2018 Toyota 4Runner

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Toyota 4Runner highlights

Customer rating


  • Stands out with serious off-road ability
  • Unique model trims aimed at everyday and enthusiast drivers
  • Optional slide-out floor offers versatile cargo space


  • The ride can be bumpy compared to other SUVs
  • The standard V6 engine is not smooth or quiet on the highway
  • It lacks many of the latest tech features

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 20 highway, 18 combined

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What is new for the 2018 Toyota 4Runner?

  • The SR5 Premium trim now comes with Running Boards as standard equipment.
  • The SR5 trim now comes with Running Boards as standard equipment.

2018 Toyota 4Runner trims

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SR5 Premium:

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Toyota 4Runner

1. Great off-road capability

Perhaps the best thing about the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is its off-road capability. It's a rugged SUV — with a V6 engine and five-speed transmission — that's built in a similar way to a pickup truck, meaning it's robust enough for those wilderness adventures. The high-ground clearance and available four-wheel drive are particularly useful for rocky and uneven terrain and there's a wealth of available features that take things to the next level. Look out for the rear-locking differential, high-low gearing, and Toyota's Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) that allows for greater wheel travel for increased grip. If you're really dedicated to the off-road life, look for the TRD Pro trim.

2. Lots of configurations

Whether you're trekking through the wilderness or doing the school run, there's a 2018 Toyota 4Runner out there for you. With six trims to choose from, this SUV can be almost anything you want it to be. As well as the TRD trims, which prioritize off-road ability, there's also the mid-range Premium trim and top-end Limited trim. The Premium model adds to the base features with power-assisted heated front seats, heated door mirrors, and Entune premium audio. The Limited goes even further with a power moonroof, front and rear parking sensors, and leather-trimmed heated and ventilated seats.

3. Versatile cargo space

Whether you go for the available third row to seat seven or choose to maximize your trunk space, you'll love how versatile the 2018 4Runner is. On models without the third row, you'll get 47.2 cu-ft in the back and 89.7 cu-ft with the second row folded. If you need to balance passenger space with cargo capabilities, the three-row models have 9 cu-ft in the back and 46.3 cu-ft behind the second row, while total cargo volume also drops slightly to 88.8 cu-ft.

For maximum flexibility look out for the sliding cargo deck (two-row models only), which extends your usable space when the trunk is open. This gives you a spot to sit, prepare your camping gear, or simply makes it easier to get things in and out.

4. Luxury touches

If you want the best of both worlds, you can have it with the 4Runner. The Limited trim is the real star of the show in this respect and the available four-wheel drive makes it plenty capable for light off-roading and when the weather turns. If you want to enjoy nature but still have access to your creature comforts, the TRD Off-road Premium is a good middle ground. This trim features four-wheel drive, a rear locking differential, and different drive modes alongside heated front seats, a reclining second row, and an available moonroof.

5. Rugged style

This is an SUV that has the capabilities to match its good looks. TRD models have extra exterior badging that nods to their credentials while leather can be found on the Limited trim. The available colors are understated and cool with a few different whites and greys to look out for alongside blue, red, and black. TRD Pro models have a special Cavalry Blue shade, that looks particularly good with the black SofTex® interior.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a midsize SUV that has plenty of interior space and can perform well in all types of terrain. Customers like the car's fuel efficiency and comfortable ride. The car also looks good on drives with friends or family.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Toyota 4Runner an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Toyota 4Runner 7th out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Toyota 4Runner features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Entune
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • JBL Sound System
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Third Row Seat

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.7"/R 32.9"

Head room

F 38.6"/R 38.6"

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Max towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.



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