New Toyota 4Runner Design on the Horizon
[dropcap style=”style1″]T[/dropcap]he new 2016 Toyota 4Runner is a midsize SUV that is well known for its amazing off road capability. It’s certainly not the most luxurious SUV but that is definitely not what its built for. It’s built for fun and wilderness while still giving you the reliability to get you from point A to B during the work week. With the all new 2016 design they are sticking to exactly that. With discontinuation of the Toyota FJ you may see some similarities in design, but still staying true to the roots of the 4Runner.
The exterior will not change too much from its predecessor. Although it will feature a more aggressive, rugged look. It will be getting a large aggressive grille with integrated fog lights. While projector beam headlights, LED taillights, front and rear mudguards, 17” six-spoke alloy wheels and skid plates all come standard to start you out right for those weekends out on the trails. It will also have optional packages available that include a power moon roof with sunshade, heated mirrors, over fenders, hood scoop, rear spoiler, side rocker panels, and more.
The 2016 4Runner will feature the same 4.0-liter V-6 engine that was in previous models. Which is able to deliver 270 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 278 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. Power is delivered put down either 4×2 or 4×4 style through a 5-speed ECT automatic transmission giving it a 19 mpg and a towing capacity of around 4,700 pounds that gives you plenty of power to haul around those extra weekend toys.
In the cockpit of this weekend off road warrior will be all new safety features and there will be plenty of room, again similar to the current model. It will feature enough room to comfortably fit 5 passengers along with a weekends worth of camping gear. Although if you need to fit a small army of friends or family, a third row of seats would be optional and able to seat 2 extra people. More standard interior features include AC/Heat, backup up camera, fabric upholstery, powered front seats, cruise control, and a leather trimmed steering wheel. While the higher trim levels of the new 4Runner will have options like the SofTex and leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, homelink universall transceiver, Entune Premium with audio and navigation App Suite, HD radio and much more.
If your ready to scoop up on the new 2016 Toyota 4Runner and hit the trails, you’re estimated cost on the beast will be roughly around $33,000-$34,000 for the base model and your going to have to wait until the end of 2015 or early 2016 when it’s officially released.