The 2020 Toyota Highlander: The Perfect SUV for Winter

With the first breath of fresh autumn air and the arrival of beautiful colours, it’s time to prepare for the cold season that’s just around the corner: winter. Of course, the harsh season requires a vehicle suited to it. This is exactly what the 2020 new Toyota Highlander represents. With its new, more rugged look, excellent handling and technological features, this SUV can take on the toughest conditions.

Manic Toyota of L’Ami Junior group in Baie-Comeau on the Côte-Nord presents the 2020 Toyota Highlander from every angle.


The Toyota Highlander impresses first by its robustness and power, with its 6-cylinder gasoline engine producing up to 295 horsepower. All gas models are equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while hybrid models include a continuously variable transmission.

The hybrid version of the SUV, with a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine, is second to none with its generous 243 horsepower. With its hybrid synergy drive system, it has been recognized as the 2020s most fuel-efficient mid-size SUV in its class. In fact, the Hybrid Highlander from Toyota offers significant fuel economy, with fuel consumption as low as 6.6 L/100 km.

In addition, the Highlander offers solid handling thanks to all-wheel drive and an off-road selector that comes standard on the entry-level LE model. So you can expect great stability with this model, whose redesigned exterior is even more robust and aerodynamic than its predecessors.

The 20-inch alloy wheels in the higher-end versions also offer the best grip for all conditions. Winter just has to hold on tight: the Highlander, with its power and stability, will defy snow, ice and storms that stand in its way.

You’re guaranteed to find comforting warmth in your car, no matter which version you choose, with heated front seats as standard. Starting with the XLE model, a three-zone automatic climate control system keeps you and your passengers comfortable at all times.

The top-of-the-line Platinum version warms even your second-row passengers with luxurious perforated leather heated seats. Add to that a standard 8-way adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way adjustable passenger seat on the XLE, and ventilated front seats on the Limited.

At the Japanese automaker, safety is not an option, which is why the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 Package is included in all Highlanders. The package includes a pre-crash system with cyclist and pedestrian detection and lane departure warning and lane assist system. A blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert is also standard, while the backup camera is available from the LE version onwards.

Be on the cutting edge of technology with an infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and services connected with SiriusXM. Features like Remote Connect and Service Connect are also at your fingertips, so you can interact with your vehicle from your phone. Step inside the Platinum and experience the 12.3-inch touch screen, advanced technologies like head-up display and more!

Finally, this year the cargo space area has been expanded to 73.3 cu ft with the fold-down rear seat in addition to an impressive towing capacity. The gas engine allows you to tow up to 5,000 lb, so you won’t run out of space nor strength to carry all your equipment.

The Highlander is the SUV you need to face the winter: from its power to its stability and the warmth of its interior, it’s your perfect ally.


The Manic Toyota dealership in Baie-Comeau welcomes you and offers you a wide selection of Toyota Canada cars, from compact SUVs to sedans. Whether you’re dealing with a sales specialist or a technician, you’ll be fully satisfied with the unparalleled service of these experts. Drop by or visit their website to learn about and take advantage of offers on the Highlander: an automotive expert will be happy to advise you.

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Posted in On Sep 02, 2020

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