2018 Toyota 4Runner

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$34,810–$45,160 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Customizable Entune system
  • Gauge cluster offers scrolling info screen
  • Off-road capability

The Bad

  • Tall step-in height
  • Single powertrain
  • Heavy
  • Clumsy on-road driving manners

Notable Features of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner

  • New Wilderness and TRD Enhancement packages
  • TRD Pro Series version available
  • Seats five, or seven with optional third row
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • V-6 engine standard

2018 Toyota 4Runner Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Toyota's 4Runner retains its body-on-frame architecture for 2018 and its ability to seat up to seven when equipped with an optional third row. It's powered by a V-6 engine and faces competition from the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

New for 2018

The new Wilderness Package adds roof-rack crossbars, all-weather floor liners and a cargo tray. The TRD Enhancement Package, which is available for TRD versions of the SUV, adds 17-inch TRD matte-gray alloy wheels and a TRD aluminum front skid plate.


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

The experience of driving a 4 Runner is so differe

by My new white soldier. from Mentor, Ohio on August 15, 2018

I love how rugged this vehicle feels. Like it owns the road. Yet it is smooth and comfortable. In addition the 4 Runner feels so solid all around you and makes you feel safe. I am loving more ... Read full review

(1.0)

FALSE ADVERTISING

by JOHN J on August 10, 2018

THIS DEALERSHIP ADVERTISED 2018 4RNNNER PRO AT $43, 688. I TOLD THEM I WOULD BUY IT AND GAVE THEM MY LOAN APPROVAL. WAITED ALL DAY FOR A PO AND THEY SOLD THE VEHICLE DURING THE PROCESS.. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Toyota

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, Carfax vehicle history report, travel protection and toll-free assistance line

  • Limited Warranty

    1 year / 12,000 miles

    Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase. Powertrain: 7 years/100,000 miles from original in-service date ($50 deductible) Note: In AL, FL, GA, NC and SC, 7-year/100,000 mile limited warranty coverage begins Jan. 1 of the vehicle's model year and zero (0) odometer miles and expires at the earlier of seven years or 100,000 odometer miles. Hybrid: 8-year/100,000 mile warranty on Factory HV Battery for Toyota Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 85,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 160 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 4Runner received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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