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2017 Toyota 4Runner

Used Car Price Range
$25,254 - $34,291
$25,254 $34,291
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2017 SR5 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $34,210
2017 SR5 Premium 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $36,040
2017 SR5 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $36,085
2017 TRD Off Road 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $37,335
2017 SR5 Premium 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $37,915
2017 TRD Off Road Premium 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $39,295
2017 TRD Pro 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $42,400
2017 Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $42,525
2017 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $44,560
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For some time, the vehicle market has been loaded with likable five- and seven-passenger crossovers, but only a few midsize SUVs like the Toyota 4Runner are available. What's the difference? That’s easy. Built with body-on-frame construction, the 4Runner sits atop a traditional truck platform. More than unibodied crossovers are capable of, a 4Runner can easily take you through deep snow and potholed pavements, whether on your way to work or on a true off-road adventure.

What's New for 2017

Toyota added new TRD Off-Road and Off-Road Premium grades – essentially the Trail and Trail Premium grades from the 2016 model year – to the 4Runner lineup for 2017. Otherwise, apart from new badging and body-color choices, little has changed for 2017.

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Choosing Your Toyota 4Runner

Every 4Runner starts with a 4-liter V6 that develops 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, working with a five-speed automatic transmission that incorporates a sequential shift mode. Owing to the 4Runner's truck roots, all examples come with a tow hitch, underbody protective plates, and hill start and descent assists. The third row available on some models boosts seating capacity to seven.

Four-wheel drive with low-range gearing and 9.8-inches of ground clearance is either standard or available on all trim levels. Drivers can choose two-wheel drive, part-time four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case, or full-time multi-mode 4WD with a locking center differential.

A 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds. A Multi-Terrain Select system for TRD versions selects a mode to match terrain and conditions.

Toyota offers the 4Runner in your choice of six trim levels:

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Starting at $34,150 (destination charge included) with rear-wheel drive, the popular SR5 comes smartly equipped with a rearview camera, heated power mirrors, a power liftgate window, remote keyless entry, a power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth upholstery, Bluetooth phone and audio, 17-inch alloy wheels, and an eight-speaker stereo with integrated smartphone apps and satellite radio. Four-wheel drive is optional ($37,025), as is third-row seating.

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SR5 Premium

For $36,980 with rear-drive, the SR5 Premium adds SofTex leather-like vinyl upholstery, heated front seats with passenger power, heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals, a rear spoiler, and a navigation system with additional apps and voice-to-text capability. Four-wheel drive raises the outlay to $38,855.

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Raises the luxury quotient with leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 15-speaker JBL audio system with HD radio, and adaptive shock absorbers for a smoother ride. The Limited rolls on machine-finished 20-inch wheels. The available power-operated running boards are exclusive to this trim level. As with the SR5, you can add a third row for seven-passenger capacity. Limited is the only 4Runner with a chromed grille insert and exterior trim. Pricing starts at $43,465 with two-wheel drive, or $45,500 with 4WD.

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TRD Off-Road

The former Trail trim, this entry-level TRD (Toyota Racing Development) model includes a four-wheel-drive system that's specially tuned for off-roading. You also get body-color exterior trim; an overhead console; a 40/20/40-split reclining fold-flat second-row seat; and 17-inch alloy wheels. The optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) automatically disconnects the stabilizer bars when needed to tackle off-road obstacles, extending wheel travel at slow speeds. All other equipment is similar to the SR5 with one exception: the third row is not available. Starting price is $37,335.

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TRD Off-Road Premium

Previously called Trail Premium, this $39,295 step-up model combines the TRD Off-Road's off-road features with the extra appearance details and conveniences of the SR5 Premium. Heated front seats are SofTex-trimmed.

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Designed for serious off-roading, the TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Pro comes with a beefier suspension system, high-performance shock absorbers, Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain tires, and a thicker front skid plate. Four-wheel drive is standard, of course, as are special styling touches throughout. Other equipment is similar to the Premium lines. Sticker price is $42,400 – not so much higher than other 4Runner and TRD models.

CarsDirect Tip

The SR5 and Limited are geared toward active families who want a go-anywhere vehicle with room for everyone. The TRD Off-Road is a better choice for drivers who regularly leave the road for recreation, while the TRD Pro is best suited to dedicated off-road enthusiasts.

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Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Eight years into its current model cycle, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is more relic than cutting edge. Still, its off-road prowess and slick touches make it an ideal companion for weekends in the wilderness.

Pricing and Equipment

Prices for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner start at $35,170 for a rear-wheel-drive model in SR5 trim, and top out at $46,885 for the Limited trim level with four-wheel-drive and equipped with a third row seat. Our tester, in TRD Off-Road trim, had a base MSRP of $37,335 plus a $345 Entune audio package with navigation, a $350 sliding rear cargo deck, and a $1,750 Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System for a total price of $40,220 (including a $940 destination charge). Notable standard features on this trim include:

  • Locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select, and Crawl Control
  • Crawl control, hill start assist control, and downhill assist control
  • 17-inch alloy wheels and all-terrain tires
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • Fog lamps
  • Eight-way power driver's seat
  • Rear-view camera
  • Full-size spare tire

Advanced safety systems like automatic collision notification, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, and automatic high beams are not offered.

All 2017 Toyota 4Runners are powered by a 4.0-liter V6 rated at 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. It's mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. SR5 4x4 models feature a part-time 4WD system with active traction control, while the TRD Off-Road trim adds an electric locking rear differential and Multi-Terrain Select and Crawl Control. The Limited trim comes with a full-time four-wheel-drive system – our TRD Off-Road has a more traditional, driver-controlled system – with active traction control and a lockable Torsen limited-slip center differential, while TRD Pro models come with an off-road capable Bilstein-developed system, unique visual touches, and huge amounts of underbody protection.

Performance Pros

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  • The 4Runner is perhaps the closest competitor to the Jeep Wrangler in terms of outright off-road prowess, especially in TRD Pro trim.
  • Multi-Terrain Select allows even novice drivers to optimize their vehicle for off-road fun.
  • The 4.0-liter V6 feels suitable for everyday use on paved roads, despite the 4Runner's hefty curb weight.

Performance Cons

  • The 4Runner and its off-road suspension are cumbersome – the SUV wallows about in bends.
  • Steering is numb, with very little feedback to the driver.
  • The 4WD 4.0-liter V6 only manages an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city, 20 on the highway, and 18 combined.

Interior Pros

  • Plenty of front seat room with a more natural driving position than its rivals.
  • Optional, pull-out sliding rear cargo floor makes loading items a breeze.
  • The power rear window, not seen since 70s-era wagons, helps with loading and natural cabin ventilation.
  • Huge ledge on the top of the door panel – perfect for resting your arm while driving with the windows down.

Interior Cons

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  • Tall ride height makes ingress and egress more difficult – the optional running boards are almost a necessity.
  • Optional third row seating is only suitable for children or short distances.
  • The seating position is upright and typical of an off-roader. It takes a bit of adjusting to.

The Most Pleasant Surprise

All four windows plus the rear window have the automatic up/down feature. Except in the hottest weather, rolling all five down allows a natural breeze to flow through the cabin.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

Body-on-frame SUVs aren't supposed to be fuel efficient and, unfortunately, the 4Runner is no exception.

The Bottom Line

Despite being long in the tooth, the 4Runner is an accomplished off-roader that continues to impress us. In fact, Jeep Wrangler buyers looking for a quieter and more comfortable vehicle with room for a family should check it out.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-6 / 270 HP / 278 ft.lbs.
5-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 21 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.0L V-6 / 270 HP / 278 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 21 / 19 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
23.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
89.7 Cu.ft. / 88.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
97 Cu.ft. / 128 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
190.2 "
Exterior Width
75.8 "
Exterior Height
71.5 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.6 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
32.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,400 Lbs.
Wheel Base
110 "
Turning Radius
18.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Painted Trd Forged Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Trd Aluminum / 17.0 " Black Trd Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored With 1 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
With Body-colored Bar / Aluminum / Black W/body-color Surround
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather / Simulated Suede/leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 25,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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