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2014 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2015 Toyota Highlander Review

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. The Toyota Highlander will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota 4Runner.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota 4Runner as you will with the Toyota Highlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). 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.

Dimensions
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.

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

Handling
The Toyota 4Runner has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Toyota 4Runner. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Toyota 4Runner and 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.

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

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2014 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*: $32,820 - $43,400

2015 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,415 - $43,790
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.71% --
City MPG: 17 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 21 - 22 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,193 - $39,928 $26,855 - $39,981

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