2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid exterior shot with red paint color at New York Auto Show debut on stage

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Specs and Features Overview

Now that we’ve covered the 2020 Toyota Highlander and its V6 powertrain, let’s see what the next-generation of the Highlander Hybrid model has changed and improved with its hybrid system and accompanying features and efficiency. Here’s what you can expect concerning the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid!

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Powertrain Setup and Specs

The hybrid system for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid consists of a 2.5L DOHC inline 4 engine and two electric motors. This new generation of the Toyota Hybrid System is more efficient than its predecessor, as it employs a multitude of improved mechanics and processes, with the most prominent highlight being a Variable Valve Timing-Intelligent System. Total system power is estimated at 240 horsepower.

2020 Toyota Highlander redesigned SUV interior shot of front seating, steering wheel, and dashboard design with infotainment

2020 Toyota Highlander redesigned SUV exterior side shot with blue gray paint color

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Performance Features

While not as powerful as the standard 2020 Toyota Highlander with a V6 gasoline engine equipped, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid still has plenty of performance features to improve on ride quality and experience. Those include, but are not limited to, the following unique implementations:

  • Accelerator Guide Function 
  • Hybrid AWD System 
  • Predictive Efficient Drive 
  • Selectable Driving Modes (ECO, EV, NORMAL, SPORT) 
  • Sequential Shifting 

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Fuel Economy

Beyond the differences in performance between the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, there is also the improved efficiency we touched upon above.

The previous Highlander hybrid model, the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, has a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg.

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers an almost 20% improvement, bringing its combined fuel economy up to 34 mpg.


Other features relating to the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid remain consistent from the standard 2020 Toyota Highlander model. To explore those features, please follow the link below where we cover the topic in further detail.


2020 Toyota Highlander Debut and Overview


Learn More About the All-New 2020 Toyota Highlander in Manhattan Beach, CA

Check out our blog for further updates on the 2020 Highlander and other new Toyota models. Additionally, please contact us if you have any further questions. The Manhattan Beach Toyota staff can be reached online, by phone, or in person at our dealership located in Manhattan Beach, California within Los Angeles County.