If you’re wondering what’s the best SUV to buy in 2020, then look no further than the Toyota Highlander! Highlander is a three-row hero, with enough space for large families and enough guts to be a serious off-roading powerhouse. This full-size SUV is a favourite among BC families and adventurists (and adventurous families!) year after year; but in 2020, Highlander drove onto the scene sporting a top-to-bottom redesign that has made it one of the most coveted models ever. Our Castlegar Toyota team is eager to share all that the 2020 Toyota Highlander has in store for lucky drivers from across the West Kootenays!
Sure, there are plenty of 7 and 8-seater SUVs out there that cater to bigger families - but they’re not designed for life on the West Coast! Toyota Highlander stands out from the pack as a sport utility vehicle with enough power and off-roading prowess to be an active participant in your biggest adventures, while still offering the space, safety and comfort features that families are looking for.
Highlander’s standard V6, 295-hp engine can tackle steep mountain roads with ease, plus its impressive 5,000 pound towing capacity (which rivals many small trucks!) will haul the family RV and a few bikes confidently through the BC countryside. First time towing a trailer? Don’t worry, with Toyota’s trailer-stabilizing technology, available all-wheel drive and automated emergency braking, you’ll be driving the whole gang plus all your gear through the Kootenays like a pro!
You’ll be just as impressed with Highlander’s interior, which features versatile and comfortable seating for up to 8 passengers. Even with all seats occupied, you’ll still have access to plenty of cargo space for strollers, backpacks, beach gear and sports equipment, plus Highlander’s plethora of cubbies and additional storage spaces help keep busy families organized. The 2020 Highlander was built on a brand-new platform, which provides one of the smoothest and quietest rides on the market - so whether you need a few minutes of “me time” while the kids zone out on their iPads, or you’re driving around Castlegar trying to lull the baby to sleep, Toyota has got you covered.
You can trust that Toyota is invested in keeping you and your most precious cargo safe, as the brand offers some of the most innovative driver-assist safety features on the market. Your 2020 Highlander comes with standard safety systems like Lane Departure Alert, Pre-Collision Warning System, Automatic High Beams and so much more. Drive away in your new Highlander with peace of mind knowing that you’re behind the wheel of an IIHS Top Safety Pick and NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rated vehicle.
Toyota’s hybrid technology is some of the most advanced in the automotive industry, and after much anticipation the 2020 Highlander Hybrid has arrived at Castlegar Toyota! BC families who need a big vehicle, but want to leave a small environmental footprint, will love the new 243-hp hybrid powertrain that also boasts astounding fuel efficiency - just 6.7 litres of fuel per 100 kilometers. When compared to other SUVs in the segment that offer a hybrid powertrain, such as the Ford Explorer, the 2020 Highlander proves to have better fuel economy and a price tag that starts a whopping $14,000 less than the Ford - while offering more standard safety and tech features. When it comes to value, Toyota comes out on top!
Ready to load up the whole family in BC’s most popular full-size SUV? We’ve got plenty of new and top-quality used Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models in stock now at Castlegar Toyota, so browse our inventory and reach out to schedule a test drive today!