Toyota Highlander vs Toyota Tercel 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
$34,130
166 listings nationwide

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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
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L AWD
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2 Dr CE Coupe
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,324
6 listings nationwide

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1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,110

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...

1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe

Toyota dropped the 4-door Tercel sedan for 1998, leaving only the 2-door sedan. The remaining Tercel model did get a small makeover, including a new grille, front fascia, tail lamps, r...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
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"
1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
Guru52VPX writes:
Driving a 98 auto, 4 speed at the moment. Cheap on gas, reliable, works like a champ at 270k. Replaced rear s...
Looks/Style Ranked 1985 Toyota Van better.
"The 1984 to 1989 North American toyota van is the godess of all mini vans."
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tempest350 1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

The 98 Tercel Was One Of The Best Cars I Have Ever Owned. — I used to own a 1998 Toyota Tercel, and if you do find one for sale you might want to consider it. M...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kéven 1998 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE CoupeReview:

Termobile — very good car i really like it because is black and i have a spoiler on the back. But its not a beau...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2021 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
27 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
35 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 11 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
93 hp @ 5,400 RPM
93 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
100 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.8:1
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Displacement
3,500 cc
1,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.27 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver -- 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 41 in 31.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 9.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,605 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 194.9 in 161.8 in
Width 76 in 64.8 in
Height 68.1 in 53.2 in
Wheelbase 112.2 in 93.7 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)
1998 Toyota Tercel
2 Dr CE Coupe

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