2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Subaru Outback

We here at Hesser Toyota understand how difficult and, at times, overwhelming the car-buying process can be to even experienced car experts. There are so many different brands and so many different models, all claiming to be the best, that trying to whittle down all your choices to just one that fits you perfectly seems nearly impossible. But, don't worry, we're here to help!

We create these model comparison pages so that car-buyers can see how some of the newest and most popular vehicle models available today compare directly with one another. We find that it helps cut down on confusion and makes the information more easily understood. For this exercise, we're going to be comparing the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and 2018 Subaru Outback, two of the most popular midsize SUVs today. We'll look at each model's performance specs, power capabilities and interior space.

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2018 Toyota 4Runner
2018 Subaru Outback
270 HP Horsepower 175 HP
278 lbs.-ft. Torque 174 lbs.-ft.
5,000 lbs. Max Trailer Weight 2,700 lbs.
89.7 Cubic Feet Max Luggage Volume 73.3 Cubic Feet

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When you examine both models, it's easy to see why both are so popular among drivers. Each model offers impressive features and metric when it comes to power, capability and space. With that being said, when you compare the two models directly, it becomes clear that the 2018 Toyota 4runner holds the edge over its Subaru competitor.

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner far outperforms the Subaru Outback when it comes to power, offering nearly 100 more horsepower and over 100 lbs.-ft. of torque. Because of all that extra power it has over the Outback, the 4runner also has a substantially heavier maximum trailer weight capacity, over 2,000 lbs. more. Plus, with all that extra power, you still get a substantially larger interior, with over 16 cubic feet of maximum luggage volume at your disposal. This makes the 2018 Toyota 4Runner perfect for those that need space for road trips or active lifestyles.

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner isn't just a big SUV with a big engine, though, it's also one of the safest available vehicles on the road. The 4Runner has a wealth of advanced safety features and specifications to keep you and your family as safe as possible. Safety features include:

  • Side-impact door beams 

  • Tire Pressure Monitor System 

  • ToyotaCare Nost Cost Service & Roadside 

  • Star Safety System suite of safety features 

  • Safety Connect emergency system 
Want to learn more about the 2018 Toyota 4Runner? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today! 
front interior of 2018 toyota 4runner including steering wheel, dashboard, and center infotainment system
sunroof of 2018 toyota 4runner
man using center infotainment system in 2018 toyota 4runner
man loading luggage into cargo hold of 2018 toyota 4unner