2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

What’s new

  • The Highlander is fully redesigned for 2020
  • Hybrid now uses a four-cylinder instead of a V6
  • A little less power than before, but better fuel economy
  • Part of the fourth Highlander generation introduced for 2020

Pros & Cons

  • Strong fuel economy estimates of 35-36 mpg combined
  • Available all-wheel drive for all trims
  • Sensibly priced compared to the non-hybrid Highlander
  • Plenty of standard and available safety features
  • Third-row seats are cramped
  • Engine sounds unrefined at full throttle
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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

You have more choices than ever for a three-row midsize SUV. But what if you want one that gets great fuel economy too? Well, the redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid could very well be just what you're looking for.

For 2020, the Highlander Hybrid gets a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that replaces last year's V6. While this new four-cylinder hybrid system generates roughly 60 fewer horsepower than the previous Highlander Hybrid, fuel economy improves by 7-8 mpg in mixed driving. A newly available front-wheel-drive configuration adds to the potential fuel savings.

Elsewhere, the Highlander Hybrid isn't significantly different from the previous model. While the new Highlander is a couple inches longer, the extra room has all gone to increase cargo capacity. Passenger room is largely unchanged for 2020, meaning there's good legroom in the first and second rows but not so much for the third row.

Overall, we're pleased with the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. You can read more of our evaluation in our in-depth Expert Rating.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating
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Our verdict

7.8 / 10
There are few options when it comes to midsize three-row hybrid SUVs. Luckily, Toyota just happens to make one that's really good. The Highlander Hybrid effectively starts with the solid foundation of the regular Highlander and simply adds excellent fuel economy. It's adequately quick and nimble, and it loses no passenger or cargo space compared to the regular Highlander. Its third-row seat is small by midsize SUV standards, but that's one of few drawbacks.

How does it drive?

7.5
The three-row Highlander has the same hybrid powertrain as the RAV4 Hybrid, though Toyota juiced it up a bit to handle the added weight. Our test Highlander accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds. That's certainly respectable considering some SUVs with V6s take as much time and are far less fuel-efficient. Emergency braking power is also on par.

Around turns, this hybrid is surprisingly composed. The Highlander Hybrid isn't as athletic as the hybrid version of the Ford Explorer, but handling isn't usually a strong selling point for three-row SUVs. What's more important is ease of driving, and the Highlander Hybrid nails it. Power is readily available and smoothly delivered, and the brakes are smooth and don't exhibit the grabbiness found in some other hybrids.

How comfortable is it?

8.0
The Highlander Hybrid's ride quality is plush. It smooths over most road imperfections yet remains controlled without much float at higher speeds. The wide front seats are pretty comfortable even on long drives, and the available second-row captain's chairs deliver nearly the same level of comfort. Alas, the third-row seats remain one of the Highlander's greatest liabilities. Thin padding, a very low seat cushion and limited legroom make them ill-suited for most adults.

We like the Highlander's excellent climate control system. It's easy to use and can quickly heat or cool the cabin. At highway speeds, the Highlander is nicely insulated from wind and road noise. The gas engine sounds unrefined when you go full throttle, but otherwise it's noninvasive.

How’s the interior?

8.0
The first and second seating rows provide ample space. Unfortunately, the Highlander's third row is one of the most confining by midsize three-row SUV standards. If you're planning on regularly using the full passenger capacity, be sure it meets your needs first.

Adjusting the driver's seat is quick and easy, and there's ample range of adjustment. Tall drivers will likely want the steering wheel to telescope out a little more. Outward visibility, especially for a vehicle this size, is great. The windshield roof pillars are thin, which help you see around turns or in tight parking situations.

The Platinum trim, which is what we tested, also comes with some very useful features such as a camera-based rearview mirror that allows you to see out of the back even if you've fully loaded up the rear cargo area. There's also an available surround-view camera system. It has sharp resolution and can be rotated to look around the vehicle.

How’s the tech?

7.5
In recent years, Toyota has trailed other manufacturers when it comes to tech. This new Highlander Hybrid makes big strides in the right direction, but it still has some minor drawbacks. The optional 12.3-in touchscreen is huge (an 8-inch screen is standard) and it responds quickly to inputs. But its high-gloss surface makes it prone to reflections and smudges. Our Highlander Hybrid Platinum tester had five USB charge ports for the first and second rows but none for the third row.

All Highlanders come standard with a comprehensive suite of advanced driver aids. We like the natural operation of the adaptive cruise control, but we found the lane departure warning slightly too sensitive and the lane-centering ineffective at highway speeds.

How’s the storage?

8.0
Cargo space is a bit of a mixed bag with the Highlander Hybrid. Behind the third row, there's only 16 cubic feet of space, which is a bit less than what the Ford Explorer provides. Behind the second row, it expands to a better-than-average 48.4 cubic feet. The liftover height is about average for a midsize SUV.

There's decent space for your things, with a few useful shelves across the dash. If you have a phone charging on the wireless pad in the center bin, you have to remove it to access the space beneath. We didn't find it that cumbersome, but you might.

Got small children? You can easily install a large rear-facing car seat in the second row thanks to the generous amount of fore-and-aft movement of the available captain's chairs. The car seat anchors are also easy to locate and access for all types of seats, though there are no anchors in the third row.

How economical is it?

8.5
The top trims for the all-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrid get an EPA-estimated 35 mpg combined. Front-wheel-drive versions are a little more efficient at 36 mpg combined.

On our relatively traffic-free evaluation route, we traveled 115 miles at an efficiency of 33 mpg. That's really good for a big three-row SUV, though it's obviously slightly below the EPA estimates. It's still significantly more efficient that the Ford Explorer Hybrid we tested (EPA estimate: 25 mpg combined), which returned 23.3 mpg on average.

Is it a good value?

8.0
There's only one other non-luxury three-row SUV hybrid currently out: the Ford Explorer. Compared to the Ford, the Highlander's cost of entry is tens of thousands less. Even top trim for top trim, the Platinum Highlander is a better deal, not to mention far more fuel-efficient. The Highlander's interior is solidly put together with soft, padded surfaces where they matter most. Toyota's hybrids have a track record for running long and strong, so odds are high this Highlander will serve you loyally.

Toyota's warranty coverage is pretty common for the class with three years/36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and five years/60,000 miles for the powertrain. Hybrid components are covered for eight years/100,000 miles and Toyota has extended its hybrid battery coverage for 2020 model year vehicles to a generous 10 years/150,000 miles. The first two years of scheduled maintenance are also free.

Wildcard

7.5
The Highlander Hybrid isn't something we'd choose for a winding road but it's no less composed than the lighter, non-hybrid version of itself. It's something you'd look forward to taking a long trip in, though, and some might consider that fun.

The Highlander's new styling gives it a more aggressive vibe overall, but we're not sold on the bold details traveling down the side of the car. To us it looks overdone, but to each their own.

Which Highlander Hybrid does Edmunds recommend?

We are torn between the LE and the Limited. The LE is great because it has a ton of features at a reasonable price. Before you get to the Limited, there's the XLE. It doesn't cost much more than the LE, but it doesn't add many quality-of-life improvements either. If you want a Highlander Hybrid with upgrades, we suggest jumping right to the Limited, which adds leather, heated and ventilated front seats, and parking sensors among other items.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid models

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a three-row midsize SUV offered in four trim levels: LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum. Seating for eight is standard on the base LE model, and optional on all other trim levels except for the Platinum. The other models come standard with second-row captain's chairs, which reduce total seating to seven.

The Highlander Hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired to electric motors — two motors for front-wheel-drive applications and three for all-wheel-drive models. The total system power of 243 hp is routed to the driven wheels via a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). Highlighted features of the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid include:

LE
Starts you off with:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Three-zone climate control

The LE also gets you:

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Six-speaker audio system with four USB ports and satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa integration
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Collection of advanced driver aids that can help prevent an accident (Toyota Safety Sense 2.0)

XLE
Adds more upscale features, including:

  • Sunroof
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Adjustable lumbar on driver's seat
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Optional: navigation system

Limited
Includes the above, plus:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • 11-speaker audio system
  • Navigation system
  • Optional: 12.3-inch touchscreen and 360-degree parking camera

Platinum
The range-topping Highlander Hybrid Platinum further adds:

  • Adaptive headlights
  • Automatic wipers
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Head-up display
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen and 360-degree parking camera

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

5 star reviews: 72%
4 star reviews: 21%
3 star reviews: 7%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.6 stars based on 14 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, A Great Upgrade From A Prius!
Mark from Orlando,
XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

After nearly a decade of owning 2 different Prius models, I am very happy to say that that our new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE is a welcome addition to our family. Not only is it extremely comfortable, but the ride quality is an amazing experience. Quiet, comfortable and yet still great on gas mileage. We are approaching 40 miles per gallon on average and yet there is plenty of power when we want or need it. We chose the Moon Dust color and this with the redesigned body really swayed us to upgrade from another Prius to this model. We do not regret the decision at all. I will say this is a 5 star vehicle, especially if you want to save on gas, but need or want more room than a Prius can offer.

5 out of 5 stars, Best MPG's of any full size SUV
Alfonzo,
LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Vehicle: purchased new, 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid All Wheel Drive / Trim level "LE" (base model). Plenty of power to climb hills and comfortable as well to drive and for passenger comfort. I tried it in all wheel drive (trail mode) on the Oregon Coast where you are allowed to drive on the beach in certain areas. Even in all wheel drive MPG in the sand for about 12 miles was 22 MPG. So far with with 2 documented fill ups at Costco (regular 87 octane with 10% Ethanol) our vehicle had consumed 11.113 gals of gas for 445.7 miles for an average of 40.1 MPG. With myself and fishing gear this vehicle weighs 4,700 lbs on Oregon Dept. of Transportation certified truck scale. With my wife and all our camping and fishing gear well over 5,000 lbs. No other full size SUV can compare to this vehicle. Also you can tow a trailer up to 3,500 lbs as well, and the interior has the capacity for a total of 7 passengers and driver for a total of 8 people.

5 out of 5 stars, ** Updated 5,000 Mile Review**
Highlander Hybrid enthusiast,
XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

**** New Vehicle Review**. Will post further reviews with miles but have to say I'm very happy so far. I traded in my Rav-4 Hybrid Limited-2019 since our family grew and we needed extra space for the inlaws..... (tip#1: never trade in to a dealer but everyone knows that). Purchased an XLE and wow. The ride and drive is in my opinion is much more than the Rav-4. It glides. Also the vehicle is "solid" and much more sturdier than the Rav-4. Seats are more comfortable as well. Yes the third row seat bench is small but the Captain Chairs on second row move forward. It will work well. I'll post further updates on mileage. ** One concern though is when I fill the gas tank it shut off at 11 gallons but has 17.1. I had nurse about 3 gallons. As you've read, Rav 4 Hybrid's had this gas tank issue so will keep an eye on this** ***********************************UPDATED JUNE 30 2020/ 2500 MILE REVIEW*************** Posted a previous Review when we first purchased the vehicle. Again, I traded in our Rav4 Hybrid for increase in size. Overall so far has mostly positives with few negatives..... but I will say we are only at 31.2 mpg overall with the Odometer.....so no where close to the advertised 35/36 MPG for the Hybrid. Positives: -Ride and comfort. Rides much smoother than the Rav4 Hybrid and seats are also more comfortable . -More room. Yes the 3rd row is not for long road trips and really made for smaller adults (5'4) and kids.....but it's extra room if you need it and works for our kids. If your are tall it would be a challenge to sit there for any length of time. Negatives: -Not getting the MPG I was anticipating. 31.3 overall.....I've also noticed compared to my Rav 4 Hybrid that the EV mode does not flip on as much? So disappointed on that end. I'm not sure if Toyota plans on a Plug In Highlander....that would be great! So overall happy with our choice. I'm thinking I should have waited to see if a Plug In Highlander is in the works but would be a while yet. Nice, comfortably and safe ride. Will keep you updated with the miles. ******** UPDATED 5,000 MILE REVIEW SEPTEMBER 24,2020**** Just updating review. I really enjoy this vehicle to date. MPG still 32-33.... mixed driving with best at 34 so close to Rated MPG. Very comfortable ride and still happy on purchase. Wish list would be plug in vs all EV Highlander!! If families would recommend bench seat on second row for kids....!

5 out of 5 stars, Great car, love it
Stu,
Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Just put the first thousand miles on my Highlander Hybrid Platinum and it is really something that the market is lacking, a bigger SUV with great gas mileage. First, I moved into this after driving a 2016 Outback for the last five year, another great car, but with both kids out of college I wanted something more upper end without spending 80 grand. The Platinum was just over $48,000 and includes all the nice features, heated and cooled leather seats, panoramic sunroof, and 12 inch screen, Android Auto, etc, etc. I have been getting about 36 mpg, which is impressive for all the room it has. I don't use the small 3rd row, I wanted it for extra storage (golf clubs, cart, shoes), so the size wasn't a problem for me. It drives smooth, but not sporty. The Outback was more fun to drive, the Highlander is more smooth, quiet, and luxurious, which is more important to me these days. The three driving modes are great and it has plenty of power going up mountain passes in Washington in sport mode, even normal, once around town and commuting on the freeway I keep it in eco, whish is more than enough power. Not a perfect vehicle, sunroof is huge, but only opens halfway, why? The lane assist can be annoying since it reads anything that might be a painted lane, so I just turn it off in cruise control, gas tank has to be nursed when filling for the last couple gallons, wants to turn off. Finally the 12 inch screen is great, but cannot be full screen, so it always has 2-3 things on it, that change could be coming with a simple software update, but it is not an efficient use of such a nice screen. JBL 11 speaker sound system is fantastic. Overall, I would recommend this car, really nice if you want luxury and smooth drive.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Highlander Hybrid safety features:

Pre-Collision with Pedestrian Detection
Warns of an approaching vehicle or pedestrian, providing additional braking force or applying the brakes automatically if necessary.
Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Follows the vehicle ahead at a preset distance, with the ability to operate at low speeds or all the way up to 110 mph.
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
Alerts the driver of possible unintended lane departures and can apply small corrective steering inputs to keep the vehicle in its lane.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover16.9%

Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. the competition

Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer Hybrid is also new for 2020. It uses a V6 engine as opposed to the Highlander's four-cylinder. That gives the Explorer a robust 318 total horsepower, compared to the Highlander's 243 horsepower. The extra pair of cylinders also accounts for the Explorer Hybrid's 8-10 mpg fuel economy deficit. We like the Toyota better overall, but if you find its power lacking when the SUV is fully loaded, the Ford may be the better choice.

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

As a two-row small SUV, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the midsize Highlander Hybrid's smaller sibling. The two SUVs use similar powertrains, though the RAV4 is slightly less powerful. Thanks to its smaller size and lighter weight, the RAV4 Hybrid is more efficient to the tune of 4-5 mpg. If you don't need the third row, the RAV4 is the more cost-effective choice.

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid doesn't cost much more than the Highlander Hybrid, but it might be the better deal. For one, the Pacifica is a minivan, so you get far more storage than in the Highlander, and the Chrysler's third-row seat is more accommodating for adults. The Pacifica Hybrid is also a plug-in hybrid, so you can charge it up at night and travel up to 32 miles on electric power alone. That means it's also eligible for HOV stickers in certain states.

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FAQ

Is the Toyota Highlander Hybrid a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Highlander Hybrid both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.8 out of 10. You probably care about Toyota Highlander Hybrid fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Highlander Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 35 mpg to 36 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Highlander Hybrid has 16.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid:

  • The Highlander is fully redesigned for 2020
  • Hybrid now uses a four-cylinder instead of a V6
  • A little less power than before, but better fuel economy
  • Part of the fourth Highlander generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Toyota Highlander Hybrid reliable?

To determine whether the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Highlander Hybrid. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Highlander Hybrid's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Highlander Hybrid and gave it a 7.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Highlander Hybrid is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid?

The least-expensive 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $38,200.

Other versions include:

  • XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $42,600
  • Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $50,200
  • Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $47,000
  • XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $41,000
  • Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $45,050
  • LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $39,800
  • Platinum 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $48,250
  • LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) which starts at $38,200
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What are the different models of Toyota Highlander Hybrid?

If you're interested in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, the next question is, which Highlander Hybrid model is right for you? Highlander Hybrid variants include XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT). For a full list of Highlander Hybrid models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Overview

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is offered in the following submodels: Highlander Hybrid SUV. Available styles include XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), Platinum 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT), and LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT).

What do people think of the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Highlander Hybrid 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Highlander Hybrid.

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What's a good price for a New 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid?

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $48,628. The average price paid for a new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,626 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,626 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $44,002.

The average savings for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 9.5% below the MSRP.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,093. The average price paid for a new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $5,489 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,489 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38,604.

The average savings for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 12.4% below the MSRP.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,975. The average price paid for a new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,665 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,665 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $36,310.

The average savings for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 11.4% below the MSRP.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,958. The average price paid for a new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $4,183 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,183 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,775.

The average savings for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 9.5% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 1 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,375. The average price paid for a new 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is trending $5,058 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,058 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $34,317.

The average savings for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) is 12.8% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 1 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

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