Toyota 4Runner vs. Highlander

Toyota 4Runner vs. Highlander

Unsure which car to pick in the battle between Toyota 4Runner vs. Highlander in Clinton? Maybe our review will help.

What are they built for?
While the 4Runner has been designed for off-roading comfort, the Highlander is geared to be the king of city roads.

Fuel economy & performance
The 4Runner comes powered with a standard 270 horsepower, 278 lb-ft torque, 4 liters V6 engine. The car gives a 17/22 MPG in the city/highway. It has a payload capacity of 5000 pounds! The Highlander provides three options to buyers. There’s the 185 horsepower, 184 lb-ft torque, 2.7 liters V4 engine to start with, which offers an MPG of 20/24. Higher up is the 295 horsepower, 263 lb-ft torque, 3.5 liters V6 engine with an MPG of 21/27. Finally, a 306 horsepower, 3.5 liters hybrid V6 engine offers an MPG of 30/28. In terms of fuel efficiency and performance, the Highlander is better than the 4Runner. However, this doesn’t mean the Highlander is a poor performer. What it lacks in power is more than made-up-for in terms of dependability.

2018 Dodge Charger Interior
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Exteriors The Highlander has more in common with other Toyota SUVs and is more conventionally built. The 4Runner, on the other hand, screams adventure. It just looks different. Having a much-higher ground clearance (9.6 inches) than the Highlander, the 4Runner is ideal for any kind of rugged terrain. In terms of aesthetics, the Highlander has softer, rounded edges and more fashionable fascia.

While the Highlander offers a family-friendly suite of technology geared for comfort, the 4Runner is traveler-friendly and terrain-compatible. Reverse camera, JBL speakers, dynamic cruise control, power steering, 2V household plug, lane monitoring, and pedestrian detection technology all come in-built in both models. The cabin in the Highlander offers more headroom and legroom than the 4Runner. But the cargo space in the 4Runner is twice as that on the Highlander. Both have performed very well in terms of safety and stability tests and are both really spacious and can comfortably seat 5 adults.

Which to select?
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly SUV for city use, then the Highlander is the way to go. But if you love to be on the road and fancy traveling, then the 4Runner is better-equipped to handle your needs.

Source: Toyota