2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum is a $50,000 proposition

The redesigned 2020 Toyota Highlander is better than its predecessor in almost every category: it’s roomier, comfier, quieter, smoother, more efficient, and more evolved. Evolution comes at a price, and of all the superlatives attached to the Highlander, “most expensive” might be the most noteworthy. 

Though the bestselling three-row crossover SUV is only about $1,500 more expensive than the outgoing model, on average, the range-topping Platinum Hybrid eclipses $50,000. It’s just a number, but it requires a psychological leap worth scrutiny. 

Our gas-only Platinum tester exceeded $51,000. That’s about $4,000 more than a loaded 2020 Kia Telluride or 2020 Hyundai

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The 2020 Ford Expedition Max Platinum poses issue for car seats

The Ford Expedition Max Platinum is nearly 19 feet long with space for up to eight passengers or nearly 122 cubic feet of cargo. It is the definition of a Bed Bath & Beyond runner or family hauler, yet it’s not compatible with some top-rated car seats.

With a TCC Rating of 7.0 out of 10 the 2020 Ford Expedition Max Platinum hits big with a massive interior, swift acceleration, and comfortable seats, but it poses a problem with car seats for small children, it’s hard to park, and it has a luxury-truck price tag.

I spent a week with

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