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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Ford Explorer

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Ford Explorer

The great thing about the crossover vehicle segment is that it offers options for all kinds of drivers, families, and lifestyles. Keeping that in mind, it is important to do your research ahead of time to make sure the vehicle you are looking at will offer you features and amenities that will enhance your current routine. Consider the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Ford Explorer for example, both offer a similar amount of space at a similar price that crossover shoppers may be drawn to. However, the vehicles were produced with different drivers in mind. The 2018 Ford Explorer was crafted to be a comfortable family-hauler while the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is more at home off the road than on. If you are looking for a vehicle that can keep up with your next big adventure, the 2018 4Runner is for you. If traditional is what you are after, you may be happier with the 2018 Explorer.

2018 Toyota 4Runner


2018 Ford Explorer

$34,410 Starting MSRP $31,990
4.0-liter V6  Base Engine 3.5-liter V6
7 Max Seating Capacity 7
89.7 cubic feet  Cargo Space 80.7 cubic feet

Seating Capacities and Interior Space

Both the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Ford Explorer offer a max seating capacity of seven thanks to the available third-row seat in the 2018 4Runner that stretches the normal seating capacity of five. However, considering the different features offered by the two crossover SUV models, we suggest utilizing the spaces a little differently. If you will be using your vehicle primarily as a family-hauler and need seating for seven, we suggest going with the 2018 Ford Explorer which is more suited to daily drives around town. While the 2018 4Runner can seat seven in a pinch, it is far better suited as an outdoor recreational vehicle than as a family hauler. We recommend skipping the optional third-row seat to make even more room for your gear unless you want the option to offer your friends a quick ride in a pinch. With that being said, both vehicles have high-quality interiors that can help to make getting to wherever you are going enjoyable whether that be a camping hotspot or your favorite local restaurant.

Car shoppers interested in taking their travels to the next level can find the 2018 Toyota 4Runner available now at the Fox Toyota dealership in Clinton, TN. For more information, browse additional research pages and blog posts on the Fox Toyota website or click the button below.