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The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a body-on-frame SUV reputed for its exceptional durability and capability, as well as for its excellent reliability and resale value. While it feels a bit rough around the edges during city driving where ride quality is concerned, that’s the price it pays for leaving the competition in the dust when it comes to conquering unpaved terrain. That’s not to say the Toyota 4Runner is unsophisticated: inside, it has all of the toys and comforts you’d expect of any modern vehicle, and then some.

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is available in six trim levels: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro, and Limited.


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What’s New for the 2017 Toyota 4Runner?

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is unchanged for the new model year. The former Trail and Trail Premium trims have been renamed Off-Road and TRD Off-Road Premium, and the TRD Pro is now available in three additional colors.

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2017 Toyota 4Runner Exterior

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is a vehicle designed for adventure and its exterior reflects this from front to back. Bold and rugged, the Toyota 4Runner is aggressively styled so as to catch the attention of all those around, whether it be the people on the sidewalk or the animals by the trail. As ever with modern vehicles, that means a large, in-your-face grille, which Toyota has endowed with hefty boomerang-shaped indentations below the slanted headlights (if you don’t like these, the top Limited trim doesn’t feature them). The 4Runner is also quite tall, with a ground clearance of nearly 10 inches, and fairly boxy, in the style of old-school SUVs.

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is available in the following standard exterior colors: Nautical Blue Metallic, Super White, Blizzard Pearl, Classic Silver Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, Barcelona Red Metallic, and Cement.

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Exterior available on SR5:

  • Projector-beam headlights with smoked trim, LED taillights with smoked sport trim, Integrated fog lights, Heated power outside mirrors, 17-inch six-spoke alloy wheels with P265/70R17 tires, Aerodynamic variable intermittent windshield wipers with mist cycle, Windshield wiper de-icer, Color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stop light and integrated concealed rear wiper with mist cycle, Skid plates, Front and rear mudguards

Exterior available on SR5 Premium (adds to or replaces features on SR5):

  • Outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and puddle lights

Exterior available on TRD Off-Road (adds to or replaces features on SR5):

  • Hood scoop, Silver accents on front and rear bumpers, “TRD Off-Road” external hard badges, 17-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels with P265/70R17 tires and black-painted accents

Exterior available on TRD Off-Road Premium (adds to or replaces features on TRD Off-Road):

  • Outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and puddle lights

Exterior available on TRD Pro (adds to or replaces features on TRD Off-Road Premium):

  • Unique “TOYOTA” front grille, Black “TRD PRO” external hard badges, 17-inch matte-black TRD alloy wheels with P265/70R17 A/T tires, TRD-stamped aluminum front skid plate

Exterior available on Limited (adds to or replaces features on SR5 Premium):

  • Auto on/off headlights, Hood scoop, Chrome door handles, Power tilt/slide

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2017 Toyota 4Runner Performance

All 2017 Toyota 4Runner models are powered by a 4.0-liter V6 that makes 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. All models also come equipped with a snappy five-speed automatic transmission. SR5 models are available with either two-wheel drive (2WD) or part-time four-wheel drive (4WD), while TRD models come standard with part-time 4WD and Limited models with full-time 4WD, including a limited-slip, locking center differential. When properly equipped, the Toyota 4Runner can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

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2017 Toyota 4Runner Efficiency

Fuel efficiency is not the 2017 Toyota 4Runner’s strong suit. 2WD models get an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city, 21 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined. For 4WD models, highway fuel economy drops to 20 mpg.

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2017 Toyota 4Runner Interior

The interior of the 2017 Toyota4Runner is simple yet versatile. The 40/20/40-split seat makes it easy to play around with various cargo and seating configurations, with nearly 90 cubic feet of cargo space opening up when folding the rear seats flat. There’s plenty of room to go around for five passengers, or up to seven on the SR5 and Limited trims (though you’ll want to keep adults out of the third row, ideally). At the front, there’s a dial or a button for just about everything, from the radio to the low-range gearing. The Toyota 4Runner is also quite well equipped even on the lowest trim level—just take a look at the list of features below.

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Interior available on SR5:

  • Features: Air filter and second-row vents, Multi-Information Display with outside temperature, clock, average fuel economy and distance to empty; Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support, Four-way adjustable front passenger seat, Fabric-trimmed seats, 40/20/40 split-reclining and fold-flat second-row seat, Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio and Bluetooth® controls, Optitron instrumentation, In-key remote keyless entry system, Power windows with auto up/down in all positions, Power rear liftgate window with auto up/down, Rear liftgate window defogger with timer and UV protection, Power door locks with programmable auto door lock logic, Two front and rear 12V DC auxiliary power outlets, 120V 100W/400W AC power outlet in cargo area,
  • Radio and Technology: 6.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, AM/FM CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability, Eight speakers, Auxiliary audio jack, USB 2.0 port with iPod® connectivity and control, Advanced voice recognition, Hands-free phone capability, Phone book access and music streaming via Bluetooth® streaming, Connected Navigation Scout® GPS Link App, Siri® Eyes Free, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with three-month subscription, Gracenote® album cover art, HD Radio™ technology, HD Radio™ Traffic and Weather, Integrated backup camera display with projected path

Interior available on SR5 Premium (adds to or replaces features on SR5):

  • Features: Heated front seats, Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, SofTex®-trimmed front and rear seats, Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Radio and Technology: 6.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen with split-screen display, Entune® App Suite, HD Radio™ Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay, AM/FM cache radio, HomeLink® universal transceiver

Interior available on TRD Off-Road (adds to or replaces features on SR5):

  • Features: Overhead console with Multi-terrain Select, Active Traction Control, VSC cutoff, Locking rear differential and Crawl Control switches; Carbon-fiber trim for center-console storage compartment, TRD shift knob, TRD Off-Road floor mats

Interior available on TRD Off-Road Premium (adds to or replaces features on TRD Off-Road):

  • Features: Heated front seats, Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, SofTex®-trimmed front and rear seats, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, “TRD” red lettering on driver and front passenger headrests
  • Radio and Technology: 6.1-inch high-resolution touchscreen with split-screen display, Entune® App Suite, HD Radio™ Predictive Traffic and Doppler Weather overlay, AM/FM cache radio, HomeLink® universal transceiver

Interior available on TRD Pro (adds to or replaces features on TRD Off-Road Premium):

  • Features: TRD Pro floor mats

Interior available on Limited (adds to or replaces features on SR5 Premium):

  • Features: Dual-zone automatic climate control, Smart Key System with Push Button Start and remote illuminated entry
  • Radio and Technology: Safety Connect® (includes Emergency Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Locator, Roadside Assistance, and Automatic Collision Notifiaction); 15 JBL® GreenEdge™ speakers with subwoofer and amplifier, Heated and ventilated front seats, Memory function for driver’s seat, Perforated leather-trimmed front and second-row seats, Front and rear parking assist sonar

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2017 Toyota 4Runner Safety

In government crash testing, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner earned four out of five stars for overall vehicle safety. In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it earned the highest score of “Good” in all categories save for the “small overlap front” evaluation, in which it received a “Moderate” rating.

Standard Safety Features

  • Star Safety System™ – includes Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology
  • Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags and knee airbags, all-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags
  • Driver and front passenger active headrests
  • Three-point seatbelts for all seating positions – includes driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractors (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) – includes lower anchors on outboard second-row seats and tether anchors on all second-row sweats
  • Child-protector rear door locks with power window lockout
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Daytime Running Lights with manual on/off feature
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer
  • ToyotaCare – includes no-cost maintenance plan with roadside assistance

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