Only a few SUVs have the same level of recognition as the Toyota 4Runner. Launched in 1984, 4Runner became a smaller and more affordable Toyota as a legendary Land Cruiser alternative. Over time, 4Runner has earned its own reputation as a durable vehicle and off-road capabilities.
In most reviews, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is excellent for its off-road ability and strong V6 engine. It’s also practical to transport people or cargo thanks to the available three-row seats and 90 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. Do not expect to drive like a car-based crossover, since this is a traditional SUV. If all you need is a city vehicle, there’s a better choice.
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a midsize SUV sold in six trim levels: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro and Limited. The SR5 and Limited are available in two or three-row seating configurations, while the remaining trim levels have seat five.
All 2018 Toyota 4Runner come standard with a 4.0-liter V6 that produces 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic is the only transmission offered and has 5,000-pound tow rating. The SR5 and Limited can be had in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive (part-time system on SR5 and full-time system on the Limited). The rest of trim levels are 4WD-only. A low-range transfer case comes standard on 4WD versions of the SR5, TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro trim levels.