The Difference Between Top-of-the-Line Mid-Size SUVs

The Difference Between Top-of-the-Line Mid-Size SUVs

2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota 4Runner

Grey 2020 Toyota Highlander Parked In Parking Garage

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Toyota Highlander Limited

Red 2020 Toyota Highlander

CAPACITY

8 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

3.5L V6

295 hp @ 6,600 rpm

263 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Dynamic Torque Vectoring All-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

20/27

STARTING MSRP

$45,600*

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Blue 2020 Toyota 4Runner

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

4.0L V6

270 hp @ 5,600 rpm

278 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

TRANSMISSION

5-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Part-Time 4-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

17/20

STARTING MSRP

$49,765*

Toyota Dealer Compares the 2020 Highlander vs 2020 4Runner

Toyota of Rock Hill is known for its premium customer service and impressive collection of luxury sedans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Our team is also here to provide you with details about each one of the premium vehicles in our lineup and offer comparisons so you can choose the best fit. When comparing the 2020 Toyota Highlander vs 2020 Toyota 4Runner, it’s clear to see that there are both similarities and differences in the makeup and the available features in these midsize SUVs.

When making a choice between the two, allow the team at our Toyota dealer in Rock Hill, SC, to help showcase the capabilities and possibilities available with both the 2020 Highlander and the 2020 4Runner. Schedule a test drive today to find your next midsize SUV at our Toyota dealer in Rock Hill, SC.

Bold Looks From the Inside Out

It’s a tough decision when faced with two SUVs that offer bold looks that extend from the interior to the exterior. The 2020 Highlander is touted as more of a road-friendly family vehicle while the 2020 4Runner features more of a rugged style for the off-roader. Although both engineered by the same manufacturer, these two SUVs do feature some distinctive differences in design. The redesigned 2020 Highlander offers curvy-flowing lines while the 2020 4Runner has more of a blocky, rugged exterior style.

The 2020 4Runner is taller than the 2020 Highlander, offering more ground clearance for off-roading while the Highlander has a bit more interior space for the family. The interior showcases modern upgrades in both of these SUVs.

The 2020 Highlander features expansive legroom and headroom with the option of cloth upholstered seats or leather seats with heat and ventilation on premium trims. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner features the same seating options, but with less elegant interior trim. Both of these SUVs offer ample cargo space and the third row of seats.

Off-Road and On-the-Road Performance

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner features one engine option while the Highlander includes two engine options when accounting for the Hybrid model. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is available with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive while the 2020 Toyota 4Runner comes with standard rear-wheel drive with the option to upgrade to four-wheel drive.

The 2020 4Runner is powered by an impressive 4.0L V6 engine that delivers 270 horses and 278 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy averages at 16 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway.

The 2020 Highlander comes standard with a 3.5L V6 that delivers 263 lb-ft of torque and 295 horses, averaging 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is also available with a 2.5L Hybrid inline 4-cylinder engine that delivers 240 horsepower and offers a combined MPG of 34.

The adventure seekers may prefer the capabilities of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner that offers available options such as multi-terrain select and crawl control, as well as both part-time or full-time four-wheel drive. Both SUVs are equipped with traction control for rough terrains.

Safety Meets Technology

The high-end technology that Toyota is known for is readily available in both of these SUVs. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner received a technology overhaul for this model year and now includes the Toyota Safety Sense™ driver-assist suite for the first time. This safety suite, also available with the 2020 Highlander trim levels, includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. This technology detects a potential collision and applies the brakes instantly.

The safety suite also includes lane-departure warnings, as well as automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control. The adaptive cruise control system monitors the following distance and adjusts the speed of the vehicle accordingly. The 2020 Toyota Highlander is equipped with the same safety suite but adds on available features such as road sign assist and lane tracing assist.

View of 2020 Toyota Highlander Dashboard With Man Steering

Enhanced Technology for Ample Infotainment, Entertainment

One of the most noticeable upgrades on the 2020 Toyota 4Runner is the enhanced infotainment system that includes an 8” touchscreen display. This off-road SUV is equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto integration to sync smartphone apps, maps, music, and more. Simply use voice commands to make phone calls, change radio stations, or send text messages with this technology.

The 2020 Highlander features the same upgrades to the in-cabin infotainment system but offers an available 12.3” touchscreen display with more features for entertainment. The 2020 Highlander also offers an available Blu-ray player for in-cabin entertainment and wireless headphones.

Choose Your Next Toyota SUV at our Toyota Dealer

Toyota of Rock Hill is pleased to stock all trim levels of both the 2020 4Runner and the 2020 Highlander. While these SUVs pose some noticeable differences, the common theme is that they exude style, comfort, power, and performance.

Stop in at our Toyota dealership in Rock Hill, SC, to test drive both the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. Our team is here to help you choose the SUV that meets and exceeds your expectations.