Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Highlander models positioned next to each other in comparison shot

2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

In the SUV industry, there are many options you can take when it comes to your interests behind the wheel, whether those include a gritty and rugged choice for heading off the beaten path or a reliable companion to and from work. The Toyota model line is home to two industry favorites in the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and 2018 Toyota Highlander. These brothers grew up together, quickly finding different areas that they excel in. If you’re wondering which one is right for you, come with our Salinas Toyota team today and check out our comparison of the two! 

2018 Toyota 4Runner and Highlander SUV comparison 

There’s always a hint of sibling rivalry in the Toyota family, as every SUV brother is constantly trying to outdo each other with innovation that will benefit us all. We’ve put the 4Runner and Highlander up to the test, so check them both out below! 

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Should you buy the 2018 Toyota 4Runner or 2018 Toyota Highlander? 

Niche market value is in full force with both the 4Runner and Highlander, as both of them have something to suit your specific interest. If your idea of fun is a dirt road, high trees and your best buds with you, the 4Runner includes just what you need. Its Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System and 4-Wheel Drive system (with Active Traction Control) ensures that you can handle any terrain with ease.

Red 2017 Toyota 4Runner model driving down dirt road and carrying cargo on top

Silver 2018 Toyota Highlander profile view


On the opposite side of the coin, the 2018 Highlander is no slouch; it features an available Dynamic Torque-Control All-Wheel Drive and Automatic Start-Stop Technology, giving more power to you to use when you head out for the open road. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a Toyota SUV! 

We’ve done some further research on both the 2018 4Runner and Highlander models!

Test drive a Toyota vehicle in Salinas CA 

If you’d like to see more of the 4Runner, Highlander, or any of the other stellar vehicles that Toyota has to offer, feel free to contact our Salinas Toyota sales team today. We’ll get you inside for a test drive and help you work out a financing deal!