Whether you’re looking for a set of wheels to bring you towards adventure near Statesboro, Metter, Swainsboro, and Sylvania or wish to have a spacious SUV for your family, Toyota is always a great choice. In their lineup of sport utility vehicles, you’ll find the 4Runner and Highlander, both offering just what you’re looking for. However, which is best suited to your needs?
Below, Franklin Toyota has created this Toyota 4Runner vs. Highlander comparison to help you decide. Depending on your specific needs, we know one of these Toyota SUVs will be great for what you have in store.
Both the Toyota 4Runner and Highlander bring a lot to the roads and provide a smooth ride backed by power. However, their attributes differ. While the 2020 4Runner focuses on having strength and capability, the Toyota Highlander highlights efficiency and power.
Under the hood of the 4Runner, you’ll find the 4.0L V6 engine that generates 270 HP and 278 lb-ft of torque. This gives you a towing capability of up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. Its capability also makes this SUV an off-roading machine with available features like all-terrain tires, high-performance shocks, TRD-tuned suspension, and standard part-time RWD to help you conquer any path.
The Highlander is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, giving you up to 295 HP and 263 lb-ft of torque. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, you can get more miles under your belt with an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.* This model comes standard with front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is also available for all trim levels.
The cabin of each of these Toyota SUVs is fully equipped with features that’ll make your commutes more enjoyable. Both offer standard amenities like an 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system that comes with features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Amazon Alexa, SiriusXM®, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi. However, there are some differences that come into play as well.
If you’re looking for an elevated sound system, the 4Runner might be the way to go. It’s available with a JBL® audio system that boasts 15 speakers, a subwoofer, and Clari-Fi® sound technology. The Highlander also makes an available JBL® audio system, though it sports fewer speakers with 11.
Looking for more space inside your SUV? The Highlander offers standard seating for up to eight with a max cargo space of 84.3 cubic feet when the two back rows are folded down. While the 4Runner comes standard with five seats plus two extra ones available, it also has a large cargo area, coming in at 88.8 cubic feet when properly configured.
At Franklin Toyota, we think both of these models are great for drivers near Statesboro, Metter, Swainsboro, and Sylvania. If you’re in the market for something adventurous with tons of capability, the 2020 4Runner may be for you. Or, if you need a family vehicle with tons of seating and efficiency, turn to the 2020 Highlander.
To learn more about either one of these incredible SUVs, schedule a test drive at our dealership today!
*2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.