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Does The 2020 Toyota Highlander Have A CD Player?

The 2020 Toyota Highlander is a step in the right direction for the worlds largest company. The interior has had a major upgrade, with a larger display up to 12.3 inches making it the largest in the segment. However, following modern trends as we all know Android Auto and Apple CarPlay reign supreme.

There is no CD Player offered on the 2020 Toyota Highlander in part because the feature is going the way cassettes did. The vast majority of drivers simply don’t use them anymore as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay have taken over the market. While you could download the music onto your phone or a USB drive and play it, streaming services have also taken over.

Adding A CD Player

If a CD Player is a must you could go and purchase an aftermarket solution that could be a substitute for an actual CD Player. However, a better recommendation is to extract the music from your CD Player and upload it to your mobile device to be played through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

This is going to be a growing trend as many older cars now enter their redesign phase the new Hyundai Palisade for instance, doesn’t come with a CD Player either. So it’s better to get ahead of the curve instead of being stuck behind it when the rest of the industry also drops it.

But do let me know in the comments below your thoughts on the lack of CD player in the 2020 Toyota Highlander.

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I love cars, but I am very much a pragmatist that is why I created Daily Driver Tips where I understand for most people safety and a good infotainment system matters more than horsepower.

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  1. Many of us listen to books on CD’s. Check them out free from the local library or rent from roadside CrackerBarrel restaurant, etc., and learn or simply listen on a long trip. Books can be Informative and/or entertaining and make the trip go quicker. What is the solution for us.

    • I have seen quite a few people using some adaptors found on Amazon that connects to the USB port. It’s not an elegant solution but atm CD players are becoming quite scarce!


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