Toyota’s 2020 Highlander and new fuel-efficient vehicles, the 2021 Mirai and 2021 RAV4 Prime will make their appearance at the Washington Auto Show, held January 24 – February 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Highlander, the best-selling mid-size SUV in America, will showcase its fourth-generation model, featuring a bold, distinctive new design with the familiar safety, comfort, and reliability of its predecessors. Additionally, the second-generation Mirai will make its Washington DC debut, highlighting Toyota’s latest effort in hydrogen-powered full cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
With a new bold, yet functional shape stemming from the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA-K), the 2020 Highlander enables greater capability, comfort and safety than ever before. The all-new 2020 Highlander offers the choice between a powerful V6 or new-generation hybrid powertrain, with the gas version offering an EPA-estimated 23 MPG combined fuel economy and the Hybrid offering a manufacturer-estimated 36 MPG combined fuel economy. Like recent models, the 2020 Highlander features a third row for even more family adventures.
Available in five grades, the Highlander starts with a new L grade, then layers amenities and technology in the LE, XLE, Limited and the top-of-line Platinum. Cutting-edge entertainment and connectivity is provided through the vehicle’s intuitive and versatile multimedia system, including a new largest in segment 12.3-inch multimedia display on the Platinum grade and 8-inch on all other models. The available new JBL Premium Sound System delivers a whopping 1,200 watts of power to turn any music source into a mobile concert.
2021 RAV4 Prime
The most powerful and quickest RAV4 ever, the Toyota 2021 RAV4 Prime will arrive at dealerships in summer 2020. Build on the popularity of the RAV4 Hybrid, currently the best-selling hybrid vehicle on the market with sales up 72 percent over last year, the RAV4 Prime amplifies both performance and efficiency, reflecting Toyota’s more than 20 years of hybrid vehicle leadership.
Notably, the RAV4 Prime uses regular-grade gasoline — just not much of it. With more powerful motor-generators, a newly developed high-capacity Lithium-Ion battery and a booster converter, the 2021 RAV4 Prime yields an 83-horsepower jump in total system output over the RAV4 Hybrid and has the most horsepower in its segment, with an estimated 302-horsepower, advanced all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension and exclusive design features. Toyota projects 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.8 seconds, which is quicker than the RAV4 Hybrid (7.8 sec.) and in a league with luxury and performance SUVs that come nowhere near this remarkable fuel economy.
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