Difference Between: 2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander
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Available in up to 13 models, the 2023 Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV offers an array of choices in performance, comfort, style, and technology for a family of five. Sold in up to 11 trims, the 2023 Toyota Highlander SUV accommodates up to eight people. Both Toyota models offer a hybrid powertrain, dual-motor AWD system, and multiple off-road driving modes.
Engineered to deliver slightly over 200 horsepower, the 2023 Toyota RAV4’s 2.5-liter engine block is fully built on the trademark Dynamic Force core. Natural aspiration and Dual Variable Valve Timing heavily govern combustion in this four-cylinder powertrain, which cranks out 184 pound-feet of torque. This two-row Toyota crossover SUV is also available with a newly launched hybrid system, which produces a combined output of nearly 220 hp. Two electric motors essentially eliminate any delays in torque delivery. All of the electrical energy comes from a rechargeable battery that includes lithium-ion or Nickel-Metal hydride ions. Similarly, the 2023 Toyota Highlander’s hybrid powertrain has two electric motors that precisely drive the front and rear wheels. This three-row Toyota SUV also flaunts a 2.4-L turbocharged engine that kicks out 265 hp and 310 lb-ft. Burning gas in the Atkinson cycle, the turbo powerhouse tows up to 5,000 net pounds. An electronically controlled CVT system drives the hybrid systems on both Toyota models. Powered by Direct-Shift mechanics, an eight-speed automatic transmission is available for these premium trims. You’ll find other proprietary mechanical technologies on these popular models, including the Multi-Terrain Select with off-road settings. Additionally, both cars can run on the EV, Eco, Trail, and other selectable modes.
Some of the 2023 Toyota RAV4’s best front seats include eight-way adjustments, ventilation, heating, and SofTex trimming. Similarly, the 2023 Toyota Highlander’s first-row seats include climate control, SofTex wrapping, and 10-way adjustments. Flat-folding seats are available for the model’s second row. This spacious Toyota SUV even has flat-folding seats with reclining in the third row. A tri-zone automatic climate control system keeps up to eight people fully comfortable inside this deluxe family vehicle. The 2023 RAV4 keeps five people comfortable with a dual-zone HVAC unit, pollen filters, and rear air vents. Both trims offer a power-sliding moonroof for supplemental comfort.
Making a debut inside the 2023 Toyota RAV4’s high-tech cockpit, a 10.5-inch touch screen elevates your driving experience. This premium infotainment system is synced with the Panoramic View Monitor and Perimeter Scan for best-in-class awareness of the surroundings. You can easily glance at the digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster inside this two-row Toyota crossover SUV. Similarly, such a large instrument display is available for the 2023 Highlander. This eight-seat Toyota SUV also flaunts a 12.3-inch multimedia console with various applications. Both vehicles are already loaded with multiple Toyota Connected Services, such as Wi-Fi Connect. If you want to experience the best concierge services from the corporation, get the Drive Connect suite. Additionally, both Toyota models offer a wireless charging hub for Qi-ready devices.
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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.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
**2023 projected EPA-estimated mpg rating estimates as determined by manufacturer. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. 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.