2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

When trying to choose between two desirable and similar Toyota vehicles it can become confusing as many of the specs and features are almost the same. And that is why we have broken down the key similarities and differences between the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner for you. Both of these midsize SUVs provide ample interior cargo and passenger space as well as advanced interior technology and safety features, but the real reason you want to compare the 2018 Highlander and the 2018 4Runner is to know which has the more powerful and efficient engine and which has more interior space.

2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner at Heritage Toyota

2018 Toyota Highlander

VS

2018 Toyota 4Runner

2.7L 4-Cylinder

Standard Engine

4.0L 24-Valve V6
185 HP/ 184 LB-FT

Horsepower/ Torque

270 HP/ 278 LB-FT
6-Speed Automatic

Standard Transmission

5-Speed Automatic
20 MPG City/ 24 MPG HWY

Fuel Economy

17 MPG City/ 21 MPG HWY

Compare the 2018 Highlander & the 2018 4Runner

As you can see from the chart above the 2018 Highlander provides better standard fuel efficiency than the 2018 4Runner does while the 4Runner has more horsepower and torque. On the inside, the 2018 Toyota Highlander can handle up to eight passengers and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner has a 5 or 7-passenger seating setup available. Both the 2018 Highlander and the 2018 4Runner have the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds but the 4Runner offers more off-road capability than the Highlander. The 2018 Toyota 4Runner features 9” of ground clearance, Hill Start Assist, and available Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Active Traction Control for complete confidence when going off-road.

Both the 2018 Highlander and the 2018 4Runner get equipped with the Star Safety System™ which equips the Highlander and the 4Runner with Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, an Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology. The 2018 Toyota Highlander adds Toyota Safety Sense™-P with a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, a Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Even with all of their details laid out in front of you it still can be difficult to decide between the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and for that reason, it is best to take them both for a test drive at Heritage Toyota in South Burlington, VT today.