Test Drive: 2014 4Runner Trail Edition — Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine…

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Test Drive: 2014 Trail Edition

After into the 2014 Trail 4Runner and sliding onto the it takes a minute to soak in the lavish interior. Starting the brings the colorful gauges and a screen to life. Gripping the wheel is a treat. A glance the dash and console assemblies and one realizes that Toyota has the ante with interior Toyota has brought elegance to in ways that were experienced only in the upscale models.

With competitors an end to body-on-frame SUVs in an effort to increased comfort and reduce consumption, Toyota’s challenge is to the rugged truck as a desirable driver and family vehicle. did a superb job of achieving a smooth and ride. Acceleration is powerful to jockey past minivans. is deceptively well executed. The is tall, so the expectation is heavy lean when cornering yet the 4Runner maintains a sporty in turns. Throttle response is and deliberate. Engine noise at throttle isn’t annoying. braking is solid and secure. changes are easy to anticipate and as quick as one expects in a modern

Seat comfort is ideal for trips. Armrests are strategically Visibility is excellent. Window buttons are at the top of the door sill, means they are positioned at a point than traditional Despite the nontraditional location for the of the hand, they are easier to allowing the driver to keep on the road.

The attractive gauge is illuminated by the impressive Optitron panel. An information display for functions resides between the and tachometer. Automatic dual-zone is standard on the Limited, leaving the SR5 and with manually controlled air system.

Ergonomically, the large button are easy to access with enough backlit fonts for people to read. Temperature buttons are small, but airflow are on separate buttons, providing for direction response. Readouts are in a bright bluish-green font a black background. Thus, the LED display for temperature, airflow and fan speed is much easier to than previous generations of font against an orange

Toyota deems the new face-lift as aggressive, but of course opinions It’s as if Toyota was hoping the may increase the chances of the 4Runner into a movie where combat robots transform vehicles. Despite the new face-lift not having an approval consensus, are pleasing aesthetics on the Trail The Trail/Sport Edition hood tradition continues as one of the distinctive The front and rear bumpers are with a new contrasting silver and smoked optics are placed the headlights, which are now projector New for 2014 are four exterior Super White; Attitude Metallic; Barcelona Red Metallic; and Blue Metallic.

Toyota 4-Runner truck

The Trail Edition comes off-road features that it truly unique, such as the console for the off-road controls—a convenience as it eliminates the need to behind the steering wheel in of a button. Crawl Control acceleration and braking, leaving the to focus on steering. Hill Assist Control (HAC) the truck from rolling on a steep incline. Available for the Edition is the optional KDSS with ability to disconnect the bars for improved suspension Electronic rear locker is on the Trail Edition, as well as a transfer case shifter, assurance to enabling 4WD. An rear cargo slide convenient accessibility.

SR5 and Trail models come soft door trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a covered shifter. New for 2014 is the eight-way adjustable driver’s for both the SR5 and the Trail (passenger 4-way). Go with the Trail Package and the seats are upgraded to heated front seats. grade includes Entune™ Audio with Navigation and App power tilt/slide moonroof, passenger seats, electrochromatic Homelink®Garage Door Opener, and AC in the cargo area

The Entune™ Plus system features an Suite containing travel and apps, as well as a search All are visible on the 6.1-inch, which is in size and also displays the camera. The data services with three years of access. Bluetooth and voice allow for smooth integration smartphones.

Toyota claims that 90% of sold in the last 10 years are on the road. With previous of the 4Runner, trail ability, and ruggedness were top priorities. features, however, seemed to be important. Obtaining feature-rich and dash componentry was exclusive to SUVs. For 2014, it is evident Toyota elevated the importance of the If you are in need of an off-road SUV with the mobile and online conveniences, for long distance travel, and an daily driver that outlast other SUVs on the SUV will not only meet needs, but it will be an absolute joy to

Thanks to TRDParts4U at Toyota of for providing TCT Magazine with a Trail Edition 4Runner for test drive.

Toyota 4-Runner truck
Toyota 4-Runner truck
Toyota 4-Runner truck
Toyota 4-Runner truck


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