The recent new info has it that the 2018 Toyota 4Runner relatively remains unchanged following a complete upgrade it received back in 2014. This trend is expected to continue into 2018 because the inbound model is a carryover. That should not be a big deal, though.
The 4Runner is still a unique, fresh looking body-on-frame SUV it used to be since inception. The 4Runner’s looks along with the standard exterior features will mostly remain untapped, including fog lights, projector beam headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels.
This SUV features oversized high-performance shocks with rear remote reservoirs and springs, which will carry you over intolerant terrains. It also conveys a quarter-inch thick aluminum skid plate that protects things up front. The SUV’s rugged body-on-frame design appeals all.
2018 Toyota 4Runner – External Styling and Internal Cosmetics
As a carryover, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is anticipated to carry on with slim-to-no alterations both in the exterior and the cabin. The inbound 4Runner showcases a contemporary front-end design that encompasses refined accents, such as a chrome-accented front grille and chrome door handles.
However, the impressive qualities give this car a personality of its kind. The updated 4Runner has a unique wheel style that is sure to improve its personality, too. It comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and dark painted accents. Moreover, its headlights deliver a higher-focused beam compared to conventional lights. These offer a sense of boldness to the style. It also incorporates DRL to make you more visible to other approaching vehicles on the road. The car’s outer region covers LED taillights, which are brilliant both during the day and at night.
The taillights prove handy in sending a clear signal to whoever surrounds you, helping increase visibility. This distinctive appearance attracts all the necessary attention. 4Runner comes with a neatly assembled dash that is rugged and stylish. The same thing applies to its ample roominess. All 4Runner models come standard with keyless entry, cloth upholstery, an AC power outlet, five 12-volt power outlet, and cruise control.
This body-on-frame SUV is availed in five-and-seven passenger configurations. It comes with second-row seats that slide and recline. 4Runner’s seven-passenger versions get furnished with a one-touch walk-in function the second-row seats. This feature enables easy entry into and exit from the back seats.
Inside the cabin of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, you will find an eight-speaker Entune audio system comprising a 6.1-inch touchscreen. Other standard elements include a leather wrapped steering wheel, 10 cup holders, power windows and door locks. Apparently, 4Runner’s instrument panel shape is designed to house state-of-the-art tech features that come standard on all versions. Optitron instrumentation that makes gauges visible also comes standard.
2018 Toyota 4Runner—Engine Specs and Transmission
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is an off road-capable mid-size SUV with an excellent reliability rating. It gets its power from a 4.0-liter V6 unit that generates 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque.
The supposed powertrain gets mated to a five-speed automatic transmission with lock-up torque converter, overdrive function, and transmission cooler. With 5,000 lb. towing capacity, all 4Runner models come standard with a tow package. It includes heavy duty tow-hitch receiver, supplemental transmission cooler, trailer brake controller prewire and 4+7 pin wiring harness.
Price and Expected Debut Date of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner begins production in December this year, implying that an on-sale date is expected to fall somewhere in 2018. Base 4Runner models will start at $35,405 inclusive of destination fee. More equipped TRD Off-Road model sells at $38,530, while the aggressively packaged TRD Pro version starts at $43,670.
The 4Runner Limited, which is the top of the range model, is priced from $45,755. More info about the 2018 Toyota 4Runner will become available as this SUV nears the debut date.