2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4: Head to Head

2021 Toyota RAV4 front 3/4 view (top) / 2021 Toyota Highlander front 3/4 view (bottom)
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Toyota Highlander vs. Toyota RAV4: Which Is Better?

Long known for manufacturing high-quality and comfortable vehicles on a mass scale, Toyota boasts an extensive lineup of well-rounded SUVs.

Redesigned in 2020, the three-row Toyota Highlander seats up to eight people and provides a long list of standard features to keep the driver comfortable and the family entertained. Meanwhile, its smaller sibling, the five-passenger RAV4 compact SUV, excels in terms of cargo space and cabin quality.

To help you decide between these two Toyota crossovers, we looked at the top features buyers want in a new vehicle. Our head-to-head comparison evaluates safety, reliability, performance, comfort, and other factors for each model. We use scores and rankings from the U.S. News Best Cars reviews to determine which SUV comes out on top in each category.

Keep in mind that our rankings may change as new information becomes available, so the scores you see here may not match those currently on our site. For the most up-to-date information, check out each model’s individual review.

Read ahead to find out which of these Toyota SUVs comes out ahead.

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