Following a series of teasers, Toyota has officially taken the wraps off the 2014 4Runner.
Unveiled at 2013 Stagecoach Music Festival near Palm Springs, California, the latest 4Runner will be available in the same three trim levels as before: SR5, Limited and Trail. Customers can opt for 4x2 or 4x4 configurations, while under the hood will be the V6 4.0-liter engine outputting 270 bhp (201 kW) and 278 lb-ft (376 Nm) linked to a 5-speed ECT-I automatic transmission.
Toyota says the 2014 4Runner can return an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway for the 4x2 variant and 17 mpg city / 22 mpg highway for the 4x4 model. It has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and all models benefit from an integrated tow-hitch receiver and wiring harness.
Compared to the outgoing model, the 2014MY brings an updated interior cabin with a multi-information display, new Optitron gauges and a few modifications in terms of trim. Other goodies include the firm's Entune infotainment and an in-glass antenna which replaces the old mast unit. For more money clients can opt for a 7-inch display part of the navigation system.
SR5 and Limited versions are available with third-row seating, while the former gets as standard an 8-way power driver seat. Limited model has a leather-trimmed interior with ventilated driver/front passenger seats which are also 8-way power-adjustable for the driver and 4-way for the front passenger. The second row of seats has a 40/20/40 configuration and a one-touch walk-in function which grants easier access to the third row.
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