2017 Toyota 4Runner redesign & review

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2017 Toyota 4Runner – We must admit that Ford is the leader on SUV market (at least in North America) but other carmakers’ SUVs are often neglected. There are many SUVs on the market which have even better performances than Ford’s, but you have never heard of them. One of these cars is the 2017 Toyota 4Runner. Toyota has many SUVs but 4Runner has probably the best performances. In recent years it has had huge success, not just in Japan, but on several other markets, as well. With the 2017 model Toyota hopes to increase sales and even to enter some new markets. There are many speculations which car has better performances, Hilux or 4Runner, but these two are quite different vehicles and, in our opinion, should not be compared. If you want to compare it to other SUVs, it is the best to choose either Tundra or Tacoma, its main competitors.

2017 Toyota 4Runner side view

2017 Toyota 4Runner Engine

There few rumors about the engine, but we will consider only two of them. Some people believe that the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is going to have the same old engine. It is the 4.0l six-cylinder which was used in several previous models. This unit is able to deliver 270 HP and 250 pound-feet of torque, which is slightly more than Tundra and some other SUV’s designed by Toyota. With this engine drivers can choose between FWD and AWD, and it is most likely to be mated to five-speed automatic gearbox. We will see diesel engine too!

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2017 Toyota 4Runner engine

On the other hand, some believe this engine won’t be used anymore, and new 4Runner is going to have the 4.7l eight-cylinder. However, we are not sure what the main differences between these two units are. Outputs should be approximately the same, while the biggest advantage of the 4.7l V8 should be fuel consumption. Please don’t take this info to the bank, since there are still no sources that would confirm this opinion.

Toyota 4Runner 2017 Interior and Exterior Redesign

The Toyota 4Runner has been changed lots of times since it was released in 1984. Generally, it is a little bit boxy and it has very unique rear part. The back of the car was extended in order to provide more space for both cargo and passengers. However, this modification was done few years ago and, to tell you the truth, there are no major improvements this time.

2017 Toyota 4Runner interior

Headlights have been slightly reshaped, as well as front gatekeeper. In addition, some new materials are used which decreased the weight of the car. That is pretty much everything when it comes to changes. Three trim levels are going to be offered: Trail, Five-star Limited and SR5. Each of them has quite unique features and prices are going to be different.

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2017 Toyota 4Runner front view

2017 Toyota 4Runner Release Date and Price

We should not expect that the 2017 Toyota 4Runner will be launched in following months. It is most likely it is going to hit the market in early 2017. However, we might see new 4Runner on several car shows in 2016. Price goes from $34,000 to $40,000.

2017 Toyota 4Runner rear view

The SR5 is the base model and has less features than others, therefore its price is going to be lower comparing to other two trims.

2017 Toyota 4Runner

Summary

There are many speculations which car has better performances, Hilux or 4Runner, but these two are quite different vehicles and, in our opinion, should not be compared. If you want to compare it to other SUVs, it is the best to choose either Tundra or Tacoma, its main competitors.

Price: $34,000

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