Red 2020 Toyota Highlander on a Country Road vs White 2020 Toyota RAV4 on Desert Trail

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota RAV4: Which Toyota SUV Fits You Best?

Differences Between the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Toyota RAV4

Are you looking for a family-friendly Toyota crossover SUV? With the next-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander and the revamped 2020 Toyota RAV4 in stock, Downeast Toyota will help you find the right fit in the Bangor area. Take a closer look at the differences between the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Toyota RAV4 with this quick comparison.


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2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota RAV4: Price and Trim Levels

An elite competitor in the compact crossover segment, the 2020 Toyota RAV4 is available in six trim levels – LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, TRD Off-Road and Limited – with a price tag that starts at $25,850. The next-generation 2020 Toyota Highlander has undergone a full redesign for the new model year and is available in five grades – L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum – with a base MSRP of $34,600. If you are in search of a fuel-efficient hybrid, both the Toyota Highlander and Toyota RAV4 are available in hybrid variants.

Red 2020 Toyota Highlander Rear Exterior on City Street at Night vs Gray 2020 Toyota RAV4 Rear Exterior on a Dirt Trail

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota RAV4: Passenger and Cargo Space

When it comes to family adventures, the Toyota Highlander and Toyota RAV4 are tailor-made for the task. The Toyota Highlander is an excellent option in the midsize SUV segment with room for eight passengers in base configurations and seven passengers with the second-row Captain’s Chairs. Add 16 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and the Highlander is ready for the neighborhood carpool. Toyota RAV4 entries make room for five passengers and provide on-the-go families with 37.6 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats.

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota RAV4: Engine Options and Specs

No matter which Toyota-brand crossover you choose, you will have standard gas-powered and available hybrid engine options. Take a closer look at Toyota Highlander and Toyota RAV4 engine and performance specs listed below.

Toyota Highlander Engine Options 

  • 295-Horsepower 3.5-Liter V-6 – 8-Speed Automatic Transmission – 21 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy 
  • Available Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD 
  • 5,000-Pound Towing Capacity 
  • 243-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Hybrid Powertrain – Continuously Variable Transmission – 36 MPG City/35 MPG Hwy 
  • Available Electronic On-Demand AWD 

Toyota RAV4 Engine Options 

  • 203-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder – 8-Speed Automatic Transmission– 27 MPG City/35 MPG Hwy 
  • Available Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Rear Driveline Disconnect 
  • 3,500-Pound Towing Capacity (Select Models) 
  • 219-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Hybrid Powertrain – Continuously Variable Transmission – 41 MPG City/38 MPG Hwy 
  • Standard Electronic On-Demand AWD 

Overhead View of Man in Driver's Seat of 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota RAV4 Front Seat Interior

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota RAV4: Safety Features and Technology

Toyota remains on the cutting edge of automotive technology and the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Toyota RAV4 will check all the boxes. Toyota Safety Sense™ is standard across the board and will employ a suite of advanced safety systems to keep you and your family safe. Toyota RAV4 entries feature a standard 7-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system to keep you connected with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. The Toyota Highlander comes standard with an 8-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen display with an available best-in-class 12.3-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen display.


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Not sure which Toyota-brand crossover to get at Downeast Toyota? Find out what the differences are between the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Toyota RAV4 with this in-depth guide. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find the perfect fit and schedule a test drive!