|2018 Toyota 4Runner||vs||2018 Honda CR-V|
|4.0L 6-Cylinder||Engine||1.5L 4-Cylinder|
|270 HP @ 5600 rpm||Horsepower||190 HP @ 5600 rpm|
|17 City/21 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||26 City / 32 Highway mpg*|
"It’s no secret that at the core of a superior off-road vehicle lies a body-on-frame construction. 4Runner is one of the last SUVs to still be built this way, keeping true to a heritage that has proven that body-on-frame is the answer to extreme ruggedness."
There is no shortage of 5-passenger SUVs to select from these days. The 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Honda CR-V are among the most popular in the class so here’s a quick run-down to help you decide which one is best for you:
Sticking to its roots, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner still sports the tough, truck-like look the model has become known and loved for. Elevated, square wheel wells and a rugged front-end really set it apart from the competition, and the six available trim levels will help any potential buyer find a perfect fit. On the other hand, despite a makeover for 2017, the 2018 Honda CR-V stuck with a generic crossover look which avoids standing out in any way. The result is a clean but conventional appearance.
If you’re looking for a car that is as fun to drive as it looks, you may be right at home in the 4Runner which houses a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 270 horsepower. It can also be equipped with part-time 4WD which is a must for many New York residents. The CR-V sports a 2WD 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that maxes out at 184 horsepower. While this may save you a bit on gas, it’ll cost you by delivering an underwhelming driving experience overall. If you opt for the AWD model, the engine changes to a 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder which gives a mere 6 horsepower boost.
The Toyota 4Runner features a well laid out interior built with durable materials. While it comes standard as a five-passenger SUV, it can be equipped with a 50/50 split third-row to bring it up to a seven-passenger capacity. It hosts 47.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row versus 39.2 cubic feet in the CR-V. With the second row folded, the CR-V maxes out at of 75.8 cubic feet, whereas the 4Runner can achieve 89.7 cubic feet with its 20/40/20 split second row laid down. As far as materials are concerned, both models come with cloth seats standard but can be upgraded to leather if desired.
Both models feature safety features such as daytime running lights, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, rollover sensors and side airbags. The 4Runner now also features knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, which helps prevent knee injuries in front-end collisions.
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner offers many thrilling tech features such as an integrated backup camera, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Bluetooth® phone integration and Entune™ Premium Audio. It also can be equipped with the Multi-Terrain Select system which gives the driver added control in different off-road scenarios, perfect to give you peace of mind in unpredictable New York weather! While it doesn’t offer the off-road capabilities, the Honda CR-V does feature a backup camera, HondaLink, phone integration and satellite radio depending on the selected trim.
The Toyota difference.
For a truly personal car buying experience, visit us at Penn Toyota in Greenvale, NY. We are conveniently located to service the Valley Stream, Long Island, Bayside and Westbury areas of New York. Come over to Greenvale to test drive a 2018 Toyota 4Runner today and see what you’ve been missing!