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2021 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Review

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$36,765 to $50,745
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$35,085 to $49,190
Invoice* $33,823 to $46,684 $32,032 to $44,911
MPG - City 16 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 19 27 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Toyota 4Runner, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota Highlander.

The Toyota Highlander requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, making it more convenient to drive.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Toyota 4Runner is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

The Toyota 4Runner is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander. When looking at overall length, the Toyota 4Runner takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander.

With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota 4Runner transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander.

The Toyota 4Runner has the same turning radius as the Toyota Highlander, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

If you've got something you need to pull, the Toyota 4Runner will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Toyota 4Runner has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Soccer Moms beware - the Toyota 4Runner seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander. The Toyota 4Runner has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota Highlander.

The Toyota 4Runner comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander.