Crossovers and midsize SUVs are two of the most rapidly growing segments of the automotive industry because they’re versatile, efficient and affordable yet powerful and spacious. Our team here at Serra Toyota is taking a closer look into our own lineup and providing our readers with detailed comparisons among Toyota vehicles. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 crossover will be compared to the 2016 Toyota Highlander midsize SUV. These vehicles both offer multiple models and trims, but we’re going to focus on the LE models for this comparison.
Both models are set with similar sized engines and front-wheel drive as well as 6-speed automatic transmissions for smooth, easy driving. The 2016 Toyota RAV4 LE is more affordable and offers a more impressive fuel economy, whereas the 2016 Toyota Highlander is more powerful and offers seating for three additional passengers. These Toyota vehicles offer a lot of the same standard features, but there are some key differences that we will point out to make the shopping experience easier for our drivers.
|2016 Toyota RAV4 LE||VS||2016 Toyota Highlander LE|
|2.5-liter I-4||Engine||2.7-liter I-4|
|6-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
|5 passengers||Seating||8 passengers|
|24 city/31 hwy||MPG||20 city/25 hwy|
Let’s take a further look into the safety features offer on each of these Toyota vehicles. Both the 2016 Toyota RAV4 and the 2016 Toyota Highlander are set with front, side, curtain and knee airbags offering complete protection throughout the cabin. They’re each set with daytime running lights, remote keyless entry and low tire pressure indicators for driver convenience.
When it comes to standard features, the 2016 RAV4 and 2016 Highlander are full of the latest convenience and technology features available. They’re both equipped with cruise control, power windows and exterior temperature gauges. The Highlander comes out on top with a few additional standard features that are not available on the RAV4 including a service interval warning, illuminated vanity mirrors and rear air conditioning controls.
Although the RAV4 offers more space behind the rear seat, the Highlander offers more maximum cargo volume as well as space for passengers overall. Those interested in learning more about the differences between the 2016 RAV4 and the 2016 Highlander are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.