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appreciate the 2014 4Runner’s prowess, as well as its level of driving refinement given its platform. However, many say that it simply can’t the comfortable ride and composed driving dynamics of the crossover it competes with. One critic that by trying to appeal to the crossover and the off-road segment, the spreads itself a bit thin and at neither.

It’s not as refined or as the average unibody crossover, when one throws the impressive Grand Cherokee into the but it’s the most capable for who require a traditional body-on-frame to take daily abuse. Autoblog As one of the few remaining body-on-frame the 4Runner’s general goodness to how refined that comparatively architecture can be when properly sort of how some of the modern V-8 engines remind us that were pretty solid too. — Car and Driver is trying hard to please two with the 2014 4Runner, but its personality works against it. needn’t look far to find comfortable soft roaders or off-road machines. — and Track

Acceleration and Power

The 2014 4Runner is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 that produces 270 horsepower. A automatic transmission is standard. to the EPA, a rear-wheel drive achieves fuel economy of 17/22 mpg city/highway, while drive models achieve mpg. These ratings are for the class, but not outstanding.

Some say that while the 4Runner’s is fairly refined, the five-speed transmission falls short of expectations. They note rival SUVs have with at least six gears to better use of their engines’

Part of the powertrain noise can be on the five-speed automatic. It might take the blame for less-than-stellar economy. The 270-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 bad in terms of refinement, but feels a bit — Motor Trend The has a slightly dated, industrial but it does the job reasonably well and decent fuel economy on gas. The EPA estimates come in at mpg city/highway for rear-drive models and mpg for the 4×4. — Car and Driver The lies in the gearbox. While the trundles along with a automatic, the Grand Cherokee eight gears to play giving both Jeeps the of more power. The 4Runner is stuck in each gear and the engine feels like it to hustle to move the 4525-pound — Road and Track The feels heavy, but the engine struggled and was quieter than you think. We would like to see it get a or even eight-speed automatic, a that would improve economy and power delivery. Truck Trend Under the is Toyota’s proven 4.0-liter V6, to an old-school five-speed automatic. to move the 4,400-pound SUV, the aspirated engine has its work cut out for it. so, it doesn’t balk at moving the on- or off-road — few will for additional power under driving situations — I did. If you’ve still got a itch, TRD still offers a kit that adds nearly 70 — Autoblog

Handling and Braking

Test say that the 4Runner delivers handling on pavement, but lacks the of the crossovers that have to dominate the midsize SUV segment. critics mention that the body-on-frame construction results in a ride than its car-based offer. Still, one reviewer is with the 4Runner’s steering and another says that the offer fairly linear power.


The ride is surprisingly smooth and with a hint of chassis and shiver over big bumps and crossings. The steering is more than you’d expect; the are a tad touchy at the top of the pedal travel but linear response afterward. scrounging around underneath, be hard pressed to testify this is a body-on-frame vehicle driving dynamics alone. Car and Driver The 4Runner is still using body-on-frame architecture and it every minute of every on the road. Steering is ponderous at requiring constant correction. The and handling would be best as outdated, and the truck isn’t quiet. — Motor On the road, it’s clear Toyota worked hard to some harshness out of the 4Runner. In a line, it’s comfortable, up imperfections without any of the chassis you’d expect from a rig. But that ride means there’s plenty of dive any time you get frisky the brakes, and left-right maneuvers abundant body roll. Road and Track If the last SUV you drove was back in the design’s heyday, the 4Runner represents a leap forward. No, it isn’t as or, ultimately, as comfortable as the tall crossovers with their constructions. — Left News Steering feel and is fine and probably the best of any in the class. With so many in this segment having car-like chassis, the 4Runner, is built on a ladder-frame, is automatically with an internal disadvantage. for those looking for something a more rugged and capable, the might be worth it. —

Off-Roading

The Toyota 4Runner is with a number of features at making it more capable Four-wheel drive SR5 and Trail come with a part-time drive system and a two-speed case, while Limited have a full-time four-wheel system with a locking, center differential. The Trail also gets a locking differential and Toyota’s Multi-terrain which optimizes various settings for different off-road Skid plates and hill-start are standard on all models, while all drive models also get hill descent control. find that the 4Runner on rough terrain. They say Multi-terrain Select enables the to move easily on nearly any One reviewer says that the only limiting factor on terrain is its tires, which be changed for something more

The 4Runner is sure-footed off-road, and downhill assist control was on muddy hills, and likely be in the snow, too. — Car and Unfortunately, we didn’t get a chance to the 4Runner off-road, and that’s it would likely shine. The models offer a terrain system, a locking rear Crawl Control, and the ability to stability control. While such as the Jeep Grand are very capable off-road, insists body-on-frame construction it an advantage once the trail rough. The 4Runner occupies a small, specialized space slots between something the Grand Cherokee and the all-out Wrangler. — Motor Even when cursed street tires, the onboard can shimmy the 4Runner up slick through deep water, or rutted terrain without any — Road and Track my drive, I had the opportunity to dunk, and bash the sturdy SUV while through a challenging off-road and the four-door plugged along as if I was with it. The multi-mode 4×4 with a locking center seemed unfazed by mud, and logs(even though I slipped and on the surfaces twice while photos). If really pushed, the Dunlop Grandtrek tires use upgrading — I’d the new Michelin LTX AT2 tires, as fitted to the Tundra half-ton with the TRD package. — Autoblog

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