With the release of the 2020 Toyota Highlander coming in the near months, many Decatur-area drivers are gearing up for its arrival and making decisions about whether or not to take the dive behind the wheel. With a lineup of five trim levels – L, LE, XLE, Limited, and Platinum – that offers drivers the choice of either a gas-powered drivetrain or one powered by a new-generation Toyota Hybrid System, there is Highlander model for every driver.
But what makes the 2020 Highlander worth the wait? We hear this question a lot at Serra Toyota of Decatur, so we’ve put together this 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2019 Honda Passport comparison to show you how the new Highlander competes against one of its top competitors. Keep reading to learn more about what the 2020 Highlander has to offer or click the link below to view our lineup of in-stock Toyota Highlander models in Decatur, AL.
Key Differences – 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2019 Honda Passport
One of the main factors that sets the Highlander apart from the 2019 Honda Passport is its available hybrid model option. Drivers can opt for a Highlander Hybrid model powered by a high-efficiency 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine paired to two electric motors. The Toyota Hybrid System in the Highlander Hybrid models allows these Toyota vehicles to generate an impressive 240 horsepower and earn an estimated 34 combined mpg. Gas-powered Highlander models are fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 engine under their hoods with 295 horsepower and 263 pound-feet of torque on tap. The gas-powered Highlander models offer a manufacturer-estimated 22 combined mpg. The competing 2019 Honda Passport offers one power option among its lineup – a SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine – and delivers an EPA-estimated 22 combined mpg.
When picking a 2020 Highlander, drivers have the option of seven or eight passenger seats, choosing between a three-passenger second-row bench or two Captain’s Chairs. The Highlander L and LE come standard with eight passenger seats, while the XLE, Limited and Platinum models are fitted with two Captain’s Chairs. The Highlander XLE and Limited offer Captain’s Chairs in place of the second-row bench for drivers looking to open up more space in the second row. The competing 2019 Honda Passport offers to seat just five passengers with no seating adjustment options available to increase capacity.