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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

Fans of the Toyota brand looking for a new crossover or SUV will surely be able to find something that fits their needs within the extensive Toyota lineup including six crossover and SUV models ranging from compact to downright cavernous. Today, we are focusing our attention on the mid-level 2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Both models offer plenty of space for larger families with room in the back for cargo, but which model fits you best will ultimately come down to where you plan on doing the bulk of your driving. The 2018 Highlander was specifically created as a people mover and drives best on city streets and highways. The 2018 4Runner is a little more rugged and shines brightest on rough terrain making it a great addition to your next adventure.

2018 Toyota 4Runner


2018 Toyota Highlander

$34,610 Starting MSRP $31,030
17/21 Fuel Economy 20/24
4.0-liter V6 Base Engine 2.7-liter four-cylinder
5 Base Seating Capacity 8

Seating Capacity and Engine Specs

Like we mentioned above, the 2018 Toyota Highlander was created to move people. It is going to offer a little more room for drivers and passengers than the 2018 4Runner and comes with a higher base seating capacity. Car shoppers have the option of purchasing a 2018 Highlander with seating for up to eight with a traditional second-row bench seat or upgrading to second-row captain's chairs that reduce the max seating capacity to seven but improve passenger comfort. The 2018 4Runner has a base seating capacity of only five but adding an optional third-row seat can bring the capacity up to seven if extra seating is a need. In terms of power, car shoppers will find that the base 2.5-liter engine on the 2018 Highlander offers plenty of oomph to get them up and moving but upgrading to any trim but the base LE will also upgrade the engine to a 3.5-liter V6 that will ultimately perform better, especially when the car is packed with passengers and cargo. The 2018 4Runner offers only one engine choice: a 4.6-liter V6 rated at 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. We don’t think car shoppers will miss a lack of engine options as this one holds its own on city streets and rough terrain alike. The 2018 Toyota Highlander and 2018 Toyota 4Runner are both available for lease and purchase now at the Fox Toyota dealership in Clinton, Tennessee. Head to the dealership or browse our online inventory from the comfort of home to see the Highlander and 4Runner models currently in stock.
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