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2014 Toyota 4Runner

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$20,931 — $32,671 USED
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Sport Utility
5-7 Seats
19 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • More standard content for entry-level SR5
  • New Entune system is faster and more customizable
  • New gauge cluster offers scrolling info screen

The Bad

  • Still has a tall step-in height
  • Offers just one engine/transmission choice
  • Heavy compared to competition
2014 Toyota 4Runner exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Toyota 4Runner
  • Redesigned for 2014
  • Choice of new grilles
  • New gauge cluster

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2014 Toyota 4Runner Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Similar to Toyota's light-handed touch in updating the Tundra pickup truck for the new model year, the 4Runner boasts subtle, though welcome, changes for 2014.

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 b...

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

What drivers are saying

4.6
62 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(5.0)

Toyota is the only brand you should buy!

by ZEVAH DIVA from Port Huron area, michigan on July 3, 2019

It runs like a truck but I knew that and I love it! If you are looking for more comfort then a Highlander is probably more for you but I love the 4 Runner and the 4x4 1794 Tundra we had both! This has... Read full review

(4.0)

Toyota 4Runner!

by Kelly from Sidney, OH on May 6, 2019

I love the exterior look of this SUV. It looks like a SUV and NOT a mini van! It is sporty and has enough power for me ;) I can imagine driving this vehicle for many years. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Toyota 4Runner currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Toyota

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 4Runner received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

N/A

Infant seat

B

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

N/A

Latch or Latch system

C

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

N/A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

B

Rear-facing convertible

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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