Unfortunately, the only truly new thing about the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is its name, whereas everything else is updated at best. Of course, it comes in several trim levels and each offers more additional equipment and superior quality, but after all is said and done, there is nothing that will tell you that the vehicle you see is that much different from the last year’s version. Still, let us see what it has in store for us.
2017 Toyota 4Runner Release Date
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner still does not have a set release date, which is pretty strange since it should appear at any moment.
The broad consensus was that it would reach showrooms by the end of 2016, and it seems we will be able to see it in a few months.
It goes without saying that the price of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner depends on the type of trim as well as the additional equipment you have selected.
Otherwise, however, the price should not differ much from last year’s prices. That means roughly $37,000 for the base version and if you want all it has to offer, it will cost you at least another $5-6,000 on top of that. And that is before we even take into account fees and gadgets.
Exterior of Toyota 4Runner
The exterior of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is marked by black wheels as well as its off-road potential, marking it as a true SUV.
Depending on the trim, you will get different badges, lettering, and off-road Premium package, if you decide to pay a little extra.
The new grille looks a bit different and more masculine, whereas the redesigned LED daytime running lights look and work well next to their fog counterparts.
The material selection is shifted towards lighter versions, so the new 4Runner will be even lighter and more maneuverable than its predecessors. Between this and the large selection of colors and wheels, the new SUV is going to do just fine.
A lot is riding on the type of trim you select for your 2017 Toyota 4Runner. It depends whether the interior will be in cloth and plastic or leather with material that resembles carbon fiber – but is not carbon fiber, let’s get this perfectly clear.
Power adjustable seats in the front are a standard feature, whereas a moonroof and an auto-dimming rearview mirror are optional. Of course, the infotainment needs are covered by the HomeLink and its touchscreen, but it also depends on the kind of trim you have selected.
Toyota 4Runner Engine
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner boasts a 4.0 L V-6 that can easily dish out 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. The transmission is a 5-speed automatic, but it gets the job done even if it is a bit dated.
It can reach 60 mph from a standing start in less than 9 seconds, and top speed is only 110 mph which does not seem too impressive, but then again, Toyota is not known for building muscle cars.They build reliable, fuel-efficient and practical vehicles and this is one of them.