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2022 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2022 Toyota Highlander Review

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2022 Toyota
4Runner

MSRP*: $38,105 to $52,920
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2022 Toyota
Highlander

MSRP*: $35,855 to $49,960
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MPG - City 16 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 88.8 - 89.7 ft3 84.3 ft3
Engine
  • 270-hp, 4.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 295-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 190.2 - 191.3 in 194.9 - 197.4 in
Exterior Width 75.8 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 32.9 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 38.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 38.4 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.1 - 39.4 in

*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

Comfort
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.

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

Cost
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). Whether you pick the Toyota 4Runner or the Toyota Highlander, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Toyota 4Runner is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander. The Toyota 4Runner is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
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.

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

Utility
The Toyota 4Runner has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Toyota 4Runner has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota Highlander.