2014 Toyota 4Runner: Under fancy new linen it remains a truck : Stltoday

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2014 4Runner

DRIVE FORMAT: or four-wheel drive

BASE N/A (guesstimate: $33,000)


HORSEPOWER: 270 hp at 5600 rpm

TORQUE: 278 at 4400 rpm


TRANSMISSION: Five-speed automatic

Front: independent/double-wishbone; rear: axle/coils

The Toyota 4Runner is in its own skin, even though skin is new for 2014.

Oh, sure, knows that many of its travelers — Ford Explorer, Pathfinder and Kia Sportage among — have jettisoned their truck-based platforms in favor of car-based, all-wheel drive but, for a couple of reasons, is having none of it.

One, Toyota already a pair of unibody car-based and Highlander, so there’s no need to those efforts.

Second, shares its basic platform the off-road rugged FJ Cruiser and midsize Tacoma pickup, of which would work as a car-shaped-like-a-truck, which is a crossover.

So, bucking the modern trend of crossovers, 4Runner retains its truck-based, rear-wheel drive or 4WD happily soldiering as a knuckle-dragging — it’s got a solid axle in fer cryin’ out loud — and, in the giving fans of trail-tough a reason to smile.

This 4Runner carries over its V-6, its five-speed automatic and its available two-speed, 4WD transfer with its bushwhacking low range, can be had in part-time and full-time 4WD versions. it adds standard Downhill Control to continue and enhance the legendary off-road capability.

Toyota 4-Runner truck

Heck, even the two-wheel 4Runner ain’t no girly-man. feature as standard equipment Toyota calls — and I’m not about this — “Auto

No, it has nothing to do with John inspiration for “I Am the Walrus.” Instead, an abbreviation for “automatic limited-slip which helps make the drive 4Runner more on less-than-tractive surfaces.

Fuel not surprisingly, is unchanged at 17 city/23 hwy for 17/22 for 4x4s.

Available in five- and seven-passenger 4Runner retains its familiar levels, including SR5, and Limited, but adds advanced and connectivity features with the iteration of Toyota’s smartphone-friendly infotainment interface.

The styling is with a new-but-familiar rump and Up front, however, designers more chances, working in headlights and a big new angular grille.

are more soft-touch surfaces, a gauge package and more leg room.

The new 4Runner arrives middle of month. No prices yet, but unlikely to go very far north of the which range from to $41,890 depending on model.

Dan is a freelance automotive writer in St. Louis. He also is a regular contributor to Fox 2 KTVI-TV St. Louis. You can him at: drivingwithdan@gmail.com

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