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2014 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

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 Highlander Hybrid 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 Hybrid, 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). 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. Both the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Toyota 4Runner has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver 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. The Toyota 4Runner has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Toyota 4Runner has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2014 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*: $32,820 - $43,400
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2013 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*: $40,170 - $46,370
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.50% --
City MPG: 17 28
Highway MPG: 21 - 22 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 7 - 7
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 $36,956 - $42,428

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