2016 Toyota 4Runner diesel, redesign, release

Japanese manufacturer set some standards in automotive world, and its 2016 Toyota 4Runner is one of those models which move the boundaries. This mid-size SUV was originally produced in 1984, and since then, Toyota revealed five generations of popular off-roadster. However, seems like 2016 model year will increase the number of its generations, since we expect a redesign for the upcoming 4Runner, and beginning of the sixth generation.

2016 Toyota 4Runner Front

2016 Toyota 4Runner exterior and interior

Previous generations of Toyota’s 4Runner lasted about 6 years, on average, and the current gen, had elongated deadline, and lasted for 7 straight years. New 2016 MY will bring some serious changes in design of this SUV. To start with the bottom, seems like Toyota hasn’t given up on 4Runner’s body-on-frame architecture, which makes it unique and more versatile on and off the road. Somewhat outdated exterior will be redesigned and refreshed, and we can expect 2016 Toyota 4Runner to bring some interesting changes. Front grill and overall front fascia of the crossover will be re-modeled. Its recognizable nose will be more subtle, while its headlights will receive a redesign, and technology.

Inside 2016 Toyota 4Runner we can expect some massive changes too. Since 2015 model year, Toyota started to offer total of four trims, which include SR5, Trail, TRD Pro and Limited levels. TRD Pro version includes equipment which boosts both looks and performance of this SUV.

2016 Toyota 4Runner Rear

2016 Toyota 4Runner engine and fuel economy

The powertrain of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner will be carried over from its predecessor. It is a 4.0-liter V6 unit which offers an output of 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque, and comes combined with a 5-speed automatic transmission. Drivetrain depends on trim, so on some trims (SR5 and Limited) customers can choose between rear- and all-wheel drive, some are offered with AWD exclusively (Trail and TRD Pro). It maximum towing capacity is rated at 4,700 pounds.

Fuel economy of models with rear-wheel drive is rated at 17/22/19 mpg city/hwy/combined, while four-wheel drive models return same mileage in the city ride (17 mpg) but a mile less on the highway and combined (21 and 18 mpg).

Toyota may decide to enhance the performance of the 2016 4Runner by adding some other options. So far, there is no reliable sources which could confirm it, but rumors say that upcoming model will be available with at least one more engine option. Potential powertrains, which are mentioned, include either diesel engine (which is most likely to happen), or stronger V8 engine, which would provide more power. Still the precise info about what we can expect is still unavailable, but stay tuned, since we will inform you about all latest news from Toyota.

2016 Toyota 4Runner Interior

2016 Toyota 4Runner rivals, price and release

The one thing that this off-roader offer and that lacks most of its competition is a three row seating. Jeep Grand Cherokee offers great performances, but less room than the 4Runner. Dodge Durango and Toyota Highlander are closest competitors of the 4Runner, due to the fact that they also provide room for eight passengers.

The arrival of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner is not expected before late 2015, while its sales date is not expected before early on 2016. Although Toyota hasn’t announced any specs of the model, the expected price of the upcoming model will be only slightly increased, and it will start probably around $34,000.

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