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2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

Toyota offers a variety of vehicles in many categories. From hybrids to trucks, Toyota is known to offer superb fuel economy, reliable vehicles, and remarkable comfort. This is what makes any Toyota purchase a wise one, but is also part of what can make picking the right Toyota a tricky task—while you can't go wrong, sometimes finding the exact right style can make your head swim. Fortunately, as with all things Toyota, Lexington Toyota is here to help you make a good choice. Let's take a look at the 2017 Toyota Highlander next to the 2017 Toyota RAV4: both vehicles are wonderfully capable SUVs with modern technology built in, but they have some key differences that will help you decide which car is better for your needs.

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2017 Highlander vs 2017 RAV4
$30,630 MSRP $24,410
8 Passengers Seating Capacity 5 Passengers
22 mpg MPG (Combined) 26 mpg
5,000 lbs. Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.

Test Drive the 2017 Highlander or RAV4 in Lexington, MA

The biggest differences between the 2017 Highlander and the 2017 RAV4 lie in their different sizes and respective power. The Highlander has seating for up to 8 and a larger engine than the RAV4 as well as a higher towing capacity. The RAV4, on the other hand, has seating for 5 and a towing capacity that's almost a quarter of the Highlander's. As a fair trade, though, the RAV4 does have a higher combined MPG and a lower MSRP—by around $4,000. 

If you tend to have a larger traveling party and have significant towing needs, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is the best fit for you. If you're looking to travel a little lighter and don't need to tow often or at significant weight, the RAV4 is an excellent choice that will save you money with both the MSRP and its fuel economy. In our experience, the best way to know how a car works for you is to get behind the wheel and see what it's got to give you. If our research isn't enough to tip the scales for you, come test drive both vehicles at Lexington Toyota.

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