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 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD. If cost is important, the MSRP Including Destination Charge on 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4X4 is $4,280 less than the Explorer Limited 4WD. For rugged performance, 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4X4 has 3000 more pounds of standard towing capacity than Explorer Limited 4WD. 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 the Ford Explorer. Finally, a tow package is standard on 4Runner TRD Off Road Premium 4X4 but optional on Explorer Limited 4WD.