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5 Reasons the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Is Perfect for Realtors

Are you in the real estate business and are need of a sensible, spacious, and semi-luxurious car to do double-duty as a daily driver and client hauler? Are you looking to spend less than $50,000? Then look no further than the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. This three-row SUV has all of the cargo and passenger room you need with a dash of luxury and a healthy dose of fuel efficiency to boot. Here are the five main reasons that the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a perfect car for realtors.

The Toyota Highlander has a Lexus-like interior

Take a seat in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and you will be swaddled in SoftTex leather, an elegant dash design, and soft-touch finishes. Of course, if you want real leather, then you’ll have to opt for the higher trim levels. Toyota redesigned the Highlander for the 2020 model year and with the ground-up restoration came a bolder and more-chiseled exterior and an interior that looks like it was taken straight out of a Lexus SUV. If you come away impressed by the Highlander’s opulent appeal, then just think about how impressed your clients will be.

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interior
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Interior | Toyota

The Highlander has ample cargo room

For the times that you don’t need to cart around your clients and instead need to put up signs, the Highlander’s ample cargo room is more-than-enough to get the job done. With 48.4 cubic feet of rear cargo room behind the second-row rear seats, you’ll have plenty of space for signage and other marketing materials, as well as any large grocery and home improvement, runs for you family on the weekends. And if you need to put the third row up, you’ll still have 16 cubic feet for smaller items.

2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid | Toyota

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is very fuel efficient

When you’re driving all over town to visit and show properties, it’s important to have a fuel-efficient vehicle. After all, the last thing that you need is your gas tank running on fumes as you forcibly smile with sweating beating down your forehead as you pull up to the next house with your client and miles away from the closest gas station.

Aside from spacious and sophisticated looks, the Highlander Hybrid also has a fuel-efficient powertrain that’s comprised of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired to two electric motors. The combined power output 243 horsepower, but more importantly, the Highlander Hybrid is able to achieve up to 36 mpg in the city and 35 mph on the highway.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid | Toyota

It seats up to 8 people

Having enough seating room for your family as well as your client’s family is of the utmost importance when it comes to getting the job done in real estate and on the weekends. The Highlander Hybrid is able to seat up to eight occupants, but it also has the option for second-row captain’s chairs and a configuration for seven, if that’s what you prefer.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Captain's Chairs
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Captain’s Chairs | Toyota

The Highlander Hybrid is priced sensibly

Spaciousness and fuel efficiency is one thing, but the price is important as well. And while the Highlander Hybrid has the luxury and sophistication to easily pass for a Lexus, it doesn’t carry the same price tag. The base LE trim has a starting price of $38,200 while stepping up to the higher Limited trim will set you back around $45,000. However, if you want the most out of your Highlander Hybrid, then we suggest the top-trim Platinum, which starts at $48,000.

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2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid | Toyota