2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Toyota Highlander Comparison in Salem, OR

When you're in the market for a sturdy, reliable, and versatile family-sized SUV, Toyota has everything you need. The 2022 4Runner is a handsome, rugged two-row vehicle that offers an optional third row of seating inside a spacious and comfortable cabin. The 2022 Highlander is a three-row SUV that offers a wide variety of quality features, the latest in technology, and practical style. We understand that combing through the details of these two exciting vehicles takes time so we've put together this side-by-side comparison below to help make your decision a little easier. If you have any questions about the 4Runner, the Highlander, or any other Toyota model, we invite you to stop by our Capitol Toyota showroom to chat with any of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.

2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Sequoia Exterior Comparison

2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Toyota Highlander Exterior Design

The 2022 4Runner sports a rugged, athletic silhouette, thanks in part to the standard 17" 6-spoke alloy wheels and the available unique Toyota front grille. The 2022 Highlander is stylish and attractive with standard 18" painted alloy wheels and black painted front grille. Both offer standard LED headlights and tail lights while higher trim levels of the Highlander come standard with the adaptive front lighting system. Heated mirrors are standard on both SUVs as is privacy glass and a stylish rear spoiler. The 4Runner offers convenient loading and unloading of cargo with the standard power rear liftgate but the Highlander takes things a step further with the available hands-free power liftgate. Only on the Highlander will you find available rain-sensing wipers, an acoustic noise-reduction front windshield, and standard high solar energy-absorbing front glass. Both SUVs come in a wide array of bold color choices such as Lime Rush or Lunar Rock on the 4Runner and Ruby Flare Red or Blueprint on the Highlander.

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2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Sequoia Interior Comparison

2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Toyota Highlander Comfort & Convenience

The 2022 4Runner comes standard as a two-row SUV that seats five but you have the option of a third row of seating, upping the occupant number to seven. The 2022 Highlander is a standard three-row, 8-seater SUV but offers available second-row captains chairs which brings the occupancy to seven. There's plenty of room in both vehicles for luggage, camping gear, or sporting equipment thanks to the generous cargo space provided. The 4Runner boasts a vast 89.7 cubic feet of room with the rear seats laid flat while the Highlander offers 84.3 cubic feet of space behind the front seat. The Highlander comes standard with a three-zone climate control while a dual-zone climate control is available on higher trim levels of the 4Runner. Both SUVs offer available SofTex®-trimmed seats with heating functions but only the 4Runner has the option of available leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front seats.

The 4Runner and the Highlander come standard with an easy-to-use infotainment system including an 8-inch touchscreen display; only the Highlander offers a larger screen at 12.3-inches. Both come standard with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, Amazon Alexa, and Bluetooth® for hands-free phone connectivity and seamless audio streaming. The 4Runner offers standard advanced Voice Recognition so you can access your favorite apps or music without taking your hands off of the wheel. Only on the Highlander will you find available QI-compatible wireless charging and the optional Driver Easy Speak; this innovative feature utilizes microphones in the overhead console to amplify the driver's voice through the rear speakers.

2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Toyota Highlander Performance

Toyota always delivers when it comes to performance and the 2022 4Runner and 2022 Highlander are no exception. The 4Runner boasts a 4.0L V6 under the hood that generates a mighty 270 horsepower and 278 lb/ft of torque. Paired to a 5-speed automatic, the 4Runner is a standard front-wheel drive SUV but part-time 4-wheel drive and full-time all-wheel drive are both available options. The Highlander has a standard 3.5L V6 engine, producing a solid 295 horsepower and 263 lb/ft of torque. Mated to a Direct shift-8AT 8-speed automatic, the Highlander is front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is available. Both the 4Runner and the Highlander can tow up to 5,000 lbs. The Highlander has an 8" ground clearance while the 4Runner offers a standard 9" ground clearance with the option of 9.6" for those offroading weekend adventures.

2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Sequoia Features Comparison

2022 Toyota 4Runner vs 2022 Toyota Highlander Safety

The safety of you and your passengers has always been a top priority for Toyota and it's shown off best in the 2022 4Runner and 2022 Highlander. The 4Runner comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense™ while the Highlander kicks it up a notch with standard Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+. Both suites include the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert. The 4Runner offers Dynamic Radar Cruise Control as standard fare while the Highlander has standard Lane Tracing Assist, Steering Assist, and Road Sign Assist as well as Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. The 2022 Highlander was awarded an overall five star safety test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ for 2022. You can always trust Toyota to get you to your destination safely and securely.

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Which Mid-Size SUV is Right for You? Find Out at Capitol Toyota

Whether you're looking for two or three rows of seating, Toyota has the family-sized SUV that's perfect for your needs. The 2022 4Runner has a starting MSRP of $37,605 and offers spacious comfort, a powerful performance, an optional third row, and a higher ground clearance to take you on the weekend adventures you've only dreamed of. The 2022 Highlander, with a starting MSRP of $35,405, offers a standard three-row configuration, award-winning safety, and the latest in technology, the perfect family vehicle for the daily grind. To experience these exciting SUVs for yourself, stop by our Capitol Toyota showroom or contact us today to schedule your test drive.

Feature2022 Toyota 4Runner2022 Toyota Highlander
MSRP$37,605$35,405
Standard Horsepower270295
Standard Torque278263
Standard Fuel Economy (MPG)16 City - 19 Highway21 City - 29 Highway
4- Wheel DriveAvailableNot Available
Ground Clearance9.0 Inches8.0 Inches
Max Towing Capacity5,000 Lbs.5,000 Lbs.
Third Row of SeatingOptionalStandard
Max Cargo Volume89.7 Cubic Feet84.3 Cubic Feet
Dynamic Radar Cruise ControlStandardStandard

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.