Toyota is getting ready to launch a model that will become the most influential SUV in its segment. The model we are talking about is the new 2016 Toyota 4Runner. The vehicle will keep all of its recognizable characteristics but there will be numerous refreshments that will make it the most desirable model in its segment. The most important thing to mention about the 2016 Toyota 4Runner is that the vehicle will be significantly lighter than its predecessor. Let’s check what Toyota has changed when it comes to the 4Runner in detail.
Exterior of Toyota 4Runner
We have already mentioned that the 2016 Toyota 4Runner will hit the market significantly lighter than its predecessor and it is because company’s engineers used lightweight materials in constructing hood and other parts of chassis. The weight reduction will significantly improve acceleration, fuel economy, and performance. The vehicle will sport newly designed bumper and grille. A new, taller hood is also anticipated.
The front fascia of the 4Runner is decorated with angular headlamp design with projector beams. The Trail trim level gets headlight design executed in body color while the Limited trim level comes with chrome plating on the bumper and grille. This shiny stuff also accents the 4Runner Limited’s roof rack, side moldings, and rear bumper. The new 2016 Toyota 4Runner will be offered in several color shades. Toyota’s logo will also be redesigned and it will find its spot on the newly designed grille.
2016 Toyota 4Runner Interior
Just like the current model, the new 4Runner will have a spacious cabin with ample of headroom and legroom. The cabin has the capacity to accommodate up to 5 occupants at the time offering them high comfort and luxury. If you have a big family, and you need additional seats, no worries, because the third row with two seats is also available. Since this is a family vehicle, it arrives with a great deal of safety and technological features.
As for the standard interior features, there will be backup camera, air conditioning, cruise control, a steering wheel wrapped in leather, fabric upholstery, powered seats, and many others. Higher trim levels will of course be better equipped. If you decide for higher trim levels, you will be able to choose between leather and SofTex upholstery, HD radio, dual-zone climate control, Entune Premium with navigation and audio, and many others.
2016 Toyota 4Runner Engine
As for the engine, it will be carried, so under the hood of the 2016 model, you will find a 4.0-liter V-6 drivetrain. With this engine, you will be able to get the maximum output of 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. Power will be routed through a 5-speed ECT automatic shifter with power delivered to the rear or all four wheels. Fuel economy of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner is estimated at 17 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined.
Release date and price of new 2016 Toyota 4Runner
If it goes according, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner will hit the market by the end of 2015. Starting price is estimated to be around $33.000.
More info on official site.