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2020 Toyota Highlander XLE vs Platinum

The Toyota Highlander received an updated design for the 2020 model year, and it did not disappoint. Drivers that are searching for a new SUV that is sleek and stunning, yet full of space will like everything that the 2020 Toyota Highlander has to offer. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is available in five trim levels. In this 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE vs Platinum comparison, we will take a look at some of the features that set these two trim levels apart.

Before we jump into the differences, we wanted to highlight a few places where these two SUVs are the same or similar. The two trim levels have the same engine, similar fuel economies, and similar technology features.

More information about the 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE and Platinum can be viewed below. Otherwise, our current Highlander inventory can be seen by clicking the link.

2020 Toyota Highlander XLE


2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum


Seating Capacity


Not Available

Hands-Free Automatic Liftgate


139 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

136 cubic feet

Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Driver and Passenger


Which Toyota Highlander trim level is right for me?

Let’s begin by looking at how many passengers you can carry inside both of these trim levels. The 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE typically holds 7 passengers but has the option to hold 8. On the other hand, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum can hold 7 people.

How many times do you walk up to your vehicle after a successful day of shopping and struggle to load everything inside? This will no longer be an issue with the 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum. It comes standard with a hands-free automatic liftgate. This is not available in the XLE trim level.

The passengers inside of the XLE trim level will have a bit more room compared to those in the Platinum trim level. The XLE has 139 cubic feet for passengers while the Platinum has 136 cubic feet.

Finally, if you are someone who gets really warm during the summer months, you might like having cooled front seats. The 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum has this for the driver and passenger while the XLE trim does not.

As you can see, if you are searching for a new SUV that has plenty of room for everyone and their items and is full of great features, you would not go wrong in purchasing either the 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE or the Platinum trim level. Interested in learning more? Please fill out the form below.

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