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Toyota RAV4 vs. Toyota Highlander

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Toyota RAV4

$428
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Toyota Highlander

$460
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Toyota RAV4 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 11th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $428 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the RAV4.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Toyota Highlander Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $460 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$428
inexpensive
expensive
$460
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.47
not often
very often
0.41
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5
(7)
4
(17)
3
(15)
2
(6)
1
(0)
The Toyota RAV4 ranks highest in heating and ranks lowest in drive train.
“I purchased my 2003 Rav 4 in 2006 with just over 30k miles. It had/has been maintained as recommended. It is a 5 speed manual transmission, which I have driven for more than 30 years of experience ...”
“I purchased my 2003 Rav 4 in 2006 with just over 30k miles. It had/has been maintained as recomme...”
5
(12)
4
(15)
3
(3)
2
(1)
1
(0)
The Toyota Highlander ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in body.
“I bought the 2002 Highlander Limited used with 52,000 miles. The best vehicle that I have ever owned. I had the transmission rebuilt at 212,000 and just replaced both knock sensors at 223,500 mil...”
“I bought the 2002 Highlander Limited used with 52,000 miles. The best vehicle that I have ever o...”
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