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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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Toyota 4Runner
Limited 4WD
MSRP
$47,020
Invoice
$43,257
Average Price Paid
$44,748
211 listings nationwide

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2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
MSRP
$36,200
Invoice
$33,050
Average Price Paid
$33,495
473 listings nationwide

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

2020 Toyota 4Runner
Limited 4WD
Fair Price
$45,992
Good Price
$43,902
Great Price
$42,707
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Fair Price
$34,493
Good Price
$32,750
Great Price
$31,753

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Toyota 4Runner
Limited 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$47,135
60 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
10 GOOD deals

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2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,608
12 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Toyota 4Runner
Limited 4WD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Even in its expensive Limited trim, the Toyota 4Runner remains clearly purpose-built for tackling terrain. Whether on a dusty cow path or snowy mountain road, the 4Runner looks most in...

2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

Midsize three-row SUVs are all spacious and powerful, but only the Toyota Highlander reaches the premium threshold for passenger comfort. Redesigned for 2020, the Highlander's revised ...

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  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 5
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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

2020 Toyota 4Runner
Limited 4WD
GuruXGVBZ writes:
Great overall SUV. no sparkle in the engine department. Very sensible and responsible car but not exciting.
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Guru84VYK writes:
It is solid and an excellent car.
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Kia Telluride SX AWD worse.
"It’s ride is too rough!"
Virginia writes:
good ride plenty of room for family
Handling Ranked 2020 GMC Canyon All Terrain Crew Cab 4WD with Cloth worse.
"feels better"
Front Seats Ranked 2020 GMC Canyon All Terrain Crew Cab 4WD with Cloth better.
"more comfortable. "
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
DARLENE writes:
After looking at both vehicles for a month, I chose the Subaru Ascent Touring edition with captain chairs. Thi...
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src652 writes:
Reliable
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"Roomy"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"More stuff"
Value Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"FAST Better handling If cops use it, its good for me."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD better.
"Looks better. More aggressive."
Iggi77 writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Acura MDX worse.
"Comfort "
Value Ranked 2020 Acura MDX better.
"Color and looks "

Specs

2020 Toyota 4Runner
Limited 4WD
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
19 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 23 gal 17.9 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 4 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 Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 41.7 in 40.4 in
Back Legroom 32.9 in 41 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 47.2 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,495 lbs 1,605 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 190.7 in 194.9 in
Width 75.8 in 76 in
Height 71.5 in 68.1 in
Wheelbase 109.8 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2020 Toyota 4Runner
Limited 4WD

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
  • Automatic Running Boards
  • DASHCAM
  • Leather-Trimmed 50/50 Split Fold-Flat 3RD Row
  • Nightshade Running Board
  • Paint Protection Film: Hood & Door Package
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Running Boards W/Chrome Edge
  • TRD Rock Rails
  • Toyoguard Platinum (Set)
  • Toyoguard Platinum (XY9000)
2020 Toyota Highlander
L AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber
  • Special Color

Option Packages

  • Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
  • Protection Package #3
  • Running Boards (TMS)
  • Tow Hitch Receiver W/Wire Harness

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