Toyota 4Runner vs Toyota Highlander Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Toyota 4Runner
Limited
MSRP
$43,125
Invoice
$39,675
Average Price Paid
$40,023
916 listings nationwide

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2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
MSRP
$33,280
Invoice
$30,385
Average Price Paid
$30,267
712 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Toyota 4Runner
Limited
Fair Price
$41,290
Good Price
$39,064
Great Price
$37,791
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
Fair Price
$31,166
Good Price
$29,592
Great Price
$28,692

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Toyota 4Runner
Limited
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$43,612
22 listings nationwide

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2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,596
90 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Toyota 4Runner
Limited
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Toyota 4Runner has evolved from what was essentially a small pickup with a fully enclosed cargo area into a distinct model of SUV that has fairly compact proportions but more serio...

2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
William Maley Preview:

The Toyota Highlander has been steadily climbing the sales charts for almost a decade. It’s easy to see why the Highlander fits that sweet spot of being spacious for a family while off...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Toyota 4Runner
Limited
40
writes:
Family oriented and tame .
Power Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD better.
"Pentastar V6 engine accelerates quicker ."
Handling Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD better.
"Short 8 foot wheel base turns on a dime ."
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD better.
"Classic Jeep utilitarian look , rather than comfortable suburban look ."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD better.
"More leg room ."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD worse.
"Wider and easy to fold down ."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD worse.
"Long wide cargo capacity , like a Tacoma ."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD worse.
"Can hold more family members than two . "
Value Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD better.
"Cheaper in price by 12K ."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon 4WD better.
"Fun , Fun , Fun ."
30
writes:
Great vehicle in every way !
10
writes:
Fun car! Great for outdoor activities
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
40
writes:
Entry and exit were an issue
70
writes:
Very nice car; however, Toyota dealership was not willing to reduce the price to make the vehicle competitive ...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD better.
"Both backseats were comfortable; however, the Santa Fe back seats are heated."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate AWD better.
"Both the Santa Fe and Highlander are great products to haul 4-5 people comfortably with luggage/cargo or 6-7 people with limited luggage/cargo. The Santa Fe has a few more features such as 3rd-row climate controls and a 115v port in the truck area."
10
writes:
Super quality for excellent price.
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD better.
"Both front an rear of the Audi are more attractive than the Highlanders."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Audi Q7 3.0T quattro Prestige AWD worse.
"Value! Highlander has great quality for a much better price -- both initial cost and annual operating cost."

Specs

2018 Toyota 4Runner
Limited
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X2
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
21 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 23 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
270 hp @ 5,600 RPM
295 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque
278 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
263 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.4:1
10.8:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.74 in
3.7 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 3 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 41.7 in 44.2 in
Back Legroom 32.9 in 38.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 47.2 cu ft 13.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,575 lbs 1,370 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 190.7 in 192.5 in
Width 75.8 in 75.8 in
Height 71.5 in 68.1 in
Wheelbase 109.8 in 109.8 in

Available Options

2018 Toyota 4Runner
Limited

Exterior Colors

  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Nautical Blue Metallic
  • Special Color - Blizzard Pearl

Option Packages

  • Automatic Running Boards
  • Predator Tube Step
  • Running Boards
  • Leather-Trimmed 50/50-Split Fold-Flat Third Row
2018 Toyota Highlander
LE

Exterior Colors

  • Alumina Jade Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Ooh La La Rouge Mica
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Shoreline Blue Pearl
  • Special Color
  • Toasted Walnut Pearl

Option Packages

  • Protection Package #3
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver & Wiring Harness Package

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