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2014 Toyota 4Runner

Looking at 2014 4Runner from the outside, you’ll first notice the redesigned front fascia featuring a more rugged and aggressive appearance, with the massive front grille and smoked headlights also contributing to the meaner look.

At the rear end, the changes include the redesigned rear combination lamps with LEDs on all models, and new trims for the tailgate and bumper. 

On the inside, Toyota has introduced an all-new Optitron instrument panel and a multi-information display, while also refreshing the available colors and materials, and improving equipment – for example, the SR5 adds a standard eight-way power driver seat.

The 2014 4Runner is available in three equipment grades: the base SR5 model, the top-of-the-line Limited and the Trail grade, with the latter targeted at those who want maximum off-road capability. The SR5 and Limited are offered with optional third-row seats which turn the 4Runner into a 7-seater.

Under the bonnet, you’ll find the same 4.0-liter V6 gasoline engine developing 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft (376 Nm) of torque paired to a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission as last year’s model. Customers have the option of a rear-wheel-drive “4x2” model, a part-time 4x4 or a full-time multi-mode 4x4 with a locking center differential.

(story from Carscoops)


People forget that Toyota actually makes some very capable SUVs. I wonder how this compares to the FJ.