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The 2018 Toyota 4Runner with the 2018 Honda Pilot

Toyota 4Runner vs Honda Pilot

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is among the few mid-size SUV's manufactured from some of the same running gear that underpins the Tacoma mid-size pickup truck. The SUV is known for its high quality and is perhaps one of Toyota's best creations after the Camry. The vehicle is perfect in all aspects for off-road enthusiasts and offers a relaxing drive that is hard for the Honda Pilot to match.

Meanwhile, the 2018 Honda Pilot is ranked with the Toyota 4Runner as some of the best family-friendly and practical vehicles in the SUV segment. The vehicle is less expensive as compared to the Toyota 4Runner and offers sleek, modern styling, but it lacks a few important safety and infotainment features. The Honda Pilot is an option if you are willing to make sacrifices for a slightly lower payment.

Toyota 4Runner vs. Honda Pilot


Just considering performance to start out with, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is hard to beat, especially when stacked up against the Honda Pilot. The engine of the Toyota 4Runner is more powerful than the Honda Pilot and is able to handle off-road and highway with confident ease, not to mention it can handle rain, snow, or sleet better than any sedan or compact car. The 4Runner lets you prepare for and handle the worst that Mother Nature throws at you. For even better performance, you can opt for upgraded configurations, which feature a larger and more powerful engine for a modest hike in price. The Honda Pilot tries to match this level of performance, but it simply doesn't.


The 2018 Toyota 4Runner seems to beat the Pilot in terms of safety. The vehicle earns top ‘good' ratings from the IIHS in all safety crash tests and earned four stars in frontal crash, three stars in rollover, and five stars in side crash from the NHTSA. Some of the best safety features include the Star Safety System, a suite of six safety features to keep you safe including Anti-Lock Braking System, Traction Control, and more. By looking at the information above, it is not difficult to determine that the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is indeed an excellent choice when it comes to safety.

Better Gas Mileage

Both the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Honda Pilot get great gas mileage, but the 4Runner is slightly behind. The 2018 4Runner comes in at 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway*. While the Pilot comes out a bit ahead in gas mileage, the Toyota 4Runner makes up for it in power and space. 

Not convinced? Want to test drive or learn more information about the Toyota 4Runner? If so, get in touch with Ourisman Fairfax Toyota right away. We're happy to answer any questions you have!

* 2018 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.