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Toyota RAV4 vs. The Competition

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2023 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2023 Toyota Highlander

Many Brent Brown Toyota customers have a hard time choosing between the Toyota RAV4 and Highlander. To help you decide which SUV works best for your needs, we’ve created a detailed comparison to help you decide which SUV is for you. The Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Highlander are reliable and versatile SUVs. While driving through Provo you and your passengers will enjoy the potential for an adventure every day. 

2023 RAV4 vs. Highlander: Price

When comparing prices, the RAV4 has a lower MSRP. This is due to several factors, which will be discussed in more detail later. Below are the costs of the RAV4 vs. Highlander: 

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 RAV4 vs. Highlander: Interior Dimensions

Lehi drivers looking for a spacious SUV will find the eight-passenger Highlander and the five-passenger RAV4 irresistible options. Let’s compare the dimensions: 


2023 Toyota RAV4

  • Headroom(front/rear): 37.7/39.5 inches
  • Legroom(front/rear): 41.0/37.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room(front/rear): 57.8/56.4 inches
  • Hip Room(front/rear): 54.3/47.7 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
  • Shoulder Room(1st/2nd/3rd row): 59/58.7/55 inches
  • Hip Room(1st/2nd/3rd row): 57.2/57/45.6 inches
  • Passenger Volume: 141.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume (behind front/second/third-row seats): 84.3/48.4 cubic/16.0 feet

2023 RAV4 Hybrid vs. Highlander Hybrid

Draper drivers interested in hybrid SUVs will find Toyota offers a hybrid option for both the RAV4 and Highlander. The RAV4 baseline hybrid starts at $30,725 MSRP* with 41 city and 38 highway mpg ratings**. The Highlander baseline hybrid starts at $40,220 MSRP* with 36 city and 35 highway mpg ratings***. Both SUVs come in a variety of trims: 


Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Trim Levels:

  • LE Hybrid 
  • XLE Hybrid
  • Hybrid Woodland Edition
  • XLE Premium Hybrid
  • SE Hybrid
  • XSE Hybrid
  • Limited Hybrid


Toyota Highlander Hybrid Trim Levels:

  • Hybrid LE
  • Hybrid XLE
  • Hybrid Limited
  • Hybrid Platinum 


** 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


**** 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


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Are you shopping for a compact SUV in Provo? Do you want it to check all the boxes? Something nimble on narrow, crowded streets, while being roomy enough for you and your passengers to stash your gear? How about comfortable enough for long rides to Draper – not to mention fun to drive? Top contenders like the 2023 Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue just may be your answer. But with only room from one in your garage, which SUV is the better fit for your lifestyle? See our Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4 matchup below to find out.



2023 RAV4 vs. Rogue: Price & Configurations

The Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Roque have quite a bit in common, so we’ll start with the biggest difference: trim levels and powertrain options. The Nissan Rogue is offered with one gas-only engine, while the RAV4 is offered in gas, hybrid, and PHEV (plug-in hybrid) versions.

Not only does the Toyota RAV4 offer six gasoline trim levels, but it also offers seven hybrid trim levels and two PHEV trim levels to the five gasoline-only Nissan Rogue trim levels. With the constant fluctuation of gas prices that never seems to drop as low as before, it’s no surprise that so many Lehi-area buyers are choosing to go electric! Compare the Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4 price range here:

2023 Toyota RAV4 Price Range

  • 2023 RAV4 LE: $28,275 MSRP
  • 2023 RAV4 XLE: $29,785
  • 2023 RAV4 XLE Premium: $32,675
  • 2023 RAV4 Adventure: $34,470
  • 2023 RAV4 TRD Off-Road: $37,895 MSRP
  • 2023 RAV4 Limited: $36,580 MSRP

2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Price Range

  • 2023 RAV4 Hybrid LE: $31,225 MSRP
  • 2023 RAV4 Hybrid XLE: $32,735
  • 2023 RAV4 Hybrid SE: $33,920
  • 2023 RAV4 Hybrid Woodland Edition: $34,025 MSRP
  • 2023 RAV4 Hybrid XLE Premium: $35,625
  • 2023 RAV4 Hybrid XSE: $36,885 MSRP
  • 2023 RAV4 Hybrid Limited: $39,530 MSRP

2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime (PHEV) Price Range

  • 2023 RAV4 SE: $42,340 MSRP
  • 2023 RAV4 XSE: $46,210 MSRP

2023 Nissan Rogue Price Range

  • 2023 Nissan Rogue S: $27,760 MSRP
  • 2023 Nissan Rogue SV: $29,450 MSRP
  • 2023 Nissan Rogue Midnight Edition: $33,645 MSRP
  • 2023 Nissan Rogue SL: $33,910 MSRP
  • 2023 Nissan Rogue Platinum: $37,340 MSRP

2023 RAV4 vs. Rogue: Performance Specs

With its seven hybrid, trims, the RAV4 easily dominates in the fuel economy category. The RAV4 Hybrid models are all powered by a 219-horsepower hybrid system, continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), and all-wheel drive.

As you’ll see by comparing the gasoline-only Nissan Rogue vs. Toyota RAV4 specs below, the two are comparable in terms of gasoline fuel efficiency and deliver equal maximum towing capacity:

2023 Toyota RAV4 Performance Specs

  • Base Gasoline Engine: 2.5L 4-cylinder
  • Max Trailering Capacity: 1,500 pounds
  • Non-Hybrid MPG: Up to 27 city / 35 highway
  • Hybrid MPG: Up to 41 city / 38 highway

2023 Nissan Rogue Performance Specs

  • Base Gasoline Engine: 1.5L 3-cylinder
    Max Trailering Capacity: 1,500 pounds
  • Non-Hybrid MPG: Up to 30 city / 37 highway
  • Hybrid MPG: N/A

2023 RAV4 vs. Rogue: Interior Dimensions

Here is a look at the RAV4 vs. Roque interior dimensions. Although the specs are similar, the Rogue offers slightly more headroom, while the RAV4 has a bit more cubic feet of cargo room behind the second row of seating:

2023 Toyota RAV4 Dimensions

  • Headroom (front/rear): 37.7 / 39.5 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.0 / 37.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.8 / 56.4 inches
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 2: 37.6 cubic feet

2023 Nissan Rogue Dimensions

  • Headroom (front/rear): 41.1 / 43.3 inches
  • Legroom (front/rear): 41.5 / 38.5 inches
  • Shoulder Room (front/rear): 57.1 / 37.8 inches
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 2: 36.5 cubic feet

2022 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander

Toyota SUVs have a lot to offer Provo drivers, but which model is best for your family? Are you having your own internal RAV4 vs. Highlander debate, like a lot of our Provo customers? To help you decide, we’ve put together the detailed 2022 Toyota RAV4 vs. Toyota Highlander comparison below. Size is probably the most obvious difference that comes up in a Toyota Highlander vs. RAV4 comparison, but we also address things like towing capacity, starting price, and gas mileage. Contact us for more information and apply for financing with our finance department to get the latest deals and specials today!



2022 Toyota RAV4 vs. Toyota Highlander: Towing Capacity

Do you like to tow a boat or camper out to the lake on the weekends? Then you’ll probably want to opt for the Toyota Highlander. Both SUVs have enough power to take on the Lehi roads with ease, but the Highlander has a 5,000-pound capacity.

Toyota Highlander vs. RAV4 — Maximum Towing Capacity

  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 — 1,500 pounds
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander — 5,000 pounds

2022 Toyota RAV4 vs. Highlander: Cost

Both of these automobiles are absolute bargains for what they have to offer. But the Highlander is the bigger SUV with a more powerful engine, so it’s priced a little higher than the RAV4. The RAV4 is also a little more economical due to its slightly better gas mileage but it doesn’t fall far behind the Highlander. Of course, you should check out our new vehicle specials for the best deals.

Toyota RAV4 vs. Highlander — Starting MSRP

  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 — $26,525
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander – $35,205

Toyota RAV4 vs. Toyota Highlander –EPA-Estimated Gas Mileage

  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 — 25 city / 32 highway mpg
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander — 21 city / 29 highway mpg

Toyota Highlander vs. RAV4 — Passenger and Cargo Room

While the RAV4 can provide a more economical commute, larger families may lean more towards the Highlander. Thanks to its 3rd row of seats, the Highlander can seat up to 8 passengers. Both SUVs offer plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. Here are the dimensions:

Toyota RAV4 vs. Highlander — Passengers/ Maximum Cargo Space

  • 2022 Toyota RAV4 — 6 passengers / 69.8 cubic feet
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander — 8 passengers / 84.3 cubic feet

Test Drive a New Toyota RAV4 for Sale at Brent Brown Toyota

If you’d like to learn more about the RAV4, the best way to do it is with a test drive at our Brent Brown Toyota showroom, right here in Orem! Contact us to book an appointment behind the wheel of your favorite new RAV4 or RAV4 hybrid today. You can even apply for financing online from home before your visit!

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