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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
MSRP
$42,175
Invoice
$37,959
Average Price Paid
$38,686
309 listings nationwide

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2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,200
Invoice
$33,050
Average Price Paid
$33,498
437 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
Fair Price
$41,134
Good Price
$37,899
Great Price
$36,049
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$34,424
Good Price
$32,752
Great Price
$31,796

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,187
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,526
14 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
No Expert Reviews
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

Midsize three-row SUVs are all spacious and powerful, but only the Toyota Highlander reaches the premium threshold for passenger comfort. Redesigned for 2020, the Highlander's revised ...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
Guru943DRD writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Avalon XLE FWD better.
"Comfortable,for the price"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Toyota Avalon XLE FWD better.
"More Cargo room Overall excellent choice-Bought car for my wife,she won’t Even let me drive it!"
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
10
DARLENE writes:
After looking at both vehicles for a month, I chose the Subaru Ascent Touring edition with captain chairs. Thi...
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src652 writes:
Reliable
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"Roomy"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"More stuff"
Value Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"FAST Better handling If cops use it, its good for me."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"Looks better. More aggressive."
Iggi77 writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Acura MDX worse.
"Comfort "
Value Ranked 2020 Acura MDX better.
"Color and looks "

Specs

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.4 gal 17.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
205 hp @ 6,600 RPM
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
10.8:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 4.07 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 40.4 in
Back Legroom 40.4 in 41 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.1 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload 940 lbs 1,605 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 195.9 in 194.9 in
Width 72.8 in 76 in
Height 56.7 in 68.1 in
Wheelbase 113 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2021 Toyota Avalon
Limited AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Harbor Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Supersonic Red
  • Wind Chill Pearl

Option Packages

  • Advanced Safety Package
  • Protection Package (TMS)
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
  • Protection Package #3
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver W/Wire Harness

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