4-cylinder vs 6-cylinder engine on new 2016 Highlander?

powayrogerpowayroger Member Posts: 1
edited February 2016 in Toyota
We’re looking at the Toyota Highlander LE. I am worried about the 4-cylinder engine. Moving up to the LE plus with the 6-cylinder engine is a little bit out of our price range (Paying cash). My concern is if the 4-cylinder engine can really handle the Highlander. I’m worried that it can’t, putting added strain on the engine, thus reducing its life (I like to own my vehicles for a long, long time.).



  • texasestexases Member Posts: 10,535
    I'd get the 6. One of the best out there. The 4 would be strained. 
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    I would tend to agree, although that's a pretty healthy 4 cylinder with 2.7L and 185 horsepower; nonetheless, the V6 has 250HP and is nearly the same in fuel efficiency---so the only "downside" is, as you say, the extra initial cost.

    I guess your decision also depends on your local geography and what you plan to do with the vehicle.
  • tfm70tfm70 Member Posts: 20
    I own a 2011 Toyota Tacoma with essentially the same engine and I don't think you will be happy with the 4 cylinder.
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