2019 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota Highlander*

2019 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota 4Runner*

2020 Toyota Highlander vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota Highlander


2020 Toyota 4Runner
194.9/76.0 inches

Starting MSRP

190.2/75.8 inches
3.5-Liter V6 Dual DOHC

Base Model Engine

4.0-Liter V6 DOHC
3,500 pounds

Base Model Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds
Up to 8

Seating Capacity

Up to 7

Hybrid Options


West Covina drivers looking for a new sport utility vehicle — you’ve come to the right place. We’ve made it easy for you to compare the family-oriented Toyota Highlander and the adventure-ready Toyota 4Runner in the following guide. Browse their differentiating features and you’ll be better equipped to make your final decision!

Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner: Size

Taking advantage of the Highlander price also scores you more space. If you have a big family and tighter budget, the Toyota Highlander is an excellent choice for you. With available seating for up to eight passengers on most Highlander trim levels, you can comfortably get all riders to school and activities around Baldwin Park. The 4Runner, while still large, is slightly more compact and expensive.The 4Runner size and price accounts for its off-road ready engineering and features, but it seats up to an available seven passengers with a standard seating capacity of only five. If trading space for off-road ready features makes sense for you, the 4Runner is your winner!

Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner: Performance

From the best-in-class EPA-estimated combined mpg of up to 35 via the Highlander Hybrid  option, to the available 3.5L V6 engine generating 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque, the Highlander undoubtedly presents Glendora drivers with great performance. But— even at the base level, the 4Runner delivers more power. Its 4.0-Liter V6 DOHC engine with 270 and 278 lb-ft or torque was engineered to tackle off-road tasks and boasts a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner: Safety

Whichever model you choose as your Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner, you will drive confidently on Covina roads with Toyota Safety Sense™. The Highlander comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Road Sign Assist
  • Cyclist Detection

The 4Runner come standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ P:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Sway Warning System
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control

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If you found this Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner comparison helpful, be sure to browse our other side-by-side guides and learn more about the Toyota 4Runner colors! For more information regarding Highlander or 4Runner lease deals or new vehicle specials, check out our offers and incentives today!

*Photos of 2019 models.

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