Head to Head: 2016 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander

Toyota Highlander, Toyota 4Runner
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Which Midsize SUV Is Right for You?

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner and the 2016 Toyota Highlander are midsize SUV siblings with little in common except their iconic brand name.

The Highlander has the power, technology, and versatility to suit family members of all ages. The 4Runner is its athletic-looking brother that has great cargo space and off-roading capabilities but not much else to recommend it.

The 2016 Highlander is ranked No. 1 in U.S. News and World Report's midsize SUV rankings with a score of 8.8 out of 10. It was also a finalists for U.S. News' Best Cars for Families award. In contrast, the 4Runner came in at No. 17 out of 18, only besting the 2016 Dodge Journey.

So what makes the Toyota siblings so different? Here’s what we determined:

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