Shoppers with specific off-road performance needs often turn to the SUV segment to find their match. While an SUV is often the right move, it's important to do your research. Many SUVs, like the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, are performance-focused and a great choice for off-road enthusiasts, but others, like the 2018 Chevy Traverse, are more tailored to large family hauling.
Find an in-depth comparison of the pricing, seating capacity, cargo space, and performance offered on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Chevy Traverse below.
Which SUV model offers better off-road performance?
While the 2018 Chevy Traverse did see some performance updates for the 2018 model year, they were mostly geared towards lowering the SUVs fuel economy ratings, so it could better compete in the family-hauling segment. If daily hauling duties and carting kids around town are your main vehicle needs, the 2018 Chevy Traverse and its family-friendly focus is most likely going to be better suited to your lifestyle. If power and off-road performance are necessities for you, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is going to fit a lot better.
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner comes standard with a 4.0-liter V6 engine rated at 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque and is paired with a five-speed automatic transmission system. That power combined with adventure-ready features like a full-size spare tire, skid plates, Hill Start Assist Control, 4WD, available Toyota Crawl Control, available Multi-Terrain Select, and more means drivers can have confidence that no matter where their travels take them their 4Runner is up for the job.
Overall, the choice between the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Chevy Traverse will likely come down to driver preference and lifestyle. Active drivers who like to get lost in nature whenever possible will be pleased with the offerings in the 2018 Toyota 4Runner lineup. If you're interested and live in the Clinton or Knoxville, TN areas, the 2018 4Runner is available now at the Fox Toyota dealership. Stop by for a test drive or browse our current inventory online to see if one of our models is a good fit.