In comparing the Toyota Highlander's and the Toyota RAV4 Prime's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and interior volume. The Toyota RAV4 Prime has the advantage in the areas of resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Highlander's and the Toyota RAV4 Prime's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Toyota Highlander vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime Pricing
For a new model, the Toyota Highlander's price is between $41,975 and $54,683, with the Toyota RAV4 Prime priced between $46,686 and $55,379.
Toyota Highlander vs. Toyota RAV4 Prime Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Highlander loses 38.1 percent of its value and the Toyota RAV4 Prime loses 38 percent of its value. This means the Toyota RAV4 Prime retains 0.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Highlander.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Highlander’s base engine makes 265 horsepower, and the Toyota RAV4 Prime base engine makes 302 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Toyota Highlander, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Toyota RAV4 Prime, a hybrid SUV, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Toyota Highlander has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.