2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Premium 

  • $36k
  • 4.0L V6
  • 17 city 22 hwy
7 Out of 10
The air-conditioning controls have larger controls, and the radio screen is bigger to accommodate the new Entune system.
by cars.com (Jul, 2013)
A backup camera is now standard at all levels, as is trailer-sway control, and there are four new colors (two offered across the lineup, two others model specific).
by cars.com (Jul, 2013)

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Reviews Word on the street for the Toyota 4Runner

For 2014 the new 4Runner gets a taller, wider front grille area, sculpted projector headlights and non-functional vent fog-light surrounds.

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The four-wheel-drive system still offers a transfer case, and you can get part-time four-wheel drive or a full-time mode with a locking center differential.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)
The steering is more precise than you’d expect; the brakes are a tad touchy at the top of the pedal travel but offer linear response afterward.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)
Prices haven’t been announced but shouldn’t vary much from 2013 numbers, which started at $32,335 for a rear-drive SR5 and went up to $41,875 for a 4x4 Limited.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)


In all three models, the instruments and the controls are well placed, and the seats are comfortable front and rear.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)
The Trail’s upholstery is either fabric or SofTex synthetic leather, the front seats are power-operated, and the Entune audio gets a few more features, including navigation and Gracenote.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)
The 4Runner's gauge layout is reconfigured with a more conventional two-dial (speedometer and tachometer) look with a new 2.2-inch information screen between the gauges.
by cars.com (Jul, 2013)


The ECT-i transmission is the same five-speed automatic Toyota has used for years in both rear- and four-wheel-drive models.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)
The powertrain has a slightly dated, industrial feel, but it does the job reasonably well and manages decent fuel economy on regular gas.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)
In the market, the traditional ladder frame and one engine option make the 4Runner a unique player in a crowded segment of car-based choices.
by cars.com (Jul, 2013)


The 4Runner is sure-footed off-road, and standard downhill assist control was helpful on muddy hills, and likely would be in the snow, too.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)

Drivetrain type

The EPA estimates come in at 17/23 mpg city/highway for rear-drive models and 17/22 mpg for the 4x4.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Toyota
Model year 2014
City range 391 miles
Highway range 506 miles
MSRP $36k
Annual cost $10,023

Manufacturing Emissions

Water per car made 3.5 m³
CO2 per car made 0.46 metric ton

power & handling

Max torque 278 ft-lb @ 4,400 RPM
Max HP 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 16.3 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 8 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume No
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input No
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system Optional, $1,819


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard


EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 4
Combined CO2/mile 478 g
Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Lifetime CO2 emissions 72 tons

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 4.0L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 5-speed Automatic 2WD

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 13.31 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.28 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 265 mm
Front wheel diameter 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 70

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
  1. Head curtain
  2. Knee
  3. Driver
  4. Passenger
  5. Side
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 75.8 in
Front track width 63.2 in
Height 71.5 in
Ground clearance 9 in
Length 190.2 in
Wheelbase 109.8 in
Curb weight 4,400 lb
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 54 ft³
Rear seat room 42 ft³
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