The Rugged New Toyota 4Runner

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a great off-road vehicle. It's a rugged, old-school SUV that isn't built for smooth, responsive handling on the road. It is tough as nails, though, and handles rough terrain like a pro. There are only a few new options available for 2018. Otherwise, the new 4Runner remains unchanged.


How many trim levels are there for the 2018 4Runner?

There are six 4Runner models available: the SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro and Limited. The SR5, SR5 Premium and Limited are available in either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive trims. The TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium and TRD Pro are only available in the four-wheel-drive trim.


Is Toyota offering any nice upgrade packages on the 2018 4Runner?

There are six optional upgrade packages available for the 2018 4Runner. A sliding rear cargo deck and under-floor storage is available on all models. Running boards are available on all trim levels except the Limited. The Entune Premium Audio package with Integrated Navigation and App Suite is available for the SR5 and TRD Off-Road trim. It comes standard in the TRD Off-Road Premium and TRD Pro trims. Toyota's Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) is available on the TRD Off-Road, and TRD Off-Road Premium trim levels. The KDSS is highly recommended for improved off-road stability.


Are 2018 Toyota 4Runners expensive?

Base prices for the 4Runner range from $34,410 for the SR5 to $47,725 for the Limited. These prices are comparable to its closest competitor ??? the Jeep Wrangler.


Does the new 4Runner get good gas mileage?

It gets fairly good gas mileage for an SUV. You can expect to get about 17 mpg in the city and 20 to 21 mpg on the highway.


What kind of engine does the 2018 4Runner come with?

All 4Runner models and trim levels come with a 4.0-L V6 DOHC 24-Valve engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing. This is a 270-hp engine that gets 278 lb.-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. The 4Runner has a Low Emission Vehicle II (LEV-II) rating.


What type of infotainment system comes standard on the 2018 4Runner?

Each trim level comes with Toyota's Entune entertainment system. The SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium and TRD Pro trim levels come with either Entune Audio Plus or Entune Premium Audio. These systems include Integrated Navigation and App Suite with the Entune Multimedia Bundle. The Multimedia Bundle includes an AM/FM radio, CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, eight speakers, 2 USB ports, iPod connectivity, Bluetooth wireless music streaming capability and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a complimentary three-month free trial period.<br><br>The Limited trim level comes standard with the Entune Premium JBL system which includes 15 JBL GreenEdge speakers.


How many people is the 4Runner built to carry?

Five to seven people can ride in the 2018 4Runner. It just depends on which seating configuration you choose.


How much weight can the new 4Runner tow?

You can tow up to 5,000 pounds with the 2018 4Runner. An integrated towing hitch receiver and wiring harness with 4-pin and 7-pin connectors come standard on all trim models.


Does the new 4Runner have any hi-tech safety features?

The 2018 4Runner doesn't come with the new, hi-tech safety features that other new Toyotas have. It does have some decent safety features, though. For example, all trim levels come with the Star Safety System. That includes traction control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, smart stop technology and vehicle stability control.


Is the new 4Runner roomy?

The 2018 4Runner has plenty of cargo space. With the second and third row of seats folded flat, you get 88.8 cubic feet of cargo space. If you only fold down the third row of seats, you still get 46.3 cubic feet of space. There is 9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row of seats when it is in the upright position.

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