The upcoming 2015 Toyota 4Runner is finally appeared. Six years in and with a single facelift, Toyota’s mid size SUV 4Runner is beginning to show its age. After last year’s mild refresh, 2015 year models are carried over and this trend will most likely continue for at least one more year. Price starts from $33,000. There are small changes and improvements.
2015 Toyota 4Runner Engine range
All previous engines have been cut and only 4.0L V6 remains. This potent engine develops 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque in all available models which now stretch from the base SR5, over Trail and Limited to the all-new TRD Pro Series model. 5-speed automatic transmission also remained standard across the lineup, while all models are also offered in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configs.
As one of the few remaining truck-based SUV’s, 4Runner can’t lose its boxy layout just like that.
It has a menacing front end fascia with huge trapezoid grille and sharp angular headlights. High wheel arches and big wheels, together with a heavy scuff plate clearly imply 4Runner’s truck underpinnings, while the tailgate is high and features a roof-mounted spoiler. New TRD models are off-road versions of 4Runner and feature some distinctive details which look nice with some dirt on them.
Fabric cloth, SofTex and perforated leather upholsteries are all included in 4Runner’s seating options. Cabin is spacious and well-designed, thanks to the boxy layout which doesn’t collide with passengers’ needs anywhere. There’s a choice between two and three seat rows version and latter might be a little bit impractical, especially in the last row. Heavy, black truck-like dash features a contrasting metallic instrument panel which in turn has a 6.1-inch touch screen display with JBL audio system and available navigation as 4Runner goes up in grades.
All models, even the entry-level ones come with leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, Bluetooth hands-free phone and voice-command controls. Safety features are a bit of a let-off, at least in the advanced electronic option department. Beside a rearview camera which is standard across the lineup, 4Runner gets hill-start assist and downhill assist with 4WD models, while the rear parking sensors are an option.
2015 Toyota 4Runner Price and MPG
All models are rated at 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway with the rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive lowers the highway numbers by a point. Prices start from $33,010 and go to the $41,385 mark which it the cost of a top Limited model. New off-road TRD Pro models are also on high end of the scale and cost $41,110 at least.
2015 Toyota 4Runner continues basically unchanged, but also welcomes a new addition to the family. With the new TRD Pro model, all genuine SUV enthusiasts will get the chance to test a large three-seat rows vehicle in the harshest of environments. As we can look, all features and specs of this SUV, is good choice for this price.