Toyota releases pricing on its redesigned truck based mid size sport utility vehicle
Updates and refreshes
Unlike its sedans which are re-engineered with greater frequency, Toyota's truck-based sport utilities are on a seven year cycle. But seven years in the auto industry can seem like a design eternity so this being the case, the Toyoda City-based manufacturer normally offers up a refresh somewhere in mid-cycle.
For the mid-size 4Runner, which, along with the FJ Cruiser, is the last of the "body-on-frame" SUVs on the market, that time is now.
For 2014, the most visible change to the 4Runner is a new front fascia that features a more aggressive grille and bumper, thinner headlamp enclosures with smoked covers and projector beam headlights that replace the conventional halogen units of the older model.
The front fascia on SR5 and Trail trim levels features a color-keyed grille insert as well as fog lights set in sharply cut inlays that extend from the headlights down to the bumper. Both trims also ride on new 17-inch alloy wheels unique to both models.
Trail grade models get color-keyed bumpers and overfenders, while a hood scoop is carried over from the previous generation.
Limited models feature a chrome plated grille insert, chrome bumper as well as chrome trim added to the side molding, roof rack and rear bumper while its 20-inch alloy wheels are now painted black prior to machining for added contrast.
Other exterior enhancements for all models include LED tail lights, the most recent iteration of Toyota's Entune audio system, a standard roof rack, and redesigned wheels.
Inside, SR5 and Trail grade models get new soft touch door trim along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, while new sculpting on the front seat backs provides additional knee space for second row passengers. Optional third-row seating is available in both SR5 and Limited models.
Both SR5 and Trail grade models come standard with fabric-trimmed seats or optional SofTex, while all Limited owners are treated to leather with heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats as well as a JBL audio system with navigation, satellite and HD Radio with iTunes tagging and 15 speakers.
New for 2014, SR5 and Trail graded models can be ordered in Premium grade which adds standard SofTex seats, Entune Premium Audio with Nav and App Suite, power tilt/slide moonroof, power passenger seats, an electrochromatic inside rearview mirror, Homelink and a 120V AC outlet in the cargo area.
2014 Toyota 4Runner Pricing
Starting MSRP prices for 2014 4Runner trim levels are as follows:
SR5 4x2 - $32,820
SR5 4x4 - $34,695
SR5 Premium 4x2 - $35,740
SR5 Premium 4x4 - $37,615
Trail 4x4 - $35,725
Trail Premium 4x4 - $38,645
Limited 4x2 - $41,365
Limited 4x4 - $43,400
The above prices exclude the Delivery, Processing and Handling (DPH) fee