Hey there just signed up, long time Toyota fan. We currently have a 2008 Yaris hatch (my daily) and she just picked up a 2014 Highlander after her '15 Corolla was rear ended and totaled.
If your '19 HL has the Entune 2.0 or Premium Audio system Toyota will not offer an Apple Car Play upgrade...2019 Highlander Limited
'19 Highlander Limited, Blizzard white and ash (sure wish they had more colors selections for interior)
Recently purchased a '19 Highlander limited. Was debating to wait for the 2020 or buy Kia suv.
Most disappointed in the infotainment system and the MID screen in the dash. I am comparing it to my 18 sienna van and it has a lot less functions on the HL than the 18 sienna has.
On the van, could put the digital speedometer miles in large digits, in the MID and miles to go on a tank of gas, etc.all on the same screen.
Unable to find the same function on the '19 HL limited. It does not have Apple car play, etc...but they may add it in the future.
Toyota sent me a brochure to add Apple Car Play, etc to the 18 sienna, which I will get done asap.
Any suggestions from those that own Highlanders.. Not sure the '19 and the '18 are that much different in infotainment, etc.
Engine and tranny are the same, to my knowledge (18 and 19).
I Like that the rear window in the back hatch opens up. ..understand the 2020 is a solid glass.
I like the ground clearance in the 19 ... they lowered it in the 2020.
Glad to see they move the cruise controls in the 2020.
And the fuel door on the gas still locks. No so on many other of their models... like the 4 runner, that used to have one that locked.
One thing I find Toyota just shows no concern for the consumer of their autos.... are the Hood props.. They should have installed Lift Support Struts on the hood of the Highlander. My Daughter could not raise the hood to check the oil due to its weight. Gee, how much would it cost to install struts base on how many they would be buying...not much.. is my guess. Even the lowly Kia does it, as many others. Honda and Toyota are just too darn CHEAP to do so.
Considering the number of seniors citizens that buy their vehicles, Toyota should have changed by now.
The Highlander Hood is very heavy. ..more so than many I have raised that had struts to raise the hood.
Not sure you could add them.