Modest Update to Toyota 4Runner

2014 Toyota 4Runner - by Toyota

Toyota 4Runner – Same, Same, and Not Different

Last year’s Toyota 4Runner, the 2013 model, scored too low to be recommended by Consumer Reports. The modest update to the 2014 model does not change that.

It is the fifth generation of the Toyota 4Runner and it includes a rugged new exterior design with color-keyed bumpers and over fenders, new exterior colors, and a redesigned front end with a new grille, a new bright Optitron instrument panel, new seats, and new audio systems.

Underneath it all you’ll find the same car.

According to Consumer Report’s review by Jeff Bartlett, this update does not address the clumsy handling, busy ride, low seating position, and wide 45-foot turning circle.

Toyota 4Runner has very good off-road abilities and is good for towing. But according to Jeff Bartlett, it is not good for much else.

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