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Toyota 4Runner vs. Toyota Sequoia

When we compare the Toyota 4Runner to the Toyota Sequoia, the Toyota 4Runner has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Toyota Sequoia has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota 4Runner versus the Toyota Sequoia, the Toyota 4Runner is a better car than the Toyota Sequoia.

Toyota 4Runner versus Toyota Sequoia Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota 4Runner ranges from $32,994 to $48,973 while a used Toyota Sequoia from the same model year range is priced between $37,049 to $60,971. For a new model, the Toyota 4Runner's price is between $41,515 and $56,044, with the Toyota Sequoia priced between $55,609 and $70,216.

Toyota 4Runner versus Toyota Sequoia Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota 4Runner is 8.6 out of 10 while the Toyota Sequoia's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Toyota 4Runner being ranked 3 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Toyota Sequoia being ranked 2 out of 12 Best Large SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota 4Runner’s base engine makes 270 horsepower, and the Toyota Sequoia base engine makes 381 horsepower. The 4Runner is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 437 miles. The Sequoia is rated to deliver an average of 15 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota 4Runner has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Toyota Sequoia has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity and ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Toyota 4Runner has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Toyota 4Runner

2022 Toyota Sequoia

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,515 - $56,044

Used Asking Price:

$32,994 - $48,973

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

24.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$55,609 - $70,216

Used Asking Price:

$37,049 - $60,971

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.8 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

9.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
3 / 25
3 / 15
22 / 25
23 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 31
2 / 12
2 / 12
2 / 8
3 / 31
3 / 21
10 / 12
27 / 31

Summary Review

Toyota doesn't have just one popular SUV in this segment, but two. The Toyota 4Runner is the Highlander’s more-rugged sibling.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Rugged off-road capability
  • Great for towing when properly equipped
  • Outstanding value retention (low depreciation)

  • Aging design
  • Interior space is limited by comparison to other midsize SUV / crossovers
  • Fuel economy literally half that of a Highlander Hybrid

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

TRD Sport, Limited, SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Pro, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, 40th Anniversary Special Edition

Trim Levels

SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum, Nightshade

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

270 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

278 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

5000 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

401 foot-lbs @ 3600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

7400 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4, AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 19 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

368 / 437 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5.7 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

13 / 17 / 15

Range (city/hwy):

343 / 449 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Cargo Space:

47.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

89.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

144.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

34.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

66.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

34.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

65.6 inches

Cargo Space:

18.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

120.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4400 lbs

Width:

75.8 inches

Height:

71.5 inches

Length:

190.2 inches

Wheelbase:

109.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5730 lbs

Width:

79.9 inches

Height:

77 inches

Length:

205.1 inches

Wheelbase:

122 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P265/70R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P275/65R18