The Toyota 4Runner is the mid-sized SUV which doesn’t make compromises with the car-like characteristics yet it is fully dedicated to the adverse terrains. It is instantly clear from mode’s brutish look that this truck-based SUV has adventurous nature and its’s rugged off-road hardware can beat any trail. However, considering that this truck-like SUV was redesigned for the 2010 model year, many are expecting the full redesign soon and some reports already announced the redo of this model for the 2018 version. The reports also suggested that 4Runner might leave its body-on-frame design and switch to car like, unibody architecture. However, the latest information telling an opposite story suggesting that this 2018 Toyota 4Runner won’t ditch its rugged- old school design yet this model will continue with minimal changes.
2018 Toyota 4Runner: Design, Interior
So, according to the latest reports from the car industry, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner won’t sacrifice its body-on-frame design and off-road prowess for the more car-like road manners and more appealing look. The model will continue with the tradition and truck-like front end will be combined with the wagon-like body and high ground clearance. All models will also include skid plates while some styling variations will be seen over the trims. The TRD Pro version will feature unique grille while more chrome will be seen on the Limited version.
On the inside, the 4Runner won’t also have to show much new. The model will provide plenty of the room in any direction in the front row and rear passengers will also get the similar treatment. The frontal visibility will also be good while the overall comfort will be according to mode’s off-road mission.
The model will also have well-arranged and easy to use controls. It might get upgraded infotainment system starting from the base version. Toyota might also add some of the advanced safety systems but it is still unconfirmed.
On the other hand, an optional third-row of seats will again be available. The models with the seats for five will have standard four-wheel drive system. The 4Runner will offer improved off-road hardware in the trims prefixed with the TRD. The equipment will include locking rear differential, special wheels, and tires, a revised suspension with the Blistein dampers and special front springs. However, the dual-zone climate control, perforated leather upholstery, a sunroof, premium sound system and more will also be available.
2018 Toyota 4Runner: Powertrain
If the latest reports providing relevant information, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner will continue exploiting a 4.0-liter V-6 engine. This power mill can provide 270 hp and torque of 278 pound-feet. Combined with the automatic transmission this engine will guarantee the towing limit of 5,000 pounds.
As we mentioned earlier the model will also get specific suspension setup depending on the version. Like with the current model, four suspension setups should be available. The base models will get the traditional arrangement while the TRD version will upgrade with Toyota’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. The 4Runner will also offer so-called X-REAS setup or off-road focused suspension with the Blistein shock absorbers.
2018 Toyota 4Runner: Arrival, Price
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner should be available with the starting of the last quarter of this year. The price should stay close to the current range.