Family loading a cooler and wakeboard into the back of a 2019 Toyota 4Runner

Does the Toyota 4Runner or Highlander offer a larger interior cabin?

Are you interested in a Toyota SUV but you aren’t sure which one is the best fit? We compare the cabin and cargo space on the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Toyota Highlander below to see which offers shoppers more room for passengers and gear and which has a better selection of amenities. Keep reading to learn more.

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2019 4Runner vs 2019 Highlander: Cabin and Cargo Space

2019 Toyota 4Runner exterior in blue

2019 Toyota Highlander exterior in red

Cabin Space

In terms of overall size, the 2019 Toyota Highlander is just a touch longer than the 2019 4Runner. Both are roughly the same width, and the 2019 4Runner has the edge on height, which is largely due to higher ground clearance. Inside, the cabins both feel very spacious. The Highlander’s cabin is more geared towards passenger travel and the 2019 4Runner’s cabin is more geared towards cargo storage.

The 2019 Highlander comes standard with seating for eight passengers and offers 13.8 cubic feet behind the third-row seats for extra necessities. The 2019 4Runner offers standard seating for five with an optional third-row that includes two additional seats. Behind the second-row seats, a healthy 46.3 cubic feet of cargo space is available (less so when the third-row seat is installed).

Available Amenities

In addition to more standard seating for passengers, the 2019 Highlander continues its appeal to back-seat riders with popular amenities like USB ports throughout all three rows and an available rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 4Runner continues to focus on its capability with interior amenities like an available sliding rear cargo deck, available heated and ventilated seats, and an in-cabin 120-volt outlet.

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Find the 2019 Toyota 4Runner and 2019 Toyota Highlander Lineups in St. Louis, Mo

Still unsure of which Toyota SUV should be your next purchase? Let the team at Ackerman Toyota in St. Louis, MO help. We are pros at pairing the right driver with the right vehicle and can help walk you through each model more in depth. Already made up your mind? Start shopping our available inventory online now!