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.
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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