2017 Toyota 4Runner

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 4Runner is essentially unchanged for 2017. 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. A 270-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission is the sole powertrain. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. Available features include heated/ventilated front seats, keyless access and starting, locking rear differential, Downhill Assist Control, and power running boards. 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: $34,210
4WD SR5: $36,085
SR5 Premium: $36,040
4WD SR5 Premium: $37,915
4WD TRD Off Road: $37,335
4WD TRD Off Road Premium: $39,295
4WD TRD Pro: $42,400
Limited: $42,525
4WD Limited: $44,560

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)
20-21

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2017 Toyota 4Runner Limited
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2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5
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2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro