2022 Toyota Highlander vs. 2022 Toyota 4Runner

2022 Toyota Highlander vs. 2022 Toyota 4Runner
2022 Toyota Highlander

vs.

2022 Toyota 4Runner
$35,855 MSRP*

Starting Price

$38,105 MSRP*
3.5L V6

Standard Engine

4.0L V6
21 mpg city/29 mpg highway**

Fuel Economy

16 mpg city/19 mpg highway***
Not Available

TRD Configuration

Available
FWD/AWD

Drivetrain

RWD/4WD
8 Passengers

Max Seating Capacity

7 passengers
5,000 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs

 

If you’re looking for a stylish, family-friendly new SUV in the Jackson, you might have come across the 2022 Toyota Highlander or 4Runner. These are both excellent choices that boast a wide range of unique features and capabilities, but they also have some pretty important differences. Only one SUV will ultimately best suit your driving needs, and that’s what Toyota of Brookhaven is here to help you figure out. So, what’s the difference between the Toyota Highlander and 4Runner? Toyota of Brookhaven has everything you need to know about the Highlander vs. 4Runner towing capacity, price, performance, and more in this guide and in our research hub!

 

 

Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner: Price & Configurations

The 2022 Toyota Highlander and 4Runner are both offered at competitive prices that reflect their respective size and capabilities. The Highlander starts at $35,855 while the larger 4Runner starts at $38,105. You’ll be able to choose from eleven available trims for the Highlander—including four hybrid options—and eight available trims for the 4Runner. Here’s the full price list:

2022 Toyota Highlander

  • 2022 Toyota Highlander L: $35,855 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander LE: $38,055 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid LE: $39,555 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander XLE: $41,055 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE: $42,555 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander XSE: $42,650 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition: $44,850 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander Limited: $45,010 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited: $46,510 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander Platinum: $48,010 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum: $49,510 MSRP*

2022 Toyota 4Runner

  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5: $38,105 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner Trail Special Edition: $40,075 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport: $40,950 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium: $41,515 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road: $41,935 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium: $44,880 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner Limited: $47,690 MSRP*
  • 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro: $52,920 MSRP*

Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner: Towing Capacity & Performance

Both the Toyota Highlander and 4Runner offer impressive engine choices more than capable of providing a smooth, powerful ride on the streets of Monticello. You’ll see that the Toyota Highlander pulls ahead in terms of raw performance and fuel efficiency, being a smaller SUV. However, the larger Toyota 4Runner with available 4×4 drivetrain allows drivers to more easily navigate through rough terrain or inclement weather conditions, making it a preferred choice for those looking to go off the beaten path! Check out the full specs for both SUVs:

2022 Toyota Highlander

  • Standard Engine: 3.5L V6 / 295 hp / 263 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway**
  • Drivetrain: FWD/AWD
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic
  • Max towing capacity: 5,000 lbs

2022 Toyota 4Runner

  • Standard Engine: 4.0L V6 / 270 hp / 278 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 16 mpg city/19 mpg highway***
  • Drivetrain: RWD/4WD
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic
  • Max towing capacity: 5,000 lbs

Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner: Size & Dimensions

Cabin space is often one of the most important factors that drivers consider when picking out a new SUV. Here are the full specs so you can compare the Toyota Highlander vs 4Runner size for the third-row models:

2022 Toyota Highlander Interior Dimensions

  • Front / middle / rear headroom: 39.6 / 39.4 / 36.1 inches
  • Front / middle / rear legroom: 42.0 / 41.0 / 27.7 inches
  • Max seating capacity: 8 passengers
  • Max passenger capacity: 141.3 cubic feet

2022 Toyota 4Runner Interior Dimensions

  • Front / middle / rear headroom: 39.3 / 38.6 / 34.3 inches
  • Front / middle / rear legroom: 41.7 / 32.9 / 29.3 inches
  • Max seating capacity: 7 passengers
  • Max cargo volume: 89.7 cubic feet (2nd and 3rd rows folded)

Discover the Toyota Highlander or 4Runner at Toyota of Brookhaven!

Now that we’ve discussed the difference between the Toyota Highlander and 4Runner on paper, you might be wondering how these SUVs stack up on the McComb roads! Just contact our office to set up a test drive and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time. You can also contact us or stop by our dealership with any questions, and a member of our team will be happy to help you. To see how the new Toyota Highlander compares to the competition, check out our blog post on the Toyota Highlander vs. Honda Pilot!

 

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*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1,025 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla Hb, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,215 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, Corolla Cross, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,495 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,695 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2022 projected EPA-estimated mpg rating estimates as determined by manufacturer. EPA estimates not available at time of posting. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

***EPA-estimated 19 city/19 hwy/17 combined mpg for 2022 4Runner. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary for many reasons, including your vehicle’s condition and how/where you drive. See www.fueleconomy.gov.

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