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Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Highlander Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Highlander's where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Array's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

Reported MPG

Chart is based on 237 fuel economy reports for the Toyota 4Runner and 219 fuel economy reports for the Toyota Highlander.

Toyota 4Runner Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 0 0 27 73 66 19.9  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light light 0 10 10 80 65 17.8  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light none 4 9 36 51 45 19.5  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light none 1 20 27 51 66 20.6  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 10 1 80 9 60 20.9  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
hills light none 5 10 20 65 110 21.6  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
flat light none 0 16 3 81 65 22.9  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 1 16 25 57 67 20.4  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 10 9 10 71 69 20.5  
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat med light 5 25 50 20 70 19.4  
2009 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
hills light hvy 0 20 0 80 70 22.3  
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
hills light light 2 6 17 75 63 17.5  
2008 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 0 0 30 70 60 23.4  
2008 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 14 14 14 58 68 20.6  
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat med light 12 40 7 41 93 16.5  
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 9 16 24 51 65 19.5  
2006 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 19.2  
2006 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat med none 3 47 17 33 73 16.7  
2006 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 0 15 10 75 65 24.0  
2006 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 2 20 42 36 64 18.6  
2005 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 13 12 28 47 62 20.0  
2005 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
hills light light 9 28 22 41 64 17.6  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
flat light hvy 27 12 28 33 63 21.8  
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med none 7 40 22 32 74 19.0  
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 4.0L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat med light 6 23 29 42 70 18.4  
2004 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
hills light hvy 5 5 20 70 60 18.0  
2004 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light none 3 12 22 63 88 17.2  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 4.0L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
hills light light 20 20 45 15 60 20.6  
2003 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 4.0L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
hills med light 7 30 16 47 77 19.4  
2003 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
flat med hvy 5 16 44 35 74 18.1  
2003 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat med light 8 15 12 65 74 17.2  
2002 4dr SUV 183-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
hills light hvy 20 25 20 35 70 19.0  
2002 4dr SUV 183-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light light 0 34 41 24 75 18.8  
2001 4dr SUV 183-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
flat light none 10 30 30 30 110 19.2  
2000 4dr SUV 183-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 40 19.5  
2000 4dr SUV 183-horsepower 3.4L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 15 30 50 60 18.0  

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Toyota Highlander Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
mtns med hvy 0 10 10 80 75 23.7  
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 0 30 0 70 100 19.4  
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 16 10 34 41 57 21.1  
2012 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
hills light light 0 20 45 35 70 32.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 1 1 80 18 67 21.5  
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 1 7 28 65 60 20.5  
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med light 23 28 25 25 85 28.8  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 0 17.0  
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 5 10 85 65 21.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 1 2 2 95 80 24.9  
2009 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 15 19 27 40 68 22.6  
2009 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light none 9 20 36 35 64 24.7  
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med hvy 0 5 45 50 75 24.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 0 0 15 85 73 25.0  
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 1 15 47 37 90 21.2  
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat med none 14 27 15 44 110 26.5  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat lead light 13 15 63 8 80 24.2  
2007 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 20 50 0 30 65 22.6  
2007 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 0 0 100 70 30.1  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 8 18 18 55 77 19.1  
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 15 12 16 57 92 19.9  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT FWD
flat light hvy 19 26 23 32 66 25.8  
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
flat light light 9 28 35 27 69 25.4  
2005.5 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 5 20 60 15 100 15.9  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 22 24 25 28 60 18.0  
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
hills light light 2 16 34 47 70 20.5  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 9 59 14 18 61 16.8  
2004 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 6 13 6 74 98 21.5  
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 0 10 55 35 60 20.0  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med hvy 10 20 60 10 75 21.4  
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 8 18 5 68 63 19.6  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 18 30 25 28 85 22.3  
2003 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
flat med none 5 40 35 20 60 18.2  
2002 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
hills light none 0 55 14 31 63 21.0  
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 7 2 3 88 60 26.9  
2001 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
flat light hvy 0 0 15 85 70 22.4  

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota 4Runner

Toyota 4Runner Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range
Mid size and large SUVs are not good on fuel economy. While shopping this market fuel economy was a consideration. Fuel economy is projected at 17 mpg in the city and 22-23 mpg on the highway. This is one of the leaders for vehicles in this class.
2008 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Higher than average for this size and type of vehicle.
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Best mileage for a vehicle that can tow 5,000 pounds. 21mpg in the summer for my typical daily driving.
Toyota 4Runner Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not really bad, but how about a hybrid? A Prius 4runner?
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
The dash readout is optimistic. I often though I was getting over 25mpg only to calculate as low as 14--on the highway! Ultimately, this was the 4Runners undoing. I traded it for a much more efficient Camry.
2007 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
If fuel cost is a concern, then this is definitely not the vehicle to have. Manages 18mpg combined if driven carefully. Does what it does extremely well so nothing unexpected.
2007 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
Getting an average of 16-17MPG with V8, but I expected that
2006 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
less than 20 MPG in the city.
2006 4dr SUV 236-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Lousy mileage around town. ~ 18.
2005 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
This is obvious
2004 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
I knew going in that it would use a lot, but it still makes me grimace. Still, when we had a foot of new snow and I was driving around stalled and tire-spinning vehicles with absolutely no difficulty (on Michelin all-seasons), you figure that it balances.
2004 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 4.0L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Not that I dislike the 4runners fuel economy, actually for a large sport utility it does pretty good, just done buy a suv if your looking to get good gas mileage.
2004 4dr SUV 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic AWD w/low range
It uses quite a bit of gas, I average 16 l/ 100km, or roughly about 15 mpg, and I do fair bit of highway driving.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Average 22 mpg is exceptional for an SUV of this size.
2011 4dr SUV 245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
29mpg highway, >30mpg city in hybrid trim so far
2010 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
lowest in class
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a daily driver it was nice to be able to get a vehicle with all the space with above 20 MPG fuel rating.
2009 4dr SUV 187-horsepower 2.7L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am averaging 27 mpg on my 2.7L engine on my mostly highway commute. During summertime it is close to 30 and during winter it goes to about 25, with snow tires. Best MPG for a 7 passenger non-hybrid out there.
2008 4dr SUV 209-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Tremendous, how 2.8 tons of weight use as much as 7L/100km - outstanding!
2008 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Best in class
2006 4dr SUV 208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid
CVT AWD
Very good for sucha large and capable vehicle.
2003 4dr SUV 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
For a SUV 20 MPG is pretty good, I can drive a car i like without suffering to much at the pump
2002 4dr SUV 155-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Making conscious choices to drive gas-sparingly, I often get over 400 miles per fill up.
Toyota Highlander Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
A complete pig. Yes, we were doing mostly urban assault driving but 14.8 MPG (according to the trip computer I reset when we drove away - did not calculate actual mileage since it was a rental and do not know how full the tank was when we received it) is pretty deplorable.
2011 4dr SUV 270-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
So far city driving is at 14 mph - hoped for better
2006 4dr SUV 215-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumes btwn 19 and 24 MPg (cdn) city/hwy
2005 4dr SUV 230-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Same as the pilot, but with premuim fuel recommended