2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Tinley Park, IL

2018 Toyota Highlander


2018 Toyota RAV4


Are you looking for a highly capable SUV for your active family but aren’t sure which Toyota model is the best fit? That’s no problem. The experts at Orland Toyota have put together this comprehensive comparison of Toyota’s two most popular SUVs: the 2018 Highlander and 2018 RAV4. Read on to discover which Toyota model can help make your daily drive a breeze.

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2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Engine & Performance

Both of these Toyota SUVs deliver reliable performance to make getting through your daily to-do list easier than ever. If you’re looking for more power under the hood, you’ll appreciate the horsepower and torque found in the 2018 Highlander. If efficiency is a top priority for you, the 2018 RAV4 features an impressive fuel economy of 30 highway MPG. Key engine and performance specs are as follows:

2018 Highlander

Toyota SUV

2018 RAV4

2.7L 4-Cyl. DOHC


2.5L 4-Cyl. DOHC

185 HP


176 HP

184 lb.-ft.


172 lb.-ft.

20/24 MPG

Fuel Economy (city/hwy)

23/30 MPG

1,500 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.




2018 Toyota Highlander and RAV4 Comparison

2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Interior & Design

Whether your family is just starting out or the kids are fully-grown, there’s a Toyota SUV that will work for you. The Highlander is larger than the RAV4, seating up to eight passengers compared to the seating for five in the RAV4. The new Highlander also offers 13.8 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the third row, 42.3 cu. ft. behind the second row, and a maximum of 83.7 cu. ft. The new RAV4 provides 38.4 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the second row and 73.4 cu. ft. max. Check out other features you can find inside these two Toyota SUVs below.

Interior & Design Features:

  • Air conditioning
  • 6.1-in. touch-screen display
  • 4.2-in. TFT Multi-Information Display
  • Power doors locks and windows
  • Remote Keyless Entry System

2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Safety & Technology

The safety of your loved ones is paramount. No matter which Toyota model you choose, you can rest assured they will be protected every time you hit the road, thanks to Toyota’s innovative safety systems. Additionally, you won’t have to worry about keeping everyone entertained and connected on trips of any length with the coveted Entune™ Audio infotainment system.

Safety & Technology Features:

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ P – Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Star Safety System™ - Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology
  • Advanced airbag system
  • Backup camera with projected path static lines
  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Trailer-Sway Control (RAV4 only)
  • ToyotaCare – featuring a no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance (Highlander only)
  • Entune™ Audio with Entune™ Multimedia Bundle and Bluetooth® wireless technology

* Entune™ Audio with Entune™ Multimedia Bundle includes AM/FM CD player, six speakers, auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, advanced voice recognition, hands-free phone capability, and phone book access and music streaming.

2018 Toyota Highlander Driving down the road.

2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4: Price & Incentives

Amenities and performance aren’t the only things to take into consideration when choosing your next family vehicle. It’s important to keep price in mind, as well. The new 2018 Highlander has a starting MSRP of $31,030, while the new 2018 RAV4 has a starting MSRP of $24,410. To find fantastic savings on your next Toyota SUV, check out our factory-direct incentives.

Schedule a Test Drive in Tinley Park, IL!

Don’t wait any longer to experience the convenience and comfort of a 2018 Toyota Highlander or 2018 Toyota RAV4! Schedule a test drive at our Toyota dealership in Tinley Park, IL. If you have any questions, reach out to the Orland Toyota team through our contact form or by calling (708) 429-3900.

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