A side-by-side comparison of the 2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Buick Envision

2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Buick Envision

The Toyota Highlander is one of the charter members of the crossover SUV segment of the automotive industry. Since its inception, the Highlander has been synonymous with performance, features and passenger comfort within the class. For the new model, a comparison of the 2018 Toyota Highlander vs. 2018 Buick Envision shows just how much of a lead the Highlander has built for itself. The Envision is a new model this year for Buick and fails to meet the standard set by the Highlander. At the most basic level, the 2018 Toyota Highlander has more seating capacity, cargo space, towing capability and produces more power. Heritage Toyota customers interested in taking a look at the new Toyota Highlander can schedule a test drive today.

One of the more obvious disparities between the 2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Buick Envision involves how much interior space each vehicle has to use. Like previous versions, the 2018 Toyota Highlander is a three-row crossover SUV that can seat up to eight passengers, depending on how the seats are configured. Additionally, the 2018 Highlander can quickly and easily convert the space reserved for riders into one of the largest cargo bays in the class. Potential owners of the new Highlander can have up to 83.7 cubic-feet of cargo volume at their disposal. As for the 2018 Envision, it only offers a maximum of 57.3 cubic-feet. The 2018 model of the Toyota Highlander comes with the automaker's suite of active safety systems on all available trim grades.

2018 Toyota Highlander 2018 Buick Envision
3.5-liter, V-6 Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
295/263 Horsepower/Torque 252/260
5,000 lbs. Max. Towing 1,500 lbs.
83.7 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 57.3 cu.-ft.

Performance specs: 2018 Highlander vs. 2018 Envision

Another area where the 2018 Toyota Highlander outshines the 2018 Buick Envision is in overall performance. Of the two crossover SUVs, the 2018 Highlander is the only one that still offers a tried and true V-6 engine with a peak power output of nearly 300 horsepower. The automaker also has a naturally aspirated four-cylinder option on the table. Buick buyers have to choose between two four-cylinder engine with the 2018 Envision. Furthermore, the 2018 Toyota Highlander simply out-muscles the 2018 Envision when it comes to towing ability. When properly equipped, the 5,000-pound towing capacity demonstrated by the new Highlander is more than three times more than what is available from the new Buick Envision.

A left profile view of a red 2018 Toyota Highlander parked in front of some trees
A right profile view of a red 2018 Toyota Highlander parked in front of a house

An interior view of the dashboard, infotainment system and center gauge cluster of the 2018 Toyota Highlander
A cut-away view of the third row of seats inside of the 2018 Toyota Highlander

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