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2020 Toyota Highlander hybrid: Dirt and snow time

The Highlander isn't an off-road champ, but it can definitely hold its own on dusty trails.

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Emme Hall
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I finally got a chance to get our long-term Toyota Highlander out for some light dirt driving in Moab, Utah.

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Don't expect the Highlander to conquer the rockiest trail out there, but it does a fine job on non-technical trails.

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If you want to go after harder trails, stick with the gas-powered Highlander with its multiterrain select system.

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The hybrid makes do with a Trail mode that switches up the throttle and transmission mapping for more control at slower speeds. 

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Trail mode also ensures that the all-wheel-drive system provides more torque to the rear and switches up the traction control to throw more power to the wheel with grip.

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The Highlander also rocked a bit of snow while in Utah.

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The Highlander Hybrid is equipped with Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S tires. 

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The all-seasons are fine for occasional light snow, but if you live where the weather is bad for months at a time, you should invest in a good set of winter tires.

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The hybrid doesn't have a Snow mode, but the Trail mode works well at keeping the Highlander planted in the slick stuff. 

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid in the dirt and snow.

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