• (4.7) 41 reviews
  • MSRP: $25,108–$38,320
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 270-hp, 4.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2014 Toyota 4Runner

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Toyota 4Runner

What We Don't Like

  • Still has a tall step-in height
  • Offers just one engine/transmission choice
  • Heavy compared to competition

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2014
  • Choice of new grilles
  • New gauge cluster

2014 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Mechanically and structurally, the 2014 4Runner is practically identical to the 2013 model. With the exception of a new cross member and stiffer brake lines, all the changes for this generation are cosmetic. 

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.


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

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). A new gauge cluster, steering wheel, a redesigned center-stack layout and seating materials are the only changes to the interior.

Exterior
The 4Runner has three distinct front-end looks to give the three trims more visual separation. SR5 models have more body-colored front crossbars and bumpers; the Trail has a blacked-out wide-mouth look with a bumper styled to look more like a skip plate, and the Limited uses an extra chromed cross member through the larger lower grille for a more polished look.

  • Newly sculpted projector headlights
  • Standard 17-inch allow wheels SR5/Trail; 20-inch wheels Limited
  • New front and rear bumper styling
  • Standard backup camera on all models
  • Trailer-sway control on all models
  • New color options designated for different trims
  • Vortex generators at side mirrors and taillights for better ride stability
  • LED lighting in rear taillights


Interior
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. The air-conditioning controls have larger controls, and the radio screen is bigger to accommodate the new Entune system.

  • New instrument cluster with blue background lighting
  • Higher quality seating materials and stitching
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Updated steering wheel with easy-touch controls
  • Revised center console and transmission shifter area


Under the Hood

  • Standard 270 horsepower, 4.0-liter 24-valve V-6 with making 278 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard five-speed transmission with 3.73:1 axle gears
  • Part-time 4WD for SR5 (optional) and Trail (standard); Limited has standard full-time 4WD
  • Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System offered on Trail (optional) and Limited (standard)


Safety

  • Eight standard airbags
  • Standard traction, stability and braking control
  • Optional front and rear park assist
  • Optional Automatic Collision Notification and SOS button
  • Active head restraints

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.7)

Average based on 41 reviews

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First time owning a 4runner

by Brooke j. from Georgia on October 26, 2017

This vehicle is perfect for my family of 4. We have a 3rd row that can be used for extra storage as well.

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8 Trims Available

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Wondering which configuration is right for you?
Our 2014 Toyota 4Runner trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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2014 Toyota 4Runner Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Small overlap front
M
Structure and safety cage
P
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota 4Runner Limited

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/25,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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