Hey there, drivers around Flemington, Montgomery, and Clinton, NJ! If you're looking for a new set of wheels to take on those New Jersey jug handles-we know how those are-you've come to a helpful place. Our team at Fred Beans Toyota of Flemington is a popular resource for all things on the road. We're here to help you streamline your new car choice; that's why we put together this 2021 Toyota Highlander vs. RAV4 comparison.

This way you can see what both vehicles have to offer, and how they can mesh seamlessly with your lifestyle. Read on for more information.


Performance in the Highlander

As a driver, what do you look for in your vehicle? If it's performance and power under the hood, you're kicking off right with the 2021 Toyota Highlander. Peek inside this strong machine, and you'll find a standard gasoline engine. It's a 3.5L V6 with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, and it boasts 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque.

It comes with a Direct Shift-8AT 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission, and it offers the added bonus of standard drive mode select with SPORT, Eco, NORMAL, and SNOW modes. Take control of the road, wherever you go.

As a final perk, the 2021 Highlander is an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle. Drive greener, every day!

RAV4: Raw Power

Next up, let's take a look at performance in the 2021 Toyota RAV4. This ride is powerful, too, showcasing a standard 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine with 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This machine also comes with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, as well as SPORT, ECO, and NORMAL driving modes.

Its 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence offers sequential shift mode, so you can maneuver with confidence. Likewise, the 2021 RAV4 is also an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle, so between these two green rides, they both have green perks as well as variety that outsells.

Dimensions in the Highlander vs RAV4

The measurements of your vehicle can really play a part in your comfort level. When you hop behind the wheel of either the 2021 Highlander or the RAV4, what does it feel like? Let's talk numbers.

In the Toyota Highlander, you'll find an overall length of 194.9 inches, a height of 68.1 inches, a width of 76 inches, and a wheelbase of 112.2 inches. When you take a look at its front/rear track, you'll find a measurement of 65.3/65.4 inches.

Inside, the Highlander model's front/second-row/third-row headroom comes to 39.6/39.4/36.1 inches; its front/second-row/third-row shoulder room to 59/58.4/55 inches; its front/second-row/third-row hip room to 57.2/57/45.6 inches; and its front/second-row/third-row legroom to 42/41/27.7 inches.

Comparatively, the dimensions in the RAV4 are comfortable, too. It stretches out with an overall length of 180.9 inches, a height of 67 inches, a width of 73 inches, and a wheelbase of 105.9 inches. It's front/rear track comes to 63/63.7 inches-but that's just the beginning.

Inside, you'll find a front/rear headroom of 37.7/39.5 inches; a front/rear hip room of 54.3/47.7 inches; front/rear legroom of 41/37.8 inches; and front/rear shoulder room of 57.8/56.4 inches.

Let's measure those side by side.







194.9 inches

68.1 inches

76 inches

112.2 inches


180.9 inches

67 inches

73 inches

105.9 inches

Test Drive the Highlander or RAV4

Now that you've read about the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs. RAV4, have you chosen a favorite? Between these rides, you'll find power to go the distance, as well as comfort and space to kick back. You can thoughtfully weigh your decision, but if you need a nudge, you know who to call. Get in touch with our team at Fred Beans Toyota of Flemington.

We make it our mission to assist drivers near Flemington, Montgomery, and Clinton, New Jersey, to take home the ride of their dreams. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

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