Toyota helped pioneer the hybrid vehicle trend with the introduction of the Toyota Prius and has since expanded their hybrid options. One way that Toyota has expanded hybrid availability in their lineup is by fitting hybrid systems to Toyota models that customers already love. For the customer, this means there is no sacrifice between vehicle choice and fuel efficiency. Two popular models that fit this bill are the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Which hybrid SUV is right for you? Find out below in our 2017 Highlander Hybrid vs 2017 RAV4 Hybrid comparison.
Which hybrid SUV is right for me?
When the choice is between the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid it really comes down to size and budget. The 2017 RAV4 Hybrid is going to cost less at the time of purchase and it is also going to cost less at the gas station because its higher fuel efficiency means you will fill up less often. However, the 2017 Highlander Hybrid will offer more space and additional seating. If you are truly looking for a large SUV or need space for 8 passengers, then you will be most happy with the 2017 Highlander Hybrid. If fuel economy is a big concern and you don’t need the room, we suggest you look at the 2017 RAV4 Hybrid first.
Anyone interested in either the 2017 Highlander Hybrid SUV or 2017 RAV4 compact crossover SUV is encouraged to head to Ackerman Toyota where they will find a selection of Toyota hybrid models to browse. If you already know which Hybrid SUV is your best fit, schedule a test drive online so you can get behind the wheel fast when you visit the dealership.
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*before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. “Added vehicle equipment” includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle’s exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.