2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. Toyota Highlander

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition
2023 Toyota RAV4 LE


2023 Toyota Highlander

Starting MSRP

2.5L 4-cylinder

Most Powerful Engine

3.5L 6-cylinder

Max. Est. City/Hwy MPG

69.8 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Volume

84.3 cubic feet
3,500 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

Max. Passenger Capacity


If you’re looking for a stylish new SUV in the Parker area, Anderson Toyota has got you covered! We’re proud to offer a full lineup of Toyota vehicles in all shapes and sizes, from classic sedans to robust pickup trucks and everything in between! Whatever your budget or driving needs may be, we’re confident we can find you something to love in our lineup. Two of our bestselling SUVs are the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander, both of which offer strong performance specs and tough capabilities over all types of terrain. While they’re both great choices, only one will ultimately align with your lifestyle, and that’s what Anderson Toyota is here to help you find out! Decide between the RAV4 or Highlander with the help of the guide below, then head to our inventory to start picking out your next ride.



2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. Highlander: Price

Price is often one of the most important deciding factors that drivers consider when shopping for a new ride, so it’s a good place to start our comparison guide. Both the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander offer a huge range of trim levels to choose from, including hybrid models, but the RAV4 is ultimately the more cost-effective choice. However, you’ll see below that the Highlander compensates for its higher price tag with a larger interior cabin and improved performance specs! For now, check out the list of trim levels for both SUVs:

2023 Toyota RAV4:

  • LE – $27,975 MSRP*
  • LE Hybrid – $30,725 MSRP*
  • XLE – $29,485 MSRP*
  • XLE Hybrid – $32,235 MSRP*
  • Hybrid Woodland Edition – $33,525 MSRP*
  • XLE Premium – $32,375 MSRP*
  • XLE Premium Hybrid – $35,125 MSRP*
  • Adventure – $34,170 MSRP*
  • TRD Off-Road – $37,595 MSRP*
  • SE Hybrid – $33,420 MSRP*
  • XSE Hybrid – $36,385 MSRP*
  • Limited – $36,280 MSRP*
  • Limited Hybrid – $39,030 MSRP*

2023 Toyota Highlander:

  • L – $36,420 MSRP*
  • LE – $38,820 MSRP*
  • Hybrid LE – $40,220 MSRP*
  • XLE – $41,820 MSRP*
  • Hybrid XLE – $43,220 MSRP*
  • XSE – $43,415 MSRP*
  • Bronze Edition – $45,980 MSRP*
  • Limited – $46,075 MSRP*
  • Hybrid Limited – $47,475 MSRP*
  • Platinum – $49,275 MSRP*
  • Hybrid Platinum – $50,675 MSRP*

2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. Highlander: Interior Dimensions

Interior space is another major area of importance for SUV drivers, particularly those looking for a family-friendly ride. The Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander are both classified as midsize SUVs, but their interior dimensions are a bit different. The RAV4 comes with two standard rows of seats, while the Highlander offers a third row that increases the passenger capacity to eight. Here are the full interior dimensions for both models:

2023 Toyota RAV4

  • Headroom(front/rear): 37.7/39.5 inches
  • Legroom(front/rear): 41.0/37.8 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 98.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (behind front/rear seats): 69.8/37.6 cubic feet

2023 Toyota Highlander

  • Headroom(1st/2nd/3rd row): 41.2/39.4/36.1 inches
  • Legroom(1st/2nd/3rd row): 42/38.7/28 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 141.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (behind front/second/third-row seats): 84.3/48.4 cubic/16.0 feet

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. Highlander Hybrid

If you’re looking to maximize your fuel efficiency on the Bullhead City roads, you’re in luck! The Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander both come with hybrid models to choose from powered by a combination of gasoline and electric power. Here’s how the two vehicles stack up in terms of hybrid performance specs:

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Performance Specs

  • 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine with electric motor
  • 219 horsepower
  • 176 lb-ft of torque

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Performance Specs

  • 2.5L L4HV DOHC engine with electric motor
  • 243 horsepower
  • 175 lb-ft of torque

Compare Toyota SUVs in Person at Anderson Toyota!

Still on the fence deciding between the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid vs. Highlander Hybrid? Contact our office to set up a test drive! We’ll take it from there and get you behind the wheel on the Kingman roads in no time. You can also contact us or head to our model research hub if you’re interested in learning more about the other Toyota vehicles in our current lineup.


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** MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1,095 for Cars (GR86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, GR Corolla, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, GR Supra, Toyota Crown), $1,335 for SUV/Van/Small Truck (4Runner, bZ4X, C-HR, Corolla Cross, Corolla Cross HEV, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,595 for Large SUV (Sequoia), and $1,795 for Large Truck (Tundra and Tundra Hybrid). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure and may be subject to change at any time. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Excludes taxes, title and license and distributor and dealer options and accessories. Actual dealer price will vary.

***EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 LE FWD, XLE FWD, XLE Premium FWD and Limited FWD; EPA-estimated 27 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 LE AWD; EPA-estimated 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 XLE AWD and XLE Premium AWD; EPA-estimated 25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 Adventure and Limited AWD; EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2023 RAV4 TRD Off-Road. 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.

**** EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway/25 combined mpg rating for 2023 Highlander L FWD, LE FWD, XLE FWD, XSE FWD, Limited FWD and Platinum FWD; EPA-estimated 21 city/28 highway/24 combined mpg rating for 2023 Highlander L AWD, LE AWD, XLE AWD, Limited AWD and Platinum AWD. 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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