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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Chevy Traverse  

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Chevy Traverse

When it comes to passenger and cargo hauling versatility, a three-row SUV's functionality simply can't be beat. Fold-flat third-row seats allow drivers to easily customize their vehicle on each trip out the door to accommodate passengers or larger cargo items. Select three-row models like the 2018 Toyota 4Runner also tack on specialty off-road features that allow for premium performance and off-road capability on top of interior versatility.   

Let's take a look at the comparable 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Chevy Traverse to see what mix of value, versatility, and performance each model brings to the table below.  

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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Chevy Traverse
$34,810 Starting MSRP $29,930
4.0-liter V6 Base Engine 3.6-liter V6
5/7 Seating Capacity 7/8
SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro, Limited Trim Levels L, LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, High Country

Which SUV is better for off-roading?  

When it comes time to choose between the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Chevy Traverse, SUV shoppers will need to take into consideration their lifestyle. Those looking for an SUV that prioritizes family hauling may be more interested in the 2018 Chevy Traverse or the competitive 2018 Toyota Highlander. Those interested in a go-anywhere adventure vehicle will be most happy with what the 2018 Toyota 4Runner has to offer.   

Every 2018 Toyota 4Runner comes equipped with a base level of off-roading equipment including fog lights, skid plates, a rear power outlet, projector beam headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, mudguards, a rear liftgate window, a rearview camera with projected path, a double-wishbone front suspension, Hill Start Assist Control, Downhill Assist Control, and more.  

For serious off-roaders, we suggest one of the TRD trims on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner that come equipped with available features like Multi-Terrain Select, Active Traction Control, Crawl Control, a locking rear differential, a full-size spare tire, and more. 

If you are interested in upgrading to the adventure-loving 2018 Toyota 4Runner, you can find in stock models ready for test drive and purchase at the Serra Toyota dealership in Birmingham, Alabama now. Connect with a Serra Toyota dealership representative by filling out the form below. 


2018 Toyota 4Runner steering wheel and dashboard
2018 Toyota 4Runner touchscreen display
2018 Toyota 4Runner sunroof
2018 Toyota 4Runner cargo space filled with camping gear


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