2018 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2018 BMW X4

Both the 2018 BMW X4 and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner are popular choices among the car buyers in Connecticut. However, people often get caught in choosing between the two. If you are looking for a compact all-in-one package, you should definitely consider buying the Toyota 4Runner.

Design & Style

The sporty and rugged exterior is a common feature for both the 2018 BMW X4 and the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. But the interior has a different story to tell. With an athletic approach and appearance, along with the large fenders wrapped around the 20-inch wheels, BMW X4 has a cramped back bench. The upscale interior has woody accents, and you may have to pay more to make the interior look better.

Toyota 4Runner has adequate room for passengers, and it runs nicely on 17-inch wheels, with ideal placement of the dash panels. The cargo area is spacious enough, making it ideal for the outdoors. Given the higher ground clearance, you will find it convenient to make entry and exit.

Technology & Safety

It is important to be unambiguous about technology and safety features of any vehicle. BMW X4 comes with power adjustable front seats, adaptive headlights and a 6.5 inch infotainment display with a rearview camera and a power tailgate. It is equipped with side curtain airbags for rear passengers and dual stage airbags for front passengers. It also has an emergency responder notification system to detect casualties.

On the other hand, the Toyota 4Runner has a superior infotainment system, along with an 8-speaker system, satellite radio and a USB port. For safety purposes, you can also make use of driver assistance available in this model. Parking sensors and a dual-zone climate control system are great inclusions as well.


Performance of any vehicle plays a key role in deciding whether you should go for it or not. The 2018 BMW X4 comes in two flavors; M40i has an exciting turbo-6 making a wall of torque with a 355-horsepower, whereas xDrive28i offers a turbo-4 with a 240 horsepower.  It can literally rip off up to 60 mph in 6 seconds. On the other hand, the Toyota 4Runner has a V6, 4-litre engine that can produce up to 270 horsepower and a torque of 278lb-ft.

The Bottom Line

Looking at each and every aspect, it is safe to say that 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a great investment. In comparison to 2018 BMW X4, it outclasses the same in most of the departments. X4 may be impressive enough, but is no match for the package offered by the 4Runner.

Ready to Schedule Toyota 4Runner Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the luxury offered by the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. Our facility is located in Milford Connecticut, serving the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota 4Runner test drive appointment.

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