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2020 Toyota Highlander LE vs XLE

The Toyota Highlander received a redesign for the model year 2020, and it did not disappoint! The SUV now has a bolder front fascia that makes its presence known as it goes down the street. There were many features that were updated on the inside of this incredible vehicle. In this 2020 Toyota Highlander LE vs XLE comparison, we are going to take a closer look at where these two trim levels differ.

Before we jump into where these two vehicles are different, we quickly wanted to highlight a few of their similarities. Both the 2020 Toyota Highlander LE and XLE have the same engine with the same outputs, the same estimated fuel economies, and they both come standard with a Blind Spot Warning Sensor.

More information about the 2020 Toyota Highlander LE and XLE can be found below. Otherwise, our current 2020 Toyota Highlander inventory at Fox Toyota can be seen by clicking the link.

2020 Toyota Highlander LE


2020 Toyota Highlander XLE


Seating Capacity

7 or 8

1,685 pounds

Payload Capacity

1,635 pounds


Front Seat Headroom


Not Available

Wireless Charging Pad



Which Toyota Highlander: the LE or the XLE?

We are going to begin our comparison by looking at the seating capacity of the 2020 Toyota Highlander LE and XLE. The LE comes standard with eight seats while the XLE comes standard with 7 seats. The XLE does have an option for 8 seats.

There is about a 50-pound difference in the payload capacities of the LE and XLE trim levels. The LE trim can carry about 1,685 pounds while the XLE can only carry about 1,635 pounds.

Is headroom something that you value in a vehicle? The 2020 Toyota Highlander LE has a little bit more room than the XLE. The LE has 41.2” while the XLE has 39.6”.

Finally, do you sometimes need to charge your phone while you are driving? Are you fed up with trying to find the charging chord? In the 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE, you will have a wireless charging pad at your disposal. This is not available in the LE trim level.

As you can see, if you are searching for a new SUV that is spacious and full of great features, then either the 2020 Toyota Highlander LE or XLE trim level would be a great option for you. Interested in learning more? Please fill out the form below! Our friendly team members look forward to answering your questions about the 2020 Toyota Highlander LE and XLE!

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