2020 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

New 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota
4Runner

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2020 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$36,120 to $49,865
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$38,200 to $50,200
Invoice* $33,230 to $45,876 $35,022 to $46,025
MPG - City 16 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 19 34 - 35
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Toyota 4Runner, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota 4Runner will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Toyota 4Runner, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Toyota 4Runner will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Toyota 4Runner will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Toyota 4Runner does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota 4Runner greatly out-muscles the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

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