When comparing the Toyota FJ Cruiser's and the Toyota Highlander's specifications and ratings, the Toyota FJ Cruiser has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Toyota FJ Cruiser's and the Toyota Highlander's specifications and ratings, the Toyota Highlander is a better car than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Toyota FJ Cruiser vs. Toyota Highlander Pricing
A used 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser ranges from $23,205 to $43,993 while a used 2014 Toyota Highlander is priced between $14,991 to $25,995.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Toyota FJ Cruiser’s base engine makes 260 horsepower, and the Toyota Highlander base engine makes 185 horsepower. The FJ Cruiser is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 380 miles. The Highlander is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 480 miles. This gives the Toyota Highlander the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Toyota FJ Cruiser. Both models use gasoline.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Toyota Highlander has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.