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Toyota RAV4 vs Highlander in Hyannis, MA | Ira Toyota of Hyannis
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Toyota RAV4 vs Highlander

Toyota RAV4 vs Highlander


Hyannis, Barnstable, and Yarmouth, MA, area shoppers looking for their ideal SUV will tend to compare the 2021 Toyota RAV4 and the 2021 Toyota Highlander. These two SUVs are incredibly dependable and powerful. They’re also packed with some exciting technology.

If you need help deciding which one is right for you, let the team here at Ira Toyota of Hyannis assist with this Toyota RAV4 vs. Highlander comparison. Let’s get started.


Toyota RAV4 vs Highlander: Performance

When you get on the road with one of these SUVs, you’ll get to enjoy an incredible driving experience. However, before choosing between them, consider whether excellent fuel economy or power is most important to you.

The Highlander packs a serious punch under the hood; its standard engine offers:

  • 295 horsepower
  • 263 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 21 city and 29 highway MPG1

Altogether, that’s sure to offer a fun drive experience. Though, the RAV4 can certainly keep up. While its standard engine offers slightly less output, it more than makes up for that with its astonishing fuel economy. The RAV4 earned EPA-estimated 28 city and 35 highway MPG, so you’ll get to spend significantly less time at the gas pump and more on the road.2

There are many similarities between the performance features found in either vehicle as well. Both are available with a few capable all-wheel drivetrains, and each comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, both SUVs are available with hybrid trims, which will take your fuel economy to a whole new level.


Toyota RAV4 vs Highlander Interior Space in Hyannis, MA | Ira Toyota of Hyannis

RAV4 vs Highlander: A Spacious Interior

The biggest difference you’ll find between these SUVs comes down to size. The RAV4 is a compact SUV with two rows that can seat up to five passengers, whereas the Highlander is a full-size SUV with three rows and seating for up to eight passengers. When choosing between them, an important consideration is how much passenger space you need.

Otherwise, you’ll find that the interior space is fairly comparable between both vehicles. Take the headroom and legroom of both models, for instance:

 

2021 Toyota RAV4

2021 Toyota Highlander

Headroom (First/Second/Third Row)

37.7 in./39.5 in./NA

41.2 in./39.4 in./36.1 in.

Legroom (First/Second/Third Row)

41 in./37.8 in./NA

42 in./41 in./27.7 in.

Naturally, you’ll find a similar difference in the cargo capacity of either vehicle. However, they both have plenty of room for everything from groceries to luggage in the cargo area. The RAV4 has a maximum cargo capacity of 69.8 cubic feet. On the other hand, the Highlander can offer up to 84.3 cubic feet of space.


Toyota RAV4 vs Highlander in Hyannis, MA | Ira Toyota of Hyannis

2021 RAV4 vs 2021 Highlander: Impressive Technology

What standard features can you expect to find inside each SUV? Since these are two Toyota SUVs, you can trust that they are packed with reliable safety technology. Both the RAV4 and Highlander come standard with the Star Safety System™, which includes:

  • Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Smart Stop Technology®

Additionally, the RAV4 and Highlander both have a standard Toyota Safety Sense™ system, which supplies smart sensing technology to assist your performance on the road. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the ride while features such as Automatic High Beams keep you feeling confident.


Test Drive Your Favorite Toyota SUV Today!

Which should you choose: the 2021 Toyota RAV4 or the 2021 Toyota Highlander? Since both are qualified to handle drives around Hyannis, Barnstable, and Yarmouth, Massachusetts, the choice is ultimately up to you. If you need help deciding which vehicle is right for you, take them for a test drive at our dealership.

Call or visit Ira Toyota of Hyannis to learn more about the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander today!

1 EPA-estimated 21 city/29 hwy/24 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander; 20 city/27 hwy/23 combined for 2021 Highlander AWD; 36 city/35 hwy/36 combined mpg for 2021 Highlander Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

2 EPA-estimated 27 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 LE FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021RAV4 LE AWD; 28 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 XLE FWD and XLE Premium FWD; 27 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 XLE AWD and XLE Premium AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 Adventure and Limited AWD; 25 city/32 hwy/28 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 TRD Off-Road; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for 2021 RAV4 LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XLE Premium Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.



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