The 2014 Toyota 4Runner: a model for toughness

Posted Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 by nhtwpprod

The Toyota 4Runner has been a regular part of the line-up at the Toyota dealers since the early 80s, evolving from a compact sport utility vehicle that closely resembled a pickup when introduced in 1984, to a
mid-size SUV that is a part of the fifth-generation vehicle that is seen today. One of the details that stands out on the 4Runner in comparison to other brands of midsize SUVs is that it is still made in a body on frame design, whereas they have made the switch to unibody platforms.

US News rates the 2014 Toyota 4Runner #20 in Affordable Midsize SUVs, #20 in Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows, and #13 in Off-Road SUVs. While this might not be the first choice in an SUV for drivers who are looking for a smooth ride on the pavement, it is considered one of the most capable SUVs for driving off-road. Contemporary ruggedness is an appropriate description for the 2014 4Runner SR5.

Features of the 2014 Toyota 4Runner

The iconic looks of the 4Runner have been changed with a newly designed front end. The familiar design that you have grown accustomed to at the Los Angeles Toyota dealers has changed. New features that have been added include:

  • Entune™ Audio Plus — Enjoy high resolution in a touch-screen display that includes AM/FM, CD player, MP3/WMA playback capability and a USB port and auxiliary audio jack that includes iPod connectivity.
  • Entune™ App Suite — Bring together mobile apps and data where you can find everything you need from the heart of your 4Runner.
  • Navigation — Turn-by-Turn direction, which includes traffic predictions and Doppler weather updates.
  • Bluetooth® — Hands-free phone capability includes advanced voice recognition, phone book access and music streaming, which makes enjoying your technology while you drive simple and safe.
  • JBL® Speakers — With 15 speakers, among them a subwoofer, you will enjoy the full depth of your favorite tunes.


The backup camera that is standard on all models of the 4Runner makes it more convenient for backing up in tight spots and for those drivers who have to hook up their trailer for the ride. Shop for Toyota cars online to compare the different 4Runner models including the SR5, Trail and Limited. Contact North Hollywood Toyota at 800-758-5949 with any questions you have about these or any other Toyota vehicles.


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