2020 Toyota Highlander Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

June 18th, 2020 by


The all-new, totally redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander is an excellent choice for your family. Not only is it stylish and tech-savvy, but it boasts intelligent construction and some of the best driver-assist safety features around. Backing up its confidence-building credentials is the fact that the new 2020 Toyota Highlander has earned the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

Great Test Scores

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awards vehicles the Top Safety Pick when they earn scores of “Good” in six crashworthiness tests: the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. It must also earn a “Superior Score” for front crash prevention, both in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian scenarios.

Not only did the 2020 Highlander pass these tests with flying colors, but it checked the final box by earning a “Good” rating for its available curve-adaptive LED projector headlights and “Acceptable” rating for the LED headlights offered with the Limited and Hybrid Limited. The Highlander just missed earning the 2020 Top Safety Pick+ — the highest award the IIHS offers.

To achieve this rating, the Highlander earned the top “good” rating in all six crashworthiness tests. It also earned a “superior” rating for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash prevention. The available curve-adaptive LED projector headlights were given a “good” rating, while the static LED projector headlights on the Limited and Hybrid Limited trims earned an “acceptable” rating.

Safety First

Overall, the 2020 Highlander is a testament to the Toyota commitment to safety. Every Highlander is standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0, which includes technologies like the Pre-Collision System with Low-Light Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

Your family deserves the best, safest ride possible. Check out the 2020 IIHS Top Safety Pick award-winning Highlander hands-on with a test drive at Wondries Toyota in Alhambra, California.

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