Delivering an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway/24 combined MPG, it’s clear how the Toyota Highlander can turn every day into a new adventure.1Available at Faulkner Toyota Trevose, this comfortable 3-row SUV is a perfect option for families near Trevose, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about its fuel-sipping tendencies, continue reading our Toyota Highlander MPG review below before browsing our Highlander inventory online or scheduling a test drive!

Toyota Highlander: MPG & Engine Specs

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You’ll have two engines to choose from for the 2020 Highlander: The 3.5L V6 and the 2.5L Hybrid.

Those who choose the 3.5L V6 Atkinson-cycle engine also enjoy the benefit of the built-in Stop and Start Engine System. This technology helps you conserve fuel when idling in traffic. Once you release your foot from the brake pedal, the system seamlessly restarts your engine.

This pairs perfectly with the Toyota Highlander’s 8-speed ECT-i automatic transmission with Dynamic Rev Management. If you opt for the Hybrid powertrain, you can enjoy guess-free shifting with the electronically controlled variable transmission (ECVT), which also boasts sequential shift mode for a more personalized experience.

Both engines also come paired with front-wheel drive. For additional traction on and off the roads, an advanced all-wheel-drive system is available for every trim. All this smart engineering combines to create one of the most fuel-efficient 3-row SUVs on the market:

Trim Level

Engine

Drivetrain

EPA-Estimated MPG1

L, LE, XLE, Limited, Platinum

3.5L V6

FWD

21 city / 29 highway

L, LE, XLE, Limited, Platinum

3.5L V6

AWD

20 city / 27 highway

LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid

2.5L Hybrid

FWD

36 city / 35 highway

LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid

2.5L Hybrid

AWD

35 city / 35 highway

Limited Hybrid, Platinum Hybrid

2.5L Hybrid

FWD

35 city / 36 highway

Limited Hybrid, Platinum Hybrid

2.5L Hybrid

AWD

35 city / 34 highway

If you’re someone who requires three rows of seating and 84.3 cubic feet of cargo space, it’s safe to assume you lead an active lifestyle. Whether your SUV is filled with the kiddos and their friends or you need plenty of cargo space for all your adventure gear, efficiency on the road is crucial.

To help keep you out on the road longer, Toyota equipped the Highlander with efficient engineering, starting with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence inside each of its engines. This system helps keep your Highlander full of power, without sacrificing efficiency.


Toyota Highlander MPG Toyota Highlander: Capability & Strength

From snowy city streets to steep mountain roads, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is carefully designed to provide a firm grip to match its already smooth drivability.

The Dynamic Torque-Control AWD system, available on all non-hybrid trim levels, evenly and automatically adjusts braking power between all four tires. This feature greatly reduces the slippage and threat of a spinout.

Thanks to its reinforced unibody construction, this is an SUV that steers like a sedan and hauls like a small pickup. When properly configured with a heavy-duty radiator and other specialized towing equipment, the Toyota Highlander delivers a 5,000-pound max towing capacity.

The 2020 Highlander hybrid trims are also available with an Electric On-Demand AWD system. Along with the same reinforced unibody construction, Highlander hybrid trims can tow up to 3,500 pounds, while still receiving the heightened estimated fuel economy.

To make towing and hauling even safer and more efficient, all trims come standard with Trailer Sway Control. This advanced system helps keep your trailer, boat, or small RV steady on the road, limiting the power needed from the engine.

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Toyota Highlander MPG Ways to Maximize Your Toyota Highlander MPG

The Highlander has a proven track record when it comes to efficiency and everyday capability. Still, there are several steps you can take as a driver to make sure you’re getting the most out of your weekly trips to the gas station. These include:

  • Utilize Eco mode: The Toyota Highlander makes available multiple driving modes to customize your driving experience. This includes Normal, Sport, and ECO. The latter helps maximize your fuel economy and is ideal for everyday commutes.
  • Oil changes: Changing your Highlander’s oil every 5,000 to 7,000 miles ensures your engine stays fully lubricated, cooled, and clean. Without clean oil, your engine must work harder, resulting in a less efficient fuel economy.
  • Tire care: Making sure your tires aren’t worn, are properly rotated, and have the proper PSI is a great way to elevate your efficiency. Thanks to the standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System found in the Highlander, it’s easy to know when it’s time to fill up your wheels.
  • Watch your payload: If you find that you’re carrying heavy belongings in your cargo space when you don’t need them, the extra weight can result in poor MPG. Making sure your vehicle is clean and free of large items you don’t need will have you visiting the gas station less often.
  • Limit towing: Same goes for towing in your Toyota Highlander. Excessive towing will cause the engine to work harder, which is a surefire cause of a diminishing fuel economy. Only tow when you need to!

If you find yourself in need of expert care, our Toyota service center is always ready to lend a hand. Our technicians can provide prompt and thorough service to ensure long-lasting efficiency.


Learn More About Toyota Highlander MPG in Person Today!

At Faulkner Toyota Trevose, we’re committed to helping drivers better understand our lineup of Toyota SUVs.

Now that you have a much better idea of how the Highlander is engineered to go the distance, visit us today or go online to schedule a test drive near Trevose, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, PA.

Our team is excited to show you how efficient this sport utility vehicle is in person!


12020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.

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