2019 Toyota Highlander red

2019 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota 4Runner in blue

2019 Toyota 4Runner

2019 Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner


Rows of Seating

2 or 3
21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway

Max Fuel Economy*

17 mpg city, 20 mpg highway

Toyota Safety Sense™

Not available
2.7-liter I-4, 3.5-liter V6

Engine Options

4.0-liter V6

Leather Steering Wheel


Power Driver’s Seat


When Marietta-area drivers start looking for a reliable SUV, the Toyota Highlander vs. Toyota 4Runner comparison is inevitable. Find out how these two top-rated Toyota SUVs stand out with our head-to-head comparison at Marietta Toyota.

Performance and Fuel Economy

You can’t compare the new Toyota Highlander vs. 2019 Toyota 4Runner without looking at their performance. Both vehicles offer the reliable performance that Toyota vehicles are known for, but they deliver different performance capabilities on the Smyrna roads.

  • Highlander: Pick the Highlander and have the choice of either a 2.7L four-cylinder engine or a 3.5L V6 engine. The four-cylinder engine delivers an EPA estimated 20 mpg city/24 mpg highway* while the V6 sports 21/city and 27/highway mpg*.
  • 4Runner: Find a 4.0L V6 DOHC 24-Valve with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) on the 4Runner with an EPA estimated 17 mpg city/20 mpg highway*.

Choose the 2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and enjoy an improved fuel economy, more horsepower, and standard all-wheel drive! The 4Runner does not currently offer a hybrid trim.

Interior Features

Looking at the Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner, you will see some technology overlap within the interior cabins. Both offer Entune™ Audio Plus, a 6.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen, and back up camera with projected path. Still, these Toyota sport utility vehicles make each interior uniquely their own with:

  • Highlander: Enjoy a 4.2-inch color LCD Multi-Information Display, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, and 60/40 split, sliding and reclining fold-flat second-row seats in the Highlander.
  • 4Runner: Inside the 4Runner you will discover a leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, 4-way adjustable front passenger seat, and a 40/20/40 split reclining and fold-flat second-row seat.

It’s also necessary to note that while every Toyota Highlander offers three rows of seating, the 4Runner is available with either two or three rows.

Test Drive These Toyota SUVs at Marietta Toyota

Can’t decide between the Highlander and 4Runner? Visit Marietta Toyota to explore these vehicles even further. Our online payment calculator will help find an affordable monthly payment, and a test drive will clear up any additional questions. Don’t forget to peruse our new vehicle specials and Toyota 4Runner lease deals so you can save on your new Toyota SUV, or explore our used Toyota 4Runner inventory if a new model is not in the budget. Contact us today to get the process started!

*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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