2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Subaru Outback

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Subaru Outback

When your vehicle needs go far beyond transporting the family from point A to point B, it can be a little harder to find exactly what you need at a dealership. Luckily, the Toyota lineup has a vehicle for everyone, including the 2018 Toyota 4Runner which stands apart from the rest of the lineup as a serious off-road contender. Car shoppers looking at the 2018 Toyota 4Runner as a possible next outdoor adventure vehicle are likely also looking at the 2018 Subaru Outback, another favorite in the off-road segment. Find vehicle specs and off-road features for each model listed below to help you find out which model is the right choice for you.

2018 Toyota 4Runner


2018 Subaru Outback

$34,610 Starting MSRP $25,895
270 Base Horsepower 175
4.0-Liter V6 Base Engine 2.5-Liter four-cylinder
89.7 cubic feet Base Cargo Space 73.3 cubic feet

Off-Road Performance

As you can see from the specs above, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner does come with a steep price increase compared to the 2018 Outback. However, it also comes with a more capable engine package, a much larger cargo space, and a long list of off-road ready features meant to help you tackle even the most unforgiving terrain. Check out some of the standard and available off-road performance features found on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner below.

  • Body-on-Frame Design
  • 5,000 Pound Tow Capacity When Properly Equipped
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Downhill Assist Control
  • Skid Plates
  • Full-Size Spare Tire
  • Ventilated Disc Brakes 
  • Crawl Control
  • Multi-Terrain Select
  • Locking Rear Differential

This is just a small peek into what the 2018 Toyota 4Runner can offer. Stop by the Rochester Toyota dealership in Rochester MN at 4365 Canal Place Southeast to talk with one of our sales representatives more in-depth about the model. Or, browse our selection online to see if any of the 2018 4Runner models stand out. We look forward to working with you to find your dream vehicle.