2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota 4Runner
2020 Toyota Highlander 2020 Toyota 4Runner


3.5L V6 4.0L V6


295 270

  MPG (City/Highway)

21/29 * 16/19 *

  Cargo Space

84.3 cu. ft. ** 89.7 cu. ft. **

  Leg Room

42.0/41.0/27.7 in. 41.7/32.9/29.3 in. 1

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota 4Runner

Serving Enid, OK

If you are looking for a midsize sport utility vehicle, you will have two shopping options with Toyota. There is the 2020 Highlander, which is a sporty crossover SUV. Everyone that enjoys traditional SUVs will appreciate the new 4Runner. You cannot go wrong with either choice, but the 2020 Toyota Highlander and 2020 Toyota 4Runner will appeal to slightly different buyers groups.


Since the 2020 Highlander is a crossover SUV, it will get slightly better fuel efficiency than the 2020 4Runner. You can expect to drive approximately 21 miles in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway with one tank of gas in the new Toyota Highlander. The 4Runner offers fuel efficiency of 16 miles in the city and 19 miles on the highway. If you value engine performance over fuel efficiency, then the new Toyota 4Runner will be the best choice for you. The 4Runner features a 4.0-liter V-6 engine that delivers 278 lbs-ft of torque. You will only get 263 lbs-ft of torque from the Highlander's 3.5-liter V-6 engine.


While the Highlander and 4Runner may be midsize sport utility vehicles manufactured by Toyota, they look entirely different. The new Highlander has a low profile and sleek appearance while the 2020 4Runner maintains the traditional boxed design you expect from an SUV specializing in off-roading. Both vehicles come with a lip spoiler and deep tinted windows. You will only find fog lights and mud flaps on the 2020 Toyota 4Runner.


Toyota knows every new car buyer wants their vehicle loaded with great features, so that is precisely what you will get with the 2020 Highlander and 4Runner. A few of the top features that you will find on both midsize sport utility vehicles from Toyota are adaptive cruise control, voice recognition software, touchscreen infotainment system, and lane departure warnings. You will only find voice-activated navigation and auxiliary ports in the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. A smart proximity key and speed-sensitive volume speakers only come standard on the 2020 Highlander.

If you still do not know what midsize SUV from Toyota is best for you, then make sure to stop by our dealership very soon. We will answer all of your questions and let you test drive both of these excellent vehicles. Once you see how they perform on the road, you will have no problem making a purchasing decision.

* 2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary.
** Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always properly secure cargo and cargo area.
1. Third-row seat is optional for the 2020 Toyota 4Runner.