You’re thinking about a new Toyota crossover, but aren’t sure which model is right for you. Today we’ll help you parse out the differences between the 2016 Toyota Rav4 and the 2016 Toyota Highlander so you can decide which of these two stylish and capable models is the right fit for you and your family. We’ll go over variances in price, space, capability, and standard features to help you clearly see the two models side by side.
Differences Between the Rav4 and Highlander
First off, we’ll touch on just a couple ways the two models have similar offerings. Both the Rav4 and Highlander are available with standard front-wheel drive, or you can opt for the AWD model for either choice. By the same token, those looking to maximize fuel economy will find a hybrid option available for both Rav4 and Highlander. Today we look at the base models for each, with front-wheel drive and regular gasoline.
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As you can see, the Highlander is in many ways simply more vehicle. It’s got a larger engine, more horsepower, seating for up to three more passengers, and additional cargo space when you fold the rear seats away. The trade-offs, as you can imagine, are largely economical: Highlander has a higher starting MSRP, and Rav4 is able to achieve better fuel economy ratings as a result of its smaller size.
For those of you with smaller families and less hauling needs, there’s a good chance the Rav4 is plenty of crossover for you. When you’ve got more passengers and luggage to consider on a regular basis, you may be looking for something a little more in line with what Highlander offers. If you’re interested in checking either or both of these capable family vehicles out in the Grand Junction CO area, please give us a call or schedule a test drive online. We’ll be happy to help you learn more about the Rav4 and Highlander in person.