2018 Toyota 4Runner Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Midnight Black Metallic
MSRP
$31,742 - $48,700
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MPG (up to)
17 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
270
Seats
5-7

How 2018 Toyota 4Runner Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.1 Overall Score
Performance 3.1Comfort 3.1Styling 3.4Value 3.2

What's New

New for the 2018 Toyota 4Runner are the Wilderness and TRD Enhancement packages. The Wilderness package brings roof-rack crossbars, all-weather floor mats and cargo tray, while the TRD Enhancement adds 17-inch matte-gray off-road wheels and a TRD-stamped aluminum front skidplate.

Toyota 4Runner Models & Trims

chevronDown icon SR5 $31,742 - $36,615
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon SR5 Premium $33,911 - $39,164
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Limited $37,201 - $43,028
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon TRD Off Road $35,134 - $40,301
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 17 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon TRD Pro $42,668 - $48,700
Horsepower: 270 hp
Engine Type: Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

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Awsome with some annoyances

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I bought a 2018 4RUNNER to replace a 1999 that is still running well but starting to need maintenance. I tried a RAv4 for a year, but never bonded with it. So I bought what I know, which is 4Runners. The car is a bit bigger and wonderful to drive except for the occasional random engine hesitation (about 1 second duration) which occurs at the worst possible times, like turning left across oncoming traffic. Appears to be a computer glitch in the drive train. This one annoyance takes the joy out of what otherwise is a perfect vehicle. As expected, gas mileage is not as good as advertised. The totally useless ECO meter is really annoying as it flashes all the time creating a distraction. Really miss the RAV4 features like proximity key unlock, adaptive cruse control, and collision avoidance more than I thought I would, but I don't miss the RAV4 at all. It also had a major problem with engine hesitation that made it just plain unsafe.

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Toyota 4runner model; sr5

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This is a great family car. It's spacious has the optional 3rd row seat. My vehicle has a 3rd row the back seats are spacious enough for adults to fit comfortably for long trips. When 3rd row seat is up there is minimal space for storage u can fit diaper bag but not a stroller. The car sits high up so as you drive u can see far ahead of you. It has a fear camera which helps eliminate blind spots when reversing. All auto windows which is nice. Touch screen radio w/navigation built in. Has air vent for SECOND row only none in third row. No lights in the 3rd row. Gas is what you expect from a 6 cylinder vehicle but does have an eco mode which helps. Beautiful car would recommend for growing family's. High safety rating.

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Love my Toyota, would definitely buy again.

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I have had no problems but I know I need to have steps installed as it sits a little high up for me and I have trouble getting in it at times. Love having the radio control and phone controls right on the steering wheel so that my eyes do not have to leave the road to use both of these. I didn't buy the limited edition as it cost about 10, 000 more and all I was concerned about was heated seats as I live in a very cold climate. I think all vehicles should come standard with heated seats, even cheaper models like Hyundai come with. I had heated seats installed after purchase but they are not adjustable as in my hubby's truck, they only have one setting and have to turn off and on as I get chilled easily.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$31,742 - $36,615
$33,911 - $39,164

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
4.0L V6 DOHC SMPI
4.0L V6 DOHC SMPI
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 (in.)
38.6 - 39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32.9 (in.)
32.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Not Available
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Not Available
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Optional
Optional
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70SR17
P265/70SR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.8 (in.)
109.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 (ft.)
37.4 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
75.8 (in.)
75.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
270 (hp)
270 (hp)

Torque

Torque
278 (ft. lbs.)
278 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
5000 (.lbs)
5000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
23 (gal.)
23 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Acceptable
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • A-Trac ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Safety Connect Emergency Sos
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags *
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Equipment > Other > Labels Oct 24, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 24, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V753000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Toyota 4Runner vehicles that SET modified to be equipped with a TRD wheel package. The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) on the certification label may be incorrect, possibly resulting in the vehicle being overloaded. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
An overloaded vehicle can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners and mail them corrected certification labels, free of charge. The recall began November 28, 2018. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET18A.
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Equipment > Other > Labels Dec 19, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 19, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V831000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Toyota 4Runner and Tundra, 2018 Toyota Highlander, RAV4 and Lexus GX460 and 2017 Toyota Sienna and Tacoma vehicles. These vehicles may have incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
An incorrect load information label can result in the operator overloading the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners and provide them with corrected labels, free of charge. The recall began on January 23, 2018. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are H0Z for Toyota vehicles, and HLF for Lexus vehicles.
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Structure > Body > Hood Nov 28, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 28, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V763000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Toyota 4Runner vehicles equipped with an accessory Billet Grille Overlay installed by SET or provided by SET and installed by SET dealers. The U-nut that secures the overlay grille may fracture, allowing the Billet Grille Overlay to detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the Billet Grille Overlay detaches while driving, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will replace the securing U-nuts with upgraded hardware, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 26, 2018. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET17C.

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