2014 Toyota 4Runner Overview
What’s New for the 2014 Toyota 4Runner
For the 2014 model year, the Toyota 4Runner has updated styling both inside and out, along with new headlights. All trim levels now come standard with a touchscreen-based audio system, Toyota’s Entune apps, and a rearview camera. The standard equipment has also seen some minor changes.
2014 Toyota 4Runner Exterior
Rugged is the best adjective to use when describing the 2014 Toyota 4Runner, which features a redesigned, bold front end that makes you want to take it for a ride off road. Hard body frame angles and distinct lines create a no-nonsense type of feel, while the brand new projector-beam headlights make sure to light up the path before you more than ever before.
2014 Toyota 4Runner Performance
A 4.0-liter V6 engine that gets 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque powers the 2014 4Runner, while a five-speed automatic comes as the standard transmission. The SR5 and Limited models have the option of rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive, while the Trail model is four-wheel-drive only. With the proper equipment, the 4Runner can tow up to 4,700 lbs and reach 60 mph in 7.2 seconds.
2014 Toyota 4Runner Efficiency
Rear-wheel-drive 4Runers get an EPA-estimated 19 mpg combined, while the four-wheel-drive models get a bit less with 18 mpg combined.
2014 Toyota 4Runner Interior
A new instrument panel is the highlight of the 2014 4Runner’s redesigned interior, with an oversized speedometer and tachometer sandwiching a multifunction screen trip computer. These updated gauges are easy to use and read, creating a pleasant experience while driving. There’s also a new touchscreen audio interface on the center stack that features a varying degree of technologies depending on the trim level you’ve chosen. Rear seating in the second-row seat has plenty of room, though the optional third-row seat can be a bit tight.
2014 Toyota 4Runner Safety
Government crash tests gave the 4Runner an overall safety rating of four out of five possible stars, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 4Runner the highest possible rating of “Good” in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength crash tests. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags, and active front head restraints. A rearview camera is also standard on all 4Runner models. The 4WD models have an off-road traction control system.