The race for the best off-roader is definitely on. #Jeep Wrangler has reigned supreme in this segment for a long time. However, its competitors are relentless in coming up with their best off-roading versions. Auto makers try to snag the #Top Spot from the Wrangler but have they been successful?

Toyota has had its fair share of mishaps. This was evidenced by the recent recall of the Tacoma pickup trucks. The unfortunate incident was caused by leaky differentials. However, Toyota managed to rise from it all and forge ahead.

The off-roading segment is steadily growing by demand and different auto makers are cashing in on this potential market.

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Toyota is not to be left out. Toyota, for quite some time, have joined in the race to snatch the top spot away from the Wrangler. Will the 4Runner be a worthy opponent?

4Runner Features:

Here are some the 4Runner’s notable features according to Carttraction:

  • The 2018 4Runner is expected to preserve its predecessor’s look. For purists, this definitely comes as good news. However, it won’t be entirely similar as it is set to borrow some design details from an equally impressive Tacoma.
  • The rear is reported to come more rounded with bigger and wider taillights. This detail gives the latest 4Runner a more aggressive and modern look.
  • The 2018 4Runner will come with a more spacious cabin. Even better, it may even come with a seven-seat option.
  • Entune Premium Audio System takes the entire interior experience to a whole new level. This system is reviewed as one of the best.
  • It may be powered by 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V-6 capable of producing 300-horsepower and around 270 pound-feet of torque output.
  • EPA rating is expected to be 30 mpg on the highway.
  • The 2018 #Toyota 4Runner base price may start at $30,000.
  • The latest 4Runner can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7.5-seconds with a top speed of 115 mph. This is nothing compared to its Land Speed Cruiser, but for its sheer size, this is pretty impressive in its own right.

Verdict?

Toyota deserves an A+ for trying.

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The 4Runner is definitely a good off-roading option but it does not even come close to what the Wrangler can do. Toyota definitely has a daunting task to topple the Wrangler off the top spot. It is challenging to go against an off-roader that has over 50 years of incredible history under its belt.

Toyota may have produced impressive pickup trucks but the 4Runner may not be its best option to face-off against the Wrangler. Its engine falls flat when compared to the output of the Jeep Wrangler.

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner fans should not at all be forlorn. The 4Runner's more spacious interior is significantly better than the 2017 Wrangler. Many think that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler has an utterly uncomfortable interior. This definitely works in favor of the latest 4Runner.