Since its debut in 2000, the Toyota Highlander has been known for its premium interior packed with technology and comforts designed to help families around Edgewood, Clayton, Bel Air, and Baltimore, Maryland, have a more enjoyable drive.

If you're interested in learning what the fourth generation of this SUV has to offer, read through this 2020 Toyota Highlander interior review. Contact us at Thompson Toyota if you have any questions along the way.

Is the Toyota Highlander Fuel-Efficient?

With an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG, you can expect to spend long stretches behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Highlander.1 For even greater efficiency, opt for one of hybrid trims achieving an EPA-estimated 36 city/35 highway MPG.2 Therefore, it's important this SUV is equipped with premium features to keep you comfortable throughout the ride.

There's no shortage of comfort in the front seat with an available 10-way power driver's seat that allows you to find your ideal seating position to combat fatigue. A standard 3-zone automatic climate control system makes sure the entire cabin is cozy, as well, by letting you, your front passenger, and second-row riders set your own preferred cabin temperature.

Is the Toyota Highlander Comfortable?

For a vehicle to be comfortable, it first needs ample space for your entire cabin to stretch out.

The 2020 Toyota Highlander has three rows of seating, so eight passengers can make the journey. Whether you're carpooling your kids and their friends or making a solo trek to work, you'll be able to enjoy the following interior measurements


First Row

Second Row

Third Row


41.2 inches

39.4 inches

36.1 inches

Shoulder Room

59 inches

58.7 inches

55 inches

Hip Room

57.2 inches

57 inches

45.6 inches


42 inches

41 inches

27.7 inches

The Highlander is also completely configurable to meet the demands of your action-packed lifestyle. If you need more than the 16.1 cubic feet of space in the rear, fold the third row flat to gain 40.6 cubic feet of space for larger luggage and purchases. When traveling solo, you can fold the second row down, too, for a maximum of 73.3 cubic feet of room.

What Technology Comes with the Toyota Highlander?

Whether you're staying local to run errands or heading out of town with your camper for a family vacation, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is designed to keep you entertained with its various high-tech features.

Coming standard is an 8-inch audio display with six speakers and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration. Plug your compatible smartphone into the USB drive to gain instant access to your customized playlists and podcast library. Advanced voice recognition allows you to queue up a new song without having to take your eyes off the ever-changing highway.

Road trip lovers should upgrade to the 12.3-inch display with Dynamic Navigation, though. Not only does it have a more expansive screen for easier visibility on the freeway, but it also provides you with clear turn-by-turn instructions to your intended destination. This system pairs with an 11-speaker JBL® sound system with Clari-Fi® technology to turn your cozy cabin into a concert hall.

Is the Highlander Safe?

In-car technology is designed to provide you with a better drive, and the 2020 Toyota Highlander achieves this through Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0-a standard suite of technology.

Included in this feature are the following systems…

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection: Monitors the distance between you and obstacles ahead and warns when you're too close. In certain situations, it can even bring you to a stop to avoid a frontal collision.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist: Warns when you begin to drift from your intended lane and provides gentle steering corrections if needed.
  • Lane Tracing Assist: Works to keep you centered in your lane for a more relaxing ride.
  • Automatic High Beams: Intelligently toggles between high and low beams to provide you with an enhanced view of the road at night.
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control: Maintains a set following speed and distance between you and the car ahead, even bringing you to a stop if traffic calls for it.
  • Road Sign Assist: Reads the road and alerts you to detect stop, yield, and speed limit signs.
  • Cyclist Detection: Detects cyclists around you so that you can stay alert and protected.

For even greater alertness of the open road, a Head-Up Display is available. It projects essential driving information onto your windshield, so navigation directions, equipped safety system warnings, and current driving speed will be directly in your line of sight.

When parking, an available Bird's Eye View Camera enhances your ride by using cameras strategically placed around the SUV to provide a complete picture of your surroundings. Monitor your distance to other cars as well as potential obstacles through this system to make even complex parking maneuvers simple.

Test Drive the Toyota Highlander in Edgewood MD Today

The interior of this SUV is just one of the many things to love about it. Visit the showroom at Thompson Toyota today to learn more about what the 2020 Toyota Highlander has to offer. A member of our team will answer any questions you may have and work with you to find the trim level that's best suited to your specific Edgewood, Clayton, Bel Air, or Baltimore, MD, lifestyle needs.

Reach out to us to get started on your car-buying journey with a test drive. See you soon!



1. 2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

2. 2020 preliminary MPG estimates determined by Toyota. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.

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