Toyota has been well known for their extensive line of sport utility vehicles and crossovers throughout the years. They’ve been a vital part of the Toyota lineup with the Land Cruiser being their oldest running model. What once served originally as a competition to the Jeep, the Land Cruiser continues to lead Toyota to success along with their newer, versatile vehicles.
Today, they offer the flagship Land Cruiser along with a large selection of crossovers and SUVs. If it’s a truck-based model you are after, you’ll find it in the 4Runner or Sequoia. Both of these feature a serious level of toughness. If it’s a new family vehicle you’re after, look no further than the Highlander or RAV4, both equipped to keep your family safe on the road.
Whatever you’re looking for in a 2018 vehicle, it’s clear that Toyota has the selection of crossovers and SUVs you need. Let’s get a closer look at Toyota’s 2018 SUV and Crossover lineup.
2018 Toyota C-HR
Starting at just $22,500, the all-new Toyota C-HR (Coupe High-Rider) is smaller and more budget-friendly than the RAV4. It is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four engine with 144 horsepower. That’s paired together with a continuously variable automatic transmission plus front-wheel drive, which gets 27 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.
The Toyota C-HR is only available in two trim levels: the XLE and XLE Premium.
The base trim is the XLE. It comes standard with Toyota’s Safety Sense, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Assist, and Smart Start/Stop technology. If you step up to the XLE Premium for $24,350, you get all that plus fog lights, power-folding mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats with two-way power lumbar on the driver’s seat, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Some of the other standard features for both trims include seating for five, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, a driver information display, a rearview camera, a seven-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, and Bluetooth. There are also numerous safety features that come standard such as traffic-adapting cruise control, forward collision warning, brake hold at stoplights, and lane departure warning.
2018 Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV that is now in its sixth year since a redesign. All trim levels come equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, which produces 176 horsepower. This SUV boasts of getting up to 23 mpg in the city and up to 30 on the highway.
Front-wheel drive comes standard with all of them while all-wheel-drive is available as an add-on. Standard features include 17-inch steel wheels, rear privacy glass, a rearview camera, reclining second-row seat, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen.
The trim levels to choose from include the LE, XLE, Adventure, SE, Limited, and Platinum.
The LE starts at $24,510 and comes with Entune Audio, keyless entry, and Toyota Safety Sense.
The XLE trims sits at $27,000 and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, fog lights, an upgraded interior, sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Adventure, which starts at $27,800, has 18-inch black alloy wheels, fender flares, a raised suspension, all-weather floor mats, a 120-volt outlet, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. It also gives exclusive access to the Cold Weather package.
Starting at $28,890, the SE has the upgraded ground clearance, automatic LED headlights, LED tail lights, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch silver alloy wheels, and an upgraded rearview camera.
The Limited has a chrome exterior trim, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, auto-dimming mirror plus the Entune Premium Audio that includes the Integrated Navigation and App Suite package.
The Platinum trim gets you all the features off the previous trims, except for the Adventure trim, plus a Backup Camera, a Bird’s Eye View Camera, and the Smart Key System for just $34,850.
2018 Toyota Highlander
The 2018 Toyota Highlander offers three varying engine choices. There is the 2.7-liter I-4 which produces 185 horsepower, a 3.5-liter V6 with 295 horsepower, and a hybrid powertrain which combines the 3.5-liter V6 with three electric motors. The four-cylinder engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and has EPA fuel economy ratings of 20 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway. The V6 engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with EPA ratings of 20 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway.
The trim levels include LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited for, and the Limited Platinum.
Starting at $31,030, the base LE trim comes with a Backup Camera, Entune Audio, Toyota Safety Sense, and Hill Start Assist Control. As an extension of the LE trim, the LE Plus includes all the items of the LE plus a V6 engine, power liftgate, and tri-zone automatic climate control for $35,460.
Priced at $38,920, the XLE adds on a sunroof, keyless entry, roof rails, leather upholstery, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The SE starts at $40,090. With this trim, you get LED running lights, 19-inch wheels, a sportier interior, and sporty suspension. The $42,280 Limited trim works off the XLE base and adds rear parking sensors, driver-seat memory settings, a 12-speaker JBL audio system, and rear cargo cover.
At the top of the trim options, the $46,660 Limited Platinum gives access to a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree parking camera, Safety Connect emergency communications, front parking sensors and a heated steering wheel.
2018 Toyota 4Runner
There are no major changes with the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and all six of the trim levels are powered by the same 4.0-liter V6 engine with 270 horsepower. This engine pairs with a five-speed automatic transmission plus offers a 5,000-pound tow rating. EPA fuel ratings estimate the 4Runner to get 17 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway.
Priced at $34,610, the SR5 is the 4Runner’s base model and it offers the options for rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel drive and two or third-row seating configurations. It also has a power liftgate, a rearview camera, fog lights, and 17-inch wheels. The Limited trim also offers the same drive options and seating configurations as well for $44,960.
All the other trims are available as a 4WD model with seating for five. When you add the TRD Off-Road, you have access to different 17-inch wheels that are wider plus a crawl control function for $37,785. For off-roading enthusiasts, the TRD Pro adds revised springs, all-terrain tires and Bilstein dampers for $42,875. The Premium trim models of the 4Runner are luxury-minded and have a separate suspension, 20-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof and parking sensors for $44,960.
2018 Toyota Sequoia
New for 2018, the Sequoia has a TRD Sport trim for $51,115. On top of that, all the models now come standard with LED headlights, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
All four trims are equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, which produces 381 horsepower. They have an EPA fuel economy rating of 13 mpg in the city and 17 on the highway.
There are four trims to choose from; the SR5, TRD Sport, Limited, and Platinum for.
Both the SR5 and Limited — which will run you $51,625 and $56,895 respectively — have room for eight passengers while the second-row captain’s chairs in the Platinum trim reduce that seating to seven. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, LED headlights, a rear power window and tri-zone automatic climate control. The TRD Sport has a sport-tuned suspension, special exterior, and 20-inch wheels.
Moving up to the Limited models adds different 20-inch wheels, power-folding exterior mirrors, and upgraded gauges. There is also an optional rear-seat entertainment system equipped with a Blu-ray player. Priced at $64,110, the Platinum level adds an adaptive air suspension, heated second-row seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and second-row center console.
2018 Toyota Land Cruiser
The 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser is an eight-passenger luxury SUV that is the ultimate in versatility. Each Land Cruiser comes with four-wheel-drive and a powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which produces 381 horsepower. The EPA fuel economy rating is 13 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway.
The Land Cruiser only has a base trim level available for $84,315, which comes equipped with 18-inch wheels, automatic high beams, LED exterior lighting, automatic wipers, roof rails, an integrated towing hitch, and a windshield wiper de-icer. Off-roading aspects include Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System, a locking center differential, Crawl Control, and Multi-Terrain Select. The interior includes a sunroof, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power-adjustable front seats, and a cooler box located under the armrest. There is only one option available and it is a rear-seat entertainment system with two display screens.