The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is going to be a great option on the market as it will offer near perfect combination of features and capabilities. You can cruise around the city, or go to an off-road excursion, you can tow almost everything or transport people and cargo and still feel comfortable in the cabin. The 4Runner has been on the market for three decades and for three decades it has been doing whatever the drivers wanted and demanded.
The new model will come out as the TRD Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium, whereas the 4Runner TRD Pro will also be an option. Let’s take a look at some basics of the new Toyota 4Runner.
Engine and Off-Road Driving
Under the hood of the Japanese beast, you can find a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. This unit is mated to a 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission with sequential shift mode which sends power to 2WD or 4WD system. In addition, Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with Intelligence (VVT-i) is used to optimize torque across the unit’s operating range. You can tow up to 5,000 pounds with the Toyota 4Runner.
For those who want to spend as much time as possible off-road, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is the best option. Crawl Control feature is offered to customers, and it helps the driver maintain a constant speed with five selectable low-speed gears. If you want to improve stability on tough terrain, you can add optional Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System that extends wheel travel.
Most Important Features
Some of the most important features that you can find in the 2017 Toyota 4Runner are an 8-way power adjustable seat, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and Entune touchscreen multimedia system. Those that want more can go for on of the upper trims that add auto-dimming rearview mirror and dual-zone automatic climate control with second-row vents. In addition, HD Radio, Sirius XM satellite tuning capability, and a rearview camera are offered on all trims.
2017 Toyota 4Runner Exterior and Interior
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a mixture of ruggedness, aggressiveness, and style. The front grille is prominent, whereas the headlights come with the slanted shape. Overall, the new model is attractive, but its body remained pretty much the same as the one we get with the 2016MY.
The cabin of the 4Runner is, as you would expect, vast and spacious, so the passengers should feel comfortable in the new car. The driver has an easy access to all of the controls, and there are large buttons and knobs, which may not look great for some, but they are functional and quite durable. The seats offer great support, but those in the third-row are designed more for children than for adults.
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a terrific vehicle, and if you decide to buy it, you will not regret the decision. The new model is designed especially for the off-road enthusiasts, but it can also easily satisfy the need of “regular” drivers.