Toyota Highlander vs Toyota RAV4 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,685
Invoice
$33,493
Average Price Paid
$36,685
68 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
MSRP
$33,455
Invoice
$31,281
Average Price Paid
$33,455
9 listings nationwide

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

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$37,692
Good Price
$35,399
Great Price
$34,088
2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
Fair Price
$34,336
Good Price
$32,305
Great Price
$31,143

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,042
6 listings nationwide

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2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,562
18 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
5 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Toyota hardly needs any help selling three-row Highlanders. It already sits close to the top of the sales charts for its segment, and few vehicles carry the name recognition as the Hig...

2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Since its launch in 1997, the Toyota RAV4 has ridden a wave of crossover SUV popularity to become one of Toyota’s bestselling models. Introduced for the 2019 model year, the current-ge...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

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

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
30
Guru9XQB87 writes:
Enjoying it
Handling Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD worse.
"it has tighter steering"
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 GMC Acadia SLT AWD better.
"I like the body style more"
Cbunn123 writes:
Goid
Power Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse worse.
"Good "
Handling Ranked 2021 Chevrolet Traverse better.
"Goid"
20
EDDIE writes:
Family Car Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD worse.
"It bigger"
Value Ranked 2021 Toyota Avalon Limited FWD better.
"Both are very good and dependable vehicles so its a toss up for me"
2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
30
Guru9V4TMC writes:
Excellent
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Jeep Wrangler better.
"Excellent "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2021 Jeep Wrangler better.
"Exceptional "
Richard writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Lexus NX Hybrid worse.
"a new style and looks like a BMW"
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Lexus NX Hybrid worse.
"heated back seats and lots of leg room"

Specs

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
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Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
13:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
3.44 in x 4.07 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard 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 5 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
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41 in
Back Legroom 41 in 37.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 37.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,605 lbs 1,050 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 194.9 in 181.5 in
Width 76 in 73.4 in
Height 68.1 in 68.6 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 105.9 in

Available Options

2021 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 Mat Package (TMS)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1000) (Set)
  • Highlander XP Package (XX1010) (Set)
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Protection Package #3 (TMS)
  • Running Boards (RB1100) (Set)
  • Running Boards (RB1200) (Set)
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Kit (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Trailer Wire Harness (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
  • Wheels: 20" Black Gloss (Set)
2021 Toyota RAV4
Adventure AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Flame
  • Blue Flame/Ice Edge Roof
  • Lunar Rock
  • Lunar Rock/Ice Edge Roof
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Midnight Black/Ice Edge Roof
  • Ruby Flare Pearl
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Adventure Grade Weather Package
  • Black Running Board (Set)
  • Brushed Aluminum Running Board (Set)
  • Convenience Package
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package (Set)
  • Protection Package (TMS)
  • Running Board (TMS)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XT9000) (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000) (Set)
  • Two-Tone Paint Application

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