2018 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2018 Honda Pilot

There was a time not all that long ago where the Toyota 4Runner and its Honda counterpart were fierce rivals. However, automakers are prone to shifting focus and that is exactly what Toyota hasn’t done with its off-road-ready SUV. A comparison of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2018 Honda Pilot will clearly illustrate how the former has stayed true to its roots whereas the new Pilot went the way of the crossover SUV. The most glaring difference between the two vehicles is that the 2018 4Runner is a genuine body-on-frame SUV that is built to handle some of the roughest terrain imaginable, while the 2018 Pilot uses a unibody construction which provides some benefits – just not in the mud. The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is currently available at the Spitzer Toyota showroom. Potential customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 412-365-4281.

Toyota has doubled down on the off-road credibility of the 2018 4Runner by offering several systems conceived by Toyota Racing Development, the shop that outfits many of the top professional racing teams. Future owners of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner can choose TRD-branded trim grades that are equipped with the automaker’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, Toyota CRAWL control which maintains a constant speed while traveling on rough terrain, so the driver can focus on steering as well as a true four-wheel-drive system for when the going really gets tough. The 2018 Pilot can be equipped with Honda’s all-wheel-drive capability, but it won’t have the same potential for getting through mud, sand and other rough terrain. In terms of cargo capacity, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner holds a distinct advantage, holding up to 89.7 cubic-feet of cargo.

 

2018 Toyota 4Runner

Vs.

2018 Honda Pilot

4.0-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
270/278 Horsepower/Torque 280/262
Five-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
89.7 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 83.9 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

Both the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and its 2018 Honda Pilot rival are powered by V-6 engines. And it’s even true that the Pilot’s engine makes a little bit more power. However, this doesn’t really change the fact that the 2018 4Runner can still tow the same amount of weight as the Honda Pilot and it’s still better suited for its purpose as an off-road vehicle. The 2018 4Runner also offers an option for a third row of seats, like its recently redesigned Honda Pilot competitor.

 

 

A photo of the infotainment system used in the 2018 Toyota 4Runner.
A photo of the available sunroof in the 2018 Toyota 4Runner.
An interior photo of the front dashboard of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner.
A photo of the cargo area in the back of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner.

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