Comparison - Toyota Highlander Platinum 2020 - vs - BMW X4 M40i 2020

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
48,800
Updated: 
19 Dec 2019
$
61,000
Updated: 
23 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.90gals
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
MOON DUST
#8898AC
BLIZZARD PEARL
#F3F2F2
MAGNETIC GRAY METALLIC
#494848
CELESTIAL SILVER METALLIC
#828387
MIDNIGHT BLACK METALLIC
#00031E
RUBY FLARE PEARL
#740000
OPULENT AMBER
#6F6459
BLUEPRINT
#323F7B
Color: 
FLAMENCO RED METALLIC
#A5413E
SUNSTONE METALLIC
#CAC3B5
PHYTONIC BLUE METALLIC
#13264A
DARK GRAPHITE METALLIC
#3C3C3C
GLACIER SILVER METALLIC
#8E8F93
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
#252627
CARBON BLACK METALLIC
#2E333F
ALPINE WHITE
#DADADA
Jet Black
#000000

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

With three rows of seating and plenty of cargo space, the 2020 Toyota Highlander is a practical choice for families. Toyota's mid-size SUV is all new for 2020 and offers many useful improvements and extra features not found in the outgoing 2019 model.
For 2020, the Highlander gets an interior makeover to match its updated exterior styling. Base L and mid-range LE Highlander models can seat eight passengers using bench seats in both the second and third rows, but a seven-seat arrangement with second-row captain's chairs is available on higher trims. An 8.0-inch infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability is standard but the Highlander Limited and Platinum both get a larger 12.3-inch display; onboard Wi-Fi and an 11-speaker JBL audio system are both available as well.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s impressive fuel economy may win us over.

Pros
Spacious interior
High-mpg hybrid
Upgraded infotainment

Cons
Busy styling
Rivals’ turbos may be faster
Stiff competition

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fully redesigned for 2020.Increased cargo room behind the third row.Android Auto and Apple Car Play finally added.Part of the fourth Highlander generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Comfortable, quiet ride
Good power and response from standard V6 engine
Upscale interior materials
Increased number of standard and optional safety features

Cons
Third row is kids-only
No seat height adjustment for front passenger
Evolutionary cabin design
Doesn't feel like a redesign from the ground up

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 BMW X4 offers powerful engine performance, lithe handling, and an upscale cabin with user-friendly features, but it trails the competition in terms of interior space. This luxury compact SUV does not have an overall score or ranking because it hasn’t been fully crash tested.

Pros
Enjoyable ride and handling
Potent turbocharged engines
User-friendly infotainment system
Handsome interior

Cons
Snug rear headroom
Below-average cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

Fresh off its 2019 redesign, the X4 carries over into 2020 with minimal changes. The biggest news is that the twin-turbo six-cylinder of the M40i gets a serious boost in power, from 355 to 382. Base models add BMW's Comfort Access system as standard equipment. This system allows you to access the vehicle without removing the key fob from your pocket.

Pros
Snazzy exterior design,
good fuel economy,
entertaining driving dynamics from both trim levels.

Cons
Stingy cargo capacity relative to that of rival crossovers,
slim selection of standard driver-assistance features,
Android Auto is conspicuously absent.

By: 
caranddriver.com

No significant changes for 2020.Part of the second X4 generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Both available engines are smooth, powerful and fuel-efficient
Easy personalization thanks to abundant standard and optional features
Impressive handling for an SUV

Cons
Sloping roofline compromises rear headroom and cargo space
Android Auto is not available
Pricey when fully optioned

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
AUTOMATIC COMBINED (mpg) 23
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
263ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
365ft-lbs
at 1 520rpm
Horsepower: 
295hp
at 6 600rpm
382hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
40.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Birds eye camera
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Variable Sport Steering
Dynamic Cruise Control
3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
187.50in
Width: 
76.00in
76.30in
Height: 
68.10in
63.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.00in
Front Track: 
65.30in
63.20in
Rear Track: 
65.40in
65.60in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
112.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
40.30
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
40.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
57.50in
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.50
Rear Hip Room: 
57.00in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
35.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.30cu.ft
50.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
18.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4450.00lbs
4323.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-free power liftgate
120V 2nd-row power outlet
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Power windows with key-off operation; "one-touch" opening and closing of all door windows, anti-trapping feature
Power tailgate
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
3-zone automatic climate control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Automatic climate control with micro-filter and air recirculation
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1200 Watts Stereo Output
11-speaker
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
USB With External Media Control
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Enhanced smartphone connectivity with additional microphone, USB connections, and ability for simultaneous device pairing
HD Radio™ with "multicast" FM station reception
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 1-year All Access subscription
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo with Radio Data System (RDS)
HiFi Sound System with 12-speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier
Systems, speakers and more.
Live Cockpit Professional features a 12.3" instrument cluster, and 10.25" central information display. The multi-input iDrive 7.0 system is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller. The modern design of the digital instrument cluster
205 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
12 Total Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Panoramic moonroof with fully automatic, 2-piece glass panel, power slide and lift control, wind deflector, and power interior sunshade
Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed and automatic headlight control
Rear-window defroster
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20-in
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Spare — temporary spare tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All-season run-flat
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
ventilated anti-lock disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
BMW's Active Protection System detects imminent accidents, then prepares by automatically pretensioning safety belts, closing windows and activating post-crash braking; includes Fatigue and Focus Alert feature
Head Protection System (HPS), front and rear
Park Distance Control, front and rear
Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts (for installation of child-restraint seats)
Central locking system on driver and front passenger doors (leaves fuel filler door unlocked)
Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
Impact sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors; and turns on hazard and interior lights
Adaptive Brakelights
Anti-theft alarm system
BMW Remote Services includes Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Remote Door Unlock and My BMW Remote app
Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking including Daytime Pedestrian Detection
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Four Season Floor Liner/Mat Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Driving Assistance Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Alloy Wheel Locks
Special Color
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Protector - Chrome
Body Side Moldings
Running Boards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey Wheels W/Performance Non-Run-Flat Tires
Roof Rails In High-Gloss Shadowline
Space-Saver Spare
21" M Double-Spoke Cerium Grey Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Carpet Mat Package
Ambient Lighting
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Front Ventilated Seats
Heated Front Seats
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Wireless Charging

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#191919
Graphite, leather
#404042
Harvest Beige, leather
#C0AB91
Glazed Caramel, leather
#8A582F
Color: 
Black Vernasca w/Red Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Tacora Red Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#9C615B
Black Vernasca w/Blue Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Cognac Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#9C745B
Oyster Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#C4C0B5
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Mocha Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#5A5653
Canberra Beige/Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#D9D3C7
Black Vernasca w/Contrast sitting and piping, leather
#000000
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Fiona Red/Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#935B4E
Tartufo Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D7866