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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Toyota Sequoia

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota lineup of crossovers and SUVs has you covered whether you are looking for a versatile commuter or a serious family hauler. Drivers with large families who need seating space for up to eight passengers may be most interested in the 2018 Toyota Highlander or the 2018 Toyota Sequoia.   

Each of these Toyota SUVs brings something a little different to the table. The smaller 2018 Highlander offers easier maneuverability in tight spaces and higher fuel economy scores while the 2018 Sequoia offers more interior space for passengers and cargo and better performance when off of smooth pavement. Find additional specs and information on the strengths of each Toyota SUV model below.   

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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Toyota Sequoia
$31,030 Starting MSRP $48,400
20/24 Fuel Economy 13/17
2.7-Liter Four-Cylinder Base Engine 5.7-Liter V8
83.7 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 120.1 Cubic Feet

Towing Capacities and Off-Road Performance 

The 2018 Toyota Highlander is going to be most at home on smooth pavement and is focused on passenger comfort and interior amenities rather than off-road capability. With that being said, some light-duty off-roading and light-duty towing, up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, can be accomplished just fine in the 2018 Highlander SUV.  

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia, on the other hand, was built to tackle tougher terrains and towing loads. The 2018 Sequoia has a higher ground clearance, around 10-inches depending on trim level, that allows it to easily maneuver over most terrain, even when things start getting a little rough and rocky. It also offers a higher max towing capacity of up to 7,400 pounds when properly equipped that makes it possible to tow smaller boats and campers for weekend travels.   

Overall, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is best for drivers with large families that are looking for an all-around capable and comfortable ride for their daily hauling responsibilities. The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is a better fit for drivers who need more cargo hauling, off-roading, and towing capabilities and have a larger budget to accommodate their wish lists.  

Find both the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Toyota Sequoia available for test drive and purchase at the Serra Toyota dealership in Birmingham, AL. Stop by or give us a call to talk about any questions you have or to dive into a more in-depth comparison about which Toyota SUV is your best fit. 


Passenger looking at their phone in the 2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Toyota Highlander cargo space with some rear seats folded
Passengers in the rear seats of the 2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Toyota Highlander rear seat entertainment system


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