When we compare the Toyota Highlander Hybrid's and the Toyota Venza's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Toyota Venza has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid's and the Toyota Venza's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Venza is a better car than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Toyota Venza Pricing
A used 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ranges from $42,412 to $59,749 while a used 2023 Toyota Venza is priced between $37,470 to $49,997. For a new model, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid's price is between $43,913 and $57,348, with the Toyota Venza priced between $36,334 and $47,895.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Toyota Venza Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid loses 43.1 percent of its value and the Toyota Venza loses 42.3 percent of its value. This means the Toyota Venza retains 0.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s base engine makes 243 horsepower, and the Toyota Venza base engine makes 219 horsepower. The Highlander Hybrid is rated to deliver an average of 36 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 599 miles. The Venza is rated to deliver an average of 39 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 537 miles.This gives the Toyota Venza the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are hybrid SUVs, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Toyota Venza has the advantage in the area of cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the Toyota Venza have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Venza has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.