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2017 Toyota 4Runner

The new Toyota 4Runner looks amazing! The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is turning heads with a trio of new colors and all of its usual off-road prowess. Few other SUVs can match the 4Runner's performance off the beaten path -- the 4Runner doesn't offer the quiet ride or fuel efficiency of competing vehicles, but you won't find a more capable substitute for camping, rock crawling and numerous other off-road adventures. The 4Runner comes available in six trim levels, two of which have been designated with new names for the 2017 model year. The base trim is tagged at a midlevel price point and comes stocked with a generous assortment of features. Are you thinking about getting behind the wheel of one of these rugged SUVs? If so, then read on to learn more about the newly updated Toyota 4Runner.

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FACT: The 4Runner has 88.8 cubit feet of potential cargo room.

Want cargo room? No problem. You can fold the 4Runner's rear seats flat into the floor, nearly doubling the 46.3 cubic feet of cargo room when the seats are in their normal positions. There's actually enough room in the back of the 4Runner to lay down a sleeping bag.

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FACT: The new 4Runner is available in six trim levels.

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is available in six trims: the SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro and Limited. The TRD Off-Road trim used to be the Trail trim, and the TRD Off-Road Premium used to be the Trail Premium trim.

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FACT: The base SR5 trim has several nice features.

The most basic trim of the 2017 Toyota 4Runner still packs plenty of value. Buyers get skid plates, keyless entry, a backup camera, cloth upholstery, a 120-volt power outlet and five 12-volt power outlets in addition to other standard features.

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FACT: All trims are powered by a 4.0-liter V6.

The new Toyota 4Runner is powered by a 270 horsepower V6 engine that also generates 278 pound-feet of torque. This gives the 4Runner good acceleration and power up hills along with a 5,000-pound towing capacity.

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FACT: The 4Runner handles decently around corners.

Obviously, the new 4Runner isn't meant to be driven like a sports car. It's a fairly rugged SUV. However, it does handle well on corners, maintaining traction and smoothness as long as you're not speeding.

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FACT: Upper trims get better interior materials.

Want something more than just cloth upholstery? The Premium trim gets premium vinyl upholstery, which is a great compromise for folks who plan to get down and dirty in their new 4Runners. If city luxury is more your thing, then the Limited trim gets perforated leather seating.

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FACT: The TRD Off-Road Premium trim has a locking rear differential.

The TRD Off-Road Premium trim is a great option because of its locking rear differential, which provides better traction by forcing the back wheels to rotate at the same speed. This trim also has optional KDSS suspension, a great perk for off-road enthusiasts.

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MYTH: The Toyota 4Runner Limited gets upgrades for better city-street driving.

The 2017 Toyota 4Runner shines off the beaten path, but the Limited trim gets upgrades that make it hum on the pavement as well. Some of these upgrades include 20-inch wheels and a Torsen center differential.