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Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Highlander Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Highlander Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $45,368

Toyota Highlander XLE   
Difference: $2,468

Lowest Total Invoice: $40,825

Toyota Highlander XLE   
Difference: $2,880

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2016201720172017
Model4RunnerHighlanderHighlanderHighlander
TrimLimitedXLESELimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $41,125 $38,520 $39,690 $41,680
Base Invoice $38,102 $35,169 $36,237 $38,054
Third-row seat 1,365      
Floor mats 225 225 225 225
All-weather floor mats 200 249 249 249
Cargo net 49 49 49 49
Cargo cover 154 179 179  
Remote start 499 499 499 499
Power-deployable running boards 1,500      
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,819      
Class II trailer hitch   699 699 699
Rear bumper protector   139 139 139
Running boards   599 599 599
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted   1,810 1,810 1,810
AWD   1,460 1,460 1,460
Third-row seat 1,214      
Floor mats 140 140 140 140
All-weather floor mats 120 145 145 145
Cargo net 32 35 35 35
Cargo cover 93 129 129  
Remote start 310 320 320 320
Power-deployable running boards 1,335      
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,459      
Class II trailer hitch   530 530 530
Rear bumper protector   99 99 99
Running boards   375 375 375
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted   1,610 1,610 1,610
AWD   1,333 1,333 1,333
Options (change) 5,811 5,908 5,908 5,729
Options (change) 4,703 4,716 4,716 4,587
Destination 900 940 940 940
Total Price $47,836 $45,368 $46,538 $48,349
Total Invoice $43,705 $40,825 $41,893 $43,581

The configured Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV has a 270-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 5-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Highlander are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Toyota 4Runner Limited trim is $41,125. The features would cost an additional $5,811. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $47,836.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander XLE trim is $38,520. The features would cost an additional $5,908. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $45,368.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander SE trim is $39,690. The features would cost an additional $5,908. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $46,538.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander Limited trim is $41,680. The features would cost an additional $5,729. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $48,349.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota 4Runner trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Highlander trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Highlander XLE appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV has a 270-horsepower 4.0L V6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 5-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Highlander are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Toyota 4Runner Limited trim is $38,102. The features would cost an additional $4,703. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $43,705.

The invoice of the Toyota Highlander XLE trim is $35,169. The features would cost an additional $4,716. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $40,825.

The invoice of the Toyota Highlander SE trim is $36,237. The features would cost an additional $4,716. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $41,893.

The invoice of the Toyota Highlander Limited trim is $38,054. The features would cost an additional $4,587. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $43,581.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota 4Runner trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Highlander trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Highlander XLE appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota Highlander XLE
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,603
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,701
Model Year2016201720172017
Model4RunnerHighlanderHighlanderHighlander
TrimLimitedXLESELimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine270hp V6295hp V6295hp V6295hp V6
TransmissionT5T8T8T8
DrivetrainRWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/22 MPG19/26 MPG19/26 MPG19/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 15?, 6?, 6825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/60-20245/60-18245/55-19245/55-19
Total Price$47,836$45,368$46,538$48,349
Adjustments for Features0-3,135-3,285-4,435
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,836$42,233$43,253$43,914
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,020$1,681
Total Invoice$43,705$40,825$41,893$43,581
Adjustments for Features0-2,821-2,957-3,998
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$43,705$38,004$38,936$39,583
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$932$1,579

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Features Comparison: Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year2016201720172017
Model4RunnerHighlanderHighlanderHighlander
TrimLimitedXLESELimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
5-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1000   
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300$1300$1300
RWD$0   
AWD $1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750$750$750
Cruise control$250   
Power liftgate $350$350$350
Power retractable rear window$350   
Sunshades, second row $125$125$125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200$200$200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200$200$200
Blind spot warning system $200$200$200
Forward collision warning $200$200$200
Full-size spare tire$225   
Hill descent control $250$250$250
Knee airbag, passenger$100   
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200$200$200
Lane departure warning system $200$200$200
Obstacle detection, front$200   
Obstacle detection, rear$300  $300
Pedestrian detection $50$50$50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100$100$100
Rear cross-traffic detection $100$100$100
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75$75
Temporary spare tire $150$150$150
Trailer sway control$25   
Cargo Management 
Class II trailer hitch $200$200$200
Class III trailer hitch$250   
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150$150$150
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125$125$125
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150   
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system $100$100$100
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens$1200   
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted $1000$1000$1000
Intercom $25$25$25
Rear air vents$100   
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250$250$250
Rear HVAC unit $400$400$400
Second DVD player for entertainment system$200   
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300   
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350$350$350
Power-deployable running boards$750   
Running boards $350$350$350
Skid plates$150   
Tow hook(s), front$40   
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200$200$200
Compass$0   
Conversation mirror $25$25$25
Interior ambient lighting  $150$150
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150$150$150
Limited-slip rear differential$300   
Lockable center differential $150$150$150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats   $300
Door sill trim plates   $100
Foldaway tray table, second row $75$75$75
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats$200   
Manual recliner, third row seats $125$125$125
Memory system, driver seat$200  $200
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350$350  
Chrome-clad alloy wheels   $600
Hydraulically cross-linked shocks$500   
Machined alloy wheels  $350 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 $0 
Total Value of Features$7,140$10,275$10,425$11,575
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,135$3,285$4,435
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,821-2,957-3,998

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Specifications Comparison: Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20162017
Model4RunnerHighlander
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase109.8 in109.8 in
Length190.2 in192.5 in
Width75.8 in75.8 in
Height71.5 in68.1 in
Curb Weight4,400 lb.4,535 lb.
Fuel Capacity23.0 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.8 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.5 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom41.7 in44.2 in
Row 2 Headroom38.6 in39.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.8 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.7 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom32.9 in38.4 in
Row 3 Headroom34.3 in35.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room57.7 in55.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room43.3 in45.6 in
Row 3 Legroom29.3 in27.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
9.0 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
46.3 ft342.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
88.8 ft383.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Toyota 4Runner Limited

Third-row seat
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats200No
Folding third row seats600Yes
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats75Yes
Side curtain airbags, three rows150Yes
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench100Yes
Total Requested92582%
Total Not Requested20018%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander XLE

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
A/V input jacks25No
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system100No
Total Requested100089%
Total Not Requested12511%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander SE

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
A/V input jacks25No
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system100No
Total Requested100089%
Total Not Requested12511%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
A/V input jacks25No
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system100No
Total Requested100089%
Total Not Requested12511%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

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