Last post on Jan 30, 2009 at 10:13 AM
You are in the Toyota 4Runner
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Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander, Car Safety, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
Jan 21, 2005 (10:19 am)
Apparantly, the Camry is the universal comparison vehicle, LOL!
Did anybody compare it to an H2 yet?
#59 of 74 Re: how about lexus 330 ? 
Jan 24, 2005 (10:48 am)
I looked at this extensively last year. Both are good cars. If price isn't a huge cosideration, go with the lexus 330 AWD. The mechanics are very similar but its just nicer and worth it if you spend time in your car. If price is a consideration, get the Highlander. The 4runner is on a truck platform and you'll notice the difference in the ride, and most people don't really do serious offroading. I got the lexus 330 and love it but passed it on to my folks since a minivan is in my future (had it been the highlander, i would be considered only a good son and not a great one).
I borrowed it in this recent snowstorm and it handled great. Love the navigation and rear camera as well. The prices should get better as people try to get the hybrid version. I would stick with the regular rx 330. Good luck
#60 of 74 Highlander vr. 4Runner Towing
Mar 18, 2005 (4:28 pm)
Currently have a '03 Grand Cherokee LT Thinking about the Highlander V6 or 4Runner V8. Regularly tow trailer with 3000 pound capacity. Will I have any problem with the Highlander? Any thoughts on which to get?
Feb 05, 2006 (12:02 pm)
#62 of 74 Re: Highlander vr. 4Runner Towing [baz]
Feb 05, 2006 (6:34 pm)
Not sure your preference, but I can assure you there is no comparison between Highlander and 4Runner ... I just purchased a 2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD V8 (5 Speed) Shadow Mica/Stone Leather and I feel so good and safe in it and the power ohhh boy it is something else ... its towing capacity is 7000 lbs.
The driving experience is also so good ... I got the Michelin Cross Terrain tires which it helps significant.
#63 of 74 Re: Highlander vr. 4Runner Towing [agnosto]
Feb 05, 2006 (8:43 pm)
The 4 runner is 1 tough you know what. A drunk driver hit us in the rear causing only minor damage. It totalled her car.
The cabin is as comfortable and luxurious as any I have seen.
Anyone that likes tough looking and tough acting vehicles should take a look at the 4 runner. Definitely a no nonsense attitude when developed.
#64 of 74 2006 4Runner Radio
Feb 27, 2006 (5:17 pm)
Does anyone have problems with permium AM radio in '96 4Runner. It (signal) fades in and out in strong reception areas. very annoying.
Feb 28, 2006 (7:44 am)
Should the new RAV4 be added to the mix as well? Kinda makes the Highlander redundant doesn't it?
#66 of 74 HL vs FR-need to stay put!
May 18, 2006 (11:27 am)
We are looking to replace my 01'Pathfiner 4x4 that we rolled during a snow storm in Idaho in Nov. We are considering a HL and the FR...which one is gonna "stick" (given that the tires are the right ones for our climate)?
I just moved here from the beach in CA, so I don't know anything but highway driving and rain at best. My husband has lived here in Sun Valley ID for seven years and never had an accident in his Outback, ever, during inclimate weather. We all did fine in the roll over, inc. the dog, but I don't want to take any chances. I'm leaning towards the HL because of the gas mileage and all the "girlie stuff" I can get on the Limited, but I'll concede, even with the extra cost, to the FR if it will stay put! What 'cha all think???