There is no doubt that the Toyota 4Runner is one of the best off-road SUVs on the market nowadays. Despite the model isn’t new, there are some rumors stating that it’s time for the 4Runner to retire. However, this won’t happen before the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is released.
According to what we have been reading and watching, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner might have its main concept changed since it will be bigger and wider, but will lose some of its off-road capabilities.
2018 Toyota 4Runner Release Date
Despite there’s not a confirmed release date for the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, the fact is that most people tend to bet that it is just going to happen in 2019. However, we believe that we’ll be able to see the new 4Runner still in 2017 when we consider the last releases. Besides, the fact that its main competitors from GM and Ford are going to hit the market during late 2017, it makes our prediction feel even more a certainty.
2018 Toyota 4Runner Price
The prices of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner should remain about the same. So, you can count on getting yours starting around $36,000.
In case Toyota decides to launch a hybrid version as well, this one will definitely be more expensive.
2018 Toyota 4Runner Redesign and Changes
One thing that is remarkable with the current generation of the Toyota 4Runner is the fact that is aggressive, which is something that we usually don’t expect from Toyota. However, many people who did actually buy the previous generation, don’t like how it looks. So, a new redesign is absolutely crucial to continue with the sales.
There are many rumors pointing that the new 2018 Toyota 4Runner exterior design should be similar to the new Fortuner. However, this would make the 2018 Toyota 4Runner lose some of its character. Despite there is not a clear idea yet about what is going to happen, what we can say is that it depends on how Toyota sees the market. If they believe the 2018 Toyota 4Runner can maintain the sales with the aggressive design, they will likely keep it. However, if they are seeing an opportunity in a new segment, this may be a good approach as well.
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is not only good as an SUV as it can also be used on a daily basis. So, taking this factor into account, Toyota will want to make the 2018 Toyota 4Runner appealing to men.
The more noticeable changes on the outside are the top side. This part of the car should integrate another type of lights. We can also expect to see an improved front side fender and grill. There are no indications that the car will change any of its dimensions.
The 2018 Toyota 4Runner will have 3 different trim levels – the SR5, the Limited Awesome, and the Pathway Edition.
As always, Toyota will provide the 4Runner with many different safety features like the automatic collision warning and braking, among others.
2018 4Runner Video
2018 Toyota 4Runner Specs
In what concerns to what you can expect under the hood, we have to say that Toyota do not like to be radical. So, they tend to prefer a decent power output and reliability.
The old 4-liter V& engine is already obsolete. So, they should change it to the 3.5-liter V6 engine which produces around 270 horsepower. In what concerns the transmission, we should see a 6-speed automatic, which will also help with the fuel economy. However, the performance may be slightly affected, especially considering the previous generation.
2018 Toyota 4Runner Interior
Regarding the 2018 Toyota 4Runner interior, we have not seen much yet. However, one thing is for sure. Toyota will make a bet on the latest styles and trends as they already do. So, we can expect an optional display dash, some high-end media system, or something a little more futuristic, when compared to the previous generation. The materials should be better and a more modern design is expected.
One of the more noticeable aspects is the fact that the cabin will have more space because of the new chassis the 2018 4Runner is going to use.
There are many Toyota enthusiasts waiting for the new 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Not knowing whether Toyota is going to keep the aggressive design or not as well as the new engines and equipment it is going to incorporate, is leaving everyone anxious. So, just take a deep breath and take some time to check other car models in 2018.