2024 Toyota Highlander vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

Picture of the 2024 Toyota Highlander

2024 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $39,270 to $51,675
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2023 Toyota
RAV4 Prime

MSRP*: $43,090 to $46,960
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 28 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 84.3 ft3 63.1 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 265-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 302-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 265 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,500 lbs
Exterior Length 194.9 - 197.4 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 76.0 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Toyota Highlander offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The Toyota Highlander offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Toyota Highlander is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander is much wider than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Toyota Highlander, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 Prime for pulling heavy loads. The Toyota Highlander has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Toyota Highlander does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Utility
The Toyota Highlander offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.