The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a midsize SUV whose hardware, ground clearance and cargo storage make it perfect for off-road adventures. Like many Toyotas, the 4Runner comes in a small handful of trim levels. These trim levels have few, if any options, which makes the selection process a little easier.
The four primary trims are SR5, TRD Off-Road, TRD Pro and Limited. Upgrades between them largely consist of creature comforts, like seat heating or navigation, and features that improve the vehicle's off-road capabilities. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the SR5 and Limited, while four-wheel drive is optional for these trims and standard everywhere else. All versions come with a 4.0-liter V6 engine, five-speed automatic transmission and 5,000-pound tow rating.
The SR5 is equipped much like how you would expect for an entry-level model, but still comes with a touchscreen, power-adjustable seats and five 12-volt power outlets. It's also available with a third-row that ups seat capacity to seven. The TRD Off-Road is worth the small increase in the asking price for its locking differential and access it provides to off-road-specific features, including Toyota's trick Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS). It also uses wider wheels and gains a crawl control function for slippery surfaces. Both the SR5 and TRD Off-Road are available in Premium subtrims that add comfort features such as heated front seats, upgraded upholstery, heated power outside mirrors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
The TRD Pro boasts an off-road-specific suspension that includes remote reservoir shocks, all-terrain tires and a front skid plate. One step above is the top-of-the-line Limited, which focuses primarily on luxury. It has 20-inch wheels, leather, heated and ventilated seats, and a 15-speaker JBL stereo. Like the SR5, a third row is available. The Limited costs nearly the same as the TRD Pro, but lacks the off-road capability available in that trim. Considering the strength of the 4Runner is in how it tackles the unpaved stuff, it's worth looking at the TRD trims instead.
While the 4Runner is priced competitively versus other midsize SUVs, it doesn't quite match the commuting comfort and technology features offered elsewhere. But as one of the few truck-based SUVs left on the market, the 4Runner satisfies off-road desires in a way that most other SUVs can't. If that sounds appealing, let Edmunds help find the perfect 2018 Toyota 4Runner for you.
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Review I went from a 07 Honda coupe (5 passengers) to the 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 premium with 3rd row seat (7 passengers) Quite a change, more space, newer vehicle, compared to other suvs I think they could of done a little better work in the interior entertainment for kids, considering it?s a family suv. Inside is super simple but we like it so far.
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Is the 2018 Toyota 4runner safe? The 2018 Toyota 4runner earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
What options are available on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner?
Available Toyota 4Runner 2018 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: SR5, Limited, SR5 Premium, TRD OFF-ROAD Premium, Sport Edition, TRD OFF-ROAD, Trail, TRD PRO, Trail Premium, SR5 V6, Base
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Classic Silver Metallic, Super White, Blizzard Pearl, Nautical Blue Metallic, Black, Barcelona Red Metallic, Titanium Metallic, Natural White, Galactic Gray Mica, Attitude Black Metallic, Salsa Red Pearl, Pacific Blue Metallic, Dorado Gold Pearl, Millennium Silver Metallic, Shoreline Blue Pearl, Driftwood Pearl, Imperial Jade Mica, Shadow Mica, Stratosphere Mica, Dorado Gold, White, Beige Pearl Metallic, Cardinal Red, Cavalry Blue, Imperial Jade/Imperial, Inferno, Quicksand, Stellar Blue Pearl, Sunfire Red Pearl, Thunder Cloud/Thunder
Interior Colors: Black leather, Graphite cloth, Black cloth, Graphite leatherette, Black leatherette, Sand Beige leather, Redwood Leather leather, Sand Beige cloth, Sand Beige leatherette, Stone, Stone cloth, Gray, Sand Beige premium cloth, Black/Graphite premium cloth, Dark Charcoal cloth, Taupe cloth, Dark Charcoal, Oak, Taupe, Graphite premium cloth