Toyota Adds Refinement to Redesigned 2014 Toyota 4Runner
The redesigned 2014 Toyota 4Runner maintains its ruggedness, but now offers more refinement. The fifth-generation 4Runner was revealed at a California music festival over the weekend. It retains its body-on-frame construction, with upgrades to the interior cabin. The 4Runner is available in three trim levels: SR5, Limited and Trail grade. The SR5 and Limited offer optional third-row seats making room for up to seven-people.
Buyers have a choice of a rear wheel 4x2, part-time 4x4 or a full-time multi-mode 4x4 with a locking center differential. All models are equipped with a 4.0-liter, 270-horsepower V6 teamed to a five-speed ECT-i automatic transmission.
Upgrades to the interior include standard Soft Touch door trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather shift knob for the SR5 and Trail grade. Along with a standard eight-way power driver seat, the SR5 has an Optitron instrument panel that houses the speedometer, tachometer, voltage, fuel and coolant temperature gauges. The Limited comes standard with a leather-trimmed interior with new ventilated driver and front passenger seats. A rear-view backup camera is now standard on all 4Runner models.