2017 Toyota 4Runner Release Date, Review, News

The fresh 2017 Toyota 4Runner offers a more off-road capability than most body-on frame SUVs, but for a daily driver, it may lack the level of individual refinement. Some of the highlights for 2017 include an ample cargo capacity, an outstanding off-road capability, an optional third-row seat, and a strong V6 engine. Its release date should be expected the first quarter of 2016.

For 2016, the 4Runner gains a slight towing capacity increment, a cell phone navigation integration, and an upgraded base audio system. Raucous and off-road ready, truck based crossovers were once the most sought after SUVs in the segment. However, buyers later realized that the same vehicles offer lousy fuel economy ratings, rough rides, and inefficient for daily commuting chores.

2017 Toyota 4Runner
2017 Toyota 4Runner

That said, car-based light utility vehicles soon started to debut and with them came with serious off-roading capability while still offering comfort and luxury amenities suitable for everyday commuting. The revitalized 2017 Toyota 4Runner is among them, and with the brand’s reputation for reliability and efficiency, the new vehicle promises nothing less than ride comfort and top-notch performance.

Even the base comes with serious off-road action and lots of standard equipment. Some of the standard equipment include hill-start assist, mud guards, hill-descent control, dual-range transfer case, advanced electronic aides, and skid plates. Still, there are some things worth lamenting over. They include a busy ride, cumbersome setup process for the Entune system, low towing capacity for a traditional SUV, and a poor fuel economy rating.

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If you are looking for more towing capacity, and a premium cabin with a standard three-row seating configuration, you can opt for the 2017 Dodge Durango or the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which ranks atop our favorite list and offers several engine options, competitive off-road performance, an upscale interior, and better fuel economy ratings. Better yet, you could opt for the top-rated 2017 Toyota Highlander, which offers superior acceleration and efficiency, and a passenger space for up to eight people.

Toyota 4Runner SUV – Available Trims

The new 2017 Toyota 4Runner is available in a walloping four trims: base SR5, mid-trims Trail and TRD Pro, and the top-rated Limited trim. Additionally, both the Trail and the SR5 are further subdivided into Premium and standard sub-trims.

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2017 Toyota 4Runner spy shots
2017 Toyota 4Runner spy shots

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 trim comes standard with heated exterior mirrors, air-conditioning, LED taillights, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split reclining and folding rear seats, a power liftgate, mud guards, 17” alloy wheels, foglights, a power liftgate window, keyless ignition and entry, a windshield wiper de-icer, a tow hitch, skid plates, a six-way power driver seat, a six-way power driver seat, and hill-descent control. Standard electronic features include USB/iPod audio interface, a 6.1” touchscreen display, an 8-speaker sound system, satellite and HD radio, cell phone app integration, and an auxiliary audio jack.

2017 Toyota 4Runner front
2017 Toyota 4Runner front

The SR5 Premium further adds an upgraded version of Entune smartphone app integration, a power front passenger seat, upgraded exterior mirrors, a sunroof, a navigation system, and leatherette upholstery.

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner Trail trim comes bundled with the Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System which disconnects the stabilizer bars to improve suspension articulation over deep boulders and ruts.

2017 Toyota 4Runner back
2017 Toyota 4Runner back

Opting for the TRD Pro gets you Bilstein shocks, matte black 17” wheels, upgraded front springs, TRD-themed aesthetic upgrades, a TRD-stamped aluminum front skid plate, summer performance tires, elevated ride height, automatic headlights, and unique front black grille.

2017 Toyota 4Runner interior
2017 Toyota 4Runner interior

The top-of-the-line 2017 Toyota 4Runner Limited adds a full-time all-wheel-drive system, 20” alloy wheels, a locking rear differential, automatic headlights, adaptive roll-reducing dampers, front and rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, automatic climate control (dual zone), Toyota’s Safety Connect telematics, and a 15-speaker JBL sound system and perforated front seats.

Engine Specs – 2017 Toyota 4Runner Concept

The redesigned 2017 Toyota 4Runner employs a 4.0L diesel V6 good for 270 hp and 278 pounds of torque. The five-speed auto transmission system is standard. EPA fuel economy estimates for the RWD models stands at 17/22/19 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/21/18 mpg for the all-wheel-drive models.

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Price & Release Date Of The New 2017 Toyota 4Runner

Expect the base 2017 Toyota 4Runner SR5 to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $33,510, and up to 41,835USD for the Limited trim. As for the release date, expect the new 4Runner to go on sale during the first quarter of next year.

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2019 Toyota RAV4

Latest Details about the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Release Date

The new 2019 Toyota RAV4 is everything that you want form a five-seat crossover vehicle. This model has been specifically designed to satisfy the urges for this specific field. There have been emerging interests from various fans who have enjoyed this model before. And they are finally going to get something new from it.

The RAV4 has been doing quite well. The sales numbers have only bee rising in recent years. These will most likely go even beyond the current sales record once the 2019 version comes out. All in all, we expect to see a spectacular new model the second it reaches the release date.

Speaking of its release date, we are still waiting on a confirmation. There is a very good possibility that the model will gain its release date for the end of 2018 model year. This is something to be expected from this company. They are already getting ready to release a number of their new models by this time.

One of the expecting vehicles to come is the 2019 Toyota RAV4. It will most certainly boost sales which could go on to reach record setting numbers. All in all, there are a flock of fans already waiting to hear more about the things to come.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Price Details

Based on the latest information about the 2019 Toyota RAV4, there are no expected figures when it comes to the price. However, we are sure that the vehicle will still come out with the same set of trims that we have been used to seeing. These include the LE, SE, Adventure, XLE, Limited, and Platinum moles as the available choices. The current version of the RAV4 car starts at a price of 24,000 US dollars.

As far as the highest trim goes, it is valued at 36,000 US dollars. There is a great possibility that the price rises and that we get a different pricing next year. The improvements are there and the car does deserve and need updating so we are just hoping that the price does not get to be inflated too much.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Exterior Design

The design of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 will be very much recognizable. They are not going to tamper too much with the design and expect not to see any experiments done here. Instead they are only going to transfer some standard cues from the other Toyota brands. Namely the Prius and the Camry are the ones that are available here and they are going to borrow the necessary elements for this car to handle.

The vehicle will be more angular and in that sense more modern. The front end will see the majority of the updates with a slightly different grille and flared wheel arches. The back is mostly similar but we do get to see different taillights. There are also some smaller pieces changed which pass as unnoticeable. As far as the profile goes, the car gets a fairly similar design as well.

2019 Toyota RAV4 Size and Dimensions

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is going to keep the dimensions which we had so far. This car has not made any changes in the size and the dimensions part for a number of years so far. There has not been a need to change it and it appears that they decided to stick to this and keep the vehicle at the limit that they had it. Now the vehicle is gearing for a new 2019 update and the size is still there. The full length of the car is 181.1 inches and the wheelbase is kept to 104.7 inches. The height is 65.5-65.9 inches and the width will come to 72.6 inches. Passenger volume is still pretty decent and we also have a cargo capacity of 36-38 cu ft.

Are there any New Colors Available?

It would have been nice that the 2019 Toyota RAV4 added some new color variants. But unfortunately, there are no official information available about updating the color choices. The standard set looks nice but is getting dated a bit and we would like to see some new ones available. Hopefully this news comes a bit late and Toyota could still surprise us with the announcement. At least, one new color choice could become available.

What are the 2019 Toyota RAV4 Rumors?

The latest rumors about the 2019 Toyota RAV4 also indicates better safety equipment. Actually, this car has been rumored to update more than you would think but what they have particularly concentrated on is the safety equipment. This model should be a much safer vehicle which will could expand upon its already secure interior with more new equipment.

The standard set is pretty good to start with. However, we are going to get some expansions as well. These will include the model adding lane-departure alert, lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights. This is only the start for the newest 2019 Toyota RAV4. They are also planning to bring us much more. All in all, prepare for a completely new car with stellar performance rates and expanded features for a new model year.

New Interior Updates for the 2019 Toyota RAV4

What the designers made sure is to make the inside of the 2019 Toyota RAV4 much more pleasurable. The RAV4 is a model which practically invented the compact segment. Now when the car has received yet another update, we are hopeful that we are getting a car which has a stellar interior.

What the 2019 version brings is a totally new inside with enough room and a lot of comfort even for a compact car. There will be certain changes in materials. They are going to make it much comfortable for you to ride in. Additionally, it will also affect the ride comfort as well. The designers are updating the equipment as well. This will help with the infotainment of the vehicle and help you have a blissful and entertaining ride.

Sound insulation is another specter that some people overlook. This version of the RAV4 will make sure that the inside is very quiet and that they add specific materials which are going to isolate the car from the outside. Furthermore, it will integrate with the concept of the car to its fullest.

Another going, the hybrid version will have almost equal space and comfort inside. Even with the added battery, they managed to make sure that het interior will be fitting for the people even this way. There is a lot to rejoice about when it comes to the new 2019 Toyota RAV4, and the interior is one of the most important parts.

Are There any Engine Changes?

The newest 2019 Toyota RAV4 will have a familiar engine set without any surprises. Many people expected to see a car with a turbocharged engine as it is something that most of the future Toyota cars are doing. The Camry was the latest vehicle that added a more powerful engine. So there was certainly something that was going to happen under the RAV4 hood. But they have decided against it and will keep the same powertrain for this version.

The 2.5-liter I-4 will continue to be used and will still make 176 hp and 172 lb-ft of twist for this car. The same six-speed automatic will continue on as well, but a much bigger and interesting news is the addition of an eight-speed transmission. All in all, this vehicle will still benefit from the engine and it will continue to serve it as a very reliable choice.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

The new 2019 Toyota RAV4 will have old acceleration specs. With the same type of powertrains the specs will simply be transferred this time. When they do decide to include a turbocharged engine into the mix, then we can expect to see improvements in the acceleration department. For now, the RAV4 is able to accelerate to 0-60 mph in 9.3 in its base form, while using the AWD it can get there in 8.7 seconds. The top speed is still 108 mph as well.

What is the Fuel Economy of the 2019 Toyota RAV4?

The fuel economy stats for the 2019 Toyota RAV4 are pretty solid. They are actually pretty good for this kind of a car and for the segment. We have been hoping to get an improvement but there is going to be none this time. But we still have a hybrid version offered as part of the lineup.

The base form has an EPA rating of 23/29-30 mpg while the inclusion of an AWD creates an consumption of 22/28 mpg. The hybrid version on the other hand is capable of 34/30 mpg, and that is with AWD. This car is pretty nice to use. So you are not going to regret it whatever the case may be for you to choose it.

2019 Toyota Tacoma

Latest Details about the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Release Date

With the announcement that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is coming, there were many people who immediately felt excited about the prospect of getting this vehicle. But this is not a new-generation model, this is merely an update. This news has been confirmed recently. It states that we are looking at a model which should upgrade the current design to something new.

With the rising prospect of rivaling cars, the Tacoma needed a change. Both Chevy and GM have upgraded their own vehicles, so it was necessary for Toyota to do the same.

After establishing what they needed to do, the next thing to look out for is the release date. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is going to arrive by the end of 2018. It is a perfect introduction in the next model year and this car aims to give you everything that the previous car lacked.

We do know that suspension tuning has been upgraded and that we got ourselves a new transmission. Other people would also appreciate the completely restyled interior which is also getting a lot of upgrades.

2019 Toyota Tacoma Price Details

The newest price range for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is more or less the same as it is now. Even with a whole range of updates to the Taco, it is still not going to be so much overpriced. This car is aimed to face the rivals and it is not going to do so by raising the price.

The base MSRP of the current model is $20,765, and it will stay in the near vicinity of it. They are updating the interior, which is where most of the money goes to. However, they are not planning to completely interfere with the vehicle’s design. All in all, other models that came out form Toyota with their own updates were treated to a similar way of redesigning. So why not give the 2019 Toyota Tacoma the same makeover.

The same kind of trims are also making a comeback, but unfortunately there is no official pricing. There is a big possibility that we also get similar prices for those trim models. So the base trim is still the SR while the mid one being the SR5. Next in line comes the TRD Sport, then TRD Off-Road and finally there is the range topping Limited model.

Rumors about the 2019 Toyota Tacoma

The rumors about the 2019 Toyota Tacoma started at the latest Detroit Auto Show. There was actually a lot of fuss surrounding it back then as they only released a teaser image. It did not show the car in such a massive way. In fact the pictures were really bleak and you could hardly tell what was going on there. Sometime later, the rumors gained some more weight when the company released two new teaser images.

Again, we were not really sure if we were dealing with a new generation model or an update. Even though most of us were expecting the former one. Finally, all the rumors were put to rest when the official teaser video appeared. It depicted the car in more light. The first official information also came, and they all said that the car is gaining an update. It helps advance the car in a massive way and brings us the new model which will far more competitive compared to now.

Newest Exterior Changes for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma

Based on the first pictures that came out of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma vehicle, it seems pretty cool. The photos that were released depict a very nice looking car which seems very exciting for this kind of a model and has certain updates that extend its use.

The changes featured here include a newly updated front fascia which has a new bold looking grille as its primary feature. The lower air intakes are changed as well and there is also the widened stance which the vehicle has going on for it thanks to some wider fenders.

The tail end of the car has the same widened look. The fenders are wider and the body flairs are colored with a matching color. The tailgate also has a very sharp looking. TACOMA strap which is placed along the lower edge. The rear is also defined with some new and sharp accent lines. Finally, there is a completely new set of wheels which have been redesigned.

They are alloy and feature a new look which goes with this new look of the vehicle quite well. So, it is not much but it is just enough and the vehicle gains quite a lot with the given changes which have been made for this new update.

Newest Size and Dimensions News

The newest 2019 Toyota Tacoma is not changing the size. All of you who have been hoping to see a change in terms of size and hoped that this was a new-generation model, well we are sorry to disappoint you. Yet this is nothing to be disappointed about.

This vehicle is not going to grow because it does not need to. The dimensions are pretty good and are more than appropriate for the current Tacoma. The full length of the car stands at 212.3 inches while the wheelbase is 127.4 inches.

We are also going to get the same width and height, namely 75.2 inches and 71.6 inches, respectively. The interior of the vehicle has a passenger volume of 100 cu ft, giving you enough room to enjoy the ride. They still didn’t define the curb weight. But if we look at the previous model it could be somewhere close to 4661 lb that the vehicle has now.

Is the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Updating the Colors?

The newest about the color variants of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is not really clear. The thing is that they should go with some new additions. But they are yet to confirm them. For now there are no discontinuations made. So we can expect the same set of color choices that we had the last time to continue.

This also means that you will be familiar with the current choices but will have to wait a bit longer to see what they decide to add.

How Does the 2019 Toyota Tacoma Interior Change?

The interior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma has gone through most of the changes. First of all, the now driver orientated instrument panel has a handlebar design theme. They have updated the materials and made them much softer which you can see on the dash and the center console. This actually results in a more upscale look for the inside. But sporty elements are still there and help the car retina its familiar look and design.

Other updates which the vehicle gains include a Qi wireless charging station, smart-key activated doors and ignition, a power moon roof, an updated Entune touchscreen, dual-zone climate controls, and Blind-sport monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The seats have a new leather trim which makes things much more convenient to drive in. Finally, all the new 2019 Toyota Tacoma models are going to have a built-in GoPro mount placed just near the rear-view mirror. Finally, the cabin is going to be much quitter thanks to the new acoustic materials which the vehicle is fitted with.

2019 Toyota Tacoma Powertrain Options

Probably the most significant change for the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is the addition of a new power plant. The old 4.0-liter V-6 is out and is being replaced with a 3.5-liter V-6 running   Atkinson combustion cycle. This actually means that the engine is going to be much more efficient and has the appropriate power.

Unfortunately, the specs of this engine are still not revealed and we are very hopeful to get them really soon. On the other hand, we still have a familiar offer with the 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine being carried over. This one is making 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.

2019 Toyota Tacoma 0-60 mph and Top Speed

The latest specs of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma reveal familiar numbers. The new set of features which the vehicle is coming out with is not going to change its speeding ability. Thus the car is still in need of approximately 7.7 seconds to reach 0-60 mph and the top speed of the vehicle is 113 mph. All in all, nobody actually expected that the specs of the car differ so much in the first place but it is still good to have them this way.

Newest Fuel Economy Ratings

Thanks to the newly offered engine choice, the EPA ratings of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma are slightly better. The newest engine is more efficient in terms of power and consumption as well. So it consumes 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Not really a class leading stat but still very much appropriate for the segment where the 2019 Toyota Tacoma competes in.