2016 toyota 4runner vs 2016 toyota highlander

Differences between the Toyota 4Runner and Highlander

2016 Toyota 4Runner vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

While the lump sum of cars can be classified primarily as sedans or compact cars, the definition of a crossover has become blurred over time. Because drivers, families, and friends cannot be confined to one cookie-cutter type of crossover, Toyota proudly provides its prospective buyers with five options, each with a uniquely-fit personality. How do they compare to one another? Today at Hesser Toyota we plan to dig a little deeper and show you the 2016 Toyota 4Runner vs 2016 Toyota Highlander.

Comparing Off-Road Capability

Similar in size, the Toyota 4Runner is slightly shorter than the Highlander but gains a few inches in height to help boost its ground clearance. This is the 4Runner’s forte, off-road driving and going wherever life takes it, even if that means following winding back road trails, climbing rocky ridges, and splashing through a stream with mud splattered everywhere.

The Toyota Highlander’s ability isn’t just confined to paved roads, it too has some off-road capability and will excel during poor weather conditions, especially its all-wheel drive option. While the 4Runner is designed to run wild and actively seek adventure, the 2016 Toyota Highlander is a more sophisticated choice that is ready to deliver a refined ride for you, your friends, and your family members.

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Which Toyota Crossover Better Fits Your Family?

The chart above better displays the physical capability of either crossover. While both do offer an optional third row of seating, the 2016 Highlander is able to comfortably seat up to eight passengers. Its emphasis is on being a spacious family-hauler with a touch of luxury and mix of technology options for front-and-back seat passengers. Even as an an eight-seater, it still is able to deliver a respectable fuel economy rating, helping you to save money for the fun things in life.

More of the wild child in the Toyota crossover family, the 4Runner is extremely capable wherever adventure calls. It specifically is designed to handle unforgiving terrain and won’t even break a sweat when towing a boat, ATVs, or whatever other fun and games you have planned for the family up at the cabin. Depending on which trim level you’re looking at, it too can be dressed up in a sleek and stylish design with chrome accents and luxury-level creature comforts.

Ultimately what it will come down to is how much off-road capability you and your passengers realistically require on an average driving basis. To get a better idea of whether the 2016 Toyota 4Runner or 2016 Toyota Tacoma is the right choice for your lifestyle, we welcome you to Hesser Toyota for a test drive the next time that you’re in town.

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