2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail

Pros: Off-road capability; large, versatile cargo area; well-designed infotainment controls

Cons: Fuel economy; ride quality and handling finesse don’t match most competitors; 2nd-row seat space isn’t as generous as exterior size might suggest

CG Says: Toyota’s long-running midsize SUV gets some updated infotainment features for 2016, including smartphone integrated navigation. The Toyota 4Runner is pretty much in a class by itself. No other midsize SUV offers a traditional body-on-frame design with seating for up to 7 passengers. While passenger room is just OK by modern standards, 4Runner has excellent cargo space and flexibility thanks to a couple unique features, such as its available power-opening liftgate glass and slide-out loading tray. While you’ll never mistake its on-road behavior for a modern crossover, the 4Runner is civilized enough to be livable as a daily driver. If you have true wanderlust and were disappointed by the Ford Explorer’s and Nissan Pathfinder’s changeover to car-like unibody construction, Toyota has your ride.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices SR5: $33,810
4WD SR5: $35,685
SR5 Premium: $36,490
4WD SR5 Premium: $38,365
4WD Trail: $36,715
4WD Trail Premium: $39,395
4WD TRD Pro Series: $41,850
Limited: $42,125
4WD Limited: $44,160

Base Engine
4.0-liter V6
Horsepower
270
Std. Transmission
5-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-22

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2016 Toyota 4Runner Limited
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2016 Toyota 4Runner SR5
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2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Series