2014 Toyota 4Runner Adds Rugged Styling, Refined Interior

2014 Toyota 4Runner Adds Rugged Styling, Refined Interior

Toyota has officially unveiled its 2014 4Runner featuring rugged exterior styling to match its authentic off-road heritage.

Currently in its fifth-generation, the Japanese automaker has updated its 4Runner SUV with a rugged new exterior design that’s big and bold while further refining the interior with added comfort and convenience. The 2014 4Runner will be available in three models: SR5, Limited, and Trail for those who want maximum off-road capacity. Optional third-row seating is available for the SR5 and Limited models and buyers will have a choice of rear wheel 4×2, part-time 4×4, or a full-time multi-mode 4×4 with a locking center differential.

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For the 2014 model year, Toyota gave its 4Runner a refreshed front end with a muscular front grille, edgier-smoked headlights while the SR5 and Trail models have a color-matched grille insert and a front bumper surrounded by fog lights set in sharply cut inlays. The Trail grade will also have color-matched bumpers and over fenders and is distinguished by its hood scoop and silver-painted front and rear bumper accents.

As for the interior, both the SR5 and Trail grade add Soft Touch door trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob for a premium feel. The instrument panel has benefited with a highly visible Optitron unit while the Eco-Driving feedback system gives the driver real-time fuel consumption data. The SR5 also adds a standard eight-way power driver’s seat for 2014.

The 4Runner is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 with 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque and gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for 4×2 models. 4×4 models sacrifice 1 mpg on the highway. Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 pounds.

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  • stephen williams

    “rugged exterior is big and bold ” , two words describe the exterior better, “freakin ugly”. which japanese big wig approved that ugly design.

  • Colum Wood

    It’s certainly not winning any design awards in the court of public opinion.

  • Curious

    is it still made in japan

  • Westsider

    Tahara, JP

  • Mike

    Sure is. And still built like a tank.