New Toyota Highlander wins safety award

New Toyota Highlander wins safety award

March 27, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The 2020 Toyota Highlander upgraded SUV created by Toyota received the Top Safety Pick rating from the Road Safety Insurance Institute with the familiar warning that this rating only applies to certain headlight packages available in certain trim levels.

The fourth-generation Highlander comes with three headlight options. IIHS rated static LED reflectors, the basic version available on L, LE, and XLE models, as unsatisfactory, so the crossover did not receive the Top Safety Pick + title. Static LED spotlights on the Limited and Hybrid Limited limits were rated as acceptable, while the curve-adapted LED projectors in the Platinum versions got good marks.

Toyota redesigned the mid-size three-row crossover for 2020 with a larger rear cargo room, thanks to an extra 2.36 inches of length from building it on the TNGA platform. It has a standard front collision avoidance system that has received excellent marks in collision tests between vehicles and pedestrians, avoiding collisions in the first category at 12 and 25 mph, and avoiding or significantly minimizing collisions in the final test.

The car is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 with a capacity of 295 liters. from. and 263 lb-ft of torque, while the Highlander Hybrid switched to a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that connects to two electric motors (or three all-wheel drive) for combined 243 hp.