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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma  

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Drivers have a few options when searching for a performance-focused vehicle in the Toyota lineup. Whether you are looking for towing capability or off-road performance, two vehicles that will fit the bill are the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Both offer serious power and plenty of room for any equipment you need to take on the go. Though, comfort and seating vary pretty widely between models and trim levels.   

Overall, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is going to offer a lot more creature comforts and room for passengers to stretch out. If you plan on traveling frequently in groups, it may be the more practical choice. Depending on trim level, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is going to have fewer posh amenities but if you don't need anything too fancy or room for a bunch of friends, you can likely find substantial savings in the overall purchase price compared to 2018 4Runner counterparts.   

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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma
$34,810 Starting MSRP $25,400
17/21 Fuel Economy 20/23
4.0-liter V6 Base Engine 2.7-liter four-cylinder
5/7 Seating Capacity 4/5

Performance and Towing Capacity 

2018 Toyota 4Runner Performance Specs:  

  • Max Towing Capacity: 5,000 Pounds 
  • Base Horsepower: 270 
  • Ground Clearance: 9.6 Inches 
  • Key Features: Skid plates, full-size spare tire, rear power window, available sliding rear cargo deck, available Toyota Crawl Control, available Multi-Terrain Select, and more   

2018 Toyota Tacoma Performance Specs:   

  • Max Towing Capacity: 6,800 Pounds 
  • Base Horsepower: 159 
  • Ground Clearance: 9.4 Inches 
  • Key Features: Standard active safety, sliding rear window, truck bed cleat system, available hood scoop, available Bilstein shocks, available Toyota Crawl Control, available Multi-Terrain Select, and more 

For more information on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, 2018 Toyota Tacoma, and other performance-focused models in the Toyota lineup, visit the Serra Toyota dealership in Birmingham, Alabama. Our sales staff is great at matching the right person with the right vehicle and can help you choose which model is best for you based on your budget, wish list, and lifestyle. Our inventory is also available to browse online from the comfort of home. 

2018 Toyota 4Runner cargo space filled with camping gear
2018 Toyota 4Runner steering wheel and dashboard
2018 Toyota Tacoma front seats and center console
2018 Toyota Tacoma front interior


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