Toyota Avalon vs Toyota Highlander Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

Select a car to compare

Cancel

Select a car to compare

Cancel
2018 Toyota Highlander LE
Photo of 2017 model year shown

Select a car to compare

Cancel
+

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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
MSRP
$41,800
Invoice
$37,620
Average Price Paid
$38,453
1,245 listings nationwide

Shop

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
MSRP
$33,280
Invoice
$30,385
Average Price Paid
$30,267
702 listings nationwide

Shop

Incentives Find if there are incentives in your area. Enter your zip code

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

2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
Fair Price
$39,857
Good Price
$37,676
Great Price
$36,430
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
Fair Price
$31,166
Good Price
$29,592
Great Price
$28,692

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,761
6 listings nationwide

Shop

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,570
98 listings nationwide

Shop

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Since its 1995 debut, the Toyota Avalon has represented the best of the brand’s sedan line. Earlier models focused on understated luxury, but in 2013, the model shifted to a bolder sty...

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
William Maley Preview:

The Toyota Highlander has been steadily climbing the sales charts for almost a decade. It’s easy to see why the Highlander fits that sweet spot of being spacious for a family while off...

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

2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
No User Reviews
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
40
writes:
Entry and exit were an issue
70
writes:
Very nice car; however, Toyota dealership was not willing to reduce the price to make the vehicle competitive ...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD better.
"Both backseats were comfortable; however, the Santa Fe back seats are heated."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD better.
"Both the Santa Fe and Highlander are great products to haul 4-5 people comfortably with luggage/cargo or 6-7 people with limited luggage/cargo. The Santa Fe has a few more features such as 3rd-row climate controls and a 115v port in the truck area."
20
writes:
Super quality for excellent price.
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"Both front an rear of the Audi are more attractive than the Highlanders."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD worse.
"Value! Highlander has great quality for a much better price -- both initial cost and annual operating cost."

Specs

2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque
--
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
10.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 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
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 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 --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 44.2 in
Back Legroom 40.3 in 38.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.1 cu ft 13.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 940 lbs 1,370 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 195.9 in 192.5 in
Width 72.8 in 75.8 in
Height 56.5 in 68.1 in
Wheelbase 113 in 109.8 in

Available Options

2019 Toyota Avalon
Limited FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blackish Brown Metallic
  • Brownstone
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Parisian Night Pearl
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Slate Gray
  • Special Color
  • Wind Chill Pearl
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE

Exterior Colors

  • Alumina Jade Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ooh La La Rouge Mica
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Toasted Walnut Pearl

Option Packages

  • Protection Package #3
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Wiring Harness Package

Related Comparisons