2014 Toyota 4Runner Overview

Tamara Warren
Automotive Editor - April 21, 2014

It’s been five years since Toyota modified the fifth-generation 4Runner, and for now it's full steam ahead for the rugged midsize SUV.

What's New for 2014

Its front fascia has been updated. On the interior, softer-touch materials have been added to the door trim. Entune Audio Plus multimedia is now featured in SR5 and Trail models.

2014 Toyota 4Runner Interior Front

Choosing Your Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is powered by a 4-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 270 horsepower. It earns 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway in rear-wheel drive—standard on SR5 and Limited models—and a tick less with four-wheel drive, which is the only way Trail models come.

SR5

The base SR5 doesn't offer lots of amenities as standard equipment, but those who live with inclement weather will appreciate special touches like a de-icer for the windshield wipers, a defogger for the rear window and heated mirrors. Other standard features include remote keyless entry, a tow hitch, anti-theft immobilizer, auxiliary jack, back-up camera and a leather steering wheel.

SR5 Premium

Those looking for a little luxury will consider the SR5 Premium their jumping-off point. SofTex-trimmed seats are heated in front, and the passenger seat is power-adjustable. There's also a 120-volt outlet, Entune Premium Audio with navigation, and a moonroof.

Trail

The Trail, priced like the SR5 Premium deletes features like the moonroof, but adds fashion and functionality with four-wheel drive, color-keyed front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, overfenders, side rocker panels, mudguards, a front grille insert, a rear license plate garnish, a hood scoop, and a utility roof rack painted silver.

Trail Premium

With standard features like a moonroof, the Trail Premium brings the 4Runner back up to SR5 Premium spec.

Limited

The 4Runner becomes much more lavish with leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control that features an air filter and second row vents, a smart key system with push-button start.

2014 Toyota 4Runner Series

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CarsDirect Tip

The 4Runner is still built on a sturdy truck chassis, unlike many competitors that have switched to car-based crossover designs. That means it retains its off-road capabilities, but might not be as comfortable as the typical CUV. For ordinary suburban service, we recommend the SR5 Premium as the best value.

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