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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder  

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

An SUV is a perfect choice for an active family. With plenty of seating and cargo space for kids, adults and all of the gear that comes with them, SUVs provide the versatility active families need for daily hauling, sporting events, weekend travel, and more. Families who are particularly active outdoors may be interested in the 2018 Toyota 4Runner for its off-road performance capabilities. Today, we are going to put it up against another performance-focused SUV, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder, to see what each has to offer for families on the go.   

The 2019 Toyota 4Runner offers a little more interior versatility than the 2018 Pathfinder thanks to a larger cargo space area and an available third-row seat. Families who need the extra seats can choose the third-row configuration while families who don't can use that extra space for even more cargo-hauling capability.  

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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Nissan Pathfinder
$34,810 Starting MSRP $31,040
4.0-liter V6 Base Engine 3.5-liter V6
5/7 Seating Capacity 7
89.7 cubic feet Cargo Space 79.5 cubic feet

Which SUV offers better performance?  

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Performance Features

  • 6,000-Pound Max Towing Capacity
  • 284 Max Horsepower
  • 259 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • Available Intelligent 4x4 4WD
  • Available Selectable Drive Modes

2018 Toyota 4Runner Performance Features

  • 278 Pound-Feet of Torque
  • Full-Size Spare Tire
  • 4WD or 4WD with Active Traction Control
  • Toyota Crawl Control
  • Multi-Terrain Select
  • Power Rear Window
  • 5,000-Pound Max Towing Capacity 
  • Available TRD Bilstein High-Performance Shocks 
  • Available Sliding Rear Cargo Deck

The 2018 Nissan Pathfinder offers a slightly higher maximum towing capacity, so drivers who are using their SUV solely for family transport and towing may be better suited to that vehicle. However, when comparing all of the available features and specs, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner stands out as the clear performance powerhouse with specialty features that allow for true go-anywhere capability.

For more information on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, visit the Serra Toyota dealership in Birmingham, Alabama. SUV shoppers can browse the current 2018 Toyota 4Runner inventory online from the comfort of home 24/7. For a more personal interaction, connect with a Serra Toyota dealership by calling 205-847-1841 or visiting in person during normal business hours.

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


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