4Runner incorporates rugged body-on-frame construction and is equipped with skid plates to help protect the engine, front suspension and fuel tank (and the transfer case on 4x4 models). Featuring independent double-wishbone front/4-link and coil-spring rear suspension, 4Runner’s chassis is a time-tested combination that’s tough enough for the trail, smooth enough for the city.
See how the 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4x4 compares against the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4x4. For starters, a Navigational System is Standard on the 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4X4 while optional on the Pathfinder SL 4X4. Skid plate or underbody protection and power vertical sliding rear window are both standard on 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4X4, whereas not available on Pathfinder. Finally, a trailer hitch and full size spare tire are both standard on the 4Runner while not available on the Pathfinder.
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