2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Subaru Outback

The team here at J Pauley Toyota knows just how overwhelming and daunting the hunt for a new vehicle can be. Even for the experienced buyer, with so many developments each year, it's hard to keep all of the facts and information that's thrown at you straight. When it comes to a midsize crossover or SUV, the market is huge. There are a lot of options out there, so we want to help make it easier for you.

To help you in your search for a new midsize crossover or SUV, we put together this page. On this page, we'll be looking at a comparison of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner vs the 2018 Subaru Outback. Both of these models are well-loved by drivers and boast impressive features and specs. As we usually do with model comparisons, we'll be cutting the fact, and analyzing what really matters to drivers currently in the market. Keep reading this page for our rundown of the 2018 4Runner vs the 2018 Subaru Outback.

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2018 Toyota 4Runner
2018 Subaru Outback
270 HP Max Engine Horsepower 175 HP
278 lbs.-ft. Max Engine Torque 174 lbs.-ft.
5,000 lbs. Max Towing Capacity 2,700 lbs.
89.7 Cubic Feet Max Cargo Space 73.3 Cubic Feet

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As we mentioned earlier, both of these models have impressive reputations that precede themselves. As far as power, space, and capability, both offer impressive metrics in their own right. When you look at the two models directly, however, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner takes the cake.

If we look just at engine power for a moment, you can see that the Toyota 4Runner comes out ahead. With a max horsepower of 270, it's almost 100 horses more powerful than it's Subaru counterpart. With all of that extra power, the Toyota 4Runner is able to maximize towing capacity at 5,000 pounds. This is nearly double that of the 2018 Subaru Outback. The 2018 4Runner's larger engine translates to a larger vehicle overall, with substantially more cargo volume than the Outback. The 2018 4Runner is perfect for the family on-the-go, and those looking to maximize their active lifestyles.

Thanks to Toyota Safety Sense, a suite of active safety features, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is one of the safest vehicles on the road. These intelligent features make the 4Runner a model in whch brains meet brawn. Active safety features available across the 4Runner lineup 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 
You can get behind the wheel of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner at J Pauley Toyota now! You can schedule a test drive online, or request one at the dealership. 
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