2018 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2018 GMC Acadia

One of the frustrations we hear all the time from potential customers is that there's so much information on so many models and trims, that it can be difficult to separate the vital information from the rest. We understand these concerns and hope these research pages help to alleviate some of that frustration with car buyers. In these pages, we try to highlight what we think are the most important specs and features of vehicles so customers can make the most informed choice when it comes to car buying.

For this example, we're going to be comparing two of the most popular SUVs available today: the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 GMC Acadia. Both SUVs come from brands with strong reputations for reliable and high-quality vehicles. We'll be comparing the 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium trim, because that's the most available trim at Hesser Toyota, and the 2018 GMC Acadia SL Front-wheel Drive.

2018 toyota 4runner vs 2018 gmc acadia

2018 Toyota 4Runner VS 2018 GMC Acadia
270 horsepower Horsepower 193 horsepower
278 lb.-ft. Torque 188 lb.-ft.
47.2 cubic feet Interior Cargo Volume 12.8 cubic feet
89.7 cubic feet Max Interior Cargo Volume 79.0 cubic feet

2018 Toyota 4Runner Separates Itself from the Rest

As you can see, although both SUVs offer good performance capabilities and roomy interiors, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner surpasses the 2018 GMC Acadia significantly in all of the categories shown. The Toyota 4Runner's 4.0-liter V6 engine outdoes the GMC Acadia's 2.5liter I-4 engine substantially in both horsepower and torque. Horsepower and torque, especially when it comes to sizable SUVs, are very important for overall drive-quality, and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner has plenty of that to spare.

But it's not all about big engines and torque, SUV-buyers also want space to fit all their luggage and cargo. Many times, it’s the biggest priority when it comes to choosing between SUVs. Again, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner exceeds the 2018 GMC Acadia by a wide margin. Whether it’s the standard interior cargo volume or the maximum interior cargo volume, it's no question the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is much roomier than the 2018 GMC Acadia.

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner also comes with a suite of advanced safety features and driver-assist technology that prevents, mitigates, and responds in the case of a collision. Features include:

  • Stability Control 
  • Traction Control 
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution 
  • Brake Assist 
  • Smart Stop Technology 
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children 
  • Safety Connect® 
  • ToyotaCare with no cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance. 

Want to learn more or take the 2018 Toyota 4Runner for a test drive? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota who would be happy to help!

2018 toyota 4runner rear cargo loading
2018 toyota 4runner sunroof
2018 toyota 4runner front interior
2018 toyota 4runner center touchscreen

Find Out About the Safety & Tech Features of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner

Have you ever wanted to break out of the mold and blaze your own trail, to just get in the car and go wherever the wind takes you? Feel the freedom of the breeze blowing through the windows while the radio plays loud and you leave all your weekday worries behind you. With the off-road abilities of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner you can feel confident taking the road less travelled. The 2018 Toyota 4Runner also has advanced technology features that keep you connected as you temporarily escape your everyday annoyances. Whether taking the 2018 Toyota 4Runner on an off-road adventure or cruising down the highway, its standard safety features are constantly monitoring the path ahead for potential hazards and keeping you aware of them.