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2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Toyota 4Runner
2021 Toyota Highlander


2021 Toyota 4Runner

Rows of Seating

2 or 3
$34,810 MSRP*

Starting Price

$36,340 MSRP*

Trim Options


Toyota Safety Sense™

3.5L V6

Engine Options

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

Max Fuel Economy

16 mpg city/ 19 mpg highway**

2021 Toyota Highlander vs. Toyota 4Runner

Are you looking for the perfect three-row SUV? If so, then you may be comparing the 2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner. Both of these dependable Toyota SUVs offer a spacious interior and excellent off-road capability for your next vacation, but which model is right for your family’s daily drives through Austin? Learn more about the Highlander vs. 4Runner price, performance, and interior dimensions with Toyota of Cedar Park below.

2021 Highlander vs. 4Runner: Starting Price

The first thing many Georgetown customers check when they look for a new vehicle is their starting prices. Comparing the Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner pricing, drivers will see that the Toyota Highlander has a lower starting MSRP, but only by a couple thousand dollars. Compare the starting prices for each vehicle below:

2021 Toyota Highlander: $34,810 MSRP*

2021 Toyota 4Runner: $36,340 MSRP*

No matter if you want to Toyota Highlander or you want more capability with the Toyota 4Runner, both these popular Toyota SUVs come with a suite of standard features for interior comfort and off-road performance. With a variety of Toyota Highlander trim levels and Toyota 4Runner trim levels to choose from, Leander drivers are sure to find the vehicle that best fits their needs!

2021 Highlander vs. 4Runner: Engine Performance

Underneath the hoods of the Toyota 4Runner and the Toyota Highlander are powerful engines with advanced capabilities for Austin roads. The Toyota 4Runner has a larger engine block and more torque, making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy pulling heavy trailers and taking the road less traveled. Meanwhile, the Toyota Highlander was built for superior performance on your daily drives with a high fuel economy rating and easy driveability. The Toyota Highlander also has a hybrid model available while the Toyota 4Runner does not. Compare the Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner engines below:

Toyota Highlander L FWD:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission
  • 21 city and 29 highway mpg**
  • 295 horsepower
  • 263 lb-ft of torque

Toyota 4Runner SR5:

  • 4.0L V6 DOHC engine
  • 5-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission
  • 16 city and 19 highway mpg**
  • 270 horsepower
  • 278 lb-ft of torque

2021 Highlander vs. 4Runner: Interior Dimensions & Features

Comparing the Toyota Highlander vs. 4Runner interior is where most Austin drivers will make their decision. The Toyota Highlander interior is more luxurious with soft-touch surfaces and interior embellishments. The Toyota 4Runner interior will also impress your passengers, but as an off-road focused vehicle it prioritizes function over fashion.

Whether you prefer the Toyota Highlander or the Toyota 4Runner, you’ll enjoy a comfortable ride and a suite of entertainment features at your fingertips. Explore some of the features you’ll find in the Toyota Highlander and 4Runner below:

2021 Toyota Highlander:

  • 12.3-inch touchscreen display
  • Power panoramic view moonroof
  • 10-inch color Heads Up Display (HUD)
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ Compatibility
  • Premium audio system
  • Navigation
  • Leather-trimmed premium material seating

2021 Toyota 4Runner:

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 8 speaker audio system
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support
  • 4-way adjustable front passenger seat
  • 40/20/40 split reclining and fold-flat second-row seat

Compare the 2021 Highlander vs. 4Runner at Toyota of Cedar Park

The best way to find out which of these Toyota SUVs is right for your daily drives is to come in for a test drive at Toyota of Cedar Park! Explore each model in detail when you visit our Cedar Park showroom, then browse our new vehicle specials to see how much you can save on a new Toyota SUV purchase. Apply for financing today to begin the car buying process, and soon you’ll be driving home in a new Toyota Highlander or 4Runner!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,175 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 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.

**Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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