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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota RAV4 bannerToyota SUVs have the latest safety and technology features you want, and the extra space your family needs. With a number of impressive models in the SUV line-up choosing only one can be challenging. To help you make an informed decision, the team at Thompson Ford in Edgewood, MD has created the following comparison. We'll be take a closer look at the highly popular Toyota 4Runner and 2018 RAV4 to help you determine which model is best for your lifestyle.

If you have any questions for one of our product specialists, please call our Toyota dealership in Edgewood, MD at (888) 415-2641.

2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota RAV4: Interior and Design

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Both the Toyota 4Runner and Toyota RAV4 have spacious, comfortable interiors to accommodate your growing family. Continue reading below to learn which Toyota SUV has the proper space and equipment for your lifestyle.

  • Cloth-trimmed seating is standard on both models
  • The 4Runner seats seven passengers, while the RAV4 seats five
  • Only the 4Runner has a power liftgate
  • Both models have a multi-function steering wheel, however the 2018 4Runner adds leather-trim and heat
  • Projector-beam headlights are standard on both models, however the RAV4 adds an auto on/off feature

2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota RAV4: Safety and Technology

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Toyota models are known for modern safety and technology options, and the 4Runner and RAV4 are no different. From the intuitive Entune™ infotainment system, to the brand exclusive Star Safety System™, these SUVs are equipped to make your daily drive enjoyable.

  • Both models cone standard with Bluetooth® connectivity, the Entune™ infotainment system, and a 6.1-in. touchscreen
  • The 4Runner and RAV4 have standard rearview cameras, however the 4Runner adds projected path technology
  • Both models have three 12V power outlets
  • Star Safety System™ is standard on both models, however only the 2018 RAV4 adds Toyota Safety Sense™ P
  • ToyotaCare™ maintenance plan is standard on the 2018 4Runner

2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Toyota RAV4: Engine and Performance

Selecting the 4Runner or RAV4 based on performance ultimately boils down to personal preference. Off-road enthusiasts will prefer the 2018 4Runner, with 9.6-in. of ground clearance and Hill Start Assist Control. The RAV4 is rated an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle and is a great choice for drivers who spend a lot of time behind the wheel. Learn more about the different engines in the 4Runner and RAV4 in the table below.

2018 Toyota 4Runner


2018 Toyota RAV4

4.0L V6


2.5L I4

270 HP


176 HP

278 lb.-ft.


172 lb.-ft.


MPG city/highway


Toyota 4Runner vs Toyota RAV4: Price and Incentives

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The Toyota 4Runner starts at $36,285 MSRP, and the 2018 RAV4 starts at $24,410 MSRP. To help you save on your new SUV, Thompson Toyota in Edgewood, MD has factory direct incentives for qualified buyers. These offers update frequently, so it is important to act quickly when you find one you may be interested in. We also encourage you to get pre-approved for financing by using our online form.

Schedule a Test Drive in Edgewood MD Today!

Do you want to take your favorite Toyota SUV for a spin? Get behind the wheel of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner or RAV4 a Thompson Toyota in Edgewood, MD. Schedule your test drive appointment by calling (888) 415-2641 or by filling out our online form.

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