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2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

More often than one might expect, two very unlikely competitors—or in this case, siblings—spark an unexpected but fascinating rivalry. Both cars in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander comparison have a surprising amount of middle ground between them, but what sets apart is a sea of key differences.

The biggest similarity between the RAV4 and Highlander is their power ratings. The RAV4 pumps out 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, and the Highlander raises the bar just a tad with 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. With that, you can expect both of these cars to deliver similar driving experiences anywhere you go.

2018 Toyota RAV4


2018 Toyota Highlander

$24,510 Base MSRP $31,030
176 hp, 172 lb-ft Engine Specs 185 hp, 184 lb-ft
38.4 cu. ft. Cargo Space 13.4 cu. ft.
5 Seating Capacity 8

Cargo and Seating Differences

The five-seating RAV4 provides it passengers with up to 38.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is sure to be more than enough room for everyone and all of their luggage and gear. For those need more seats and less storage space, the Highlander is the answer! With three more seats, the Highlander can seat a full-sized family of up to eight people! In exchange, its cargo space is only 13.4 cubic feet with all of those seats up.

At the same time, however, all of those seats can always be folded down to create even more cargo capacity, as needed. As you can see, both cars in the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Toyota Highlander comparison are great choices, but it ultimately comes down to your set of needs as well as your budget. No matter which model you may choose in the end, it's impossible to go wrong with Toyota.

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