control, Trailer Sway Control, Downhill Assist Control and the aforementioned Rear Driveline Disconnect.
The Highlander Hybrid grades have their very own all-wheel drive system that sets it even further apart from its gasoline siblings. This AWD system features its own separate electric motor, mounted in the rear and tasked with powering the rear wheels whenever necessary. It is intelligent enough to operate independently from any other systems in the vehicle, making sure to distribute enough force for any situation.
Hopefully, this information gives you even more tools to use in your decision-making process as it comes to the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander. Be sure to keep checking back for even more focused information.