The new-generation 2014 Toyota 4Runner features a slightly refreshed design of both exterior and interior. It is the right vehicle for people with adventurous spirit. Keep reading for a full review.
2014 Toyota 4Runner Design
The 2014 Toyota 4Runner has been slightly redesigned to be more modern. All models have pretty much the same front end, with a small difference that Trail model has a bumper painted in gray, while the Limited model has a different front bumper and a chrome-plated insert that goes over the grid and connects fog lamps. All models have sharper projector-beam headlights.
The Trail model have an air intake on the hood, making it more aggressive. What also distinguishes this model from others are the side skirts. On the back, it also has a grey-painted rear bumper, to match the front one. All models have revised LED taillights and roof rack.
If you choose a 2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited model you will get 20-inch six-spoke alloy wheels with black-painted center, while other models ride on 17-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels. All models comes with a spare tire positioned under the car.
The best thing is that customers have the option to choose between 8 different exterior colors. In the images shown here you can see a Barcelona Red Metallic and Blizzard Pearl models, and one image even shows Magnetic Gray Metallic version. Other color options include Nautical Blue Metallic, Super White, Classic Silver Metallic, Black, and Attitude Black Metallic.
Interior and Equipment
The interior of the 2014 Toyota 4Runner can be trimmed in either leather or fabric materials. The cabin is really spacious, so there is no fear that there won’t be enough legroom. Seats are really comfortable, front seats can be adjustable and have memory settings. Those can also be heated during the cold days. The SR5 model adds a third-row seating.
On the center area there is a a 6.1-inch touch display with installed Entune App Suite. This software will let you use a number of apps, such as Bing search, Facebook, iHeartRadio, Pandora radio, etc. You can also connect your smartphone via Bluetooth and stream your audio music, access your contacts and messages. Touchscreen can also be used for activation of a CD/MP3 player, AM/FM radio, to activate GPS navigation, and to show weather and traffic news.
All off-road controls and buttons are located in the center console, while all other controls are positioned on the steering wheel. Other features worth mentioning are an automatic climate control, and JBL audio system with 15 speakers.
Storage area is quite large, all models have a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, which means you’ll be able to put a whole bunch of your luggage and other stuff. The rear seats can be folded to give even more storage space.
2014 Toyota 4Runner Engine
All 2014 Toyota 4Runner trim levels are powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder VVT-i engine that can produce 270 horsepower and optimized 278 lb-ft of torque. It delivers its power to either rear wheels or all four wheels via a 5-speed automatic electronic control transmission.
The intelligent Variable Valve Timing is responsible for improved fuel economy. The estimated EPA rating for rear-wheel drive models is 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The 4×4 models are also rated at 17 mpg in the city, while the fuel economy rating on the highway is 22 mpg.
What should be noted is that the SR5 trim levels come either with 4×2 or part-time 4×4 system, while the Trail trim levels are offered with all-wheel drive only. The Limited models come with full-time 4WD system.
New Toyota 4Runner Price
Price is probably the thing that interests you the most. Customers have the option to choose between eight different versions of the 2014 Toyota 4Runner. All models are powered by a V6 engine. Prices that will now be listed here do not include delivery costs ($860).
The SR5 model with a rear-wheel drive costs $32,820, while a four-wheel drive model costs $34,695. The SR5 Premium models are a bit more expensive; for the 4×2 model customers will have to set aside $35,740 and for the 4×4 model they will have to pay $37,615. The Trail trim level has a starting price of $35,725, while the Trail Premium model is priced at $38,645. Finally, the Limited model with a two-wheel drive has a starting price of $41,365, while the 4×4 model costs $43,400.
If you wish, you can see more pictures of the 2014 Toyota 4Runner in this photo gallery.
Here’s a video presentation of the Toyota’s SUV.