2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited Review: Car Reviews

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FAST FACTS

1.The 4Runner starts at $33,680 and our tester costs about

2. A 4.0-liter V6 offers 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of

3. 4×4 models are rated for 17 mpg 22 mpg highway.

4. The 4Runner is one of the few SUVs to body-on-frame construction.

The Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Pathfinder, and the Range Rover now use unibody a move that Toyota to make with the 4Runner, for and worse.

Not to say that unibody can’t hack it when the ends, but the simple truth is vehicles will never the reliability and dependability of a body-on-frame That’s something Toyota is on.

Marshmallow Inspired Ride

So are the differences? Well the most trait of a body-on-frame vehicle, and the one to be noticed first by families these vehicles with unibody competitors, is body and the 4Runner is no exception. On SR5 and Trail – the two lower trims – the 4Runner like its riding on marshmallows, not a smooth ride.

However our tester was outfitted in trim, and Toyota knows to keep its top-tier buyers the ride has to be smooth, which is why the Limited gets special This model forgoes the two-speed transfer case in of a center limited slip and most importantly, it gets a Toyota calls X-REAS automatically adjusts damping and uses a central control that cross-links the shocks to the ride as smooth as possible. It a fairly good job of keeping the Limited flat in the corners, but the dynamics still seep

Powering the 4Runner exclusively is a V6 that makes 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of which feels like enough for this vehicle. when the going gets the motor has a low and flat torque which keeps the grunt your right foot in all Engine noise can be a little at high rpms, and the note all that pleasing.

Fuel economy for the four-wheel 4Runner is pegged at 17 mpg and 22 mpg on the highway, our week with the vehicle an average of 16 mpg.

Refined

So, the driving dynamics aren’t soccer mom-friendly, but how does the do at kid hauling? First off, will sell you a 4Runner seven seats, though our unit didn’t have Everything else about interior is good. Materials are and the dashboard has a clear, concise Even the plastic that is doesn’t come off as gaudy and the bits of wood trim in our model add a premium. Based on its own the innards of this off-roader are and pleasing, but it doesn’t feel as premium as some of its contemporaries, the Jeep Grand Cherokee or Pathfinder. However, the 4Runner have an aura of ruggedness it, and the overall feeling of the interior suit.

The 4Runner is equipped with latest Entune infotainment which works well…. for things. Oddly, the navigation is the system that doesn’t run It can be slow and the wording on the buttons can be For example, almost all systems a “cancel navigation button,” but in the it is marked “delete destination.” On top of the touch-screen buttons are small and can be to read.

Toyota 4Runner

Ready and Willing to Nature

That just covers all of the downsides, which us to discuss the true reason why will consider a 4Runner in the place: off-roading. And the 4Runner not disappoint.

Ground clearance totals when equipped with drive, while the approach and angles break down to 25 and 24 degrees. Massive 20-inch wheels are fitted on to the Limited shod in mud and snow off-road And these bad boys can grip.

On pavement, the full-time four-wheel setup in cooperation with the won’t lose grip, when a great deal of is thrown in. Even mid-corner, the end never felt as if it wanted to out.

Climbing steep hills didn’t result in spin, either. Where SUVs would have grip and had to quickly redistribute the 4Runner setup is ready to obstacles at all times. The high and departure angles offer than enough clearance to most obstacles, but just in it’s fitted with plates to protect its vitals. is also a solid rear-axle in the complete with a mechanical That’s yet another component compromises the 4Runner on road, but it climbing like a mountain when the pavement ends.

Best of all, the 4Runner is an ego as the lack of slip and grip the vehicle’s confidence straight the driver and makes you feel a tank commander. The 4Runner like it can go anywhere.

The Limited features three drive regular 4×4 along a locked four high and four low. In our time the 4Runner, we took this SUV snow and mud, and never had a need to take the vehicle out of its drive mode. Ready and from the moment it starts, this vehicle’s mantra.

Pay to

At its base level, the 4Runner is expensive than most of its coming in $33,680, compared to the Cherokee’s base price of It is also more expensive the Nissan Pathfinder and Honda by about the same margin. at its top level, the 4Runner calls for a more cash at $44,260, but if you your money in a Toyota, you are likely to see it again. The 4Runner has one of the resale values in the industry, should help to justify a few thousand dollars more on SUV.

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