One of the highly anticipated updates in the 2WD and 4WD mid-size sports utility vehicle is the 2016 Toyota 4Runner which is to be launched soon. Owing to intense competition in the automotive industries, the inception of the 4Runner is projected to come with impeccable features and significant updates which will enable it to stand tall among its competitors. The 2016 Toyota 4Runner will get great tech features while its overall appearance and design shall be the best for anyone willing to experience pleasure while driving and comfort at a ago. For lovers of mid-size SUVs, the 2016 Toyota 4Runner should be the model to watch out for since it will come with great features that make a first-class SUV. This model will be offered in a number of trims namely the base SR5, Trail Off-road and finally the Limited Edition trim.
2016 Toyota 4Runner: Redesign Exterior and Interior
After the launch of the 2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro in fall of 2014, which is a brilliant SUV for off-road challenges, the redesigning of the new 2016 Toyota 4Runner will begin. This model’s interior will be significantly refreshed. It will get a seven inch display that shall be strategically displayed on its dashboard. Another update will be the inclusion of an eight speaker audio system, and newly upholstered seats. In addition, its navigation system and entertainment features shall have a number of modern software’s and hardware enabled features which include a USB port, GPS system, wireless internet connectivity, upgraded infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity and many more. Its newly refreshed interior will also include new leather coating. Its designers are aware of the importance of the safety of the vehicle’s occupants and they have also included additional safety and comfort features.
As for its exterior changes, there are rumors that the 2016 Toyota 4Runner will get new exterior color shades. On the other hand, chrome finishing will be used to replace any wood finishing. This model will also get new LED daytime running lights in addition to refreshed fog lights. Furthermore, its bumpers as well as the side cladding will be refreshed too. This auto shall also get a redesigned grille which will be larger than that of the current model. Again, Toyota’s logo shall be redesigned and then placed on the refreshed grille to make the car more full-bodied and well-built.
2016 Toyota 4Runner: Engine and Fuel Economy
Two engine options are expected to be offered in this 2016 Toyota 4Runner. One of them shall be a more powerful V8 while the second one will be V6 powertrain with better fuel economy. The V6 is expected to be a 4.0 liter VVTi engine with an ability to generate 270 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The V8 unit shall have higher power configurations. The automakers have not provided any helpful information regarding it. This auto shall provide improved fuel consumption while compared to the outgoing model. Both engines will be combined with a five speed automatic transmission which will then transmit power to the four or the two wheel drive modes. This machine’s towing ability is approximated at 4700 lbs.
2016 Toyota 4Runner: Release Date and Price
2016 Toyota 4Runner is likely to be released in fall of 2016. As for its price, the automaker has not given the exact figures. Nevertheless, the price is not expected to have a great difference from the current one since this model is being redesigned for competition purposes. There are rumors that it will cost about $ 34 000 for the base SR5 model and a few dollars higher for the high trims.