The 2018 Toyota 4Runner may not be the most beautiful crossover in the automobile market, but it is a best-selling crossover with impressive on-road and off road performances. Today, it is among the best body-on-frame SUVs. Besides, the 2018 model is expected to retain many of the features in the previous model.
However, it will feature a new chassis to be borrowed from Toyota Tacoma. The 2018 Toyota 4Runner can compete favorably with other automobiles in the same category, like Nissan Pathfinder, Grand Cherokee Limited and Ford Explorer.
2018 Toyota 4Runner – Imposing Design
The exterior is not expected to feature many changes. It, has 17 inches alloy wheels and the tires can travel on all terrains, both on-road and off-road terrains. Also, the tires have maximum traction. This new model is expected to feature fog lights, as well as projector beam headlights. As expected, the exterior has a square-like appearance, which will further underscore the imposing look of the automobile.
Prospective buyers can expect a daunting and aggressive-looking grille in the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Also, the rear end bears one or two modifications; for example, the taillights are wider, while the entire rear end is rounder than what obtains in the previous model. Moreover, Toyota lowers the rear end of the automobile to confer a sportier look on the 2018 Toyota 4Runner.
Its black bezel headlights and bold grille make it look menacing. While the exterior does not feature many changes, the interior fares better. First of all, the interior is more spacious than before since the automobile is built on a new platform, the Toyota Tacoma platform. Seven seats are fitted to the interior, and they are arranged in three rows.
Interior and Tech
In total, the automobile can seat seven passengers comfortably, including the driver. Additionally, its floor is lower than that of the previous model, giving the driver better driving position and creating more space for the passengers. This new modification invariably increases leg room and head space.
Furthermore, a high-end infotainment system is fitted to the dashboard; the infotainment system features Destination Search, Pandora, and iHeartRadio, among several other high-end functionalities. Also, Entune Premium Audio System replaces the audio system obtainable in the previous model.
Engine Specification of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner
Due to the uni-body design implemented in this automobile, the engine is smaller than before; this results in a better on-road performance and smoother driving experience.
The new 2018 Toyota 4Runner will have a 4.0-Liter V6 engine capable of generating 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque. While the former engine can be coupled to an eight-speed or nine-speed automatic transmission. The fuel consumption in the city/highway is rated at 17/22 mpg (2WD), 17/21 mpg (4WD).
Production and Cost
Finally, production will start in August 2017; it is expected to be released for sale in November 2017. While the base trim level starts from $34,200, the high-end trim level can sell for $43,500.